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EAHS Students Perform at PMEA District Band Festival

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 23, 2017- Thee students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the prestigious 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Band 7 Festival. Eleventh grader Carissa Warren (French horn) and tenth graders Jared Wolf (alto saxophone) and Ryan Kruft (Euphonium) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. Dr. F. David Romines, professor of music education and director of bands at Marywood University, was the guest conductor for the ensemble. The concert was held at East High School. Selection to the District 7 band is highly competitive involving talented student musicians from[Read more...]

EAHS students named finalists in prestigious MIT Inspire Contest

Mar 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  March 20, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School senior Kathryn Shenk and sophomore Nathaniel McCloud were named finalists in the MIT INSPIRE program, a national high school research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Shenk and McCloud will now vie for one of the top prizes in their respective categories in April where only the top 100 finalists are invited. The MIT INSPIRE competition draws high school students from across America to present their original research in one of thirteen disciplines. Categories include anthropology, comparative media studies; art and architecture; cultural studies; economics; history; linguistics; philosophy; political science;[Read more...]

EAHS raises over $82,000 for Four Diamonds Fund

Mar 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

March 14, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School raised a remarkable $82,021 at its annual Four Diamonds Mini-THON or 137% of its $60,000 goal. All proceeds from the 12-hour dance marathon benefit the Four Diamonds to conquer childhood cancer. Elizabethtown Area High School was proud to support this cause as the Four Diamonds story originated in Elizabethtown with a former student, Chris Millard, who battled childhood cancer while a student at Elizabethtown Area School District in the early 1970s. Similar to Penn State University’s THON, students were not be permitted to sit down during the event. The Mini-THON ran from 7[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area High School writers honored for excellence

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

February 28, 2017-Elizabethtown Area High School senior Aparna Paul, junior Erin Kraskewicz, and freshman Anna DeGoede were each awarded a “Silver Key” in the 2017 Lancaster County Regional Scholastic Writing Awards sponsored by the Lancaster County Library. Paul was honored for her Critical Essay (Doing the Wrong Thing for the Right Reasons: A Story of Morality), Kraskewicz for her poetry collection (Boys & Girls), and DeGoede for her Personal Essay/Memoir (Turn on the Light). The prestigious recognition program provides an avenue for students in local middle and high schools to express themselves through writing. The student entries were judged at[Read more...]


Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 24, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School is pleased to announce it will hold its sixth annual student-run Four Diamonds Mini-THON on Friday Mar. 10 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning. Mini-THON is a twelve-hour event patterned after Penn State’s THON in which approximately 320 high school student dancers will remain on their feet for the entire twelve hours. This year’s theme is “Wild For A Cure.” All of the money raised through the Elizabethtown Area High School Mini-THON will go to support the Four Diamonds, an organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer. The “Light of Hope”[Read more...]

E-town Third Grader to be Published as Part of Newspaper In Education Contest

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

February 13, 2017- Congratulations to Mill Road Elementary School third grader Chasmina Mendoza for winning first place in Lancaster Newspaper’s Design an Ad contest. Her ad will be featured in Lancaster Newspapers 2017 Newspaper In Education week issue. The contest recognized local students for creating an advertisement for a specific business using instructions from the advertiser. Mendoza designed an ad for Sturgis Pretzels. Photo caption: Chasmina Mendoza proudly shows off her award-winning ad for Lancaster Newspaper’s Design an Ad Contest

Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools hold “Souper Bowls”

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 7, 2017- Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools recently held their annual “Souper Bowl” food drives to benefit the local food bank. The food drives are timed to coincide each year with National Football League’s Super Bowl and helps to restock the shelves of the local food pantry after the holiday season. The school-wide community service project teaches students the importance of giving to those in need. In what has become as much a part of the tradition as the food drive itself, students could place their donation on a pile for their favorite Super Bowl team. While they[Read more...]

E-town High School FFA Member Earns Keystone Degree

Feb 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 6, 2017- At this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show, Elizabethtown Area High School senior Taylor Halbleib was presented with Keystone FFA Degree. The Keystone FFA Degree is the highest award given by the Pennsylvania FFA Association. It is presented to FFA Members within the Commonwealth who have shown outstanding achievement within FFA (Future Farmers of America). High school seniors who have been active in FFA for at least two years are eligible to apply for the prestigious Keystone Degree. To earn the degree the members had to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience Project. As a part of the project they[Read more...]

EAMS students take part in local Band Fest

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 2, 2017- Nine Elizabethtown Area Middle School band students recently took part in the 2017 Lebanon Valley College Middle School band festival. The students, all seventh graders, were selected based on their teacher’s recommendation for demonstrating outstanding musicianship. The students were Allison Evans, flute; Samantha Ippolito, oboe; Julia Sikora, clarinet; Will Kreider, tenor sax; Bryan Murray, tenor sax; Madelyn Weeks, horn; Matthew Sharp, trombone; Vincent Checco, tuba; and Kaitlyn Houck, mallet percussion. The festival was held on the campus of Lebanon Valley College on Jan. 12 and was sponsored by the Lebanon Valley College chapter of the National Association[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Area Middle School students participate in Future City competition

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  February 2, 2017- Sixteen students from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently took part in the 2017 Future City Competition in mid-January. This project-based learning program challenged students to imagine what a city should and could look like to make their future a better place. The Future City Competition was held at the state museum in Harrisburg and challenged the students to imagine, research, create, design, and build a city that addressed their solution to the citywide sustainability issue: The Power of Public Space. As part of the competition, each team was required to write an essay showing their research,[Read more...]