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"On The Toss Of A Coin"

     Arendtsville High School and a school in Wyoming County, PA. filed for state approval to establish a Vocational School, at the same time. A coin was flipped to determine which school would be the state's first Vocational School. Although the Wyoming Co. school became the first, by this game of chance, Arendtsville Vocational School remained second to none in its inherent educational values acquired by its graduates.

     In 1948, with the High School being vacated because of the consoli- dation with Biglerville, the high school building was used as a grade school until 1955, when a new elementary school was built on Fohl Street. The new building had eight rooms and in 1966, a library and kindergarten were added. Mr. Lewis Bosserman was principal of this school until his retirement in 1971.

  Some of the teachers who taught in the present elementary school were:

  Isabelle Bosserman      Evelyn Orner          Alma Wert Eck
  Florence McDannell      Mildred Hildebrand    Pauline Rohrbaugh
  Mildred Bushey Gordon   Gladys Harvey         Emma Grove
  Sarah Rice Fuss         Herbert Raab          Jeanne Walsh
  Key Guise               Gail Griffie          Barbara Boyer
  Carolyn Sell            Judith Howell         Larry Kennedy
  Dolores Gillelan        Mrs. Norma Baum       Mrs. David Brewer
  Geraldine Bream         Jane Dykman           Bertha Hykes
  Joan Miller             Holly Asquith Rogers  Pat Boyer
  Barbara Pile            Kathy Yeck            Randy Rouzer
  Jennifer Bruno          Joyce Dayhoff         Maureen McMahon
  William Shoemaker        

     Scholastically, over the years the schools in Arendtsville have maintained a very high standard, and the present day elementary school has continued this record.

* Arendtsville School Board Secretary's Ledger

     NOTES: The article above in its entirely was abstracted from a small book titled John's Pursuit - Arendtsville, 1776-1976", written by Mr. Edgar D. Ziegler Copies are located in the branch of the Adams County Library in this building.

     The building that once housed the Arendtsville Vocational High School still stands, and is home now to the Arendstville Borough Government Offices, a branch of the Adams County Library, a gymnasium for the local citizens use, and rooms rented out for social events.

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