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 Claire Krackow
Seniors, it’s the time of year that you’ve all been waiting for! “All that Jazz” is coming to the Valencia in York on Saturday, April 25 at 7 PM.
“So we have many different committees. We have invitations, we have decorations, we have gifts and we have food committees,” Senior Class President Heather Jackson said. “We already picked all the food that we want so that’s taken care of, and we have all of our decorations.”
The decorations for this years’ prom will be very fitting to the theme (All that Jazz) as there will be pearls and feather boas.
“Also, there will be jazz dancers’ from Joelle (Godfrey’s) dance team and we might be offering some sort of payment to them for courtesy,” Jackson said. They will be dancing as the prom court, King and Queen are announced.
Voting for prom court took place the week of April 6-10.
Tickets were on sale April 1-10 in Mrs. Wiremans classroom, D227. They are $40 per person.
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 Molly Kuhn
Senior Staff Writer
Every year the Red Cross Club holds the mock accident the day before prom to show seniors the possible outcome of drinking and driving. The seniors stood behind the barriers while they watched their friends they knew suffer from the “accident” that just happened.
Students Jeffery White, Brandon Laveau, Tim McGee, CJ Weigle, Kayla Garcia, Tori Sprenkle, Cassie Krackow, and Ashley Zagorski were the eight individuals nominated to be in the mock accident on April 26. The Red Cross club nominated these eight individuals because they are well known in their class. Therefore, making it more emotional for the many students who know them.
The seniors approached the scene a little unsure and intimidated. There was chatter coming from some of the students, who didn’t seem to be taking it seriously. But after Tim McGee dramatically fell out of the car, screams from Jeffrey White and Ashley Zagorski hit the crowd, and the ambulance came racing down the street into the parking lot, the crowd fell silent.
This experience was surreal for some of the students. “You would never picture it being people you know,” senior Amanda Wivell said.
Senior Kenzie Schmitt was very emotional after watching her best friend, Cassie Krackow lie on the gurnay with a sheet over her body because a drunk driver cut her life short. “Knowing her since preschool, it was just so surreal,” Schmitt said.
According to Alcohol Alert!, in 2011, there were 32,367 total fatalities in car crashes, 9,878 being alcohol-related.
The enforced message was that this could happen to anyone; your friends, family, and even you. Don’t drink and drive, because you are not only putting yourself at risk, but everyone else on the road.
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.