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

Jennifer Sagal





Please excuse the following students at 11:15 on Monday to attend the senior citizen prom. They will be gone the rest of the day.
Madison McKay
Jocelyn Weston
Nick Warnick
Coleton Furlow
Delanie Blubaugh
Ellie Ness
Johnathan Toothaker

Dr. Cox will be visiting classrooms on Tuesday, April 25th from 8-11 AM.



Student Links

>>Yearbook Purchase
>>Yearbook Registration

>>Allegany ALUMNI Website




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


The Allegany High School Drama Club will be presenting Fiddler on the Roof with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein. The show will be presented on April 27 th  through April 29th at 7 pm and April 30 th  at 2pm. 

Fiddler on the Roof is based on a series of stories by Sholem Aleichem, entitled Tevye’s Daughters.

A story set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, around Tevye, (Tai Bauman) the father of 5 daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family';s lives. He must cope with the strong-willed actions of his three oldest daughters: Tzeitel (Payton Chronister), Hodel (Autumn Holt), and Chava (Sierra Golden) as they explore a life beyond tradition. The cast is made up of students from Allegany High School and Braddock Middle School.

The show is under the direction of Mrs. JackieWadsworth with choreography by Shannon Warner of Dixon Dance Studio. The orchestra is directed by Mr. Brian Plitnik.

Rod Horning, Robert Courtney, and Paul Chiarenza are set designers with help from artistic designers Reid and KathySmith. Costuming is under the direction of Julie Courtney.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Senior

Citizens may receive a discount on the Sunday performance with tickets at $8.

Tickets are available at The Book Center on the Downtown Cumberland Mall, the Allegany High School lobby, or by calling 301-722- 4813. Tickets will also be available at the door each evening.

Donations for Jane`s place, Inc., a child advocacy center will also be accepted.



April and May



Monday April 10 Senior Class Meeting – Auditorium 9:30 AM

Tuesday April 18 Ralph R. Webster Memorial Award voting – ballots in Grade 12 English classes.

Wednesday April 19 Welcome Home Awards voting- ballots in Grade 12 English classes.

Friday April 21 Babst Award voting for All-Around Senior Boy Athlete during English class


Faherty Award voting for All-Around Senior Girl Athlete during English class


BOE “Participation in Graduation” form due to main office

Friday April 28 Senior Obligations payment will be cash only from this date.

Saturday May 13 Senior Prom at the Windsor Castle from 8 to 11 PM

Cost: $15 per person/$25 Couple

Tuesday May 16 Traditional “Dress-Up” Day

Senior Luncheon in the Cafeteria

(Seniors must pay class dues in order to attend the Senior Luncheon)

Thursday May 18 Senior Locker Clean-Out and Inspection


Class Picture (Auditorium 8:40 AM)) & Senior Brunch (Cafeteria 9:00 AM)

(Seniors must pay class dues in order to attend the Senior Brunch)

Sunday May 21 Baccalaureate @ Cresaptown United Methodist Church 7:00 PM

Tuesday May 23 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.

If you wish to participate in graduation, it is required that you ATTEND PRACTICE. If you do not attend the practice, this will be considered an indication that you do not wish to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Practice will be held on TUESDAY, May 23rd from 9:15 – 11:30 AM

Report to the Gymnasium.











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.