Ephrata AM 3-19-18

Morning announcements for 3-19-18

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Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Monday March 19! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.
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SILENCE/FLAG VIDEO
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Techniques of Research students who are attending the field trip to Elizabethtown College on Wednesday are reminded to report to the lobby at the end of first period.

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Class of 2019: Looking for an INCREDIBLE / FREE leadership opportunity this summer?  Check out the Rotary Youth Leaders Award (RYLA) conference at Messiah College this summer from June 10-14th .  RYLA provides leadership training for outstanding young men and women.  

The schedule includes various speakers, career seminars, a challenge course, teambuilding activities and much, much more.  For more information about this FREE student leadership conference, be sure to check out the application in Schoology, or you can pick one up in the Counseling Office.  Don’t delay, because initial paperwork needs to be submitted to the Counseling Office by April 5th.   If you have any questions, please see your counselor ASAP.

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Attention Seniors!  The Ephrata National Bank Scholarships, including the Hibshman Scholarship, are now open.  Log on to Naviance Family Connection to complete your applications.  Apply today and get FREE MONEY for college.  Applications and all materials are due by March 31st
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The second March Saturday Detention will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 8am-11am.

Students can attend to make up obligation time.  Time is doubled on Saturdays.

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The EHS Theater Program are looking for members to cover stage crew and some technical board positions. Any students interested in being part of this year's spring musical production of "Beauty & the Beast" stage crew should report to the auditorium beginning Monday, March 26th for a brief meeting with Mr. Gonzalez at 4:15pm. Plan to stay for an hour. Those who are interested in learning about the lighting or sound board positions should stop by Mr. Bischoff's in Room 318 for more information. All students involved in the spring musical must be in good standing and  in compliance with all academic requirements. "Beauty and the Beast" performance dates will be April 12-14. 

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NEWS INTRO VIDEO
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Russia held its presidential elections yesterday. The incumbent, President Vladimir Putin, was re-elected to the office of the presidency by landslide elections, as was expected. The main opposition candidate, Alexei Navalny, was barred from the election by the Putin administration for embezzlement claims. Several independent electoral monitoring organizations have stated that the elections were subject to dodgy and illegal tactics used by the Putin administration, such as forcing some groups of people to vote, excluding other groups from voting, stuffing ballot boxes, and limiting NGO observation of polling places.

On this day in 1953, the Academy Awards were broadcasted on live TV for the first time. The Oscars had been a prestigious award since their first ceremony in 1929, and by the second awards ceremony it had been covered by a live radio broadcast, but now Americans could sit in the comfort of their homes and actually watch Hollywood’s biggest night themselves. Bob Hope was the master of ceremonies, and an actor named Fredric March presented the awards. Today, the Oscars is the most anticipated night in Hollywood and full of glitz and glam.

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Now over to _________ with lunch
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LUNCH VIDEO HERE
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SPORTS INTRO VIDEO
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In sports results Tennis is home vs Lampeter Strasburg
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Are you interested in studying Kinesiology in college? Penn State Berks is holding an event on April 12 from 5:30-7:00. See Miss Dombach for more information.
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Today in sports,  Boys tennis is away at Penn Manor and Boys Lacrosse is away at Dallastown.
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Now back to the main desk
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Attention Juniors or Seniors, HACC Experience Day is Friday April 6th!  This is a great opportunity to do the following:
·         discover over 100plus programs
·          take part in HACC Chats with faculty
·         participate in a mock-classroom situation
·         learn about taking classes while in high school
·         tour the campus with student ambassadors
·         have lunch on them
First come first serve!!  Please stop by guidance and pick up a permission slip.  The deadline is Friday March 23rd.
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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 31st.  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!

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9th Grade Future Leaders!  HOBY Leadership is looking for 9th graders from EHS to attend a one-day leadership workshop in Lancaster on Saturday April 14th.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills and connect with other future leaders.  To be considered to attend, submit a one paragraph essay to the guidance office on the following topic by TODAY March 19th:

Explain why you would like to attend the leadership workshop and how you will use the leadership skills developed there to improve EHS.”
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