By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
The holiday spirit is setting in once again and with it comes the baking, wrapping, traveling, and of course annual traditions. Every family does something a little different around this time of year, and most have some kind of holiday routine or tradition that they look forward to each year. A few students and teachers were happy to share what those traditions are in their family.
By Caroline Frey and Riley Miller
In Red Lion Area School District, there are 65 students enrolled who are homeless, and at least 6 teenage mothers.
Programs such as The Children’s Home of York and the Haven Home for Girls support these students.
“They support me physically, they give me a roof. The home is too sweet not to be safe,” Red Lion Area Senior High School junior Brianna* said.
Brianna, 17, greatly appreciates all that the Haven Home has done for her. In order to create a better life for Brianna, the staff helped her get a job, provides computer access, and emotionally supports her.
The Children’s Home of York is an organization that helps children and families in Pennsylvania who are in need. For more than 150 years, the home has provided many programs and services that help find children a home.
By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
Seniors everywhere can relate to the piles of applications, practices for college auditions and scholarship searches that seem to consume their last year of high school. It is a stressful and exciting time for everyone. By this time of year the acceptance letters are rolling in and decisions are being made. These four seniors already have a plan for their next chapter in life.
A plethora of new opportunities await every graduating senior as they enter into their next phase of life. New doors are constantly opening. This new stage of life can mean going to college, enrolling in trade school, joining the military, or entering the work force. But no matter which path students take after leaving high school, this is the time for interests to grow and talents to flourish.
By Helen Zeidman
Taylor Edsel has been accused of burning down a factory with first-degree arson, and her fate is in the hand of Red Lion Area Senior High School students. The Mock Trial team has the task of proving Edsel’s, the character made up by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, innocence or guilt in the round of competitions in January.
The Mock Trial team is a collection of students who have a burning desire to learn more about law, public speaking, and rhetoric. Competitions let students pursue those ambitions by acting out trials, such as this year’s criminal case involving the suspected arson that burned down a factory.
“I joined last year because I kind of want to be a lawyer,” sophomore Katelyn Taylor said. “The coaches are awesome and I enjoyed it a lot last year.”
By Rachel Lau
Junior Qi Li has been named one of the students of the month.
When he was just nine years old, Li discovered his passion for music. His parents got him into playing the piano after receiving one for Christmas.
Since then he has continued playing piano and is the rehearsal pianist for the school musical. In addition to participating in the school music programs, Li is also a York College prep piano student and a musician at his church.
Li plays the trumpet in the Red Lion marching band and is a participant in Madrigal Choir.
“I started playing the trumpet because I wanted to get involved in music at school,” Li said.
Not only is he involved in music but he is also a member in National Honor Society and the historian for the robotics club. He joined the club because he, “wanted to help start something new.”
He plans to go to college to major in information technology and hopes to attend Penn State.
By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
Junior Carrie Knight has been declared one of the two Rotary Club Students of the Month for December. Her academic involvement and achievements made her a deserving candidate for this position.
Since the start of her high school career, she has been on the Distinguished Honor Roll. “I make sure to do my homework and study a lot,” Knight said. She strives to do her best in each class she’s involved in. “I got a physics tutor this year and it helped me a lot.” Despite receiving straight A’s, Carrie is still an everyday student like her peers.
Carrie credits her academic success to her older sister Kelsi who graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School in 2015. Her sister has been her role model ever since she was young. “She always had Distinguished Honor Roll in high school. She’s probably the reason I do well,” Knight said.
Aside from academic achievements, Carrie likes to spend time with her her family and friends. She lives on a farm and has an interest in farm culture. She has a pet cow named Maggie that she likes to feed and spend time with. She also enjoys taking pictures at home.
Photography has been an interest of Carrie’s since sixth grade. “I’d like to go to York College to major in business and minor in photography,” Knight said. “It’s close to home and my sister currently goes there.” She hopes to have a profession that involves taking pictures when she is older.
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