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

Hunter Shura, Eric Johnson, Johnny Bickel, Ian Clark, Damien Barnett, Chance Hawk, and Noah Cokrlic all attended the state finals for PJAS. Clark, Johnson, Cokrlic, and Hawk al earned first place awards.
B-A students shine at state PJAS
Brady McConnell, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024

On May 20, seven Bellwood-Antis students travelled to Penn State University for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences (PJAS) state competition, and four students brought home first place awards. Damien Barnett, Eric Johnson,...

Community members remember the life of Maddie Shura as they show off their Maddie Shirts.
Maddie Shura still making an impact on B-A
Kate Wallace, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

From the summer of 2016 to the spring of 2017, one little girl made such a mark on the community of Bellwood-Antis that her name will not be forgotten for years to come. Madison Shura was a second grade student at Myers Elementary...

Designs for the Backyard Brawl t-shirt contest are on display now in the high school. Students can vote on their favorite via Google From.
Backyard Brawl T-shirt Voting
Peyton McCahan, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024

Voting is about to close for the t-shirt design contest to select the 2024 Backyard Brawl. Fourteen students have submitted designs that can be seen online or in the high school, and B-A students can vote for their favorite. The...

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Myers Elementary track and field; May 20, 2024
Elementary Track & Field Event
Jackson Dorminy, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024

On Monday, May 20th, Bellwood Antis Elementary school held their 2nd annual track and field event. Overall it was a fun day with games and awards. 40 Yard Dash                   Rope Skip 2nd Grade Girls               2nd Grade Girls Amelia...

Pitcher Curtis Shedlock and utility player Chase Plummer were two rising stars for the B-A baseball team as freshmen.
Athlete of the Week: Chase Plummer and Curtis Shedlock
Anthony Caracciolo, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

The Bellwood-Antis baseball team had its season end last Monday without a spot in the District 6 playoffs. The Blue Devils finished up 10-10, which was a disappointing end after nearly qualifying for the postseason down the stretch, but the team in...

Kole Dickinson hurdling beautifully. Dickinson took third in both hurdling events at the District 6 championships to qualify for the state championship meet.
Dickinson moves on to states
Connor Cobaugh, Staff Writer • May 16, 2024

Bellwood-Antis athletes fought hard yesterday on day two of the District 6 track and field championships held at Mansion Park. Senior Kole Dickinson took third place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.01 seconds and third place in the 300m hurdles...

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Mrs. Alice Flarends physics class created an electrical circuit they used to preform a farm story.
Physics class creates electrifying show
Kate Wallace, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024

Last week, Mrs. Alice Flarend’s second period academic physics class acted out a story that lit up the room. The class was given the task to construct an electrical circuit that would light up different parts of a story...

For the tenth straight year, the BluePrint has earned recognition as an SNO Distinguished Site.
Decade of excellence
Olivia McCloskey, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

On Monday, the BluePrint staff learned it had received SNO Distinguished Site award for the 10th straight year. The SNO Distinguished Site program recognizes Student Newspapers Online websites that achieve excellence in...

Local drone expert John Thomas was on hand Monday to teach students how the Pennsylvania state police use drones.
B-A law class meets with drone expert
Colin McClellan, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

On Monday, during fourth period the Bellwood-Antis law class met with drone expert John Thomas to get a better idea of how law enforcement works. Thomas is a resident of Bellwood and  a Pennsylvania state police officer. The...

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Freshman Anika Giffin competes competitively in cheerleading and plays in the high school concert band! She’s this week’s Artist of the Week!
Artist of the Week: Anika Giffin
Abigail Eckenrod, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024

This week’s Artist of the Week is ninth grader Anika Giffin! She participates in high school band as well as competitive cheerleading through Nova Cheer Elite. Her favorite...

Jerica Schoening loves creating practical works of art!
Artist of the Week: Jerica Schoening
Kate Wallace, Staff Writer • May 13, 2024

This week’s Artist of the Week is Jerica Schoening, who takes an interest in creating art and is very proud of what she is capable of. Jerica is a senior at Bellwood-Antis,...

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May 16, 2024

Name: Connor Cobaugh Class: Senior Age: 18 Years in BluePrint: 1 What I Do in BluePrint: I write mostly sports stories and opinion stories. Favorite Thing About...

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Mrs. Kustaborder is a new teacher in the middle school.
New Teacher: Mrs. Kustaborder
Sara Kraft, Harper Seiler, and Keira Pennington May 14, 2024

Mrs. Kustaborder is our new 7th grade history teacher this year at BAMS.  While she is new to our school, she comes with plenty of experience! Experience “My favorite...

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After traveling across the country, Gabriel Waltermire is now ready to explore the world.
Too Cool for School: Trip Advisor Gabe Waltermire
Kate Wallace, Staff Writer • May 10, 2024
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Two delicious chocolate chip cookies
Holiday-ish: National Chocolate Chip Day
Colin McClellan, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Today May 15th, recognizes the brilliant tasty chocolate chip that can be added to many different recipes. Chocolate chips are apart of many...

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Kae;lynn (Behrens) Yoder, was en editor for the BluePrint during one of its most successful run. She was also one of the creators of a YouTube series called Forgotten Bellwood.
Featured Alumni: Kaelynn Yoder
Kate Wallace, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024
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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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Gas station glory. A collage made of the mac and cheese, chicken and milkshakes rated based on appearance and taste.
Fueling up with flavor
Jordan Hescox and Megan Shultz May 14, 2024
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Yummy Brown Sugar Cinnamon pop tart
Power of Three: Top 3 Pop Tart Flavors
Jackson Dorminy, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

I'm sure you've all heard of them, but have you tried them? Pop Tarts are the single handily best breakfast item since the release of cereal. Although they only started with...

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