Varsity Boys' Middle School Volleyball
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys' Middle School Volleyball team for recently completing an UNDEFEATED season with a record of 11-0 and to the JV team for finishing with a record of 8-3. Team members from Harrold Middle School included Will Kuhns, Jimmy Cribbs, Randy Nelson, Nathan Wander, and Gavin White. Awesome season, boys!
April 22, 2016
Congratulations to Harrold Middle School 6th grade students Trinity Mennano, Christian Bojarski, and Chloe Fontanazza for being selected to attend the Westmoreland County Grades 5 and 6 "County Band" on April 22nd at Mt. Pleasant Junior/Senior High School. The students practiced all day on Friday and performed for friends and family later that evening.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Congratulations to the following Harrold Middle School students for being invited to the Academic Banquet on Thursday, May 19th at the Hempfield Area High School Cafeteria and Auditorium. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., these students will be honored for earning a GPA in the TOP EIGHT (plus ties) of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Harrold Middle School. A buffet-style dinner will be served in the Cafeteria prior to recognition in the Auditorium.
2015-2016 HEP Competitions
Team Victories and Individual Awards
Creative Convention -- 1st Place
Quiz Bowl -- 1st Place
Fall KMO -- 1st Place
Propaganda -- 1st Place & 3rd Place (2 teams)
Word Master -- 1st Place
ADC -- Honorable Mention (4th Place)
History's Mysteries -- 5th Place
Madison Wolfe & Megan Matenkosky -- 1st in Duo Drama Expert
Brooklyn Verellen -- 1st Place at Public Speaking Competition
Victoria Harden & Katelyn Johnson -- Tied for 5th at Place
Madison Wolfe -- 2nd Place at Word Master
Victoria Harden -- 4th Place at Propaganda
Randy Nelson -- 5th Place at Propaganda
Emily McCaffrey -- Harrold's High Scorer at Calcusolve (6th grader)
Derry Area MS - Saturday, April 9, 2016
Congratulations to Harrold Middle School 8th grade students Emma Jones and Gary Weyandt, both currently enrolled in Honors Algebra I classes taught by Mrs. Hoak, for participating in an Algebra content on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Derry Area Middle School. The contest was open to any student currently enrolled in a first-year Algebra class in either middle or high school. The contest was coordinated by The Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania.
April 8 and 9, 2016
Congratulations to Harrold Middle School students Elle Penska, Kat Adams, Katelyn Johnson, Madison Wolfe, and Ben Wonderling for being selected to attend the Westmoreland County "County Band" on April 8th and 9th at Norwin High School. The students practiced both Friday and Saturday - and performed for friends and family on Saturday evening.
Congratulations to Harrold Middle School 7th grade student Cole Kuczynski for placing FIRST in the Senior Division Chess Tournament at the Greensburg-Hempfield Library. Cole will now move onto the next level of tournament play. Congratulations, Cole!
Hempfield Area "Blue" Middle School Girls' Volleyball
Greensburg Salem Volleyball Tournament
Congratulations to the Hempfield Area "Blue" Middle School Girls' Volleyball team for winning the Greensburg Salem Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 19th. Team members from Harrold Middle School include Kathleen DeCaro, Emma Coletta, Ansley Simmen, Chelsi Iarussi, Hannah Vucina, Tara Jablonsky, Caroline Czarnecki, Jordan Hill, and Emily Klimchock. Great job, ladies!
National High School Cheerleading Competition
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL - February 7, 2016
Congratulations to Harrold Middle School students Courtney Fagan-Bossart, Camryn Lickenfelt, Natalie Lippa, and Liberty Nelson for winning FIRST place and a National Championship title at the National High School Cheerleading Competition in Walt Disney World on Sunday, February 7th. These girls, along with 35 other members of the Hempfield Area Competitive Cheer Squad, returned to Greensburg with two National Championship trophies and the coveted 2016 National Cheerleading Champion white jackets. Way to go, girls!
