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  • On April 30, there will be a Spring Orchestra Concert in the High School Auditorium from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Senior Prom will be held at Wisehaven Event Center on Saturday, May 7.
  • The Senior Class Party will be held after prom on Saturday, May 7th at the high school.
  • Fashion Club's Spring Clothing drive will be taking place May 2 - May 5.
  • The annual Spring Art Show is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the High School!
  • Student Council's Movie Night is taking place on Friday, May 13 on the Middle School soccer field.
  • The Spring Shorts Film festival will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at the High School.
  • Down and Dirty is back and will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mamma Mia is back, the production will run from Tuesday, July 7 - Friday, July 10!
The Student News Site of Dallastown Area High School

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The Student News Site of Dallastown Area High School

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Fearful Food Allergies

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SSA takes their first club picture together for their first Instagram post.

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Gia Elliot, reporter May 20, 2022

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Dallastown High School head librarian Mrs. Karen Dressel sits behind the circulation desk ready to help students research or find books they love. Dressel says that is her favorite part of her job.

For the Love of Books

Charlotte Van Haren, Reporter May 20, 2022

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Eye Catching Electives Part 3: WWW.Internet&WebDesign

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Three Gothic Novels for Summer Reading

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The Dallastown MCJROTC cadets (right) passing by a battalion of Marines (in the back) practicing military Drill at the Marine Corps Quantico Base, Virginia.

Quite The Quantity of Quality Pictures From Quantico

Ryan Holmes, Reporter May 19, 2022

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College Cash Problem

Ty Mazzarella, Reporter May 19, 2022

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Alexi Dowell, #22 for Dallastown Softball, giving the team high-fives while playing the field.

Queen of Diamonds

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