December News Articles

Winter formal still in the forecast

by Nora Schultz

“Jingle Bell Rock” is one of the many Christmas songs you’d be able to hear if you walk into the winter wonderland of the Blue Mountain High School’s Christmas formal that is held December 16th.

Pre-sale tickets are $7 a single and $10 couple, and at the door the tickets are $10 a single and $15 a couple.

Dance proceeds go to the senior all night party after graduation.

Many students enjoy this dance and come with their dates or just their friends. The music is great, the dancing is energetic and the school spirit is high.


Blue Mountain gives Paws for Liam a hand

by Isabel Fortune

The Blue Mountain High School’s Student Council is coming together to raise money to purchase a service dog for a fellow student.

Liam Gill is an 11th grade student who was diagnosed with Autism and Epilepsy at a very young age.  His parents, along with the Blue Mountain student body, are raising money to purchase a service dog for Liam.

The student council is running multiple fundraisers to reach the goal of $17,000.  So far this year, the student council, with the help of the Blue Mountain students, have raised over $11,000.

“We are so close to our goal,” said Mrs. Cook, Student Council advisor. “We have a lot of great fundraisers coming up to hopefully reach our goal faster.”

The council plans to run a Glow-In-The-Dark Soccer tournament in March.  During the three lunch periods, lollipops will be sold for $1.00 in order to support the fundraiser.

Liam’s family hopes that, with the help from his peers, the goal will be reached and they will be able to purchase a service dog to ensure Liam’s safety.


Every kid gets a Christmas

by Brandi Lindenmuth

It’s that time of the year as students of Blue Mountain High School donate money for Change for Children. This tradition gives a chance for students to help less fortunate kids in the district have a happy Christmas.

As an incentive to donate for the cause, students can win a pizza party in their history classes. “Donating for the cause is good, but getting a pizza party with it is a plus,” said Rebecca Moran, senior.

There are two categories for the chance to win. The first category is money collected per student and the other is total money collected.

The History Honors Society runs the event. After the event, the students of the Honors Society go shopping for the presents.

“We always collect a lot of money for this event because it’s during that time of giving. It’s a good cause for the students to give it their all.” said Mr. Gergely. The record collected was $9,800, so hopefully this year the students surpass the record and give kids a holly jolly Christmas this year.


 This year’s school lunches do not fail to deliver

by Marissa Yackenchick

A line of hungry people—easily 10 minutes long—eagerly waits. Friendly women with wholesome smiles ask what your preferences are. Strings of festive lights sets the mood. No, this isn’t a 5 star restaurant. It is our own high school cafeteria.

Spicy chicken sandwiches are always an option. The broccoli is fresh, even on Fridays. The cheesy potato casserole is a party for the tastebuds. This year our cafeteria has increased their game.

“The food rocks the house this year.” says Sydney Reigel, junior.

Students who once considered themselves as being “die-hard packers” are exchanging their lunchboxes for the plastic and their juice pouches for True-Moo.

“I used to pack every day but seeing the lunches the girls at my table were eating every day from the cafeteria made me want to experiment and honestly, I’m glad I did” said Sophie Chawluk.

Chawluk is a former packer who now refers to the school’s hot ham and cheese on a pretzel roll as her “saving grace.”

Big things are happening in our cafeteria and our school couldn’t be happier.