Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday Feb 11, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.
Attention Juniors: Millersville University will be hosting a College Fair on Thursday March 14th . This fair attracts approximately 100 different colleges, universities, and trade school representatives. This is a great opportunity for 11th graders to interact with and learn about different colleges. The itinerary includes; attending the college fair, having lunch in the Millersville dining hall, and taking a campus tour.
If you are interested in attending, please print out a field trip permission packet. Space is limited, so don’t delay!
The Counseling Office is looking for 6 9th grade students to nominate to attend the HOBY Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW). This workshop will be held Saturday March 23rd from 9:30 AM to 4 PM at the S. Dale High Leadership Center in Lancaster. To be considered for nomination, submit an essay, poem, short story or work of art that explains what leadership means to you to the counseling office by February 15th.
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NEWS INTRO VIDEO
US congressional talks over a border security deal have stalled raising the chances of another government shutdown. Negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when the federal funding agreement runs out. They remain divided on how many undocumented immigrants can be detained and funding for President Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico. The previous shutdown, lasting 35 days, was the longest in US history. Hundreds of thousands of workers were furloughed while others in essential services, such as hospital care, air traffic control and law enforcement, worked without pay.
On this day in history, Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. Mandela subsequently led the African National Congress in its negotiations with the minority government for an end to apartheid and the establishment of a multiracial government. In 1993, Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. One year later, the ANC won an electoral majority in the country’s first free elections, and Mandela was elected South Africa’s president.
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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO
In sports action, Winter track competed Saturday at the PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival at Lehigh. Step up and PR performances by many and Two NEW SCHOOL RECORDS were established! Ania Johnson in the 60m dash (8.36) and the Girls 4×200 (1:55.07). Qualifying for the State Indoor Championships at PSU in two weeks is Tyler Shue in the 800 and Mile and Andrew Foster in the 3000m!
in rifle action, Three Ephrata Shooters earned All Star honors this season.
Brianna Bowers was the top shooter in the league with a 99.67 average for the season
Nicole Johnson finished third in the league with a 99.50 average
Sawyer Boll finished ninth in the league with a 99.08 average
At the League Individuals match the team as a whole finished 2nd behind League Champion Manheim Township with a total score of 988 and 7 centers out of a possible 1000.
Brianna Bowers finished 2nd in Individuals with a score of 200 and 2 centers
Jada Rojas finished 4th in Individuals with a score of 199 and 1 center
There is a new sport coming to Ephrata this Spring 2019 season, called Unified Track and Field. If you are interested in finding out more about Unified Track and Field, visit room 125 to receive an information packet. There will be an important informational meeting held on February 20th, at 2:45 in room 125, for anyone interested in participating!
NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK
ROCK LITITZ is hosting a STEAM Career Exploration Day on May 2nd from 9 AM to 1 PM.
This opportunity is a one-day experience for students in grades 11 and 12 who want to learn more about the live entertainment industry. Applications for this free career opportunity will be accepted until March 15, 2019 and successful applicants will be notified by April 5, 2019. Transportation and lunch will be provided.
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Attention Seniors! The Ephrata National Bank Scholarships, including the Hibshman Scholarship, are now open on epnb.com. Log on to Naviance for more information. Apply today and get FREE MONEY for college. Applications and all materials are due to the bank by March 31st.