“All Alone with You” circa 1990

March 31st, 2014

Many of you have asked for Precious Cargo music, but unfortunately the analog tapes I have are not very good as they have begun to deteriorate over time.  However, I found this song written by Cecelia in 1990 and recorded by the two of us.  We are the only musicians in the recording, produced in our studio.  

Ironically, this was the last piece of music we ever wrote and recorded.  The lyrics say, "Sitting here together/not sure what I'll do/when the music has ended/and I'm all alone with you."  I'm not sure what we have done for the past 24 years after the music ended, but we are still together happily, I might add.  This song became a metaphor for our lives as they evolved into other avenues.  
Please enjoy Cecelia and I singing and playing, "All Alone with You." 
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National School Counselor Week at GAHS: how important are our counselors?

February 5th, 2014

Dr. Redding, Superintendent of GASD writes, "This first week of February is National School Counseling Week and provides an ideal time to acknowledge the impact school counselors have in helping students achieve success and planning for a career. Our District is extremely fortunate to have full-time school counselors in each elementary school building and multiple counselors in our middle school and high school. 

Comprehensive school counseling programs are a vital part of the educational process for all students. School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post- secondary options and personal/social skills. School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators."

Listen to a podcast interview created by Journalism Class at GAHS under Ms. Barnhart's instruction.  

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Gettysburg: a public service announcement

November 11th, 2013

Gettysburg Area High School journalism students of Ms. Tiffany Barnhart periodically write, create, and produce public service announcements, a.k.a. PSA's, for publication in a social network version of Maroon and White, the high school newspaper.  These PSA's are also shared with WGTY, radio station in Gettysburg, PA.  

Please enjoy this recent episode about living in Gettysburg as a resident, not a tourist.  
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Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: this week in PA

October 30th, 2013

Pennsylvania makes homelessness among children and youth a priority during October 28 - November 1 through a variety of activities suggested for schools.  GASD has seen a large increase in homelessness among children and youth in 2013.  

Listen to the following podcast as organizer Sonia Pitzi explains the situation to a GAHS journalism student, Greta.  

Such Public Service Announcements (PSA) help educate others about the condition in Adams County and more specifically, GASD.  
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An Interview with Michael Williams: Athletic Director at Gettysburg Area High School

October 6th, 2013

As part of Journalism II class at GAHS, under the instruction of Tiff Barnhart, Benjamin Orner and Joe Garis, have to participate in "Backpack Journalism."  According to Wikipedia, "Backpack journalism is an emerging form of journalism that requires a journalist to be a reporter, photographer, and videographer, as well as an editor and producer of stories."  

Since videography is a difficult creation on school computers, these 2 students have chosen rather to work in audio.  Here's their second year attempts at podcasting.  Enjoy! 
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