Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Thursday March 7, 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!
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.
Attention Juniors and Seniors! You are invited to attend HACC Experience Day on Friday, March 15th 2019, 9AM-1PM at HACC’s Lancaster Campus. This is an excellent way for you to explore various careers and college academic programs, experience workshops led by college faculty, learn about HACC’s program offerings and Dual Enrollment opportunities. If you are interested in learning more, stop by the guidance office for an information packet today! Permission forms are due by tomorrow Friday March 8!
NOW OVER TO ____ WITH THE NEWS
NEWS INTRO VIDEO
Alex Trebek, the longtime host of American television quiz show Jeopardy, has announced he has cancer. In a video posted on Wednesday, Mr Trebek, 78, says he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He vowed to fight the disease and noted that 50,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States each year. Mr Trebek has hosted Jeopardy since 1984, and has received numerous awards and honours for his work. In a statement uploaded to the Jeopardy YouTube channel, he said that “normally the prognosis for his cancer is not very encouraging”.
In other news,
A deal confirmed between the UK government and the wind industry will ensure 30% of electricity comes from offshore wind by 2030. The move will help the UK towards an aim of securing almost all its power from low-carbon sources by 2030. It is the latest in a series of agreements with sectors of the economy that are likely to create jobs. But environmentalists are wondering where the other 70% of the UK’s clean electricity will come from.
On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone. Samuel F.B. Morse’s invention of the telegraph in 1843 had made nearly instantaneous communication possible between two distant points. The drawback of the telegraph, however, was that it still required hand-delivery of messages between telegraph stations and recipients, and only one message could be transmitted at a time. Bell wanted to improve on this by creating a “harmonic telegraph,” a device that combined aspects of the telegraph and record player to allow individuals to speak to each other from a distance.
NOW BACK TO THE MAIN DESK
Did you think that you missed your chance to attend CTC? There is still an opportunity available.
If you are interested in applying for this program, stop down to guidance for an application!
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: 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 on Friday March 15th, we cannot order an exam form for you.
If you have questions, please make an appointment to see your counselor through Mrs. Ditzler right away.