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Snap Snap

This year’s spring musical has officially been announced, and students and staff could not be more excited to transform the high school into a glamorously goth wonderland for The Addams Family

A fun week of clues leading up to the big reveal kept some rather enthusiastic students on their toes. Guesses from Percy Jackson to Mean Girls poured in from students involved in theater as well as those who just enjoy watching the production each year. Staff involved in making the musical come to life have been hiding this secret since the summer and could not wait to share the news.

Mrs. Kertoy explains that “We picked it because we thought this would be the last year in our theater, and a major theme of this musical is ancestors. We want to bring back alumni for the weekend, to make tombstones of our past productions, and to celebrate our past.” 

This year, we become The Spartan FAM-I-LY. Snap Snap.

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Alyssa Manderach
Spartan pride runs deep for Alyssa Manderach, who is originally an Ocean City, Maryland native. She has spent the last 7 years working to embrace what it means to be a part of Hempfield Area. The Royal has been a dedicated passion of hers since she started writing for it two years ago during her sophomore year. Her work preserving events and memories for the newspaper has pushed her to pursue a career in journalism after graduating from college. Much of her time is also spent volunteering and working with the school as president of United Spartans. Between her time in these organizations, as well as many other clubs and honor societies, she has seen the opportunities to volunteer with local organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Beverly's Birthdays, and Westmoreland County Food Bank. Her plans for the upcoming years involve attending a four-year university, studying communications with a focus on media, so that hopefully she can enter the journalism field as a writer or editor.