Allegany High School

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

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Kristian Robinette Honored as Exceptional Student Athlete

Wendy’s High School Heisman program has recognized Allegany High School senior, Kristian Robinette, as a School Winner. The program highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. Each school winner will receive a certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman patch.
“These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence,” said Allegany principal, Mike Calhoun. “We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work.”
Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases.
For more information or to track a student’s progress throughout the competition, visit


Allegany Teacher of the Year

Tamarra L. Edwards

Tamarra L. Edwards received her Masters of Education Degree from Frostburg State University in 2008. Tammy received her undergraduate degree in 1981 in Business Administration from Frostburg State University and certification in business education from Shippensburg State University in 1982. She teaches Personal Finance, Web Design I and II, and Computer Literacy at Allegany High School. Tammy is a member of the Maryland FBLA State Board of Directors, and advisor to the Allegany High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter. She was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Maryland Outstanding Advisor Award and represented Maryland at the 2015 FBLA National Leadership Conference.

"I believe that my role as an educator is to be a strong proponent for my students and avail to them a positive learning experience that is enriching and worthwhile. I want the students to walk away from my class with a passion for learning and knowledge they will use throughout their lives. My goal as an educator is to pass on knowledge and give students the tools and skills to use knowledge effectively in society.




Allegany High School Drama Club Announces Fall Show

The Allegany High School Drama Club will be performing a Camper Cabaret entitled “Radio Edition Then and Now” on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, November 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Allegany High School Teacher Attends First-Ever White House Frontiers Conference

Allegany High School senior, Nathan Bruck, recently nominated his AP Statistics teacher and Robotics Club advisor, Dennis Dennison, to attend the first-ever White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University and co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.



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MONDAY, November 7
Field Trip to Falling Waters & Flight 93 Memorial
Field Trip to Philadelphia
Driver’s Education in Room 146 (M-TH)                                       3:00 PM
Girls’ Basketball Open Gym                                                                 3:00 PM
MPSSAA Volleyball Section Semifinal
Allegany vs. Northern                                     Away                6:00 PM       
TUESDAY, November 8                  “Election Day”
Schools & Offices Closed
MPSSAA B&G Soccer Regional Finals                                                 TBA

WEDNESDAY, November 9
Report Card Distributed
All-County Choir @ Fort Hill
West Virginia University in the Library                                             10:45 AM
Girls’ Basketball Open Gym                                                                 3:00 PM
MPSSAA Volleyball Section Final                                                         TBA

THURSDAY, November 10
AM Activity Period
All-County Choir Concert @ Fort Hill                                                 7:00 PM
Girls’ Basketball Open Gym                                                                 3:00 PM

FRIDAY, November 11                   “Veterans Day”
            ASVAB Career Exploration Presentations in the Library (Grades 11-12)
MPSSAA Football Region Semifinals                                                    TBA
MPSSAA Volleyball Region Final                                                          TBA
MPSSAA B&G Soccer Semifinals                                                          TBA

SATURDAY, November 12
            MPSSAA Football Region Semifinals                                                    TBA
MPSSAA Cross County Finals @ Hereford HS                                     TBA

SUNDAY, November 13
Dixon Dance Studio in the Auditorium “Christmas for Kids”          12:00 PM                                           

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




41 New Members Meet High Standards of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character

Forty-one junior and senior students from Allegany High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society (NHS) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. They joined 37 current senior members who were inducted last year. Conducting the school-wide ceremony were Kristian Robinette, President; Cooper Willetts, Vice-President; Emily Wright, Secretary/Historian; and Alexis Pfeiffer, Treasurer.
New members meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character were selected by a committee of faculty members following an extensive paperwork and verification process. Seniors inducted were: William Baxter, Tharon Black, Briana Brode, Nicholas Crawford, Jasmine Hammond, Sawyer Jenkins, Alexis Livingood, Craig Offutt, Bryer Saville, and Skylar Spence.
Juniors inducted were: Andrew Beck, Delanie Blubaugh, Kelsie Burkett, Morgan Chaney, Allyson Crowe, Brody Evix, Umailla Fatima, Benjamin Fiscus, Emily Fradiska, Madeline Frank, Jesse Golub, Noah Helmstetter, Eli Hofacker, Clay Hoover, Evan Hostetler, Grace Hutcherson, Alexis Lashbaugh, Grace Lawrence, Tattum Logsdon, Rylan Lutz, Phoebbe Macaraig, Melissa Magrath, Andrew Martin, Jayna Michael, Julia Moore, Logan O'Neal, Christopher Palasik, Caroline Reid, Madeline Santmyire, Addison Stroup, and Lyssa Wilhelm.
Current senior members, inducted last year, also participated in the ceremony. These students were: Denise Adams, Haley Beck, Abigail Bloom, Rebekah Book, Abby Brauer, Nathan Bruck, Syndnee DeShong, Triston Eirich, Markayia Foster, Natalie Gray, Elizabeth Helle, Emma Helmstetter, Autumn Holt, James Kealey, Shyann King, Jared Klemm, Kaden Lohr, Alyssa Mangus, Brandon McCloskey, Erin Michael, Nicholas Miller, Nicole Morral, Margaret Neidhart-Shiver, Alexis Pfeiffer, Chanel Porter, Sean Rhodes, Kristian Robinette, Anastasia Simpson, Zachary Sterne, Samantha Summers, Jacob VanMeter, Sean Wade, Nicholas Warnick, Cooper Willetts, Brett Winterberg, Emily Wright, and Mason Yacuboski.
The keynote speaker for the ceremony, chosen by the NHS members, was Tamara Edwards, Allegany High School’s teacher of the year. The other speakers for the ceremony were Michael Calhoun, Principal of Allegany High School, and Dr. David Cox, Superintendent of Allegany County Public Schools. President Kristian Robinette stated, “On behalf of the membership, I congratulate the inductees and thank the speakers, school staff, guests, and advisors Dr. Lori Brown and Dr. Kay Sheehe.” The Faculty Council at Allegany High School includes James Bucy, Betsy Geiger, Debra Slider, and Kevin Wallace.
The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in three-fourths of the nation’s high schools and, since 1921 millions of students have been selected for membership. The Allegany High School Chapter, now in its 63rd year, originated in 1954. Thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Each participating chapter develops bylaws, which must be approved by the NASSP.

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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 670 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.