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Image for Watch: Through the Eyes of a Millionaire
Category Community
Our WAHS school board representatives, seniors Sydney Crews and Michael Harry, presented this video tonight to our school board. The two dreamed up the concept for the video, and worked to produce it with the help of our public relations department.
December 06, 2022
Image for WAHS Students Earn More Than 20 Awards at ConCon Event
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS students participated in the annual mock Constitutional Convention (ConCon) at Pennsylvania College of Technology on Dec. 2, bringing home a number of awards and recognitions.
December 06, 2022
Image for Millionaire Football Program to Join PHAC in 2024
Category Athletics
More local rivalries, less travel time and schedule flexibility are just a few of the benefits the WASD football program is destined to have starting in its 2024 season.
November 23, 2022
Image for WAHS Marching Millionaires Win State Championship Title
Category Awards & Celebrations
The WAHS Marching Millionaires won the Cavalcade of Bands American Class Championships on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Hershey Park Stadium. The championship contest is the culminating event after 10 weeks of competition for the band.
November 16, 2022
Image for 4 WAHS Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Category Athletics
Four WAHS student-athletes committed themselves to their new homes today by signing their letters of intent. Joined by their family, friends, coaches and teammates, the four made commitments to play their respective sport at the collegiate level next fall.
November 16, 2022
Image for WAHS 1st Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS released the year's first marking period honor roll listing. Three-hundred and ninety-eight students in grades nine through 12 are named as having earned their status on the distinguished honor roll, high honor roll or honor roll roster.
November 09, 2022
Image for 5th-, 6th-Grade Students Receive Tours of WAHS CTE Program
Category Community
Today marked the start of a two-week-long tour schedule of Williamsport Area High School's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program for fifth- and sixth-grade students.
November 08, 2022
Image for WASD Students, Employee Among Those Honored at 'Women of Excellence' Celebration
Category Awards & Celebrations
Four WAHS students and one district employee were among those honored at the 14th annual Women of Excellence celebration, hosted by YWCA Northcentral PA.
November 04, 2022
Image for WAHS Girls Soccer Team Donates $2,927 to Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center
Category Athletics
Our (top) hats off to the WAHS girls soccer team for raising $2,927.33 during its recent Pink Out game. The captains presented the funds to UPMC's Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center through the Susquehanna Health Foundation.
October 27, 2022
Image for Statement Regarding the Death of WAHS Student
Category Community
This morning, the Williamsport Area School District learned of the death of a Williamsport Area High School student. “We are saddened to learn of the very tragic loss of one of our high school students,” said Superintendent Dr. Timothy S. Bowers.
October 24, 2022
Image for WAHS Students Now Guaranteed Admission, Housing at Commonwealth University Campuses
Category Community
WAHS students now have guaranteed admission to Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, thanks to an agreement recently signed by the Williamsport Area School District.
October 20, 2022
Image for WAHS Celebrates Homecoming, Crowns This Year's King and Queen
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS celebrated Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 7. The Millionaires faced off against Wyoming Valley West (a win, 38-7) and held its annual ceremony for those seniors on this year's Homecoming Court.
October 10, 2022
Image for WASD Names New Head Girls Basketball Coach
Category Athletics
The Williamsport Area School District hired Justin Marnon as its new head girls basketball coach. Marnon, who is a sixth-grade teacher at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School, replaces Terrill Seward who coached for the high school’s last four seasons.
September 20, 2022
Image for WAHS Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS senior Ben Manetta has been named a Semifinalist in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Manetta, one of about 16,000 Semifinalists selected nationwide.
September 14, 2022
Image for WAHS Senior Awarded With Academic Honor from College Board National Recognition Program
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS senior Miah Jones has earned an academic honor from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Recognized for her academic excellence and strong performance on College Board assessments, Jones was awarded the National African American Recognition Award.
September 09, 2022
Image for Introducing the 2022-2023 School Board Student Representatives
Category Community
Young leaders at WAHS are selected each year to serve as school board student representatives. This year’s student representatives are seniors Sydney Crews and Michael Harry.
September 07, 2022
Image for WAHS Teacher Set to Publish 2nd Book Through Amsterdam University Press
Category Faculty News
WAHS Spanish teacher Dr. Inti Yanes-Fernandez is set to publish his second book, “The Cid and King Arthur as Hegemonic Myths: Political Myth-Making and Intericonicity in the Christianization of the Iberian Peninsula and Britain,” through Amsterdam University Press.
