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Seneca Valley teacher named Student Council Advisor of the Year

Mar 21, 2015 • Tribune-Review
Halliday was given the award at a ceremony at Mars Area High School. The mission of the PASC is to offer year-round opportunities to develop and apply leadership and life skills for middle level and high school students throughout Pennsylvania. More

Cathedral Prep advances in PIAA basketball playoffs

Mar 13, 2015 • GoErie.com
Joe Fustine of Cathedral Prep, center, reaches for the ball on March 13 during the PIAA Class AAA boys basketball semifinals at Sharon High School. Christian Schmitt, left, and Ryan Giallonardo, both of Mars Area High School, look on, at back. SARAH ... More

Mars Area School District Superintendent Budzilek to resign

Oct 18, 2014 • Tribune-Review
Mars Area School District Superintendent Jim Budzilek will resign Monday to take a job as director of education for an IT company. Budzilek, 53, said he will stay with the district until December. He would not disclose the name of the company that ... More

Report of fire inside Mars HS forces evacuation

Oct 21, 2014 • WPXI Pittsburgh
The report of an electrical fire inside Mars High School Tuesday prompted an evacuation of more than 1,000 students. Investigators said a heater in the wrestling room malfunctioned and sent smoke throughout the school. There was never an actual fire. More

Mars boys basketball team makes most of Vegas vacation

Jan 10, 2015 • Tribune-Review
The Mars Area High School boys basketball team took a Vegas vacation during its Christmas break. And the experience was positive for the Fightin' Planets. Not only did the team find success on the court at the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas with a 4-1 ... More

Villa Maria upsets Mars in PIAA soccer quarterfinals

Nov 8, 2014 • GoErie.com
Villa Maria Academy junior GK Emma Shimek stops a Mars Area High School shot during a PIAA Class A girls soccer quarterfinal game at Slippery Rock High School in Slippery Rock on Nov. 8. Mars junior M Erin Posey, left, and Villa sophomore D Taylor ... More

Mars, Seneca Valley students nominated for service academies

Jan 10, 2015 • Tribune-Review
“Ultimately, I'd like to become a commissioned officer in the military and to get the best training and education on the way there, and this could be a way to get there,” said Mars Area High School student Reed McDonough, 18, one of those nominated. U ... More

North Xtra: Mars out to repeat last year's exploits

Feb 19, 2015 • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The Mars Area High School boys swimming team — one of the smallest numbers-wise in the WPIAL — capturing section, WPIAL and PIAA titles last season seemed like something straight out of a movie. Now the Planets hope to produce a sequel this year. More

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