By Derek Etter
As seniors entered the school parking lot with snow flurrying above and the deafening roar of chatter, the wind carried a beer can across the ground, eerily symbolic of the dramatic scene behind it.
Two cars, both carrying Red Lion seniors, were totaled in the middle of the lot.
Drops of blood were dripping down the cars and glass was shattered at the feet of seniors trapped in the cars, which were piled on top of each other
As paramedics and firefighters arrived, students were cut out of the cars, and some that couldn’t be saved were laid under sheets.
As the dramatic tableau unfolded, the booming sound of students talking over each other was drowned out by sirens, and the voice of senior Quinn Waldrup shouting, “What did I do?”
However, this dramatic crash happens every year at Red Lion in the same lot, only with different students.
By Molly Merson
News & Feature Editor
With prom right around the corner, seniors excitedly await the memorable night “under the sea.” Dresses, ties, and sea-themed decorations are all sights to see at this upcoming event.
This year’s prom will be held at the Country Club of York April 8. A night of dancing, dressing up, and diving into fun awaits.
Every student has their own favorite part of prom. “I'm looking forward to getting dressed up with my friends,” senior Erin Sciortino said. Her favorite part of the night is doing her hair and nails with her friends that she's attending prom with.
By Helen Zeidman
It is the climax of countless high school movies and the epitome of high school cliches. It is the most extraordinary night of high school which students will supposedly remember for the rest of their lives. Prom is the most anticipated dance for many students and it is right around the corner.
The Senior Executive Council has the job of meeting, and even exceeding, these astronomical expectations. With a theme of A Night Under the Sea, the Senior Executive Council of 2017 hopes to have an prom that goes swimmingly.
The night to remember will take place on April 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Country Club of York. Prom ticket sales started on Feb. 27 and will continue until March 7. Tickets are $40 each.
The Executive Council is hoping to make the night memorable for everyone, not just for couples.
“As long as you have friends, you don’t need a date,” Asia Adams, Executive Council member, said.
In the hopes to have a personalized prom experience for everyone, the Executive Council is also asking for song requests and childhood pictures. There will be a song request sheet at the ticket sale table. Seniors can also submit school appropriate childhood pictures for a slideshow to play during prom.
Mr. Danner, the senior class adviser, believes that every student should give prom a chance.
“It creates lasting memories,” Danner said. “And if you don’t go, you will regret it.”
By Helen Zeidman
Senior year of high school may seem to be full of freedom, but that luxury comes at the price of more responsibility. For example, without proper preparation, the required mock job interview can throw a curve in senior year.
Beginning on Nov. 9, seniors will arrive to school in blazers, ties, and pantyhose to look their best for the simulation. Over a span of three days, 368 seniors will present cover letters, resumes, and interview techniques to professionals from all fields.
Mrs. Kimberly Morris, the career awareness coordinator at Red Lion Area Senior High School who is in charge of the event, has been preparing students to exercise their life skills. Recently, Mrs. Morris has spent her days guiding students to perfection, or at least as close as they can get with a cover letter and resume.
Senior class prepares for class trip and graduation while underclassmen move forward with newly elected officers after recent elections.
Taylor Bosley and Bella McCarey
Class of 2014:
The senior class recently held their prom at the Valencia on Apr. 26. The theme for prom was Vintage Hollywood. After a count of votes, Graeme Nelson and Tara Tolton were crowned Prom King and Queen, respectively.
Next on the council’s agenda is their class trip to Six Flags on May 22. The cost of the trip per student is $50. Following the trip is the biggest milestone is any high school student’s career: graduation. The official date is set for June 6 at 6:45 PM at Horn Field, weather permitting.
Class of 2015:
As the year comes to an end, the Junior Executive Council held their elections for their senior year. This election differed from past ones. Rather than voting being schoolwide, voting was held to just the immediate class council.
The results brought in new people for almost every position. Heather Jackson was voted President, Gregg Thibault was voted Vice President, Ellen Weaver as Secretary and Jennifer Hedrick as Treasurer.
There are a couple of fundraisers coming up for the Class of 2015 to get involved with. There will be a car wash ticket sale, a sub and sandwich sale, and a possibility of a chicken BBQ.
Along with those fundraisers, the class of 2015 executive council is currently designing the senior t-shirts and deciding on the class colors for next year.
Class of 2016:
The sophomore class of 2016 executive council is ending the year as they had started it with the same positions. Alec Gayrama as president, Ian Adler as Vice President, Grant Fickes as Treasurer and Gabriella Zarragoitia as Secretary. Talks of any new election being held have not yet been discussed said Mrs. Amanda Seitz, Class of 2016 council advisor.
There are ways the sophomore class and other classes can help to raise money for their class trip and prom. Fundraisers they are holding currently are the Volleyball Tournament which anyone can get involved with. The cost is $5 for each team. They are also holding a Joe Corbi’s fundraiser. This includes pizzas, cookies, and other treats. Anyone is able to get involved in the fundraiser by picking up a catalogue in A209. The fundraiser money is due to Mrs. Seitz no later than May 14 for any sophomore who chooses to do it.
Class of 2017:
The phrase “power in numbers” doesn’t always ring true, especially in the case of the Executive Council for the Class of 2017. Consisting of only six members, they have already begun the process of establishing themselves as a council, starting with the assignment of Class Officers and planning a sandwich sale to take place later in April.
“We couldn’t exactly hold an election,” Freshman Class Adviser Mr. David Danner said jokingly. “Having only six people respond and turn in their forms makes that kind of hard. So they pretty much just got their positions.”
The class officers are as follows: Kynslee Shephard (President), Gillian Orwig (Vice-President), Jake Patterson (Historian), Tyler Varney (Treasurer) and Asia Adams (Secretary). The only other member is Collin Herman-Conrad.
“Even though we only have six members, I still have faith that we can get things done,” Shephard said. “And we are hoping to recruit a few more members to add to the mix by the end of the year.”
“Being President, of course a lot of responsibility comes with that… He [Mr. Danner] has mentioned that, for now, I will be leading and overseeing our meetings, working with him to organize fundraisers and stuff like that.”