Allegany High School

616 Sedgwick Street • Cumberland, MD 21502 Phone:301-777-8110


Marching Band Finishes 2014 Season in Sixth Place at ACC's

Allegany marching band has finished the season capturing another Chapter Championship (16th in a row), and finished sixth at Atlantic Coast Championships in Hershey, PA. The color guard was also crowned Atlantic Coast Champions, winning that caption and capping an undefeated season for the 2nd year in a row.


Mock Trial Team Loses in State Final

The Mock Trial Team finished the season as the Maryland State Finalist. They lost in the Championship match by one point to Severna Park High School. There were 142 schools competing in this years Mock Trial competition. This was Allegany's 4th time competing in the State Final match in the programs history.


Allegany FBLA Advisor to Represent Maryland


Mrs. Tamarra Edwards, advisor to the Allegany High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, was selected as the “Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor 2014-2015” at the FBLA State Conference April 23-25 at Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Mrs. Edwards has been the advisor to FBLA for the past 11 years. She currently teaches Computer Concepts, Web Page Design I-II, and Finance at Allegany. She will represent Maryland this summer at the national FBLA conference in Chicago, Illinois.


Allegany High School Teacher Wins MASC Advisor of the Year Award


Tammy Twigg Selected for Dedicated Service to Student Leadership

Tammy Twigg, social studies teacher and student government advisor at Allegany High School, was recently selected by a committee to receive the 2014-2015 Maryland Association of Student Councils Mike Michaelson Advisor of the Year Award. This prestigious honor is given to an advisor for their dedicated service to student leadership.
Twigg was nominated by Kara Kennell, the advisor of the Allegany County Association of Student Councils, for “going above and beyond in her role as the student council advisor at Allegany.” Kennell went on to say, “She supports students in all types of leadership activities, and she constantly pushes students to get involved at their school, county, and state level.”
Also writing letters of recommendation on Tammy’s behalf were Hunter Barclay, president of ACASC, and John Logsdon, social studies supervisor. Hunter stated, “Tammy Twigg has had a positive influence on many students while she has served as a student government advisor. To many students, including myself, she is a voice of reason, a confidant, and a positive influence.” He continued, “Mrs. Twigg has said many wise things, has done many great things, but most importantly, she has made many students feel that they can actually make a difference.”
Mr. Logsdon echoed these sentiments. “When I think of the appropriate term for advisors, Tammy comes to mind as the best that I’ve ever seen. Throughout the years, she has gained respect of all her students and students from other schools as she has given up a tremendous amount of her time to volunteer and make student council stronger.”

As the recipient of the Mike Michaelson Advisor of the Year Award, Tammy now has the opportunity to represent the State of Maryland for recognition in the 2016 NASC National High School Advisor of the Year competition.


Teacher of the Year

Mr. Brian White

Allegany Teacher of the Year


Brian White, National Board Certified Teacher, received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Frostburg State University in 1995.  He teaches AP U.S. History, AP Human Geography, and Historical Research Methods at his alma mater, Allegany High School.  Brian created the Historical Research Methods course, inspiring other state models and receiving national recognition.  He serves as the Assistant Band Director and the Mock Trial coach.  Brian was the recipient of the Maryland History Teacher of the Year Award in 2005, the Maryland International Reading Association Council Print and Media Award in 2007, and was recognized as a Maryland Gifted and Talented Educator of Excellence in 2010.  

"I believe that my role as an educator is to be an advocate for my students and make available to them the best learning experience possible.  Most successful educators work in cooperation with each other, as well as with the greater community, resulting in the development of students that can exceed all expectations." - Brian White


Jenna Puffinburger to Represent Student Council at Board of Education

The Allegany County Association of Student Councils recently elected Jenna Puffinburger as the non-voting student member of the board of education. Jenna feels that she is well qualified for this position because of her leadership experience and people skills. Jenna is involved in a number of organizations at Allegany High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Maryland Association of Student Councils, where she is also the charity coordinator. In addition, she will be the senior class secretary and the historian of Future Business Leaders of America.


