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Montgomery Locals June 8, 2016

By Staff | Jun 9, 2016

Another class of Montgomery’s young people made the transition from high school seniors to high school graduates this past weekend. However, it was an eventful week in other ways, as members of the Pre-K program had their own graduation on June 2nd. In addition to getting Pre-K diplomas, the little ones also got to wear their own mortar boards to celebrate their transition to kindergarten. And no doubt that every child in every grade between was ecstatic to see the school year end and summer vacation begin.

As the school year closes, it seems appropriate to acknowledge the hard work of the faculty, staff, and administration to make the school district a success. Montgomery Area High School has received recognition by U.S. News and World Report as being one of the best high schools in the state. In addition to academics, the students have achieved impressive feats in many different areas such as academics, athletics, the performing arts, Odyssey of the Mind, and the Stock Market Game. However, the achievements that arise from faculty dedication isn’t surprising if you’ve ever visited the elementary school in the fall where teachers spend one Thursday night camping on the roof tossing down handfuls of candy and small toys to delighted students and then go inside and teach the next day.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016. You’ve had an amazing group of teachers prepare you for adulthood. Make the most of it.

THOT “In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett

  • Congratulations to three Montgomery students who received special recognition at the Memorial Day Service. Eighth grader Deshawn Derr who was given the American Legion Certificate of School Award. Kaytlyn Young was awarded the American Legion Auxiliary Eighth Grade Girl’s Award, and sixth grader Mallorie Myers won the Americanism Essay Award.

Happy birthday to Kelly Harman, who will be celebrating her special day on June 8.

The Pike Drive-In has recently installed new digital projectors and equipment and is up and running for the summer.

There is still time to order a Hometown Hero banner. Order forms are available at Montgomery Weis, Montgomery Borough building, Clinton Township building, and Brady Township building.

Montgomery events:

The Summer Alive program has begun at the park and will continue until July 15. Activities will be scheduled Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00-12:30. Information about the program, registration for kids, and adult volunteers can be found at summeralive.org.

Weds. June 15 The Summer Reading program at Montgomery Library begins at 2:00 p.m. The first meeting includes a reading of “Chunky Cheetahs” by Danita Evans and a sports-themed craft.

Thurs. June 16 is the next Arts and Music in the Park to be held. A free art workshop will be provided to kids at 6:00 p.m., followed by a free percussion workshop for kids at 7:15. Open jam will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Equipment for open jam will be provided.