Ephrata AM 12-11-20

5 MIN FILLER

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INTRO

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Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Friday December 11. Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.

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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO

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This is an announcement that the Gay-Straight Alliance will be restarting today under new leadership. The club meeting will be in room 112 until 3:30. This club is open to everyone and we hope to see you there

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2020’s been quite a year, right? Now, you have the opportunity to leave your mark for future generations so they can get a taste of what 2020 was. On Thursday during Mountaineer Block, we will be creating items to add to a time capsule (to be opened several years from now) that showcases some of the differences this year brought for us. Have something you would like to add? Maybe a photo, a concert program, a newspaper article? Bring it in on Thursday December 17 to your homeroom. Thanks for making this mark on history!

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And now over to ____________ with the news

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NEWS INTRO

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In today’s news the FDA has recommended to approve the Pfizer vaccine in the US. A 23 man panel met yesterday to discuss the vaccine and they came to the conclusion that the benefits outweigh the costs. The vaccine still needs to be formally approved by the FDA’s vaccine chief, which is expected in the coming days. Alex Azar, the US health secretary, said that we could have the vaccine within days and could be giving it to the most vulnerable by next week. Pfizer plans to have 6.4 million doses ready for its first rollout for the US.

Also in the news, Governor Wolf has made another round of temporary closures on certain indoor activities including dining and extracurriculars such as sports. The ban goes into effect on Saturday and extends until Jan 4. He has repeatedly asked Pennsylvanians to limit contact with anyone outside their immediate household. It will be 2 weeks until we can notice a shift in infection rates so let’s hope that this can drop rates enough till the vaccine roll-outs can help.

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Now to the juniors with the lunch

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LUNCH VIDEO

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SPORTS INTRO

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Eagles coach Doug Peterson has chosen to start backup quarterback Jalen Hurts over Carson Wentz for this Sunday’s matchup against the 10-2 Saints. The Steelers will be playing the Bills on Sunday night football.

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Now back to the main desk

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Attention All Students!!

The EHS Theatre Program has now begun to accept video submissions for thier upcoming spring musical production of “Guys and Dolls”. Starting Friday, Dec 11th thru Wednesday, Dec 16th any student interested in auditioning should review the audition information which include selected song and monologue on the Guys and Dolls Schoology Group.

There you will find all the materials needed for your audition.  You may use the access code BHVJ-2GZD-TCP9W to login to this group. Please note there will be callbacks by invitations only. The show is scheduled for March of 2021.

All are welcome to audition. No experience necessary. Please email Mr. Gonzalez or Mrs. Umholtz if you have any questions.

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Tis the season episodes 3 & 4 are now available for streaming on the Ephrata AM YouTube channel! Who will win?  Ms. Brimhall or Mrs. Ludwig? Watch today with your whole homeroom during ACT!

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Only 8 school days till holiday break!

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Have a great day Ephrata!

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