Ephrata AM 3-11-20





Good Morning Ephrata NAMES today is Wednesday March 11, Please rise for a moment of silence and the pledge to the flag.




Class of 2021: 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 14-18th.  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 Wednesday March 18th.   If you have any questions, please see Mr. Habowski ASAP.


Sophomores and Juniors: Interested in helping the Class of 2024 have a smoother transition to EHS next year?  The Link Crew program is looking for YOU!!

Link Crew Leaders are upperclassmen who are solid role models for incoming 9th grade students.  We are looking for responsible 10th and 11th graders with good communication skills and leadership potential who are willing to share the lessons they have learned that have allowed them to be successful at EHS.  YOU could have a tremendous impact on our new students, and you will learn many valuable leadership skills in the process.

Link Leaders are trained to work with and help the incoming freshmen class transition into high school.  If this sounds interesting to you, fill out an application right away (available in Schoology). Applications are due by Friday, March 20th @ 3:00pm.  If you aren't sure and would like to know more, please see Mrs. Mandell, or Mr. Habowski for more details / information.







In today’s news, Joe Biden had another big primary night last night as he won Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho, and Michigan’s democratic primary. This has dealt a serious blow to Bernie Sanders’ campaign as he just can’t seem to pull the numbers Biden has in the last week or so. One of the biggest reasons for this is because most of Bernie’s voter base is in the youth, and almost every primary has seen a youth voter turnout of only 15% or less in each state.


On this day in history in 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted. His “services to music” gave him respect from the highest of British authorities, the Queen herself, which earned him the title of Sir Paul McCartney. Most British citizens saw his knighthood as long overdue even by the most conservative standards, which sees most such honors going to judges, scientists, and politicians.








Sports were postponed due to weather.




The following announcement is regarding a free leadership training opportunity for students 14-18:  The Key Leader program is designed to inspire students to achieve their personal best through leadership.  Key Leader Camp is a 3 day event that takes place from April 24th to the 26th where participants will learn communication and leadership skills through a series of group events, small break out groups and a ropes challenge course.  The program is centered around five key principles:  Personal Integrity, Personal Growth, Respect, Building Community and Pursuit of Excellence. If you are interested in this awesome opportunity, be sure to check your Schoology feed and message Mr. Habowski. The deadline to apply is Friday March 20, 2020.


At the next pep rally, homeroom teachers and a student partner of their choosing with get to compete in ACTUAL Mario kart racing in the gym!!!! The winning homeroom gets a pizza party with Marzock and video games for the lunch! We will also do Mario party games where we will pull people from the audience to represent their homeroom to win donut parties for their homeroom!

So start figuring out with your homeroom teacher whose representing your homeroom in the next pep rally!!! Remember, you need your homeroom teacher as well as one student to volunteer.  If they won’t, you can’t win!!!


Pick on a senior day is coming up! Signups will go until Friday March 13th, so sign up at lunch before then! Get creative and start thinking of some silly senior costumes!


Have a great day Ephrata!





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