2015-2016 Student Government and Class Officers Elected

Congratulations to next year’s student government officers: Kaitlyn Kauffman, president; Jenna Gregory, vice president; Jade Enright, secretary; Zach Sterne, treasurer; Grace Bryan, historian; and Nick Warnick, public relations.
Senior class officers include: president, Thorne Lindsey; vice president, Jonathon Frank; secretary, Jenna Puffinburger; treasurer, Alyssa O’Neal; and historian, Christian Reynard.
Junior class officers include: president, Jared Klemm; vice president, Autumn Holt; secretary, Daniel Records; treasurer, Sean Wade; and historian, Issak Glasser.
Sophomore class officers include: president, Melissa Magraph; vice president, Evan Hostetler; secretary, Umailla Fatima; treasurer, Clay Hoover; historian, Andrew Beck, and public relations, Deven Faulkner.



Decorating for Prom
Students who are planning to decorate for the prom must bring in a parent permission form and submit it to Mrs. Twigg by Thursday, May 7.

Teacher Appreciation Day
Tuesday, May 5, is Teacher Appreciation Day. Let your teachers know you appreciate them every day.

YMCA Basketball Tournament
The YMCA is sponsoring a 3 on 3 men’s and women’s basketball tournament May 8-10. Contact the Riverside YMCA for more information.

After Prom Tickets Being Sold
After Prom tickets will be available at the school store each morning before school. The After Prom will be held at the school after the prom from 12 midnight until 5:30 a.m. Come join the fun and have many chances to win a variety of prices. Tickets are $5 each.

History Day Winners to Compete at Nationals
Congratulations to Tatum Logsdon and Cooper Hostetler for receiving special awards at the Maryland History Day for African American history and science, technology, engineering, and math. Evan Hostetler, Kobe Bosley, Andrew Beck, and Jesse Galub placed second for their exhibition on The Manhattan Project. They will compete at the national level in June.

Upward Bound Accepting Applications
Frostburg State University’s Upward Bound Program is accepting applications. It is a federally funded, pre-college program designed to encourage and motivate qualified students in pursuing a college education. There is no cost to participants. For more information, contact the Upward Bound office at 301-0687-4994, or see Mrs. Slider in guidance.

Summer School Information
Summer school information is now on the county’s website. Recovery Summer School is only for students attending the CCTE next year or for upcoming seniors. Original Credit Summer School is being offered in physical education, health, and personal finance. Attendance Summer School is for students with excessive absences. Applications and money should be sent to Mrs. Marsha Miller at the Board of Education.


Congratulations to those who ran for office.

Next year’s Student Council President is: Kaitlyn Kauffman,
Vice President, Jenna Gregory; Secretary, Jade Enright; Treasurer, Zach Sterne; Historian, Grace Bryan;
Public Relations, Nick Warnick.

The Senior class President is Thorne Lindsey,
Vice President, Jonathon Frank; Secretary, Jenna Puffinburger; Treasurer, Alyssa O’Neal; and Historian, Christian Reynard.

Junior class President is Jared Klemm,
Vice President, Autumn Holt; Secretary, Daniel Records; Treasurer, Sean Wade; Historian, Issak Glasser.

The Sophomore class is President Melissa Magraph,
Vice President, Evan Hostetler; Secretary, Umailla Fatima; Treasurer, Clay Hoover; Historian, Andrew Beck; and Public Relations, Deven Faulkner.

Student Council Meeting
There will be a student council meeting on Monday, May 11. All newly elected officers and anyone interested in becoming a student council member or senator must attend.

