By Helen Zeidman
With the end of the school year in sight, seniors are trying to finish the checklist of their high school careers. Different students will have varying goals to complete, but the milestones of prom, class trip, and graduation are staples on the high school bucket list.
Fortunately, seniors don’t have to cross these items off on their own. The Senior Class Executive Council is tasked with the duty of making the last few months of the year memorable, which includes include organizing prom, planning a class trip, and raising the overall enthusiasm of the graduating class.
Prom will be the first event crossed out on the list. With the theme of A Night Under the Sea, the Executive Council was able to have a relatively inexpensive dance where tickets were only $40. But, they did not cut any corners on the venue and decorations. This year’s prom will be held at the elegant Country Club of York.
By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
After 11 years of hard work, Mini-THON has raised a grand total of $500,722.22. The money was raised in support of the Four Diamonds Fund and recent Red Lion graduate Brooks Argento.
Life for the Argento family was turned upside down when Brooks was diagnosed with a brain tumor only a few short weeks after starting college. Today, roughly seven months later, Brooks is on the road to recovery. Through this fight, his loving friends and family have been there to support him every step of the way. A personal message from Brooks played during the second hour to thank everyone for their contribution and dedication.
By Carly Guise
Jessica Sun has been named Grand Champion at the York County Science and Engineering Fair.
The senior won the title on Mar. 8 after claiming the top prize at Red Lion’s own science fair and two days of judging at the county level.
“I was both happy and surprised when I found out I was Grand Champion,” she said. “It was not a goal that I set out with. Mainly, I just wanted to research something I was interested in and do a good project.”
The title will send Sun to the compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair, which is being held in Los Angeles this coming May.
“I’m both nervous and excited for the fair,” she said. “I still have a little bit of work to do with my project before I go, but I’m really excited since the international fair is going to be in Los Angeles. I think that it will be a really cool experience.”
By Chris Trantham
Red Lion Area School District has been working hard at replacing all of the old first aid kits, aka “Go-Kits” with a standardized, easy to find, and use, “Go-Kit.”
Mr. Grant Gouker, assistant principal, is the person in charge of the Go-Kit program for the district. Gouker has made roughly 417 kits for the district. There are a few things that Gouker has either changed, added, or removed from the kits to make them much simpler and easy to use for teachers and students alike.
By Molly Merson
News & Feature Editor
With prom right around the corner, seniors excitedly await the memorable night “under the sea.” Dresses, ties, and sea-themed decorations are all sights to see at this upcoming event.
This year’s prom will be held at the Country Club of York April 8. A night of dancing, dressing up, and diving into fun awaits.
Every student has their own favorite part of prom. “I'm looking forward to getting dressed up with my friends,” senior Erin Sciortino said. Her favorite part of the night is doing her hair and nails with her friends that she's attending prom with.
By Helen Zeidman
It is the climax of countless high school movies and the epitome of high school cliches. It is the most extraordinary night of high school which students will supposedly remember for the rest of their lives. Prom is the most anticipated dance for many students and it is right around the corner.
The Senior Executive Council has the job of meeting, and even exceeding, these astronomical expectations. With a theme of A Night Under the Sea, the Senior Executive Council of 2017 hopes to have an prom that goes swimmingly.
The night to remember will take place on April 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Country Club of York. Prom ticket sales started on Feb. 27 and will continue until March 7. Tickets are $40 each.
The Executive Council is hoping to make the night memorable for everyone, not just for couples.
“As long as you have friends, you don’t need a date,” Asia Adams, Executive Council member, said.
In the hopes to have a personalized prom experience for everyone, the Executive Council is also asking for song requests and childhood pictures. There will be a song request sheet at the ticket sale table. Seniors can also submit school appropriate childhood pictures for a slideshow to play during prom.
Mr. Danner, the senior class adviser, believes that every student should give prom a chance.
“It creates lasting memories,” Danner said. “And if you don’t go, you will regret it.”
By Brianna Lehr
In the middle of September, Jessica Owrutsky, Brianna Lehr, and Madison Lester from Red Lion, and other selected amounts of students were chosen from each school district in York County to attend a youth mental health alliance conference at Wyndham Garden York Hotel.
During this meeting, the youth came together and talked about how to make Mental Health more known throughout York County, and created a name for the alliance called The Silence Ends Here supported with the hashtag “I am because you are”.
The reason behind this group is to reach out to people who are struggling with a mental health issue or who know someone who is struggling. The goal is to let them know that they are not alone, and that arms are always open.
The Silence Ends Here has had two other meetings since September.
The most recent meeting included several panelists who hold government and federal positions, who were asked several questions relating to mental health and how to make it more acknowledged.
The Silence Ends Here is just a group of young people, who are trying to crush the stigma of Mental Health, in the idea that Mental Health issues are not fake or “crazy” but all too real.
Update: Due to low ticket sales, SnoCo has been cancelled. Previous sales will be refunded. If you bought a ticket go to D108 to receive a refund on Feb. 21 in the morning.
By Ali Kochik
Social Media Editor
Picture this; you’re standing in the old gymnasium of the Red Lion High School. The room is decked out wall to wall like a winter wonderland, music from a DJ is pumping and students are dancing wildly in the middle of the floor. Fast forward to to the end of February and that is exactly what you will see.
Contrary to popular belief, the next dance to look forward to this school year is not prom. On February 25, 2017, Red Lion Student Council will be hosting the first ever winter homecoming, or SnoCo, at the high school.
By Helen Zeidman
One day a year, the Red Lion Area Senior High School’s cafeteria is turned into a center for innovation and research. Students from every grade contribute to this event of creativity and learning. The high school held its third in-house science fair to display the hard work and investigative talents of its student body on Jan. 29.
Professionals in various fields of science and technology judged about 150 projects Even though the number of participants was lower than last year, the boards still had a large range of topics, with everything from personality types and plant growth to video games and solar panels.
Since students can research any field of science, these projects extended across multiple subjects and incorporated skills from a plethora of areas. This made the fair very diverse.
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