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The Beacon Senior Issue 2024

The Beacon Senior Issue 2024

Congratulations, Dallastown Class of 2024! This Senior Issue was created by senior Beacon editors and members of the Journalism II: Digital Media class. Information and votes were compiled from a survey...

A study by Market Watch showed that nearly a third of adult Americans still don’t know how to cook. Are schools at fault?

Back By Popular Demand

Chesley Ellis, Reporter May 22, 2024

One of the most highly requested electives taken at high schools across the country is Family and Consumer Science. It is a lot more than baking brownies or taste-testing foods.  FCS is a course involving...

Physics Olympics Showdown

Austin Miller, Reporter April 16, 2024

On February 21 to February 22, the Physics Olympics took place in the Dallastown Area High School, with the first place winning team, “Infinite Entropy,” on top.  The Physics Olympics is an accumulation...

The doubleheader game was Youth Night where younger players were able to support the high school teams for free if wearing their team jerseys. Photo Submitted.

Lax Shows Love

April 11, 2024

In May of 2010, University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love lost her life at the hands of her abusive ex-boyfriend. To cope with the tragedy, her friends and family started the One Love Foundation...

FBLA takes their annual trip to the intermediate school to teach students about cyber safety. Photo via FBLA Twitter

FBLA Teaches Cyber Safety

Larissa Swisher, Reporter March 20, 2024

On Feb. 23 business teacher Mr. Donatelli and 20 students in Dallastown's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club went to the intermediate school to teach fifth graders about cyber safety.  FBLA...

Lady Wildcats pose with York County President Commissioner, Julie Wheeler. (Photo courtesy of DASD Instagram)

Girls Basketball Recognized For Success

Chesley Ellis, Reporter March 19, 2024

March 6 was declared “Lady Wildcats Basketball Team YAIAA Champions Day”by York County President Commissioner, Julie Wheeler. She recognized the team for their successes in the 2023-2024 season.  Wheeler...

Middle School Music Teacher, Miss Trauger, is posing with some of her choir students after a performance. Trauger has recently won the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. - Submitted By Trauger

Trauger Named Outstanding Young Music Educator

Lily Medich, Reporter March 19, 2024

Middle School Music Teacher, Miss Trauger, is the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding Young Music Educator Award given by the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association. Secretly nominated by a fellow...

Avery Baldwin, Kenna Hoffman, Shelly Gipson-McDonald, and Tessa Henise (left to right) posing with their medals after representing Dallastown at sectionals. Baldwin and Hoffman went on to qualify for the PIAA tournament.  Photo via Dallastown Girls Wrestling Instagram.

Baldwin and Hoffman Compete at States

Evan Atwood, Assistant Sports Editor March 19, 2024

In the first ever PIAA State Girls Wrestling Championships from March 7- 9, Dallastown was represented by two athletes, Avery Baldwin (155 lb.) and McKenna Hoffman (130 lb.). The two traveled to the...

The cheer team celebrating around their 5th place UCA Nationals trophy at The Field House. Friends and family gather around to congratulate their hard work.

Dallastown is the Dream Town

Olivia Brenneman March 19, 2024

Dallastown Cheerleaders returned from Nationals, making it to finals for the first time, and placing 5th in the nation in the Medium D1 Varsity Game Day Division. From Feb. 9-11, they competed in the...

Members of the Mini-THON committees showing the final total during closing ceremony. Students finally sat down after 12 hours of standing.

Dancing (202)4 a Cure

Emily Smith, Features Editor March 18, 2024

It’s been a decade since the first ever Mini-THON, and with a record number of over 500  participants this year, the event continues to grow.  Dallastown students stood and danced for 12 hours overnight...

The cast of The Lightning Thief laugh backstage during a rehearsal for the show. The show opens April 4.

“The Lightning Thief” Tickets on Sale

Kirsten Raab, Reporter March 18, 2024

“The Lightning Thief” is coming to Dallastown’s stage on April 4-7. It will take place in the school auditorium and tickets can be purchased by clicking on this link. There are five different show...

Havice Dives into History

Kendyl McPherson, Reporter March 18, 2024

On March 2, 2024, Julia Havice competed in the PIAA District III Girls swim meet. Her resilient endeavor qualified her for states.  Havice won several medals, including a gold in the 100 Free....

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