Embracing the Uncomfortable

In this guest post, Mr. Dutcher explains how stepping out of his comfort zone opened him up to amazing experiences.  You may have heard the old saying “Life is full of choices, so choose wisely.” This saying can be applied to every choice you make; every time a decision is made, it impacts your future [...]

Turning Over a New Leaf

“I’m not going to be able to do this.” This comment is not uncommon among students as they wrap up one quarter and move into the next. Whether they have struggled in a specific class or in all of their classes, it is easy for them to become discouraged. Some may think they will NEVER [...]

Alexander Mark named to US Speedskating’s 2014/2015 National Training Program

Alexander (Xander) Mark is a 2007 graduate of 21CCCS.  We received a press release updating us on some of Xander’s recent accomplishments which we wanted to share.  Congratulations Xander! Salt Lake City, Utah Pennsburg, Pennsylvania native and world class athlete Alexander (Xander) Mark has been named to US Speedskating’s 2014/2015 National Training Program (NTP) and [...]

Hannah B. on Senioritis

In this post, 21CCCS Senior Hannah B. offers up a few tips to help combat Senioritis! Senioritis Written by Hannah B. Hello, everybody, and welcome to Quarter 4 of the school year!     By this point of the academic year, most students are itching to ditch their endless studying, writing, and test taking to [...]

Grammar Tips From The English Department

PSSAs, Keystones, the BIG spring field trips, just a few weeks left of school and summertime around the corner—with all of these distractions during the fourth quarter, it is easy to forget all of the school work that is left! Many of these assignments include short-answer questions, five-paragraph essays, and for some students, research papers. [...]

Ten Reasons You Should Read

Frustrated and trapped in by all the winter snow, Junior Delenn Fingerlow found a silver lining in having so much “inside time.” In this blog post, Delenn tells us about some very unexpected benefits to reading.   Ten Reasons Why You Should Read: They Aren’t What You Think Have you ever had a bad day? [...]

Delenn’s NHS Speech

On March 5th we inducted our newest National Honor Society members.  Delenn F.  gave the impressive speech below and we really wanted to share her message with our entire school community.  Thanks Delenn for your inspirational words!      Hello! My name is Delenn F, and I am a high school junior and a member [...]

Student Post

After reading an interview with author J.K. Rowling, senior Kezia W. was inspired to write about the attachments readers and authors develop to the characters in a story. Kezia takes Creative Writing at 21CCCS and is taking a Journalism class as well. Mrs. Vice thinks we might see Kezia’s name at our local bookstores someday! [...]

Student Post- The Human Condition

12th grader Breanna G. recently completed a “30-minute blog” in her Creative Writing class. Breanna and her classmates were given quotes by famous essayist Joan Dideon and had just 30 minutes to get inspired and write and edit a blog post. Lucky for us, Breanna was brave enough to share her wonderful piece, “The Human [...]