Penn State Schuylkill will be here on Tuesday October 28th do have a free application session. This is your chance to apply to Penn State Schuylkill for free. Interested students should sign up in the guidance office.
Fire Prevention Week
The Shenandoah Fire Department observed Fire Prevention Week by providing Shenandoah Valley elementary students with crucial information on fire safety. Dressed in their fire fighting attire the presenters explained exactly what families should do to prepare their youngsters in the event that a fire erupts in their homes. After a question and answer session, the students were permitted to see the fire trucks that were parked in the rear of the school. Shown in photo are some of the firemen and junior fire fighters who are Shenandoah Valley high school students who participated in the program..
SV Student volunteer firemen standing (L-R): Lloyd George and John Koszyk (grade 12), Emily Tovar (grade 10), Reed Davis, Captain of the Defender Fire Company who coordinated the program, Brianna Mazack (grade 8), Jeremy Urbanavage (grade 11), and Zach Joseph (grade 12).
World War II Memorial
Twelve years ago in the epilogue to the film “Saving Private Ryan” actor Tom Hanks praised the men and women who served their country for their participation in the in Second World War, and went on to say that every community should honor these patriotic Americans by acknowledging the sacrifices they endured. Inspired by this plea, the students who were members of the Shenandoah Valley Student Council came up with the idea to have a WW II Memorial constructed in the hallway outside the high school gym that would list the names of all the men and women from the Shenandoah area regardless of what school they attended. The design and construction of the memorial was conducted by maintenance supervisor Bill Swantek, who himself was a veteran of the United States Navy. A large mural depicting an American eagle which is the focal point of the display was painted by teacher Kim Majors in honor of her father who served in the Vietnam War. Students began the task of gathering names from various locations like churches, fire departments, and listings provided by the Shenandoah AMVETS, Catholic War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and both the Walter H. Wardigo & the Anthony P. Damato American Legion.