By Ian Adler
Freshman Class of 2017: The class of 2017 is currently recruiting members for their executive council to get fundraising and activities started, according to Class Advisor Mr. Danner.
Sophomore Class of 2016: The class of 2016 sold “Sammy Sandwiches” until March 3. They also plan to put on a volleyball tournament in the near future. Exact dates are unsure, according to Class Advisor Mrs. Smeltzer.
Junior Class of 2015: The class of 2015 is discussing plans for a sub sale in May and a Chicken BBQ in March. They will be having a class vote the next “RSVP” day to determine the venue for prom, according to Executive Council Member Adrianna Clinton.
Senior Class of 2014: Executive council members recently took part in a Sheetz coupon fundraiser. According to class adviser Miss Ashley Bollinger, the donut sales will continue. As far as prom news, the theme of thevent will be Vintage Hollywood and it will take place on April 26. Bollinger says that the senior class trip will be at Six Flags New Jersey and will take place on May 22.
By Ashley Zagorski
Distracting. Demeaning. Irresponsible. Immature. These words fly through many minds when the thought of beach balls being bounced at graduation comes into conversation.
“Let the ceremony be what it is,” assistant principal Grant Gouker said. “It’s about the graduates.”
Beach Balls being thrown around during the commencement ceremony is not a tradition here at Red Lion Senior High School nor is it consistent. Although this distracting behavior has been around as long as graduation has been, it doesn’t happen every year. Unfortunately, as generations change, it happens more frequently.
“They are humorous and playful, but a little birdy told me not to be apart of it,” senior Jeremy Brokos said.
“They aren’t a big issue unless they are a big distraction,” senior Sarah Amspacher said.
“They should be allowed,” senior Wynter Yarish said.
It seems as though the graduates are all for beach balls at graduation, as well as parents. Unfortunately, they do not understand the consequences of their disrespectful behaviors.
In the letter given to every senior and sent home to every parent, it was clearly stated that if someone is caught with a beach ball they will be escorted out of Horn Field by an administrator. It will be up to them to come in to the office the next week to meet with Mr. Shue and to receive their diploma.
When beach balls are flying through the air as someone is giving a speech or receiving their diploma, imagine how disrespected they’d feel. The audience, who is there to commemorate the graduates, are too entertained by the beach balls to pay attention to the students.
“Commencement is a big deal. It is a solemn ceremony but a celebration as well. It’s about the students and their accomplishments, there shouldn’t be any distractions,” Principal Mark Shue said.
“Beach Balls are for the beach. That’s why they’re called beach balls,” 2013 class advisor Dave Danner said.
By Ben Otte
Class of 2013: The graduating class went to Six Flags, New Jersey on May 23 for their senior class trip. According to class advisor Dave Danner, 170 seniors signed up to go.
In addition to class trip, the council is also preparing for baccalaureate which will be held on June 6 at 7 p.m. Members of the council will reportedly be reading and speaking during the service.
Class of 2014: New class officers have recently been elected to lead the Class of 2014 executive council.
Marley Vebares has been elected by the council to fill the position of class president while Connor Green, Mason Zeplo, and Nicole Thivierge will remain in their respective positions of vice president, treasurer, and secretary.
The council has recently hosted a dodgeball tournament that brought in $240.
Class secretary Nicole Thivierge says, “I’m excited to see all of our hard work pay off this upcoming senior year. There is still a lot to do but I think we’re all looking forward to it.”
Class of 2015: The sophomore class just recently wrapped up their Sammy Sandwich sub and sandwich fundraiser that hauled about $800 into the class fund. The council has now also recently taken over the Class of 2013’s duties of selling candy on Wednesday’s after school.
“We are very pleased with the progress that we made in fundraising this year,” assistant class adviser Keith Blackwell said. “Our group is growing and I’m excited to see how the participation will benefit our class.”
Class of 2016: Ms. Heather Fogell has claimed the position of class advisor for the Class of 2016. Fogell released a statement indicating Miss Seitz and Mrs. Smeltzer will be assisting her in this role.
Although no official council has been formed yet, petition forms for interested students have been handed out.
“The students I have met so far are driven and upbeat. I look forward to seeing what they bring to the organization,” Fogell said.
By Taylor Hartwell
After 12 years of school, seniors finally prepare for the last half of their senior year.
This includes executive council 2013 beginning to plan prom, the class trip and graduation.
For prom 2013, the senior executive council has declared the theme of prom,
which is Once Upon a Time. This theme could be characterized as a fairy tale or royal ball.
Recently, the executive council made a trip to the Valencia to figure out
some ideas for decorations and also determine dimensions for bigger decorations.
The council prefers to have a very elegant and “done up” entrance.
However, the executive council would like to keep decorations to a minimum
because they are costly and will be thrown out after prom.
“The Valencia is beautiful as is; we don’t really need too many decorations.”
Senior executive council member Morgan Laird said.
As for the class trip, Six Flags New Jersey won by a majority vote.
However, executive council is still awaiting administrating approval by the principal, Mr. Mark Shue.