By Alexcia McKinley
This year, eight Red Lion students made District Choir.
Amica Bonitz, Michaela Carey, Joseph Lanehart, Qi Li, Teague Rudacille, Isaac Sattazahn, Gavin Scallorn, and Victoria Stigile were those eight students who auditioned for and made PMEA District Choir.
By Eli Lanehart
The spotlight shines on two students, senior Amica Bonitz and sophomore Gavin Scallorn, from the music department who star on and off stage.
By Carly Guise
For junior and National Art Honor Society president Keely Bluett, art is something that runs in her blood.
“My family has always been kind of artistic,” she said. “I get it mostly from my dad, that type of mindset.”
Despite growing up in a family where art has been prevalent, Bluett didn’t come into her own artistic ability until she reached junior high. In seventh grade, she joined the art club, and in eighth grade, she collaborated on a mural for the school with a team of students.
As she came up to the high school, Bluett started off in an entry-level art class. As the years have progressed, she’s continued her art education with at least one art class every year, and has gone through the ranks of Red Lion’s NAHS chapter to become its president this year.
By Ali Kochik
“I was in --around kindergarten-- pretty much as soon as I could hold my pencil the right way, then I could draw,” Rhiannon Harbold said, eyes dancing, as she talked about the roots of her passion for art.
Harbold is a junior at Red Lion High School and has been a part of the National Art Honor Society since last school year. She has taken primarily two dimensional art classes in her high school career, such as Fundamentals, and Drawing and Painting. Next year she will be in Advanced Drawing and Painting, and will be in her first three dimensional art class, Ceramics.
By Adrianna Clinton
“Tarzan”, better known as Mark Peters, shows his determination and drive to make this year’s musical successful.
While most students are either asleep or starting to get ready for school, junior Mark Peters is already awake and in the weight room working out, but not for a sport--for musical.
This March, Red Lion Theatre will become the first high school musical group in York County to perform Disney’s “Tarzan,” and its star has been long preparing for the physical demands of playing Tarzan. Even before auditions began, Peters has been hitting the weight room, first on his own to build a foundation for what exercises were to come, then partnering with Mr. Keenan Schaeffer for half hour workouts four days a week in the morning at approximately 6:30 AM.
On Mondays and Thursdays, Schaeffer and Peters focus mostly on bench presses, and Tuesdays and Fridays are dedicated to power cleans, all in an effort to give Peters the strength to lift junior Alex Shaffer in the musical, and to look the role.
His uniform will consist of compression shorts and a loin cloth, requiring Peters to get in the best shape of his life, though he is not worried about how he will look as Tarzan. In the three months or so that Peters has been working out to “fulfill his role as Tarzan,” he has lost thirty pounds and can tell that he is getting stronger.
“My endurance is getting better...I feel confident,” Peters said. In addition to workouts, Peters has changed his eating diets as well.
Schaeffer, his trainer, said Mark has made good progress. “It has been going very well. He has dedicated a lot of effort to get where he needs to be, and he has come a long way.”
He went on to say that this will help Peters beyond his role as Tarzan as he improves his lifestyle choices.
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