Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Friday March 15, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.
This announcement is for any students who would like to learn more about the United States Naval Academy as a post-secondary college option. There will be a bus trip to visit the Academy, which is located in Annapolis Maryland on Saturday March 30th. The purpose of this trip is to give interested students and their parents an opportunity to see the Academy first hand, learn about the application/appointment process, and meet with local area high school graduates who are presently midshipmen at the Academy. If you have an interest in serving your country as an officer, this is a great way to attend college for free, as a degree from the Academy is estimated to be worth approximately $400,000 for the four year program.
Check out the information sheet on Schoology if you would like to learn more!
Yesterday, 4 Ag freshmen went to the Lancaster County Farm and Home Center to compete in the county FFA creed speaking contest. They had to memorize and present the 5 paragraph creed and answer questions from the judges. Our members placed as follows…drumroll please
In 10th place…Nicholas Shubinsky
In 9th place…Raina Foran
In 4th place…Christopher Amick
In 3rd place…Mary Ribbeck
Also competing in junior prepared public speaking were sophomores Joshua Potts whose speech was on timber rattlesnakes and Lily Moore whose speech was on trout stocking. Josh placed 2nd and Lily placed 1st respectively.
Last but not least, juniors Katelyn Sauder and Clara Bollinger interviewed and Clara was named Star Red Rose in Ag Placement. Clara will be presented with a $100 check at the county FFA banquet for her efforts.
If you see any of these students in the halls today, please be sure to congratulate them on these accomplishments!
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.
NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS
NEWS INTRO VIDEO
Rebel members of President Donald Trump’s party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border. Twelve Republican senators broke party ranks to side with Democrats, approving a proposal to revoke the proclamation by 59-41. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure. Following Thursday’s vote, Trump tweeted: “VETO!”
In other news,
Tesla has launched its latest car, the Model Y, its second mass-market electric vehicle. The car was unveiled at an event in Los Angeles. The firm will first release a long-range version of the vehicle with a price tag of $47,000. Chief executive Elon Musk said a standard-range model priced at $39,000 would be available in 2021. It comes after a challenging period for Tesla, with production issues and legal problems for Musk. The Tesla boss had previously described the Model Y as part of a plan to reach a wider audience, following on from the Model 3 – the cheapest car in its range, which was launched in 2017.
On this day in 44 B.C Julius Caesar, the ”dictator for life” of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey’s Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as sixty noblemen, including Caesar’s own protege, Marcus Brutus.
NOW OVER TO __ WITH SPORTS
SPORTS INTRO VIDEO
Today in sports, boys volleyball has a scrimmage at exeter.
NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK
We are only a month away from this year’s spring musical: The Addams Family here on the EHS stage! Check out this video for more info!
The Lancaster County Workforce Development Board’s Youth Council is excited to present the 2019 Health Careers Expo. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday March 27, 2019. The event is being held at the PA College of Health Sciences. We are excited to add a new activity to the event this year, an Immersive Experience via IMAX technology. Students will be able to guide the experience using remotes. If you are interested in attending this event, please stop down to guidance and pick up a permission form. Permission forms are due by 3/18/19.
A reminder to all students currently enrolled in AP courses: Today, Friday March 15th is the deadline to register for this year’s AP exams. If we do not have this form and your $15 deposit for each exam that you are planning on taking by the end of the day today, we cannot order an exam form for you.