August 02, 2022
Image for WAHS Teacher Named Outstanding Secondary Art Educator
Category Faculty News
WAHS art teacher Dr. Andrea McDonough has been selected as a 2022 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Secondary Art Educator.
July 27, 2022
Image for 321 Receive Diplomas at 151st Commencement Ceremony
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS's 2021-2022 academic year has just ended, and what a year it was. Tonight, 321 graduates proudly celebrated their achievements and received their diplomas during the high school’s 151st commencement ceremony.
June 09, 2022
Image for 13 WAHS Seniors Commit to Military Service; New Millionaire Military Wall Dedicated
Category Awards & Celebrations
With grant funding from the WASD Education Foundation, WAHS was able to install its new Millionaire Military Wall, which will honor WAHS graduates heading into the military beginning with Class of 2022 and beyond.
June 06, 2022
Image for 113 Students Celebrated, 73 Inducted at WAHS National Honor Society Ceremony
Category Awards & Celebrations
One hundred and thirteen WAHS students were celebrated on May 26 during the National Honor Society Ceremony, and, from among them, 73 were inducted as new members from the junior and senior classes.
May 31, 2022
Image for 2022-2023 Fall Sports Registration Now Open; Deadline June 1
Category Athletics
Middle and high school students wishing to play during the 2022-2023 fall sports season (football, soccer, cross country, girls tennis, girls volleyball, golf and cheerleading) will need to register on or by Wednesday, June 1.
May 26, 2022
Image for 42 WAHS School-to-Work Students Recognized at Annual Appreciation Breakfast
Category Awards & Celebrations
Forty-two students involved in WAHS's School-to-Work Program were honored during its annual Community Partners Appreciation Breakfast Wednesday morning at the high school.
May 25, 2022
Image for WAHS Top Hat Dinner Honors Class of 2022's Top 5 Percent
Category Awards & Celebrations
The Class of 2022’s top 5 percent were recognized Monday night during the ninth annual Top Hat Dinner held at the Genetti Hotel.
May 24, 2022
Image for 10 WAHS Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletics
Category Athletics
Nine WAHS student-athletes signed their letters of intent this week to play their respective sports at the collegiate level next fall.
May 19, 2022
Image for Construction Trades Students Restore Brandon Park Dugouts
Category Community
Construction trades students from WAHS put in the work today at Brandon Park to begin restoring the dugouts at one of the baseball fields.
May 18, 2022
Image for WAHS Senior Headed to National SkillsUSA Competition
Category Awards & Celebrations
Among the 11 WAHS students who competed in the 2022 SkillsUSA State Championships in Hershey last month, one is set to compete at the national level.
May 13, 2022
Image for 4 WAHS Construction Trades Students Receive Awards
Category Awards & Celebrations
Four seniors in WAHS's construction trades program were recognized this morning by industry professionals for their work ethic and future commitment to the field.
May 12, 2022
Image for 3 WAHS Commercial Art Students Win Top 3 Spots in Regional Competition
Category Awards & Celebrations
Three WAHS commercial arts students landed in the top three places in the graphic design category in this year's regional PA Media & Design competition.
May 11, 2022
Image for WAHS Sophomore Among Winners Recognized at Law Day Celebration
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS sophomore Ella Wilson was recognized for being one of 10 student winners in this year's Law Day Art & Essay Contest, hosted by the Lycoming Law Association at the Lycoming County Courthouse on Friday.
May 06, 2022
Image for SADD Club Members Receive On-Field Recognition at PNC Park
Category Awards & Celebrations
Members of the WAHS SADD Club received on-field recognition Friday night for a recently produced video during a pre-game ceremony at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
May 02, 2022
Image for WAHS Model UN Students Win 3 Delegations at Bloomsburg University Competition
Category Awards & Celebrations
Congratulations to the 32 WAHS Model UN delegates who competed Thursday at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Although they didn’t walk away with the giant gavel this year, three delegations still won plaques.
April 29, 2022
Image for 26 WAHS Students Attend Model UN, Earn Several Awards
Category Awards & Celebrations
Among the 130 area high school students who attended this year’s Model United Nations event at Pennsylvania College of Technology on April 8, 26 were from WAHS, representing 10 countries.
April 12, 2022
Image for WAHS 2022 Summer School Enrollment Opens
Category Community
Registration is open to enroll in summer courses at WAHS. The high school will offer two forms of summer courses: credit acceleration and credit recovery to all high school students. Registration deadline is June 10. Classes begin June 13.
