Allegany High School

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



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.







Bookstore Health Snacks


All healthy food snacks are 50 cents and all drinks are 75 cents beginning June 1, 2015

Summer School Information

Summer school information is now on the county’s website. The policy and rules have changed, so please read carefully. Three types of summer school classes are being offered:

• Recovery Summer School is only for students attending the Career Center next year or juniors going to be seniors. Students can earn up to 2 credits, starting June 22. Cost is $100.00.

• Original credit for students who wish to take the following courses for the first time: Physical Education, Health, and/or Personal Finance. The cost for PE is $350.00 and for Health and Personal Finance is $150.00.

• Attendance summer school for students with excessive absences, the cost is free.
Applications (which will be on the web shortly) and money should be sent to Mrs. Marsha Miller at the Board of Education.

Student Links

>>Yearbook Purchase
>>Yearbook Registration

>>Allegany ALUMNI Website


Monday, June 1

- Arrowette Tryouts in the Gymnasium 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 2

- Faculty Meeting in the Library 2:55 p.m.
- Girls' Basketball Open Gym 3:00 p.m
- Arrowette Tryouts 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3

- Arrowette Tryouts 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 4

- STARS Breakfast in the Cafeteria 8:00 a.m.
- Arrowette Tryouts 5:00 p.m.

Friday, June 5

- Academic Endowment Committee in the Library 12:00 p.m.
- Girls' Basketball Open Gym 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 6

- SAT Testing at Allegany 7:30 a.m.

Monday, June 8

- Locker Inspection & Clean-Out 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9

-Last Day for Students / Three-Hour Early Dismissal
-Girls' Basketball Open Gym (Also June 11) 3:00 p.m.
-Volleyball Middle School Camp in the Gymnasium (June 9-11) 6:00 p.m.

The Gymnasium will be closed from June 12 to June 28

Detention Hall
-June 1-2: Mrs. Saku
-June 3-4: Mr. Santilli
-June 8: Mrs. Stewart


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





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




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.



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