Ephrata AM 3-6-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Wednesday March 6, 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 Friday March 8!






New satellite images of North Korea suggest it is restoring a rocket launch site it had pledged to dismantle, say analysts. The images were taken two days after talks between the leaders of the US and North Korea ended without them reaching a deal on denuclearisation. The Tongchang-ri site has been used for satellite launches and engine testing, never for ballistic missile launches. Work to dismantle it began last year but stopped as the US talks stalled. The pledge to dismantle it had been seen as a confidence-building measure between Pyongyang and Washington.

In other news,

Thousands of passengers have been stranded in Kenya's four main airports after a strike by workers caused major disruption to flights. Workers say they are unhappy over a planned merger between the airport authority and the national airline. About 60 flights failed to take off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - East Africa's largest. Some planes reportedly left without passengers. Airports in Mombasa, Eldoret and Kisumu are also disrupted. The government has condemned the strike as illegal and Kenyan air force personnel have been brought in to normalise the situation.

On this day in history Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born in the small village of Caprese, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist’s apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was taken under the wing of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the ruler of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts. For two years beginning in 1490, he lived in the Medici palace, where he was a student of the sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni and studied the Medici art collection, which included ancient Roman statuary.






The Ephrata eSports team is adding Rocket League.  Any interested players must attend the next eSports practice today Wednesday March, 6th at 2:45 in room 230.  Please contact Mr. LoPiccolo with any questions.




Good Morning!  We’re sure many of you have noticed the black balloons in the halls as you came into school.  Check out this video to see why…




 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. 






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