By Zachary Rhine
News & Feature Editor
Pond, stream, reptiles and amphibians, energy, insects and arachnids- these words come together to form the embodiment of what Fourth Grade Environmental Days is all about.
For six days a school year, three in the fall and three in the spring, a small farm in Felton, PA is transformed into a place of learning and games for the fourth grade classes of the Red Lion school district.
The field trip involves high schoolers instructing fourth graders on how they can better their environment while at the same time preparing the kids for their impending standardized tests such as the PSSA’s.
On the last of the three spring days, field trip adviser and Red Lion Science teacher Ms. Heather Fogell invited Pennsylvania representative Stan Saylor to the day’s events. While Saylor himself could not make it, he had his office’s regional manager, Kevin Eck, attend the field trip.
As the election draws closer, presidential candidates are working tirelessly to earn delegates and electoral college votes.
By Rachel Lau
Social Media Editor
The 2016 presidential primary contest has been one of the most controversial races for presidency in decades. The Republican candidates need to get at least 1,237 delegates in total from their states. The Democratic candidates need to get 2,383 or more.
Delegates are individuals who represent their states at national party conventions. These are very important because the candidate who receives a majority of his or her party’s delegates during the long process of the race wins the nomination.
By Zachary Rhine
News and Feature Editor
From lunches to schedules to bathrooms, students are always eager to voice their opinions on how Red Lion can do better. That is where RSVP and student council step in, not only to listen but also to act.
RSVP occurs three times a school year during a day six academic prep period where student council representatives visit every homeroom and listen and take suggestions from the students on what they want to see changed in their school.
“RSVP is based off student response, so we go wherever they lead us,” Mrs. Jane Dennish, student council adviser and Red Lion English teacher, said. “We may have some questions prepared, but typically it’s all based on student need.”
The student council members report their findings back to Dennish, and then they as a group bring those issues up with Mr. Mark Shue, Red Lion High School principal.
By Kailey Smith
The SAT college exam recently went through intensive changes, including a new scoring scale, revised test content, and student preparations for the exam. The college exam was released in the spring of 2016.
The test includes four sections; reading, writing, math and an optional essay. The exam will shift back its current scale score of 2400 to 1600 and include a separate score for the written essay.
The modified SAT exam also added major changes to the essay. Students now have 50 minutes to answer the question provided rather than 25 minutes. The essay will now be based on a passage instead of an open-ended question.
By Carley Blanchard
The Future Farmers of America, or FFA, recently participated in The State Legislative Leadership Conference, and the Public Speaking competition.
The SLLC was held at the Sheraton hotel in Hershey, PA. Its purpose was to teach students about the legislative process and how to run official meetings. It included a dance and breakfast with other FFA officials from chapters all over the state.
By Larissa Joines
Four students from drafting and design teacher Mr. Royer’s class will be competing in the Architectural High School Design Competition for its second consecutive year. The ceremony will be held on May 3 at Philadelphia University where the team could win up to $1,000 in cash.
The group is made up of senior Alex Ohme, senior Emily Sterner, junior Emily Gillmen and is led by senior Mckayla Cooley.
The team will be given a plot of land along with numerous guidelines including limited space and parameters that their project has to follow.
By Shayla Scallorn
At their meeting on March 29 the members of National Honor Society selected three qualified individuals from the junior class who they feel will be successful in leading the club in the following year.
Jessica Sun was elected as the club’s new president along with Emily Zeidman as vice president and Helen Zeidman as the treasurer/secretary. The primary duties of the officers include presiding over meetings, updating administrators on goals and activities for the chapter as well as coordinating fundraisers and service projects.
The National Honor Society holds itself to four core values, these being scholarship, character, service and leadership. It is a responsibility of the officers to further encourage and instill these values in each of the members.
Aside from demonstrating these core principles the individuals running should also possess certain characteristics that would be useful in these positions.
“People are scattered all around the school and you have to be able to communicate information to everyone,” senior Tristan Schluderberg, NHS President said. “You definitely need to be organized.”
This is an important position, being in charge of the success of an entire club, however the responsibility is certainly fulfilling.
“I like everything,” Schluderberg said. “It’s fun getting to make decisions and I don’t think there are any cons.”
All members in the NHS, not just the officers, are leaders. They are expected to set a good example to the student body and also the community.
Students who are aiming to become a part of the club need to “work hard, maintain a good grade point average, and maintain good character,” Cindy Vanada, NHS adviser, said. “You need to be a good person and a good student.”