PA Gubernatorial Debates prepare voters for November 4th

October 18th, 2014

CarolineandJessresize2.jpgJessica Smith, educator of history at Gettysburg Area High School, together with student, Caroline Hartzell, were chosen by Knouse Foods to attend the first of Pennsylvania's Gubernatorial debates in October of 2014.  

The General Election in PA opens November 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Show your support and complete your civic duty by voting.  
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Phaedra in the Studio: interview and original song

July 29th, 2014

It is always a pleasure this time of year to have my family back in town.  Phaedra visited the house today and recorded another original song.  This time she did the recording by herself using my MacBook Pro, GarageBand, and an audio-technica microphone.  

Enjoy! 

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“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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