Ephrata AM 3-20-18

Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday March 20! Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.
Techniques of Research students who are attending the field trip to Elizabethtown College tomorrow are reminded to report to the lobby at the end of first period.
Attention yearbook staff members! There will be no yearbook meeting today. Watch Schoology for the next meeting to work on the spring insert.
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.
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
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.
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. 
Uber has decided to halt all testing of their self-driving cars after one of the vehicles struck and killed a woman while she was crossing the street in Tempe, Arizona. The woman had crossed the road without using a pedestrian crosswalk and had confused the car’s programming and surprised the human monitor. Consumer Watchdog, a lobby group, is now attempting to reverse the legality of autonomous cars on public roads.

On this day in 1852, author Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published. This was an anti-slavery story exposing the cruelties and malpractices of the institution of slavery. Southerners became furious at Stowe, because they said she exaggerated many details, but the North read Stowe’s book and became horrified that slavery was going through such extremes in the South. This was perhaps one of the most important books in history, because it was one of the sparks that set the flame of the Civil War. In fact, when President Abraham Lincoln meet with Stowe, he jokingly said, “So you're the little lady who started this big war”. 

Now over to _________ with lunch
Holiday meal will be served on two lines Today.   The snack room will be closed, but some items will be available in the vending machine.

In sports results Boys tennis lost a close match 4-3 at Penn Manor.
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.
Today in sports,  Baseball is home vs Annville Cleona, Girls Lacrosse is home vs Governor Mifflin, boys tennis is away at Conestoga Valley, track has a scrimmage at Hempfield, and softball is away at Annville Cleona
Now back to the main desk
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 this Friday March 23rd.
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!
In a last ditch effort to collect even more money for a good cause, Sir Shamrock jugs will be in the media center on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please fill free to stop in and put any change to support the senior that you want to see be crowned Sir Shamrock. The winner will be crowned LIVE right here on Ephrata AM on Friday!

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