The Lance

NEHS brings Clifford to high school

NEHS brings Clifford to high school

by Matthew Gelhard, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Spring 2019

Clifford decided to leave Emily in 2nd grade and take a visit to high school. Alongside members of the National English Honor Society, Clifford traveled the halls of the school and visited various classrooms to participate in classroom activities. For every step of Clifford’s jo...

Model UN club attempts to change the world at Hood College

Model UN club attempts to change the world at Hood College

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase

On January 5, students part of the Model United Nations club participated in the 14th Annual Frederick County Model U.N. Conference at Hood College. Three LHS students won awards for their performance. Elizabeth Gilmore won Best Position Paper for General Assembly 1 which dealt with violence against...

Drama experiences the magic of Disney World

Drama experiences the magic of Disney World

by Jacob Blue, Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Homecoming 2014, News, Showcase

I used to make fun of people who worshiped Disney World. They’d say things like how their whole family goes every year and that they all wear matching shirts with Disney characters on them. Now that I have been to Disney with the marching band and drama, I am a Mickey ear wearing, FastPass prepa...

A local competition would improve theater performances

A local competition would improve theater performances

by Cara Bond, Reporter

November 23, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Opinion, Showcase

Commercial theater groups have always had ways of comparing their success to others. There are the Oscars, the Helen Hayes Awards, the Golden Globe Awards. The list of accolades for theater is long. What about student theater groups? In Frederick County, at least, there is no official competition...

Modern World History class goes back to the Renaissance: Photo of the Day 9/27/18

Modern World History class goes back to the Renaissance: Photo of the Day 9/27/18

by Tabitha Moses, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day, Showcase

On September 13, Mrs. Angela Smithhisler’s modern world history class did a simulation of the Catholic Church selling indulgences during the Renaissance era. In that time period, paying to be forgiven for a sin was a regular practice.   The simulation was to go up to the pope and pay him to give the...

After school tech theater meeting starts off fall season: Photo of the Day 9/22/18

After school tech theater meeting starts off fall season: Photo of the Day 9/22/18

by Cara Bond, Reporter

September 22, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day

On September 14, members of the stage crew for the fall play Almost, Maine met with actors in D101 for an informational meeting. At 2:30, Mrs. Angela Smithhisler, the director of the fall play, addressed the cast and crew as a whole. Smithhisler reviewed the expectations of a theater company with the s...

Almost, Maine: How the drama department chose the perfect fall play

Almost, Maine: How the drama department chose the perfect fall play

by Cara Bond, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

A sign-up sheet is posted in the halls of D101, and the thespians know that it’s time. Soon after the notice comes auditions, callbacks, tech meetings and rehearsals. The fall season of theater has begun, and it starts with the 2018 fall play Almost, Maine. Even among theater-lovers, Almost, Maine is a pro...

Auditions! It’s almost time for the Almost Maine: Photo of the day 9/13/18

Auditions! It’s almost time for the Almost Maine: Photo of the day 9/13/18

by Jacob Blue, Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Photo of the Day

On September 13 auditions for the fall play took place. Almost Maine is a two act romantic comedy written by John Cariani, which deals with the relationships  between the citizens of the not so organized town, Almost. There is only one day of auditions, having young actors and actresses memorize...

Drama announces “Almost, Maine” and “Beauty and the Beast”: Photo of the day 6/11/18

Drama announces “Almost, Maine” and “Beauty and the Beast”:  Photo of the day 6/11/18

by Natalie Roth, Reporter

June 11, 2018


Filed under News

On June 10, LHS drama lovers gathered in the school's auditorium for the one of the most exciting theater events of the year: the Drama Banquet. The night started out with 31 inductions into the ITS (International Thespian Society), then moved onto the actor vs. techie games. Here, selected members from each group are pitted against each othe...

Drama Club travels to the Big Apple: Photo of the Day 4/9/18

Drama Club travels to the Big Apple: Photo of the Day 4/9/18

by Mackenzie Berry, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Photo of the Day

On Saturday, April 7th, the Drama Club, accompanied by parent chaperones and Mrs. Angela Smithhisler and Mr. Damon Norko, awoke at the crack of dawn and traveled to New York City for a day trip. The group was able to witness a Broadway show, participate in a workshop with a Broadway actress and, go s...

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