The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

The BluePrint

The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

The BluePrint

Mr. Carr took this shot of the 2024 eclipse using nothing more than his Samsung Galaxy phone. It captures the totality and the effect it had on the landscape of Ohio, where he travelled to view the event.
B-A science teachers journey to view eclipse
Olivia Hess, Editor in Chief • April 17, 2024

On April 8, 2024, North America experienced the natural phenomenon of a total solar eclipse. During totality, the moon completely blocked the face of the sun and darkened the sky in locations within the shadow’s path. Three...

Vincent Cacciotti and Corry Shanafelt will both be speaking at commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2024. Vincent learned this week he had earned the distinction of valedictorian, while Shanafelt was named salutatorian. Commencement ceremonies take place May 30.
B-A reveals the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2024
Anthony Caracciolo April 12, 2024

Bellwood-Antis has officially announced the class of 2024’s valedictorian and salutatorian. The valedictorian honor was given to Vincent Cacciottti, and Corrigan Shanafelt was named the salutatorian. Valedictorian is given...

College financial aid information is available at the guidance office. Its a pressing issue seniors find themselves confronting as the college experience draws closer.
B-A seniors face college cost crunch
Olivia Hess, Editor in Chief • April 11, 2024

As the end of the school year nears, seniors are opening college acceptance letters, depositing down payments, and selecting meal plans. Amidst the exciting college to-do lists, there are financial fears that loom overhead for...

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Kole Dickinson won both hurdle events in B-As meet Tuesdays meet against Philipsburg-Osceola and Central.
Track teams sweep P-O, boys fall to Central
Anthony Caracciolo, Staff Writer • April 19, 2024

Bellwood-Antis track and field hosted Philipsburg-Osceola and Central on Tuesday. On the girl’s side of things, they were able to take care of business and defeat both teams. They dominated P-O, 128-22, and were able to scrape out the win against...

Vincent Cacciotti fielding a ball at third.
Bellwood baseball goes 1-1
Ethan Johnston, Staff Writer • April 18, 2024

The B-A baseball team took down the Juniata Valley Hornets on Monday evening, winning 16-6. This game was also the youth game, so every team from the Bellwood-Antis Youth Baseball league was in attendance. Members of each team got the opportunity to...

Junior Matthew Berkowirtz got the save for the Devils Wednesday to preserve a win over Williamsburg.
Blue Devils take win over Williamsburg
Brady McConnell, Staff Writer • April 11, 2024

The Bellwood-Antis baseball team travelled out to Williamsburg on Wednesday, and won 6-3 in 7 innings. Facing off against the Blue Pirates who are always ICC contestants, Bellwood knew they had to make a statement. Senior Vincent Cacciotti started...

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Students from law classes taught by Mr. McNaul and Mr. Elder visited the Blair County Courthouse last week.
Law class takes trip to the Blair Courthouse
Colin McClellan, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

On April 12th,  Mr. McNaul and Mr. Elder gave their law classes an opportunity to attend a field trip to the Blair County Courthouse and the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Hollidaysburg. The purpose of the trip...

The Setsy Ladies took home the championship of Aevidums second annual schoolwide volleyball tournament. Team members included, left to right: Holden Schreier, Connor Cobaugh, Chance Schreier, Addalyn Turek, Ava Patton, Ava Hassler, and Scotlyn Hassler.,
Aevidum 2nd annual volley tournament a success
Ethan Johnston, Staff Writer • April 10, 2024

The Bellwood-Antis Aevidum club hosted its second annual volleyball tournament on Monday, April 8. The Setsey Ladies, battling from the losers bracket, came out on top, defeating the Spike Tysons two straight times in...

There are dress up days every day this week to celebrate Spread the Word: inclusion.
Spread the word: Inclusion
Delaynie Mckinney, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

This week is spirit week for the Spread the Word: Inclusion campaign to show awareness for students with special needs. Students at Bellwood-Antis High School concluded last week by signing pledge cards, vowing not...

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This weeks Artist of The Week is Gabe Waltermire, a B-AHS Band member and figurine painter.
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Gabe Waltermire
Abigail Eckenrod, Staff Writer • April 12, 2024

This week’s Artist of The Week is senior Gabe Waltermire! He participates in the Bellwood-Antis High School concert band as well as painting small figurines in his free...

Abigail Eckenrod, Staff Writer • April 3, 2024

In the up-and-coming musical production of Bye Bye Birdie this spring, Collin Matthews will star as Hugo Peabody! In the show, Hugo is Kim MacAfee’s strait-laced boyfriend....

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delaynie mckinney April 19, 2024

Name: Delaynie McKinney Class: Freshman Age: 14 Years in BluePrint: 1 What I Do in BluePrint: Write stories in mostly new features and TikToks. Favorite...

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Marvelous Middle Schooler
Lily Briggs and Allison Heisler March 18, 2024

Abby Clabaugh is an excellent eighth grader! Her favorite subject is math and her least favorite subject is science. Abby’s favorite thing about middle school is having...

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Jase Hostler says cheese in front of the camera
Too cool for school: Jase Hostler
Jordan Hescox, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

To infinity and beyond: Jase Hostler, a man of many talents, is committing to the United States Air Force once he graduates high school. His goal of becoming a soldier in...

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Today honors those who have fallen and helped on this tragic day
Holiday-ish: National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Colin McClellan, Staff Writer • April 19, 2024

Every year, National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day on April 19th, remembers those who were killed in the Oklahoma City Bombing on April...

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Bryon Krug, then and now. The 1994 B-A graduate is currently the president of a that specializes in water and energy-saving technologies.
Featured Alumni: Bryon Krug
Jayden Bartlebaugh, A&E Editor • April 16, 2024

Bryon Krug is the perfect role model for someone who wants to help the world. Krubg, who graduated from Bellwood-Antis in 1994, runs a business that helps makes buildings...

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The Blueprint Staff at the Nittany Lion!
A day at Penn State with the state's best writers
Chloe Brown, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024

On April 3rd,we made our way to Penn State University to compete in the PSPA SJC Finals. We had to drive through the pouring rain, and taking...

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A frequent debate among baseball fans is whether greats of the past, like Babe Ruth, could compete in the modern era.
Would Babe Ruth succeed in today's MLB?
Connor Cobaugh, Staff Writer • April 18, 2024

Babe Ruth is a baseball legend and an all-time great. Babe Ruth played baseball in the major leagues from 1914 through 1935, spending most of his time playing for the New...

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Caitlin Clark may be the best womens player of all time, but there have been many womens superstars over the years.
Power of Three: Top 3 Women's College Basketball players of all time
Jackson Dorminy, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

Women's College basketball finished up over the weekend, and South Carolina went undefeated and won the National Championship. As hot as the women's game is right now, it's...

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