News for February 20th, 2018

by Lancer Media


Today in African American History Month, we recognize Garrett Morgan, who created a safety hood and smoke protector for firefighters around 1911. After hearing about deaths in the historic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Morgan created the hood, using a wet sponge to cool the air and filter out smoke.

This invention lead to the modern gas mask. Morgan also invented the hand-crank mechanical signal machine for traffic crossing, which improved the traffic light by providing a caution period. Unfortunately, for Morgan to sell his invention, he had to hire a white male actor to pretend he was the inventor because people wouldn’t buy it from a black man. So today, let’s remember and be thankful for the inventions created by Garrett Morgan that we still use to this day.

The annual National Honor Society Talent Show is March 21st at 7 pm in the LHS auditorium. Sign-up to perform in the show outside room C-1-2-1 or C-1-2-3. Auditions will take place on March 5 & 7 at 2:30 pm in the band room. Themed baskets such as Movie Night, Lancer Gear, and Fast Food Gift Cards will be raffled off the night of the show. All proceeds to benefit Lily Weaver.

This week is National F-F-A spirit week. Make sure to stop by Ms. Beachy’s room in B-1-2-4 while dressed up in the day’s theme to be entered for a chance to win Lancer F-F-A wear. Tonight is the Jersey Mike’s fundraiser in Mount Airy. Present a copy of the flier to the cashier in order to have the proceeds go towards the Linganore F-F-A. TOmorrow’s theme is Flannel day.

Congratulations to Rachael Moravansky and Shannon McGoey for becoming finalists in the Bette Awards at the Delaplaine. They were 2 of 10 students selected from all of Frederick county . Their work will be on display at  the Delaplaine from March 3 thru the end of March.

Did you participate in the SELMA event last week?  If you would like to see the full movie, including scenes that had to be cut for time, drop by the Learning Commons  and see Ms. Thompson.  She has the film on DVD and Blu-Ray that any Linganore student can borrow it for free!

Friday, March 9th is the quarter mania for the Linganore Tennis team in Linganore’s cafeteria. Contact Coach Kathy Becker or Judy Gue to reserve your seat for a discounted price at either of the emails below.

The Linganore wrestling team competed in the regional tournament over the weekend. The team came 4th overall with great individual performances from Michael Bromley and Earl Blake. Great job team!

The boys basketball teams played against Winters Mill last night at home. The JV team won 56 to 37 and the varsity team won 66 to 42. Great job boys!