March 23, 2022
Image for WAHS SADD Club Wins 1st Place in Statewide Suicide Prevention Video Contest
Category Awards & Celebrations
A WAHS video produced to help raise awareness on mental health stigmas and suicide prevention received first place in a recent statewide PSA contest conducted by Prevent Suicide PA.
March 15, 2022
Image for A Banner Season in Millionaire Wrestling Comes to an End
Category Athletics
A banner wrestling season for the Millionaires came to an end during the Class AAA tournament at the GIANT Center in Hershey on Saturday, with three earning spots on the podium.
March 14, 2022
Image for WAHS Junior Accepted to Moore College of Art and Design's Summer Art and Design Institute
Category Fine & Performing Arts
Avery Sauers’ life has been anything but ordinary. Never taking the adversities life has dealt her as an excuse, she has cleared her own path to her ultimate passion: digital art.
March 03, 2022
Image for 7 WAHS Students Selected to Perform in PMEA's All-State Ensembles
Category Fine & Performing Arts
Seven WAHS students earned their seats through competitive auditions to perform with the 2022 PMEA All-State Ensembles. ​The slate of WAHS winners will play during this year’s All-State Conference and Festival from April 6-9 at Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Poconos.
March 03, 2022
Image for 'Into the Woods' Coming to the WAHS Stage
Category Fine & Performing Arts
The WAHS music department is preparing to open its first musical production in two years. “Into the Woods” is set to hit the stage beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, March 18, with a matinee performance scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19.
March 02, 2022
Image for Class of '85 Member Receives High School Diploma After 37 Years
Category Community
It's taken nearly four decades, but Williamsport resident David Keene has finally received his high school diploma. Keene, a member of the Class of '85, left for Parris Island, S.C., as United States Marine Corps recruit just seven days before he was scheduled to graduate from WAHS.
February 24, 2022
Image for 11 WAHS Students Earn Top 3 Placements in Regional SkillsUSA Competition
Category Awards & Celebrations
Twenty WAHS students competed in the regional SkillsUSA competition at Pennsylvania College of Technology last week. Four seniors earned first-place finishes and now move on to the state competition in April.
February 14, 2022
Image for 3 WAHS Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletics
Category Athletics
Joined by friends, teammates, family and coaches, three WAHS student-athletes signed to play their respective sport at the collegiate level in the fall.
February 02, 2022
Image for WASD Names New Varsity Head Coaches for Football, Girls Soccer
Category Athletics
WASD hired two new head coaches for its athletic program Tuesday night. Michael Pearson and Beckham Sibiski will take over as head coaches for varsity football and varsity girls soccer, respectively.
February 02, 2022
Image for Marching Millionaires Place 4th Overall in Atlantic Coast Championships
Category Fine & Performing Arts
The WAHS Marching Millionaires placed fourth overall at the Atlantic Coast Championships this past weekend at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg.
November 09, 2021
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Category Community
Parent teacher conferences will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. All conferences will be by Zoom or phone.
November 02, 2021
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Category Athletics
We're wishing our Millionaires good luck this Friday, Nov. 5, when they go up against the Altoona Mt. Lions in the first round of playoffs beginning at 7 p.m. at STA Stadium.
November 02, 2021
Image for 2021-22 Winter Sports Registration Now Open
Category Athletics
The athletic department's online registration platform for athletic forms is ready for the 2021-22 school winter sports season. Student-athletes and parents may log back into their own accounts and re-use their current forms to register for sports for next school year.
October 18, 2021
Image for Subaru 'Adopts' 5 WAHS Classrooms to Help Support Supply Needs
Category Community
Five teachers at WAHS have been able to knock off a few items on their wish list this fall, thanks to Subaru and its partnership with AdoptaClassroom.org.
October 04, 2021
Image for WAHS Athletic Department Receives 2020-2021 District IV Sportsmanship Award
Category Athletics
The WAHS athletic department was the recent recipient of the 2020-2021 District IV Sportsmanship Award from PIAA. The award is presented each year to a District IV high school based on overall program sportsmanship of student-athletes, coaches and spectators during the course of its most recent athletic seasons.
August 12, 2021
Image for 297 Receive Diplomas at 150th Commencement Ceremony
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS's 2020-2021 academic year has just ended, and what a year it was. ​On Thursday night, 297 graduates proudly celebrated their achievements and received their diplomas.
