Ephrata AM 4-9-19





Good Morning Ephrata, NAMES today is Tuesday April 9, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




This announcement is for any student who is taking an AP exam and still owes a balance for their test fees.  Please stop by the counseling office and drop off your payment ASAP, as final payments are due by Friday April 12th.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Ditzler


Tickets for The Addams Family  will be on sale in the auditorium lobby from 5-7 tonight to pay with cash or check. You may also order tickets online by using a credit card at bit.ly/EHStheatre. Tickets will also be available starting at 5:30 on the nights of the show. Come out and see this funny musical!


Looking to make some extra cash after school hours?  Ephrata School District is looking for students 16 or order to serve as substitute custodian’s in our elementary buildings.  If you are interested in learning more, please stop down the Counseling Office to pick up an information sheet.






Nine pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have been found guilty of public nuisance charges for their role in a civil disobedience movement that called for free elections in the city. Among them are three prominent activists, seen as figureheads of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. They could be jailed for up to seven years for their part in the "Umbrella Movement" protests of 2014. Thousands marched demanding the right for Hong Kong to choose its own leader.

In other news,

President Donald Trump has reportedly fired the director of the US Secret Service. Randolph Alles is one of several Department of Homeland Security officials being ousted on Monday, says CBS News. Alles' departure comes a day after DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tendered her resignation under pressure over the situation at the US-Mexico border. Dozens of top officials have exited the Trump administration since 2017. The White House confirmed Alles would go, but did not say whether Mr Trump fired him.

On this day in 1959, NASA introduces America’s first astronauts to the press: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton. The seven men, all military test pilots, were carefully selected from a group of 32 candidates to take part in Project Mercury, America’s first manned space program. 

On October 4, 1957, the USSR scored the first victory of the “space race” when it successfully launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into Earth’s orbit. In response, the United States consolidated its various military and civilian space efforts into NASA, which dedicated itself to beating the Soviets to manned space flight.






In sports action,  baseball won 3-0 vs Penn Manor, tennis swept Manheim Twp 7-0, girls lacrosse lost to Manheim Twp, and softball lost 12-0 at Penn Manor. 


Yesterday, our track and field programs had their second home meet vs Lebanon. The girls won with a score of 116 to 34, and our boys won with a score of 94 to 56. Both programs now are 3 and 0. First place finishers include:


4x800 Meter Relay: Kelly Cummings, Lizzy Martin, Maxi Bodnari, and Kylie Shadt

100 Meter Hurdles: Talia Sheaffer

100 Meter Dash: Anaya Johnson

1600 Meter Run: Lexi Roe

4x100: Faith Hershberger, Talia Sheaffer, Tamyra Martin, and Anaya Johnson

400 Meter Dash: Baileigh Andrews

300 Meter Hurdles: Olivia Fedorshak

800 Meter Run: Alyssa Fedorshak

200 Meter Dash: Anaya Johnson

3200 Meter Run: Mary Campbell

4x400 Meter Relay: Baileigh Andrews, Faith Hershberger, Olivia Fedorshak, and Kaylee Eshlemen

Long Jump: Faith Hershberger

Triple Jump: Faith Hershberger

Shot Put: Lexie Clayton

Discus: Lexie Clayton

Javelin: Kandice Leibl


4x800 Meter Relay: Andrew Foster, Tanyon Loose, Nate Kimmel, and Tyler Shue

110 Meter Hurdles: Kyle Emrey

100 Meter Dash: Stanley Wratto

1600 Meter Run: Andrew Foster

4x100 Meter Relay: Humberto Cisneros, Stefano Astudillo, Sammy Knowles, and Stanley Wratto

400 Meter Dash: Ben Kamide

300 Meter Hurdles: Kyle Emrey

800 Meter Run: Tyler Shue

200 Meter Dash: Sammy Knowles

4x400 Meter Relay: Ben Kamide, Stefano Astudillo, Trevin Hertzog, and Kyle Emrey

Pole Vault: Bryce Babiak

High Jump: Jared Groff

Athletes will head to the Black Knight Invitational @ Hempfield High School this Saturday. Wish them luck.


today,  baseball plays e town at home, and volleyball plays Manheim Central at home. 


Pick on a Senior Day is right around the corner. Sign ups and bidding will start on Monday April 8 and run through April 18 with pick on a senior day being moved to Wednesday April 24th.  All bids are final Thursday April 18. Sign up during lunches today! 25 cents is a minimum bid or you can drop $20 and win instantly!


Stop down to Mr Marzock’s room to sign up or find someone at lunch but bidding will take place during lunches only.


Pick on a senior day Wednesday April 24! Be there


Attention anyone interested in running for a class officer position next year.  Petitions will be available starting on April 8th and will be accepted through April 23rd.  Officer elections will occur online the week of April 29th.


If you are currently a junior, you may pick up a petition from Mr. Geyer in room 129 or Mrs. Brenner in room 101.

If you are currently a sophomore, you may pick up your petition from Mrs. Schubert in room 209.

If you are currently a freshman, you may pick up your petition from Mr. Hershey in room 309.


Remember, petitions may be picked up starting Tuesday, April 8th and are due no later than Tuesday, April 23rd.  If you have any questions, you may see Mr. Geyer, Mrs. Brenner, Mrs. Schubert or Mr. Hershey.


If you are interested in running for student council, please stop down to Mr. Marzock’s room and pick up your petition. ONLY 6 members are selected to become representatives of student council  per grade to represent our student body.  We will need to hold elections for those positions. Stop down and pick up your petition from Mr. Marzock in room 137. You will need to collect 25 signatures from students in your grade only or your petition will be void. Elections will be held during advisory on Friday April 12th. Any Petition or teacher recommendation received at AFTER TUESDAY APRIL 9th will not be accepted, so stop down to see Mr. Marzock in room 137 and let’s get this show on the road!




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