By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
Anyone with a fascination in almighty gods, epic heroes, and monstrous mythical creatures would be eager to hear of a class in mythology.
Mrs. Erica Main, a history teacher at Red Lion Area Senior High School, recently began polling her students to see how receptive they were to the idea of a mythology class at school. The results were more exciting than she anticipated.
“So far at least half of the class from each class have raised their hand that they would be interested in taking the course,” Main said. “It surprised me, I didn't realize how much interest there would actually be."
By Carly Guise
Throughout the school year, Red Lion’s FFA participates in numerous competitions. Some of the earliest of these competitions occur at the York Fair, which was held in early September.
The group has had great success thus far, and it is thanks in part to their preparation. Regardless of the category of their event, students spend hours researching, collecting, and practicing after school to make sure that they are ready for their competitions.
Senior Allison Macklin earned first place in the Senior Division of the Dairy Skills Contest, which is made up of juniors and seniors. For the Junior Division, made up of freshmen and sophomores, Kaylee Van Hovel took third place, Casidee Crowl took fourth, and Leah Taylor took fifth place. Through these placings, their strength was shown in the dairy and livestock judging, both of which are favorites of many students.
By Helen Zeidman
Editor in Chief
Student Council is firing up their time machine for a one night only. Drive-in diners, poodle skirts, and Elvis’s classic rock and roll are making a comeback at this year’s homecoming dance on October 15. This year’s theme is “The Sock Hop,” which embodies the energy and fun of the decade. Student Council is hoping to “rock your socks off and swing it back to the 1950s.”
With a new DJ from Klock Entertainment and decorations to match the hopping 50’s, this year’s homecoming is definitely going to be a kick.
By Shayla Scallorn
Fear, excitement, stress and confusion: familiar emotions overtaking the minds of freshmen this year and every year when starting their high school career. Most freshmen will experience more than one of those feelings, but the important thing to remember is every person in the school is or has been in the same spot.
Maybe in junior high you could get away with that massive, overflowing binder that seemed to magically eat yesterday’s homework and worksheets. That one people were afraid to even walk past for fear it will choose that moment to explode in a disarray of ripped and unfinished papers. First and foremost, freshmen, it is time to get organized. In high school the workload and overall expectations are much higher, so it is important now more than ever to keep the chaos in check.
By Ali Kochik
While he may be new to Red Lion High School, Mr. Randy Hoffman is not a new teacher. Before coming on board with Red Lion, he had already been teaching for 33 years at Camp Hill High School.
Prior to those 33 years, Mr. Hoffman obtained his degree in chemistry from Arizona State University in 1980, then went on to get his Master’s degree in education from Millersville. He currently teaches CP chemistry and physics at the high school.
He was inspired to teach after being accepted to dental school. After his acceptance, he began to think about the big picture and his effect on the world.
By Brianna Lehr
As the 2016-2017 school year starts, new faces have been added onto the staff. One teacher who was added is former Dover School District physics teacher, Tatyana Simmers. She moved to the states 20 years ago from Russia.
Dr. Simmers started her career as a medical doctor, and then made the decision to become an educator, based on her family history. Dr. Simmers’ grandmother was a biology teacher, and her mother was a physics professor.
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