Congratulations to the following Harrold Middle School students for participating in the school-wide SPELLING BEE on Thursday, January 28th. These students received the highest scores during a preliminary round (pre-test) and competed in front of the entire student body with Mrs. Trout - school secretary - as emcee. Congratulations to 8th grade student Katelyn Johnson for winning the Spelling Bee.
On Saturday, March 12th, Katelyn competed in the Regional Spelling Bee at Robert Morris University and finished in FOURTH place out of 101 competitors. Congratulations!
|Taylor Fordyce||Paige Roberts||Victoria Harden||GREAT JOB!|
Laurel Highlands "Christmas Clash" Basketball Tournament
Hempfield Area 8th grade Silver Basketball team
Congratulations to the Hempfield Area 8th grade Silver Basketball team for winning the Laurel Highlands "Christmas Clash" Basketball Tournament by defeating a previously-unbeaten Uniontown team by four points. The team members from Harrold Middle School are Zach Pash, Ryan Cross, Tyler Wiederstein, Nicholas Ross, Tanner Schmitt, Jimmy Cribbs, Jamel Glanton, and Zack Vanek. Great job, guys!
Westmoreland County Food Bank Donation
November 25, 2015
Congratulations to the Harrold Middle School students and staff, Student Council, and sponsors Ms. Purkiss and Mrs. Grasmuck for organizing another very successful Food Drive. In total, 3,640 food items were collected and donated to the Westmoreland County Food Bank on November 25, 2015. Over the last three years, Harrold Middle School has donated over 11,000 food items. Thank you for supporting the Westmoreland County community. Have a safe, relaxing Thanksgiving holiday and Fall Break.
Middle School Swimming
2015 Swim Championship
Congratulations to the Hempfield Area Middle School Girls' Swim team - and Harrold swimmers Callysta Fontanazza, Juliana Tangretti, Maddy Cisco, Autumn Burk, Abby Bowin, Shiann Slewinski, and Leena Indrees - for placing FIRST at the 2015 Middle School Swim Championship on Saturday, October 24th. A special "congratulations" to Harrold Middle School 7th grade student Maddy Cisco for placing FIRST overall in the 50 Free (and two other events). Way to go, girls!
Artin' Spartans - Breast Cancer Awareness
Pumpkin Decorating and Gift Basket Raffle
Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners
First Place - Camille Ferace, Hannah Sandell, Riley Nestico & Melody Smith (not pictured)
Second Place - Maysoon Idrees
Third Place - Madison Wolfe & Erin Swihart (not pictured)
Artin' Spartans Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Basket Raffle
Camille Ferace, Hannah Sandell, Maysoon Idrees, Haley Brown
Basket winners will be drawn on October 27, 2015
PKSA Karate Gup Tournament
Congratulations to Harrold Middle School 6th grade student Brynne Davis for winning FOUR medals (2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze) at the PKSA Karate Gup Tournament on September 30, 2015. Great job, Brynne!
Air Force Marathon
Congratulations to Harrold Middle School 7th grade student Kendra Winkleblech for completing her first 10K (6.2 mile) race on September 19th at the Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio. Kendra finished FOURTH out of the thirty-four girls in the 14U division. Great job, Kendra!
Summer of 2015
Harrold Middle School 7th grade student Daniel
Norris had a very busy summer. He competed
at the Three Rivers track and field meet at California University of
Pennsylvania and advanced to the Region 2 meet in discus, pole vault, and
triple jump. In addition to those events, Daniel also competed in the
pentathlon at the Region 2 meet. Following the regional meet, he advanced
to the National Junior Olympic meet held in Jacksonville, Florida, competing in
both pole vault and triple jump.
Daniel also played for the Pittsburgh Elite
Volleyball Club team in the 13U Boys Junior National Championships in Columbus,
Ohio, finishing first in the bronze bracket. And he also
biked 150 miles in the Keystone Country Ride MS 150, an event that lasted over
two days. Great job, Daniel!