June 11, 2021
Image for WAHS Choral Teacher Kent Weaver Honored by PMEA with '2021 Citation of Excellence'
Category Faculty News
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) recently honored Williamsport Area High School teacher Kent Weaver with its 2021 Citation of Excellence for District 8. The citation was presented to Weaver by Head Principal Dr. Brandon Pardoe during the high school’s annual “Poptastik!” concert on June 2.
June 10, 2021
Image for 91 Students Celebrated, 48 Inducted at WAHS National Honor Society Ceremony
Category Awards & Celebrations
Ninety-one WAHS students were celebrated Monday night during the National Honor Society Ceremony, and, from among them, 48 were inducted as new members from the junior and senior classes.
June 08, 2021
Image for 19 WAHS Student-Athletes Commit to College Athletics
Category Athletics
Joined by friends, teammates, family and coaches, 19 WAHS students signed to play their respective sport at the collegiate level in the fall.
May 24, 2021
Image for WAHS Senior Wins State Award for Construction Trades
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS senior Tommy Harper won the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing and Endorsed Trade Program Student Recognition Award. Harper, a Construction Trades student, was selected because of his "dedication and hard work displayed in learning the trade."
May 21, 2021
Image for 36 WAHS School-to-Work Students Recognized at Annual Appreciation Breakfast
Category Awards & Celebrations
Thirty-six students involved in WAHS's School-to-Work Program were honored during its annual Community Partners Appreciation Breakfast today. In partnership with local employers, the program places students in job positions around the community.
May 14, 2021
Image for WAHS Top Hat Dinner Honors Class of 2021's Top 5 Percent
Category Awards & Celebrations
The Class of 2021’s top 5 percent were recognized tonight during the eighth annual Top Hat Dinner held at the Genetti Hotel. Seventeen seniors were celebrated for their academic excellence, as well as their selected faculty honorees who influenced and inspired that success.
May 14, 2021
Image for Winter Sports Season Was Exceptional for Millionaire Athletes
Category Athletics
Despite the obstacles winter sports faced in a season laced with pandemic restrictions and guidelines, the Millionaires held the line and persevered with exceptional outcomes.
March 19, 2021
Image for WAHS Senior Raises, Donates $16,616 to Local Charities
Category Community
WAHS senior Cecilia Fink’s charity Be You Boldly granted a combined $16,616.17 to K’s for Cancer and the River Valley Regional YMCA’s Livestrong Program on Friday.
February 22, 2021
Image for WAHS Senior Nassir Jones Signs with Bloomsburg University
Category Athletics
Williamsport Area High School senior Nassir Jones signed his letter of intent today to continue his football career at the collegiate level at Bloomsburg University.
February 05, 2021
Image for WAHS Senior Wins Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition
Category Awards & Celebrations
WAHS senior Oam Patel won the regional round in this year's Poetry Out Loud competition. Patel secured the first-place win on Jan. 29 by reciting "Charles Sumner" by Charlotte L. Forten Grimke, "Hysteria" by Dionisio D. Martinez and "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by D. Gilson.
February 01, 2021
Image for WAHS Music Department Conducts Virtual Holiday Concert
Category Fine & Performing Arts
The WAHS Music Department conducted the 31st annual Holiday Concert via the 2020 way: virtually. Below are the series of videos released on the department's Facebook page throughout the week of Dec. 14.
December 21, 2020
Image for WASD K-12 Students to Remain Fully Remote Through Jan. 8
Category Community
In a continued effort to help slow the community spread of COVID-19, the Williamsport Area School District will remain in full remote learning through Jan. 8.
December 10, 2020
Image for WAHS Senior to Compete as Division Finalist in MTNA Senior String Performance Competition
Category Fine & Performing Arts
WAHS senior Michael Fisher will virtually compete as a division finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Eastern Division Senior String Performance. Fisher secured his spot after his recent win in the Pennsylvania State Senior String Competition.
November 19, 2020
Image for WASD Education Foundation Awards $4,379 to Support WAMS, WAHS Program Enhancements
Category WASD Education Foundation
The WASD Education Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $4,379 to support programs at both Williamsport Area Middle School and Williamsport Area High School.
November 18, 2020
Image for WASD's Insurance Firm Donates Coats for Students in Need
Category Community
Thanks to a donation made by the district's insurance firm, a group of students in need will receive a free coat to wear this winter. The coats, donated as part of the firm's Coats 4 Kids Drive, will be given to identified high school students in need.
November 12, 2020