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Serving meals to all students K - 12 enrolled at North Star. Where - NS High School, Ohio Street (Door #4) 11:30 - 12:30 - Monday to Friday.

Computer Science Scholarship Sparks Student Involvement

North Star High School (NSHS) was selected by Amazon’s Future Engineers Scholarship Program to be awarded with two fully-funded Computer Science (CS) courses through their partnership with Edhesive: AP CS Principles and Python computer programming. The program has paid for tuition costs for any student enrolled in either course. Amazon recognizes the deficit of CS course availability in rural school districts across the country. NSHS students are being exposed to CS topics prior to enrolling in post-secondary degrees or pursuing other technical studies. As a side-effect of growing up in a rural-agricultural school district, most students have not had any significant exposure to computer programming. Full story

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PRECISION AND ACCURACY - Trio of county rifle teams thrive on the range

For the first time in WestPAC rifle history, three teams tied for the top spot. Conemaugh Township, North Star and Meyersdale each finished with a 7-1 mark in conference competition.

For the Cougars, which also finished their campaign with a 12-2 overall mark, it was a season of highs.

Elissa Barron joined the 100 club for a second time in her career in the prone position. Teammate Hunter Snoeberger also reached the century mark.

Barron finished in the top 15 in the state prone competition. She also qualified for the National Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

North Star had seven returning lettermen and three newcomers letter this season as well.

It was a memorable year for the Cougars and George Ryniak, who took over as head coach this season.

“I have been with the team for three seasons, two as an assistant and this year being my first as head coach,” Ryniak said. “We have a young, but extremely talented and hard-working group of athletes. They put in the work each and every day at practice. I am fortunate to have excellent assistant and volunteer coaches in Derek Dwire, Stephen Darr and Cory Snoeberger. Our rifle team continues to progress and thrive, making its mark in the history books at North Star.”

The Cougars lose only Charlotte Fetsko and Hannah Bassett to graduation. Therefore they have high hopes for next season.

“We have been blessed with some great shooters over the years and I am proud to call myself their coach,” Ryniak said. “I look forward to what this team will accomplish next season within the league and WestPAC.”

Cougars Win SOT Lifting Classic

INDIANA — The North Star Cougars powerlifting team participated in the Sons of Thunder/Indiana County Teen Bench Press and Deadlift Classic on Saturday.

The Cougars, coached by Joe Caola, took first place in the overall team event.

Jamie Augustine took first overall, first in the deadlift and second in the bench press for the female division.

In the men’s division, Shiloh Eagleson finished first in bench and deadlift, Brett King took third in bench and first in deadlift, Hunter Berkey finished second in both events and Zion Musselman earned first place in the deadlift in their respective weight classes.

Sons of Thunder Powerlifting is a Pittsburgh-based Christian sports ministry that promotes teenage powerlifting meets in the Pennsylvania and West Virginia areas.

Nathan Pelesky Qualifies for Hershey

Pelesky won three consecutive matches at 106 pounds to earn a rematch with Carlynton’s Chase Brandebura. He started the day with a 14-0 victory over Northern Bedford’s Reyan Imler, then pinned Burrell’s Niko Ferra in 42 seconds and Central’s Jaxon Matthews in 34 seconds.

Brandebura pinned Pelesky in 25 seconds on Friday night — a call that many disputed. On Saturday, Pelesky built a 9-1 lead before Brandebura opted to default due to an injury.

“I was hoping I’d be able to wrestle him again,” said Pelesky, who credited his father, Dave, with helping him stay in the right frame of mind. “I told myself after that match, ‘I’m coming back. I’m taking third. I’m not quitting here.’”
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