Sunday, May 19, 2013
One senior and 77 juniors took part in the recent induction ceremony.
Canon-McMillan High School’s National Honor Society chapter recently inducted 77 juniors and one senior as members. The evening began with a procession of the candidates led by NHS senior officers Jennie Brancho, Nicole Witkowski, Brandon Sterling and Matthew Tilley. Cheryl Findlay, director of the Student Employment and Placement Assistance Office of the University of Pittsburgh, addressed the students and parents about the importance of planning for college and selecting the right one. Other highlights of the evening included a performance by Bella Voce, directed by choral director Maggie Sisson. Also, “Student Focus: Arts Advocacy Senior Project,” was presented by seniors Sarah Chelli and Nicole Witkowski. Music was performed by …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Congrats to Jacob Brown, who was honored for his leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to the community.
A Canon-McMillan High School senior—Jacob Brown—was one of five students in Washington County to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the Comcast Foundation. The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities, awarded a total of 179 Pennsylvania high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers program. This program recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community. Comcast, joined by Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley and other government officials, recognized Brown and his peers at a special event held Tuesday at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. “Gov. Tom Corbett joins me in congratulating these gifted students for their …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with your school's colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching, and parents of high school seniors are already planning special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes novelties, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Eat'n Park has gotten into the act via SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's famous sugar cookies can be ordered online decked out in Canon-McMillan Big Macs colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Big Mac? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share your tips here! Join Patch…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The girls' softball team will soon try to defend their WPIAL crown.
The Canon-McMillan High School girls' softball team have clinched the Section 4-AAAA title with an undefeated record of 14-0, according to The Almanac. The Lady Macs dominated the Peters Township Indians in a 12-1 victory. The girls will begin their quest to defent the WPIAL title next week after a non-section game against Ambridge. The WPIAL brackets will be released on May 9, according to the newspaper.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The team finishes their home schedule tonight against Quaker Valley.
By Gary Beam Sometimes a little help from your friends goes a long way, but if you have an opportunity to get something accomplished by yourself, most times the surety of the result lies in one’s own hands. So it was Wednesday night with the Canon-McMillan High School lacrosse team as a win against Baldwin and a win next week against Chartiers Valley would ensure a playoff berth in the upcoming WPIAL playoffs. But, as was the case last year, the Big Macs just couldn’t win the big one as they fell to the Highlanders 11-8 in a titanic struggle at Canon-McMillan Memorial Stadium. Like two prize fighters, the teams exchanged blow after blow in a well-played game that saw Baldwin pull out to a 4-1 lead with 4:36 remaining in the first half when…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The team plays Baldwin at home tonight—which also marks Senior Night for the Big Macs.
By Gary Beam The Canon-McMillan High School lacrosse team traveled to Saxonburg Monday afternoon in a rematch with the Knoch Knights. The two teams faced each other on April 4 at Canon-McMillan Memorial Stadium, a match the Big Macs dominated by a final score of 17-2. However, as the brokerage company ads goes; ”Past results to not ensure future outcomes,” so also goes WPIAL high school lacrosse. All-day rains made the field extremely muddy and slippery but that didn’t seem to affect either team’s offenses. In a game that featured a staggering 86 shots, 50 which found their way on goal, and 26 of those resulting in goals, the Big Macs bested the Knights by a final score of 15-11. Knoch held leads on three occasions, the latest being past …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Superintendent Michael Daniels said there will be an early dismissal for the high school this afternoon because more than 800 students will not be served lunch due to the fire.
Canon-McMillan High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a kitchen fire—and the blaze has also prompted an early dismissal, school officials confirm. Canon-McMillan Superintendent Michael Daniels said the fire was extinguished quickly, and that there were no injuries. No damage to the building was reported. But while one lunch period was served at the high school, the remaining two lunch periods—attended by more than 800 students—will not be held because the food was contaminated during the fire. Because of that, Daniels said the high school will have an early dismissal between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The team was just nine points out of first place.
A Canon-McMillan High School team participating in an area Envirothon competition placed third last week. The team, which was third out of 11 teams, was only nine points out of first place. The competition took place at the Mt. Lebanon and Dormont Sportsman's Club. The Envirothon is an academic competition that focuses on five major test subjects: wildlife, aquatics, forestry, farming, and soils. This was Canon-McMillan's first year competing in the Envirothon since the 1980s. "Our students have been attending practices and studying since January. The test was very vigorous and was about three hours long," high school science teacher Chelsea Geist said. Geist, along with colleague Sandy Strosko, coached the team.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The team next heads to Knoch tonight.
By Gary Beam The Canon McMillan Big Macs turned what a game that was tied at the half into a rout Friday night, defeating the Wheeling Central Catholic Maroon Knights 16-7 at Canon-McMillan Memorial Stadium. Ben Ward propelled the home team into the lead, scoring two goals within 31 seconds before the game was two-and-a-half minutes old—but if the Big Macs thought the contest was going to be easy, Wheeling gave them reason to believe differently as they responded with three unanswered goals to take a 3- 2 lead early in the second quarter. After exchanging goals, Connor Niemeyer and Josh Minor, a sophomore, put the Big Macs back into the lead, only to see Wheeling score with fewer than 30 seconds remaining in the half sending the teams to …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings are out and Canon-McMillan didn't make the list.
Canon-McMillan High School is unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools released this week. The number one high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. Nearby Upper St. Clair High School ranked No. 7 and Peters Township High School ranked No. 22. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from U.S. News. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare …