Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday March 18, 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!
NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS
NEWS INTRO VIDEO
Italy’s La Scala opera house is to return more than $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia after a funding plan with the kingdom triggered a public backlash. The deal would have allowed the Saudi culture minister a seat on the board. Saudi Arabia’s human rights record is under close scrutiny after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. The partnership plan was criticised by rights groups and politicians.
In other news,
Thawing snowpack and heavy rains have brought historically high flooding to several Midwestern states and have led to thousands of evacuations. Three people have died, including a man who officials say was trying to rescue strangers from freezing flood waters. Record-breaking flooding in at least five states has led to emergency declarations. Several communities have been cut off from outside help. It follows a powerful winter storm that slammed the US last week
On this night in 1953, for the first time, audiences are able to sit in their living rooms and watch as the movie world’s most prestigious honors, the Academy Awards, are given out at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.
NOW OVER TO __ WITH LUNCH
SPORTS INTRO VIDEO
In sports action, The boys tennis team won 4-3 vs Penn Manor. Nick Ohline came back to win his singles match from a set and 2 games down. Nick had to win a set tiebreaker and a super tiebreaker back to back. His win clinched a team win for Ephrata Boys Tennis over Penn Manor in our first match of the season. Also, Jaron Wenger won his singles match in a super tiebreaker after a set down. Ellis Martin & Chase Wilson also had a significant win against 2 tough opponents in doubles. Go Mounts!
Today in sports, girls lacrosse takes on spring grove for a scrimmage at home. Baseball scrimmages at Cocalico, and Softball opens their season against Annville Cleona at home.
NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK
We are less than a month away from this year’s spring musical: The Addams Family here on the EHS stage! Check out this video for more info!
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.