Author Archives: Lisa Banner

West Forest Fifth Graders Published

Nine West Forest Elementary students in fifth grade were selected by the Young Writer’s Association for publication in Spooky Sagas 2019 – From the Shadows. Students were asked to write a short story (a spooky saga) consisting of one hundred words or less, in order to be eligible for a nationwide writing contest for young writers. The contest was well received and over 10,000 entries were received by the deadline of November 1. These students from West Forest Elementary were chosen and will have their stories published. Not only will West Forest Elementary receive a copy of the book, but also a copy will be sent to The Library of Congress in Washington DC. What an outstanding achievement for these young writers!

East Forest Student Participates in District Orchestra and Band

Pictured is East Forest Senior, Tessa Korchak. She is participating in both District Orchestra on Violin and in District Band on Flute. District Orchestra will be held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from January 29 – 31, 2020, at the direction of Dr. Alexandra Dee, Director of Orchestral Studies at IUP. District Band will be held at Keystone High School, from February 13 – 15, 2020, in Knox, PA.