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Stroudsburg High Schools promotional Flyer for the King of Hearts dance.
SENIORS! Prepare for King of Hearts and senior superlative voting
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • January 26, 2024

As the King of Heart's Dance draws near, take a look at the senior superlative and prepare to vote for your KOH nominees on Monday during homeroom! The...

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If you need tutoring, please join the Google Classroom so we can match you up with someone to help you. (Logo credit: NHS)
NHS Peer Tutoring
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • November 20, 2023

If you need tutoring, please join the Google Classroom so we can match you up with someone to help you. Please fill out the Google Form on Google...

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Poetry Out Loud Contest gives out a prize of $20,000 to the winner! (Logo credit: Poetry Out Loud)
Poetry Out Loud Contest
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • November 16, 2023

Check out Poetry Out Loud, see Ms. Griswold, room C125 to get more information.

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Denzel Key, 12, at the free throw line during Stroudsburgs 58-41 win over Dieruff on December 22nd, 2023. 
Photo taken by Danielle Ramstine.
Stroudsburg one win away from State Tournament
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • February 29, 2024

Stroudsburg fell to Parkland High School, 50-38, in the District 11 semifinals Wednesday night at William Allen High School in Allentown, PA. Micaiah 'Meeks' Brown, 12,...

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Anna Kirby poses for a picture after beating her second record of the season.
Anna Kirby breaks a second school record for the season
Georgie English, Staff writer • February 27, 2024

  Then, just last week, Kirby broke another record at The Last Chance swim meet on Saturday, Feb. 17, "Kirby break school record".  Kirby set the record for...

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Jacob Bajek, 11, takes on competitors at EPC competition on February 8th, 2024.
Chess team rallies at 2024 EPC Competition
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024

The Stroudsburg chess team sent its varsity roster to the Chess Eastern Pennslyvania Conference (EPC) competition on Thursday, Feb. 8. The team's varsity roster consists of...

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Anna Kirby breaks Stroudsburg Swim school record

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Georgie English
Anna Kirby swimming in a meet for Stroudsburg High School

Anna Kirby, 11, breaks the school record in the team meet at Northampton on Jan. 30.

Before Tuesday night the Stroudsburg High School record for the 100-meter freestyle was 54.43 seconds. The record was held by Alex Burns in 2013. Kirby beat that time by  0.46 seconds securing the record time of 53.97.

Stroudsburg student, Anna Kirby, after beating the school record at Northampton. (Georgie English)

Kirby says, “I hope to keep progressing in the future.” 

Kirby has been working on this goal since her sophomore year of swimming. She has shown tremendous progress since starting, especially over this season.

Kirby was nominated for Pocono Record’s Athlete of the Week during the week of Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, 2024. She stole the first-place spot with over 56.87% of the votes among the other three nominations. She gained nearly six hundred votes alone.

After Kirby’s freshman year of swimming, she decided to dedicate herself and focus on swimming all year round. Kirby has made personal best times in all eight individual events this year.

She and Coach William Conklyn are hoping she will beat a few more school records and to also earn a spot on the podium at districts.

Along with Kirby, “The team as a whole has been showing improvements over the entire season and the coaches are excited to see what they can do in our last few meets over the next four weeks”, says Coach Conklyn.

Stroudsburg High School varsity swimmers, Elizabeth Eberz (left) and Anna Kirby (right). (Georgie English)
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