Whiz Kids: Moon Students to Sing National Anthem at WPIAL Championship

A look at the accomplishments of area students.

A team of Moon Area High School seniors placed third in a statewide business competition for students. 

Eight Moon Area High School students competed Nov. 2 in the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference. One team of Moon students placed third out of 25 teams in the competition. 

The winning team included students Shannon Flannery, Joshua Knupp, Lindsay Ottaviani and Doug Ruffing. 


Moon Area students Jordan Taylor, a junior, and Sydney Taylor, a sophomore, will sing the National Anthem at the Nov. 23 AAAA WPIAL football championships, held at Heinz Field. 

The students will sing the anthem at 2 p.m. on the field's 50-yard line. High school principal Barry Balaski recommended the girls for the performance. 


Montour senior Ronnie Ziccardi and junior Matt Cain placed first and second, respectively, on drums for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District I honors band. This year marks the first time that Montour High School has students representing the district in each of the PMEA ensembles, including honors choir, honors orchestra, honors band and honors jazz. 


The Moon Area High School marching band finished up its 2012 competition season by placing second in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association class 4A championship band competition. 


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