By Helen Zeidman
Senior Jessica Sun has earned a spot as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship for a chance to win thousands of dollars to pay for her college education.
The SAT standardized test is commonly known as one of the most important tests students will take during high school. But, many students do not know the importance of the preliminary SAT test, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT.
Sun is a prime example of the success that the PSAT can bring. Her impressive performance on the PSAT has landed her in a prestigious academic scholarship competition through the National Merit Scholarship Program.
“I was really excited when I found out. I was also hoping I would be one when I got my score back,” Sun said. “This hasn’t changed my future plans much. But I am looking into more schools that offer the national merit scholarships.”
By Rachel Lau
William Penn will be playing against Red Lion on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a result of a recent shooting at one of the York school’s Friday night games.
Every future William Penn football game has moved to Saturday afternoons, according to Ron Coursey, the athletic director at the school.
“The decision was made after we had a conversation with the chief of police, board members, and the superintendent,” Coursey said. “The superintendent made the final decision.”
The school will also increase their security on staff and crowd control at every football game to take extra precaution for the duration of the season. Red Lion already has 13 staffed security personnel and four regional officers.
When asked why he would decline offers of William Penn games being played at all away games, Coursey said, “I don’t want to rob my kids the experience of playing at home.”
By Paul Jones
Fridays at Red Lion during the fall have always been filled with football and fanfare. Student sections are a big part of that given that they are the students cheering for their fellow students. However, some within the county have questioned how inclusive those sections actually are.
While this may sound like something out of a bad movie, this might be an actual problem. This issue was talked about at Student Forum, which schools from three different counties attended.
“There are two student representatives from each school in Franklin, Adams, and York county who go to those meetings,” Mrs. Dennish, head of Student Council, said. “At the meetings they talk about issues that are going on at school, and last year one of the issues was about school spirit and out of that came a conversation about all the different student sections.”
By Helen Zeidman
Mr. Rickard is the father of Elura and Sam Rickard. They are in seventh and twelfth grade, respectively. He religiously attends their soccer matches and cross country meets. He heckles his son about finding college scholarships and doing senior year right. He takes his role as a parent seriously, just like his new job helping the students as the assistant principal.
“I want them to know that I have their best interest at all times. I look at them like they are my own children,” Rickard said. “And if something is not good enough for my kids, it is not good enough for them.”