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EASD students win state-level Destination Imagination Tournament

Apr 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 25, 2018- Two teams of students from Elizabethtown Area School District won first place in Pennsylvania Destination ImaginNation tournament and qualified to advance to the Global Finals to be held in Knoxville, TN later this spring. The teams will now compete against thousands of students from 45 states and over 15 foreign countries where they will showcase their innovative challenge solutions to this season’s challenges. Destination ImagiNation is the largest creative problem-solving organization in the world. This program empowers students to utilize their creativity, curiosity and courage through project-based learning to solve various challenges which focuses on STEAM (science,[Read more...]



Bear Creek students participate in all-star choral ensemble

Apr 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

April 25, 2018- Six students from Bear Creek School recently took part in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Elementary Songfest. The students were sixth graders William Bonsall, Olivia Gable, Katie Keeports, Rowan Meiser, Lacee Miller, and Annabelle Price. The students were accompanied by Bear Creek choral director Melissa Miller. The Festival was held on Saturday, April 7 at Middletown Area High School. In all, approximately 200 elementary students from schools located in the eight counties that comprise District 7 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York) participated in the day-long songfest and concert. The festival is an opportunity[Read more...]



Bear Creek School team places first at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Competition

Apr 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 12, 2018- A team of students from the Bear Creek School recently took part in the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 Real World STEM Solution Challenge. Sixth graders Lillia Alvarez, Jaycen Conrad, Quinn Dolan, Gabriel Rottet, and Trenten Miller collaborated to develop L.U.L.O. (Leverage Utilizing Locker Opener) that was designed to help students with stunted muscle development in their hands. Their entry placed first in the Grades 4-6 division. The team was led by faculty advisor Sara Torchia. The competition was open to students from the local intermediate unit in grades 4-12.  The purpose for the competition was to increase STEM-related educational opportunities[Read more...]



Bear Creek School team earns first place at local STEM Bowl competition

Apr 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 4, 2018- A team of students from the Bear Creek School recently took part in the Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary STEM Bowl. Fifth graders Liam Burke, Brendan Fritz, Austin Risser, and Owen Wagner formed the Quizzly Bears. Competing against 20 team and nearly 80 students, the Quizzly Bears placed first. As part of the competition, they participated in two STEM activities and six quiz-bowl style contests. The two teams with the highest number of points participated in a final match at the close of the event. It was there that the team from the Bear Creek School went head-to-head against Hempfield[Read more...]



EAHS Student Performs at Prestigious Chorus Festival

Apr 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 4, 2018- Elizabethtown Area School District choral student Claire Fritz took part in the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region 5 Chorus Festival held at Annville Cleona High School in March. Fritz, a sophomore, was selected to the prestigious student ensemble based on her audition at the District 7 music festival held in January. Selection to the Region 5 chorus is highly competitive and very prestigious. While at the regional festival, Fritz worked under the direction of guest conductor Mr. Jeffrey Kern, assistant professor of Music at the University of the Arts. Participants at the festival included the[Read more...]



EAHS student wins award in NASA Langley art contest

Mar 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 27, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School tenth grader Veronica Mautner received an honorable mention at the tenth grade level for her art submission into the 2018 NASA Langley Student Art Contest. Mautner was the only student from Pennsylvania to receive an award in the prestigious national competition. A panel of five highly qualified judges from the art community selected the work they felt best represented this year’s theme, The Next 100 Years. Each piece was evaluated on originality, interpretation of subject matter/theme, creative techniques, composition, and overall art appearance. The center considers the art contest an important part of[Read more...]



EASD Students Perform at All-County Orchestra Festival

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  March 22, 2018- Nine students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the 2018 Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) All County Orchestra Festival. Senior Carissa Warren (horn), juniors Sean Brown (violin), Lexis Ferree (violin), Ryan Minnich (violin) and Mayelin Ebersole (viola), sophomores Claire Fritz (violin), Vicky Chan (violin), Sam Becker (string bass) and Ethan Lown (string bass) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. The concert was held at Solanco High School under the direction of Dr. Timothy Dixon from Messiah College and Mrs. Nile Wilson from Hempfield High School. Selection[Read more...]



EAHS Student Performs at Prestigious Band Festival

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  March 20, 2018- Elizabethtown Area School District band students Lauren Swope (clarinet) and Jared Wolf (saxophone) took part in the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region 5 Band Festival held at Middletown Area High School in February. Swope and Wolf, both in eleventh grade, were selected to the prestigious student ensemble based on their auditions at the District 7 music festival held in January. Selection to the Region 5 band is highly competitive and very prestigious. While at the regional festival, Swope and Wolf worked under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Michael Volta, Director of Bands for[Read more...]



EAHS students sing at District Choral Concert

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 20, 2018- Three choral students from Elizabethtown Area High School were selected to the highly competitive Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 7 chorus. A team of judges comprised of local music teachers chose the talented vocal students from area high schools to be a part of the ensemble. Selected to the honors choir from EAHS were Claire Fritz, Jake Sevcik, and Mackenzie Smith. “This was an exceptional year for our singers,” said Dana Baxter, choral director for EAHS “They were among the best singers from area school districts and performed outstanding and varied repertoire.” This year’s festival was[Read more...]



EAHS inducts 60 students into its National Honor Society

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 20, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School inducted 60 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at a special ceremony held Thursday, March 15. Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. It recognizes the outstanding students of Elizabethtown Area High School who have exhibited the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership and service. The student-lead ceremony recognized the students’ selection into the prestigious organization in front of family and friends. Dr. Theresa Swenson, National Honor Society advisor, and Maura Hobson, high[Read more...]