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Dallastown graduate Brielle Berry is making a name for herself in the sports journalism field. Currently a student at Temple University, she is involved in various aspects of journalism including print, broadcast and radio. She is interning in New York City this summer  for SportsNet New York.

Slam Dunk in Sports Journalism

Ava Markel, Reporter June 17, 2022

Sometimes our passions are our biggest motivators when finding an area to pursue. For Dallastown Class of 2019 graduate Brielle Berry, basketball was a crucial part of her high school experience. After...

Here is Maddie Dewees Holding the RealCare baby in the child care class

All About the RealCare Baby

Sophia Ahrens, Reporter June 7, 2022

Have you ever wondered or questioned what taking care of a baby is like? Imagine getting 24 hours of time to take care of a baby and having to do it all on your own. At Dallastown High School, students...

Maggie Groh playing for her soccer club team, Pennsylvania Classics

Soccer Super Star

Emily Smith, Reporter June 7, 2022

Students at Dallastown may know Maggie Groh as an honors student, athlete, and all around great person. At the University of Delaware, they know Maggie as the new commit for the 2023-24 soccer season for...

The Mamma Mia set crew dedicates their time and energy to making spacious set pieces such as this.

Mamma Mia! Here we go… For Real this Time

Maddie Herrington, Reporter June 3, 2022

Countless school events were put on hold because of the pandemic, including the long-awaited, fan-favorite musical that was originally planned to be performed on the DHS stage in April of 2020. Mamma...

TV and Video Production teacher, Joseph Klinedinst running the Ironman Maryland in 2018. He is one of the many teachers that has accomplished running over 20 marathons.

26.2 Miles and Counting

Olivia Brenneman, Reporter June 2, 2022

When most people hear the words run or marathon, their immediate thought is “pain.” But at Dallastown, it's a different story. Many staff members have done what may be unthinkable for others,...

The Beacon Senior Issue - Class of 2022

The Beacon Senior Issue – Class of 2022

June 2, 2022

Each year, The Beacon staff surveys the senior class as a means to gather information for their annual Senior Issue. While the yearbook, The Spectator, includes a photo of every senior and every club and...

A picture of the entire Dallastown marching band from this past season.

Brand New Band

Alli Fleming, Reporter June 1, 2022

It's a Friday night football game. Middle schools are walking the track, parents are gossiping in the stands, the student section is packed with high schoolers, cheerleaders are smiling and cheering, and...

Superhero Teachers Retire Their Capes

“Superhero” Teachers Retire Their Capes

Katelyn Diehl and Lydia Flemmens June 1, 2022

As the Class of 2022 prepares for graduation, several DHS teachers are also packing up their classrooms for the last time. The Beacon sat down with English teacher and Musical Director Mrs. Anderson...

As times have changed, so have some of Dallastown’s favorites.

Trendy Transformations

Desirae Laurino and Madelyn Neutzel May 26, 2022

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, we are throwing it back 10 years into the past.  Looking back at the Class of 2012s favorites. We will see the differences and similarities between then...

The DAIS fifth graders and MCJROTC cadets assembled as a unit to practice drill together.

Leaders Of A New Generation

Ryan Holmes, Reporter May 26, 2022

Located on 94 Beck Road, Dallastown Area Intermediate School (DAIS) is a small public school designed to help instruct students from fourth through sixth grade. However, on May 20, 500 DAIS fifth graders...

As participants get Down and Dirty in the 10 competitions, being covered in mud is guaranteed.

The Day of Down-and-Dirty (Photostory)

Brannigan Stiles, Maddie Herrington, Reporters May 26, 2022

On Saturday, May 21, Down-and-Dirty made its comeback to Dallastown. The day-long event consisted of several heats of teams who participated in ten events set up around the soccer fields, including a mud...

Dallastown 2021-2022 Envirothon team at John Rudy park for the yearly competition.

Dallastown’s Envirothon Takes on York County

Emily Smith, Reporter May 25, 2022

This year the Dallastown Envirothon teams attended their annual competition at John Rudy Park on April 26. Although the teams did not come out with blue ribbons, they did represent Dallastown in a big...

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