Student Links

>>Yearbook Purchase
>>Yearbook Registration

>>Allegany ALUMNI Website



MONDAY, April 27
Student Government Speeches
Softball vs. Fort Hill, Home,
4:30 PM
Baseball vs. Fort Hill, Away, 4:00 PM
JV Baseball vs. Fort Hill, Home, 4:30 PM
Track "Western Maryland Meet", Home, 4:00 PM
Tennis vs. Southern, Home, 4:00 PM

TUESDAY, April 28
Student Government Elections
Achievement Awards Banquet at the Fairgrounds, 6:30 PM
Softball vs. Keyser, Home,
4:00 PM
JV Softball vs. Mountain Ridge, Away, 4:30 PM
Tennis vs. Hyndman (Boys Only), Home, 4:00 PM
Baseball vs. Hyndman, Away, 4:30 PM

Envirothon at Rocky Gap
Baseball vs. Fort Hill, Away, 4:00 PM

THURSDAY, April 30
Government Field Trip to Philadelphia
Baseball vs. Hancock, Home, 4:30 PM

Friday, May 1
Academic Endowment Committee Meeting 12:00 PM
Senior Obligations Due
Jazz Band at the Apple Bottom Festival, Winchester, VA
Baseball vs. Mountain Ridge, Away, 4:30 PM
JV Baseball vs. Mountain Ridge, Home, 4:30 PM
Softball vs. Mountain Ridge, Home, 4:30 PM

SAT Testing at Allegany,
7:30 AM
Tumbling Exhibition in the Gymnasium (Set Up), 8:00 AM

Tumbling Exhibition in the Gymnasium, 5:30

Detention Hall   
April 13, Mrs. Ditto
April 14-15, Mrs. Edwards


 Preparing all students for tomorrow’s challenges – life, college, career




Allegany Overruns Hyndman

Thanks to Cameron Bratton’s ten strikeouts and three RBI’s along with Carson Imes’ four RBI’s Allegany prevailed over Hyndman. Allegany wins again with a score of 9, 0.


ALCO Softball Prevails Against Keyser

Thanks to Kyleigh Sellers two-run home run Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Allegany prevails over Keyser. Along with Tarryn Logsdon, Carly McKenzie, Maddie Leighty, Chanel Porter, Autumn Holt, and Tori Bohrer’s hits, giving Allegany wins a score of 7, 2.


Darquell Jessie Named Player of the Year


Darquell Jessie, who helped lead Allegany to five team championships, another 20+ win season and another trip to the Maryland state tournament, has been voted the Cumberland Times-News player of the year by area head coaches.
Jessie, a 6’ 3” senior forward, was also the Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference player of the year and is a two-time first team All-Area, All-AMAC, and All City.


ACPS Holds 26th Annual Envirothon Competition

1st place

12 High School Teams Competed; Allegany’s “Ash Kickers” Take 1st Place

Allegany County Public Schools hosted the 26th Annual Envirothon Competition on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Rocky Gap State Park. Twelve teams from Allegany, Fort Hill and Mountain Ridge High Schools participated in this year’s event. Allegany County’s competition includes five stations: forestry, wildlife, aquatics, soils, and a current environmental issue.

Allegany High School’s team, “Ash Kickers”, placed first in the event with 427 points and will now have the opportunity to represent Allegany County at the 2015 Maryland Envirothon to be held at St. Mary’s College May 17-18, 2015. Members of team “Ash Kickers” included Walker Magrath, Emily Alderson, Garrett Spence, Grant Hoover, and Connor Mooney. Alan Hammond is Allegany’s Envirothon advisor.


