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The Rocket Flame

The Student News Site of James Buchanan High School

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Revisiting History

Revisiting History

Avery Cook November 3, 2023

Step into history at The Conococheague Institute on Saturday, November 4 from 10 AM-5 PM. This historic event will bring out the perspective and learning experience from the past.  Activities will...

Dance Studio Changes Hands

Dance Studio Changes Hands

Nikki Pence October 24, 2023

The beloved dance studio adored by countless members of the Mercersburg Township went through a huge change this past summer. The previous owners, Dicey and Sam Higgins decided to hand over the torch to...

Enjoying the results from training, the yellow team, coached by Joel Rineer, stopped celebrating to let fans capture the moment. Top row from left: Abigail Jones, Olivia Miller, Anistyn Grove, Kerrigan Stoner, and Kaelyn Leedy. Bottom row from left:  Kynsleigh Linn, Cheyenne Barnes. 

Bump, Set, Spike into the Future

Izzy Hoffeditz October 4, 2023

Preparing for the future of volleyball in the Tuscarora district, Head Coach Erica Piper and JV Coach Jason Ellis created the IGNITE James Buchanan Youth Volleyball Program. Girls in fifth sixth grade...

Show Me the Money

Emma Smith October 4, 2023

Offsetting the cost of the JBHS yearbook and applying professional communication and marketing strategies, The Citadel staff members visited businesses across Franklin County Wednesday, September 27 in...

Benches for the Community

Benches for the Community

Kace Dorty, Staff February 17, 2020

Some students from the James Buchanan High School Art Club recently took on a new project to give people a colorful place to sit in the Mercersburg community.  The Art Club was given the task by Dr....

Awards for the Keystone Kids

Awards for the Keystone Kids

Adrianna Durboraw, Staff January 20, 2020

2020 started off right with the Pennsylvania Farm Show.  At the beginning of every year, people file into the Farm Show Complex to see all the attractions and events. Pennsylvania is proud to host the...

A Community of Sound

A Community of Sound

Madalyn Akers, Staff January 20, 2020

Every year there is a group of band students that assemble to participate in County Band, a music festival that encompasses the talent of students from a variety of schools in Franklin County. These students...

Concerns Regarding Montgomery Elementary

Concerns Regarding Montgomery Elementary

Amanda Sensinger, Staff December 4, 2019

Within the rural area of Southern Pennsylvania, Tuscarora School District contains six schools: four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Each elementary school has zoning boundaries...

Puerto Rican Paradise

Puerto Rican Paradise

Julia Trei, Staff November 1, 2019

After two years of planning, a group of 16 students were ready to begin their six-day journey in Puerto Rico that included snorkeling, hiking, ziplining, touring the capitol, kayaking in a bioluminescent...

The ap chemistry class poses for a picture on the playground at St. Thomas Elementary. Carlee Jackson (11), Tanner Myers (11), Jordan Harbold (11), Alyssa Blair (12), Daniel Corcoran (12), Trenton Morgan (12), Amanda Sensinger (11), Dale MIller (12), Mackenzie Saunders (11), Alyssa Velasquez-Glant (12), Kayla Noll-Bader (12), Ella Jones (12), and Abby Carbaugh (12)

Science Days

Alyssa Blair, Staff May 20, 2019

On May 16 and 17, The AP Chemistry class at James Buchanan High School went to TSD Elementary schools for a Science Days.  During Science Days, the Chem class walked the elementary students through...

Spring Has Sprung At One North Coffee Shop

Spring Has Sprung At One North Coffee Shop

Shay Fisher, Staff May 10, 2019

Spring has sprung! One North Coffee Shop in Mercersburg, PA welcomes spring with a pop-up shop of decadent treats ranging from cupcakes to brownies to cakes. Flowers galore of all colors were present,...

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Id Like To Go To Prom With You

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, I’d Like To Go To Prom With You

Deanna Grove, Staff April 26, 2019

What do marriages and proms have in common? Proposals! Or rather, “promposals” for high school juniors and seniors. Couples and friends use promposals to ask each other to prom. If you don’t...

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