The ShadowThe official newspaper of Punxsutawney Area High School in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Vol. 37 Issue 10
Thanks for reading!
The school year is coming to an end, and so too is Volume 37 of The Shadow. This year was certainly one of great change for us - we transitioned our previously print-only newspaper to a solely online publication, we established a presence on social media, and we even published more issues in a year than ever before.
But we couldn't have done it without you.
As a staff, we want to thank each and every one of you who took the time this year to read The Shadow. We sincerely appreciate your support of not only our paper itself, but also the proliferation of student journalism as a whole.
Again, thank you so much! We hope you enjoy this final issue of Volume 37!
Congratulations to Alicia Weaver for being named Teacher of the Year!
Each year, students from around our school district send in votes to the staff at The Punxsutawney Spirit for who they believe should be named Teacher of the Year. The staff from the paper tabulate the votes, and after they determine the winner, they appear at our school to give the lucky - or more fittingly, amazing - teacher their plaque in person!
This year, junior English teacher Alicia Weaver was awarded this prestigious prize!
We as a staff would like to congratulate Mrs. Weaver for working so hard to receive the award, and we feel that she most certainly deserves it! She has touched nearly all of our lives in some way, and for that, she deserves this award in spades.
Congratulations, Mrs. Weaver!
AP Chemistry and Biology classes take the plunge into water treatment at Big Run plant by Emmet Jamieson
Water is the foundation of life. It covers roughly 71% of the Earth’s surface, and every organism needs it to live. However, water from natural sources like lakes and streams is usually rife with bacteria, detritus, and other pollutants, and is thus hazardous to drink.
That’s where water filtering plants - such as the Pennsylvania American Water plant in Big Run that a group of PAHS students recently toured - come in.
Staff feature: Kaleb Anderson, writer extraordinaireby Emmet Jamieson
In need of a smile? A good laugh? A book recommendation?
Or perhaps a well-written story or article, albeit one handed to you just a hair’s breadth from the deadline?
In those cases and many more, Kaleb Anderson, the photo and web editor of The Shadow, is your guy.
Girls softball team wins D9 championship title and competes in statesby Madison Lorelli
The Punxsutawney Area High School girls softball team’s season is finally has officially come to an end. With the team’s success throughout the spring season, they was able to reach district nine playoffs once again. This season, Punxsy had a game record of eleven wins and six losses.
Battle Royale: the book of impossible questionsby Emmet Jamieson
Darkness shrouds the isolated island like a blanket, and rain howls incessantly. 41 other students, your classmates, share this island with you - and as far as you know, each one wants nothing more than to kill you in cold blood.