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2020 Track Information Packet


02/05/2020: EJHS IS SO PROUD OF YOU!

The American Legion Post 298 of Mifflintown would like to announce the winners of The Pennsylvania American Legion 2020 “Local” Essay Contest for 6th -8th grade students. The title of the essay was “What Is Your Favorite School Activity and Why?”

The Winners are 1st place winner, Jolene Kauffman, $50.00, money prize, 2nd place winner, Nadia Huffnagle, $25.00 money prize, 3rd place winner Jeremy Zeigler, $15.00 money prize, and 4th place winner Addy Beaston, $10.00 money prize.

Essays were judged on proper English structure, accuracy, extent of information, and originality. Essays were at least 500 words and not more than 1,000. Miss Arleigh Nace, a Language Arts teacher at East Juniata High School assisted the students.

Photo: left to right, Miss Nace, Jolene Kauffman, Nadia Huffnagle, Jeremy Zeigler, Addy Beaston, and Sue Shelley, President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298, who presented the money prizes and certificates.

The American Legion Post 298 of Mifflintown would also like to announce their 2020 Essay Contest Winner for the PA American Legion 85th Annual Essay Contest for grades 9-12 — Paige Smith, a senior from East Juniata High School. The essay title was “Does The U.S. Military Receive The Respect They Deserve?”

The essay was at least 500 words and not more than 1000 words. Essays were judged on proper English structure, accuracy, extent of information and originality. The Local American Legion Post will sent her essay on to District American Legion Essay Chairperson, then to Inter-District Essay Coordinator, then to the Sectional Vice Chairperson, and then on to the Pennsylvania Department Essay Chairperson. On April 24, 2020, the Department Essay Chairperson will select this year’s Department of PA Essay Winner. First place winner will be awarded $3,000.00, a plaque, and a trip to the PA American Legion Convention in July.

Last year, Paige’s essay went to the second District Chairperson. Paige received a money prize of $50.00. Paige is the daughter of Carol and Bryan Smith.

Photo: EJ Senior, Paige Smith

Thank you to all the students that participated.


11/21/19: Congratulations to EJHS’s Katelyn Baker, who entered the competition for 2019’s Holiday Cookbook Publication through the Lewistown Sentinel. She won the contest, with her entry for Pumpkin pie! Go here to read more, and to find her delicious recipe! Congratulations, Katelyn!


11/21/19: Parents: Please feel free to use the attendance/excuse email account to send in your child’s excuse.


11/19/19: Mrs. Trent’s ELA 8 class participated in a VFW sponsored youth essay competition in October. The students each wrote an expressive essay in response to this year’s essay prompt: What makes America great? The top six essays were selected and submitted to the local VFW chapter of Mifflintown for judging. The results were as follows:

1st Place: Trent Robinson; prize $150
2nd Place: Addison Benner; prize $100
3rd Place: Sophia Trent; prize $50

Honorable mentions were as follows:
Cole Brubaker, Ellyn Heister, and Kyle Olinger; prize $25 each


The EJ Boys Golf team finished 6th in the state for AAA Boys Golf at the PIAA team match on Wednesday at Heritage Hill Golf Resort. Leading the way was Tanner Barth with a team low score of 83 and Will Orwig with a score of 85. Max Lauver shot 90 and Caleb Kirk shot 100.
Congratulations to the team on this accomplishment.





The Grace Period ended on 10/07/19 for carry over status from 2018-2019 school year.  If you did not do a new application, you need to do one online at immediately.

El Período de Gracia terminó el 10/07/19 para el estatus de prórroga del año escolar 2018-2019.  Si no hizo una nueva solicitud, debe hacer una en línea en inmediatamente.

In addition, you can keep track of how much money is in your child’s meal account, as well as add money to the account by going to or by downloading the MySchoolBucks App for free from Google Play or the App Store.

If you need assistance with either of these websites or creating accounts, please contact Kathy Gilson, Food Services Director, at (717)-436-2111, x5015.


PSAT Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for the PSAT are open! The cost is $17. The PSAT is a great way to see how you would do on the SAT without committing to the cost and sending scores to a college/university. Sign up with Ms. Straub or Mrs. Sperlich.


2019-2020 Senior Information Packet

EJHS’s 2019-2020 Student Handbook


  • Shirley Symmerman has three first place medals and a third place medal for her participation in the Academic Pentathlon this year. She’ll be competing in Nationals this year, representing Pennsylvania as an individual in Nashville, Tennessee. Congrats, Shirley! We are PROUD of you!


  • EJHS wishes to thank our very own Karen Beasom, who is retiring, for her many years of excellent service to our community. WE WILL MISS YOU.


  • 10/2018 — Congratulations to Ethan Jamison (shown below with Ag teacher, Mr. McLaughlin) as he took the rank of National Silver Medalist in the National Semifinals in Extemporaneous Speech, for FFA! CONGRATS, ETHAN!!!


  • 10/2018 — Congratulations to Hailey Swartz on 100 soccer goals! We are TIGER PROUD of you!


  • 05/2018 — East Juniata is proud of our High School Seniors who are joining the military! From left to right: Alec French — Navy, Hunter Shetter — Army National Guard, and Blake Sheaffer — Navy. They were presented a Pocket Bible, a Pocket Flag, a patriotic bookmark, and a Poppy from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 of Mifflintown. Sue Shelley, President of the Auxiliary, gave the Seniors their gift bags.

  • EJHS is proud to announce the newest members to our NJHS!



  • Our students continue to incorporate new technology in our classrooms! Students in seventh grade at EJHS used an app called Stop Motion to animate the process of mitosis. This particular animation was made by Anna Shaffer, Drew Smith and Aaron Kanagy.

  • Our Art Classes have been busy getting ready for snow!  


  • If you missed our Financial Aid Night on the 14th, go here to see a presentation of the facts presented: PHEAA Presentation. Scholarships are being updated on our Scholarship page as they arrive!