Allegany Students Win at State FBLA Competition

Thorne Lindsey and Carter Willetts Advance to Nationals in Chicago, Illinois

Future Business Leaders of America of Allegany High School attended the state conference at Hunt Valley on April 23-25, 2015. Students who had won at their regional level participated in state competitions, attended leadership workshops, listened to motivational speakers, and networked with other business leaders throughout the state. Students who placed in the top three in their respective events at the state level are eligible to represent Maryland in competition at the national level this summer in Chicago, Illinois. Allegany students who will represent Maryland include Thorne Lindsey in Insurance and Risk Management, and Carter Willetts in Business Calculations.
Other students who received certificates for placing in the top ten are:

4th place – Jonathan Frank, Brett McIntyre and Christian Reynard – Management Decision Making

4th place - Clarissa Mason, Caeley McCaugh and Bella Zornes – Social Media Campaign

4th place - Ethan Helmstetter, Community Service Project

5th place - Joey King and Shannon Gray, Desktop Publishing

6th place - Zach Hungerford, Zac Lee, Tyler Lancaster – Website Design

8th place - Kaitlyn Seuse, Sabrina Upole, and Alyssa O’Neal – Entrepreneurship

8th place - Alyssa Manges and Emma Helmstetter – Management Decision Making

9th place - Garrett Kesner, Accounting

9th place - Paige Kreiling, Emily Willetts, Morgan Winner – Public Service Announcement

Also attending the conference was: Jacob Santmyire, Danielle Foye, Ryan Campbell, Issac Glasser, and Sean Wade, Evan Bennett, and Lucas Smearman.


Allegany Senior Activities

Welcome Home Awards Voting

Babst Award Voting For All Around Senior Boy Athlete
Faherty Award Voting For All Around Senior Girl Athlete

Senior Obligations payment will be cash only from this date.

Senior Prom at the Windsor Castle from 8 to 11 PM
Cost: $15 Per Person/$25 Couple
After Prom in the Gymnasium 12 to 5:30 AM
Cost: $10 per person/$15 couple

Baccalaureate Ceremony in the Auditorium at 7 PM

Traditional "Dress-up" Day
Senior Luncheon in the Cafeteria
Seniors Must Pay Cashe Dues in Order to Attend the Senior Luncheon

Senior Locker Clean-Outand Inspection

Class Picture (Auditorium 8:40 AM)
Senior Brunch (Cafeteria 9:00 AM)
Seniors Must Pay Cash Dues in Order to Attend the Senior Luncheon

Senior Graduation Practice in Gym at 9:15 AM
Report Cards Will be Distributed
Graduation Will be in the Gymnasium at 7 PM
All Seniors Report by 6 PM - Be Ready in Cap and Gown by 6:30 PM for the Processional.

History of Allegany

Allegany High School was initially a secondary education school held on Maryland Avenue. The school had many different locations including the building on Greene Street, which was used as a combined middle/high school until the spring of 1926. At that time, the building now known as Allegany High School had been completed and was prepared to accept Greene Street’s high school students. Middle school students remained on Greene Street until the school later burned down in 1932. “Camp Hill,” the site of the present day Allegany, was a federal army camp during the Civil War.

The “Camper” mascot is a source of much confusion. Many think the name refers to Campobello, a Shawnee Indian Tribe camp, from which the federal army took their name during the Civil War. This, however, is a misconception. The most widely accepted theory is that Civil War General Lewis Wallace and his men began calling the site that during their time here. The word Campobello in fact does not appear in any Native American language and is derived from Latin, meaning “camp of war”.

Allegany High School, with an enrollment of approximately 800 students, focuses on student achievement and success in all areas of education through a combined effort of students, faculty, staff, home, and community. The class of 2008 marked an important milestone for Allegany: the students were the 120th class to graduate from the long-standing institution.

Vision/Mission Statements

Allegany High School


Education must be a cooperative effort involving the student, the teacher, the home, the school, and the community. Recognizing that the student must be the focal point of our education program, we must instill a desire for learning and create a learning environment in which the student can learn and develop according to ability and interest. The curriculum must emphasize life skills, preparation for continuing education, and preparation for employment to enable our students to become responsible citizens and enjoy a productive life. The school must ensure an atmosphere that will promote learning through the cooperative effort of staff, students, family, and community working together.

Preparing all students for tomorrow’s challenges – life, college, and career