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Local education foundation receives check from Masonic Village at Elizabethtown

Jun 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

June 12, 2017- The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown recently presented a check for $15,000 to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation to benefit the foundation’s educational classroom grant program. Over the past eighth years, the Masonic Village has gifted the foundation $135,000 for its grant program. The foundation’s educational classroom grant program awards funds to Elizabethtown Area School District teachers for creative and innovative programs in the areas of academics, the arts, and extra-curricular activities. Since its inception in February 2009, the foundation has awarded over 80 grants totaling more than $139,000 to school district teachers. Presenting the check from Masonic[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area High School seniors honored at awards banquet

Jun 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  May 31, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School held its annual senior awards banquet for the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, May 24 at Elizabethtown Area High School. At the ceremony, 77 members of the senior class were honored with 70 scholarships and awards. The following is a listing of the awards and scholarships presented to the students: American Legion – Conewago Post #329 – Officer Neidinger Law Enforcement Scholarship: Jada Webber American Legion Conewago Post #329 Award: Karah Shultz American Legion – Conewago Post #329 – William D. Port & Robert D. Ream Medal of Honor Scholarship: Molly Hill[Read more...]



EAHS Students To Participate In NASA’s ‘Cubes In Space’

May 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  May 23, 2017- Five students from Elizabethtown Area High School will be participating in NASA’s Cubes in Space 2017 program. Cubes in Space is a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) competition that encourages students ages 11-18 to submit experiments for launch into space. The students were selected from more than 600 experiments submitted world-wide from 39 countries. Cubes in Space 2017 selected 160 experiments designed by students from Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, the and the United States of America. The experiments will be launched via sounding rocket in late June[Read more...]



Teen drivers hear about the perils of distracted driving

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 4, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School juniors and seniors heard a firsthand account of the tragic consequences that can come with distracted driving. In a school-wide assembly for the two grade levels, Karen Brezitski shared her deeply emotional story about the day her eight-year old son Owen was struck and killed by a distracted teen driver in March 2011. In a solemn but attentive auditorium, more than 600 students heard the progression of events that led to the unthinkable and tragic events that occurred on St. Patrick’s Day six years ago. They listened as Brezitski shared with her the[Read more...]



EASD chess team takes home team and individual awards

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

May 4, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area School District chess team placed fourth out of ten private and public schools in the Friendship Chess League Tournament. Now in its 43rd year, the Friendship Chess League is open to students in grades 5-8. The team played in four regular season matchers and two playoff matches to earn its fourth place finish. The team is comprised of students from the Bear Creek School and Elizabethtown Area Middle School chess clubs. Team members include, in board order, Carson Brantley, John McGovern, Logan Conrad, Seth Oltmans, Luke Risser, Andrew Nye, Emily Kline, Patrick Boyer, Josh[Read more...]



Talented young musicians perform at PMEA Stringfest

May 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

May 3, 2017- Twelve students from the Elizabethtown Area School District recently took part in the PMEA District 7 Youth Stringfest held at Central Dauphin East Middle School. Participants were from the Bear Creek School and included violinists Stephanie De Jesus, Sophia Finch, Munia Kamal, Emma Martin, and Sydney Pawling; violists Priscilla Domines, Allison Herr, Taryn Hummer, and Taylor Krebs; cellists Joshua McCoy and Olivia Nilsen; and string bass player Cole Martz. Stringfest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. It was established for the purpose of inspiring, motivating, and developing the abilities and talents of top string students[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area High School team competes in Brain Busters Competition

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  May 1, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Brain Busters team recently competed against Lancaster Mennonite High School in the third round of the WGAL-Welspan Brain Busters competition. Tune in to WGAL on Saturday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. to find out whether the team from Elizabethtown was victorious. Team members included seniors Aparna Paul (captain), Simon Munyan, Leah Stern, Conor Larison, and Madi Ebersole. Zach Mussmon and Tim Spiegel, social studies teachers at the high school, are the team’s faculty advisors. Brain Busters is a single elimination question and answer game pitting two teams of four players against each[Read more...]



EAHS earns birth into state Science Olympiad

Apr 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 27, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Science Olympiad Team recently competed in the regional Science Olympiad tournament held at Millersville University. The team took part in 23 total events in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, and science writing. The team earned a birth in the state tournament by placing fifth out of a field of 36 high school teams from Adams, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, Union and York counties. Team members include Kaitlyn Babinchak, Madi Ebersole, Liam Hanley, Solomon Heisey, Gabriel Hurst, Meili Kenley, Hannah Kuntz, Conor[Read more...]



EAHS students place second at state-wide SkillsUSA competition

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 26, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School captured the silver medal in the state-wide SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl held April 19-21 in Hershey. Competing in the Healthcare category, the award-winning students were seniors Emma Leaman, Mallory Gish, Amber Hershey, and Jacey Kauffman. The team qualified to compete at the state level based on their first place finish at the regional level in January. The competition tested the knowledge of contestants preparing for employment in the health occupation field. At the state competition, the team from Elizabethtown took a written test of fifty multiple choice questions.[Read more...]



E-town cheerleaders selected to Big 33 football classic

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 25, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School senior cheerleaders Morgan Walters and Taylor Zerphey have been chosen to cheer for Pennsylvania at the 60th annual Big 33 football game. The prestigious all-star game will be played on June 17 at Speed Ebersole Stadium in Harrisburg and pits players from the Commonwealth against all-stars from Maryland. To be selected to the team, Walters and Zerphey were first nominated by her coach. Each then competed in tryouts earlier this year for one of only 68 spots on the squad. During tryouts, Walters and Zerphey were judged in various categories including jumps, cheer,[Read more...]