HOPPY NEWS – MON. 9-23-13
A documentary created by a Somerset native based on the story of United Flight 93 and its effect on the community is getting international attention. “We Were Quiet Once,” was named a finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival which is this Thursday through Sunday in Mystic, Connecticut. 23-year-old Laura Beachy followed 3 County residents who were involved with the crash, including the reverend who opened the Flight 93 chapel, an eyewitness to the crash, and a first responder.
Audra Lewis is on the football team at South Allegheny High School in Pennsylvania, but she is also a baton twirler − and who says you can't do both ... during the same game?Lewis, a kicker on the football team, wears her majorette outfit under her football uniform, then sheds the helmet and pads to twirl at halftime before going back to the team for the second half."She's like Superman, changing those outfits," said football coach Pat Monroe. Lewis says the only real pressure she feels during the game is in the costume switch. "It’s so quick that my majorettes have to come over and help me sometimes," she said. "It'll be like 30 seconds left and my hair's not [done] and my lipstick's not on."
U.S. News & World Report HAS NAMED Juniata College IN HUNTINGDON as one of 10 Up and Coming Schools among national liberal arts colleges. College administrators are asked to identify institutions “that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.” Juniata also retained its ranking in the Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges in the magazine’s annual poll.
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