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Third Time’s a Charm

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In preparation for the third year, Alpha Omega recognized the academic and literary achievement of a new class of members. Ninty-one juniors and seniors were inducted into the National English Honor Society on January 10, 2024. President Rachel Husenits addressed the booming success of the relatively new honors society in her speech, “It is only the second year of this organization, and I know that representatives of the organization and myself are very pleased with everything we’ve accomplished so far.

NEHS was founded and is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta. It stands as the only international organization exclusively for secondary students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. 

Each of the admitted students has a cumulative GPA of 87% and a 93% GPA in their high school English and Language Arts courses and received a faculty recommendation for their application. 

Past classes have certainly set the bar high as they showed up and showed out for each of the events that NEHS has proudly become a part of. Assisting in events like Hempfield Night Out, hosting Scholarship Studios, co-sponsoring the Spartan Spooktacular, creating Veteran’s Day Care Packages, and helping to run the Spartan Holiday Extravaganza, are only a few of the service opportunities that members take on with enthusiasm.

Vice President Nick Miller expressed, “It is our goal to provide an outlet to serve, communicate, and write throughout our district and community. We hope that with every endeavor, we make a small difference in the lives of those within Hempfield Area.”



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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.