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It’s Picture Day, Say “Cheese”: Photo of the Day 9/20/19

It’s Picture Day, Say “Cheese”: Photo of the Day 9/20/19

by Madeline Hull, Editor

September 20, 2019

On September 18, approximately at 8 a.m. the first group of underclassmen walked down to the auditorium grouped by 9th grade students whose last names begins with the letters A-B to get their picture taken for the 2019-2020 yearbook scheduled to be distributed in the spring. "Picture day is very stressful...

Sewtherapy: PREP offers opportunity for students to learn to sew for charity

Sewtherapy:  PREP offers opportunity for students to learn to sew for charity

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor

September 15, 2019

On September 12, Mrs. Natalie Rebetsky, Sierra Rossman and Peyton Johnson prepared sewing machines for a new PREP opportunity coming this fall, Sewtherapy. Assistant Principal, Mr. McWilliams, arranged for Rebetsky to use sewing machines that were in storage. Rebetsky was inspired to create the ...

Showing an animal at the Frederick Fair: Wash, dry, clip, cut…repeat

Showing an animal at the Frederick Fair: Wash, dry, clip, cut…repeat

by Peyton Johnson, Editor

September 14, 2019

For most students, the first few weeks of school are consumed with new classes, routines, friends, and teachers. For a student entering an animal in the Frederick Fair, the focus is on washing, drying, grooming, and showing.  The Great Frederick Fair opened on September 13 and the fairgrounds were ...

Norko and Lake take the summer stage in one-act plays

Norko and Lake take the summer stage in one-act plays

by Thomas French, Reporter

July 20, 2019

The Watermelon One-Act Festival had some special contestants. Damon Norko, Daniel Lake, and members of the class of 2018 performed in the festival. Norko directed two entries, called "Foodies" and "Free at Last." "Free at Last" was one of the finalists in the competition that featured 14 plays. Norko sa...

Summer Fun: Try beginner Paddleboarding

Summer Fun: Try beginner Paddleboarding

by Madeline Hull, Reporter

July 12, 2019

Paddleboarding is much easier to learn than surfing, but is harder than scuba diving. It takes a quick 15-30 minutes to learn the basics, and after that, you can advance to Pinterest quality yoga. First start with a lesson, there are many paddleboarding marinas nearby. Residents can take a paddleboa...

Make yourself a better college candidate over summer break

Make yourself a better college candidate over summer break

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor

June 20, 2019

1.Find a volunteer opportunity Volunteer work is one of the biggest factors that colleges look for in potential students. Volunteering shows engagement, leadership, and time management, and it's something you probably should be doing already. When you volunteer, you’re helping out the community ...

Lancer Media “stitches” the community together through Ryan’s Case for Smiles project

Lancer Media “stitches” the community together through Ryan’s Case for Smiles project

by Sierra Rossman, Reporter

June 14, 2019

Imagine a world with nothing but needles, loud machines, and beeping for days on end with a medical routine that would drive any person stir-crazy. This is the reality for many children and teens who suffer from serious illnesses. It is hard to stay positive in the face of pain. According to Ryan’s Ca...

Pre-Vet class gets hands-on experience grooming dogs

Pre-Vet class gets hands-on experience grooming dogs

by Braden Weinel, Editor

June 10, 2019

Over the course of the school year, the Pre-Vet (small) class learn how to care for different animals, such as dogs, goats, and rabbits. On some occasions, Mrs. Patricia Beachy, the teacher of the Pre-Vet classes allows students and faculty members to bring in their dogs to be washed. On June 6, Mrs. J...

Spring journalism class holds Paper Plate Award ceremony

Spring journalism class holds Paper Plate Award ceremony

by Leah Bolger and Keifer Spore

June 6, 2019

On May 20, the members of the spring 2019 journalism class participated in a celebratory ceremony called the Paper Plates Award.  This event honors each individual student's talents and is a good way to close out the seniors' last day and their recent achievement of a Best of SNO Distinguished Site....

Athletic Coaching: Lessons for Life

Athletic Coaching: Lessons for Life

by Matthew Gelhard, Managing Editor

May 30, 2019

Andrea Poffinberger’s Athletic Coaching class utilized their coaching knowledge to create a lesson for the Learning for Life program. In preparation for the experience, a tee-ball game in May, a practice was held in the auxiliary gym. Poffinberger’s students covered six different activities: a war...

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