Ephrata AM 1-9-19






Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Wednesday Jan 9. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




The Ephrata Chess team earned their 5th win for the season bringing their record to 5 and 2.  They won their away match yesterday 4 to 1, against Manheim Township. Ian Dissinger won on board 1,  Zeke Jones won on board 2, Hunter Brendle won on board 4, Presley Clark won on board 5, Marcos Maure and JJ Mays won on board 8. The team is looking forward to Thursday’s home match against the Hempfield Knights.


Need a new year’s resolution? Want to start a hobby that can make you money, boost your memory, and build confidence? Come try your hand at knitting in the library after school for free on January 10 or 15.


Attention Ski & Snowboard Club:  There will NOT be a Bear Creek trip this Thursday.  No snow – no skiing or boarding.  😞  We’ll add another trip in February to make up for this one.


Also – please be sure to get your $65 final bus payment in to Ms. Brimhall or Mr. Shortuse.  Thanks for the payments already received.






A Russian lawyer who famously attended a meeting with top Trump campaign aides in 2016 has been charged in a separate obstruction of justice case. Natalya Veselnitskaya is accused of fabricating evidence while working to defend a Russian company in 2013. Prevezon Holdings was accused of participating in a tax fraud scheme that laundered $230m. Officials have confirmed she is now wanted by the US Attorney’s Office in New York.


In other news,


A total of 73 previously unrecorded varieties of apples and pears believed to be unique to Wales have been discovered by researchers. About 200 trees were DNA-tested in the two-year project to find, catalogue and preserve new varieties. Some have been propagated and are now being grown in 13 community orchards around Wales. The lottery funded project was run by the University of South Wales and the Welsh Perry & Cider Society.


On this day in history,in 1768 the first modern cicrus is staged. Took place in London.



Now over to  with lunch






The swim teams were in action last night against Manheim Central. Both teams came away with victories: The boys won 102-54, while the girls won 125-36.


On the boys side, Colby Simes, Thomas McGillan, and Kyle Emmerling each won two individual events. Colby won the 200 free and 100 butterfly, Thomas won the 50 free and 100 backstroke, and Kyle won the 100 free and 100 breaststroke. Sam Risser picked up a win in the 200 IM, and Nathan Kimmel won the 500 freestyle. The medley relay team of Kyle Emmerling, Thomas McGillan, Payton Miller, and Sam Risser, the 200 free relay team of Kyle Emmerling, Nathan Kimmel, Sam Risser, and Colby Simes, and the 400 free relay team of Payton Miller, Thatcher Eby, Thomas McGillan, and Colby Simes were all victorious.


On the girls side, 6 different girls won an individual event to lead the girls team. Faith Hershberger won the 200 freestyle, Alyssa Fedorshak won the 200 IM, Anya Emmerling won the 100 butterfly, Mary Campbell won the 500 freestyle, Maddy Fritz won the 100 backstroke, and Kierra Parsons won the 100 breaststroke. The medley relay team of Alex Kwiatkowski, Mary Campbell, Anya Emmerling, and Nashalee Morales, the 200 free relay team of Skylar Zandy, Olivia Gordon, Kierra Parsons, and Alyssa Fedorshak, and the 400 free relay team of Mary Campbell, Maddy Fritz, Ciara Deemer, and Kierra Parsons were all victorious.


Come out to the Rec on Thursday at 4 as the swim teams take on Cocalico.


yesterday, in sports, boys basketball  lost 55-46 vs Warwick, and girls basketball won a close one 38-37 at Warwick.


In rifle action,

Ephrata defeated Conestoga Valley 496-492


Top Shooters:

Joshua Potts  100 1 center

Seth Wright  99 2 centers

Nicole Johnson  99 1 center

Brianna Bowers  99

Jada Rojas  99


Today wrestling is away at Lebanon


Now for the thought of the day!




Tired of walking in the COLD, SNOW, and RAIN from your car to the school?  Tired of searching for a new parking spot EVERYDAY?   There are FOUR premiere parking spots up for grabs.  This will be your reserved spot for ALL of 3rd Marking Period!!!  Stop by Room 129 or Room 101 for your opportunity to win the spot.  Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10.