Lampeter-Strasburg Community Closet helps those in need with community aid bins

Many people think of poverty as something that affects those in far off places. However, about 24% of people in our school district are at or below poverty level. For more information read our feature on poverty here at L-S.
Lampeter-Strasburg Community Closet, a non profit organization, was founded in 2015 to help those in our school in need.

LSCC has accepted so many clothing donations from members of our community that they simply do not have enough room for any more clothes.

There are Community Aid bins on school campus located in between the middle school and the high school. Although many are unaware of the bins, the bins are emptied by Community Aid periodically. In return for the clothing and other items, LSCC receives gift cards to shop at their thrift store. The gift cards are then given to families who approach Lampeter Strasburg Community Closet in need of help.

The bins have been there for two years now and have brought in so much money for the organization and helped to…

Spring Blast proves to be a real blast

In My Own WordsIn this installment of In My Own Words, Delaney Funk talks about her experience at last weekend's Spring Blast put on by the PTO.

On Saturday, April 13, the freshmen and sophomores kicked off the annual Spring Blast party with a bang!
The party, held in the grand hallway, cafeteria, and wrestling room, welcomed the underclassmen students with several tickets, with which they could write their names on (or in my case, write Rick Astley on) and put into bags to be drawn for receiving prizes.

Further into the madness, more fun could be found, such as the Wii and projector displaying space invaders, or the large “Candyland” table full of candies the students could put into brown bags to take with them. There was even a pro balloon maker, making crown, animals, swords and the like!

Into the Performing Arts Center, one would find a Karaoke area, and up the stairs, you could play enlarged versions of checkers, tic-tac-toe, or even make leather designs with Mr. Breneman. In…

Nolt sets new triple jump record

Josh Nolt sets NEW triple jump school record of 44' 3" at Shippensburg University for PIAA track and field championships.

High School musical theater puts on performance for Hans Herr

This afternoon Mr. Erik Welchan's musical theater class as part of their final exam put a performance for the Hans Herr Elementary School.
Students in the course include: Josiah Bender, Delayne Breslin, Bella Christaldi, Allyson Deihl, Arylissa Diaz, Alexis Garrett, Isabella Hayes, Grant Kuhn, Joseph Long, Karli Longenecker, Hannah Martz, Caroline McEligot, Angela Savoca, Paige Saurbaugh, Hannah Alderson, Sarah Baxter, Rebecca Patches, Taylor Griffin, Bonnie Herr, Cayley McEligot, and Madison Shreckengast.

Here's a 60 second clip from the performance.

Arylissa Diaz says, "Although it is tons of fun, we learn a lot. We study the history of theater and the different stages it went through to get where it is now. It is very important to study the history of theater because it is how modern theater came to be."

Diaz also said, "We also learn how to be proficient actors and really analyze the characters we play. Another thing we learn is stage directions and the par…

High School prepares for next week's Clash of the Classes

Next week kicks off the annual Student Council sponsored Clash of the Classes event.
Clash of the Classes is a week long event that is a competition in many different sporting and artistic events. The winning class gets Rita’s Ice. Typically held after the spring round of Keystone exams, it's a great way for the student body to celebrate a long semester of learning.

On Friday afternoon the student body will head out to the Football Stadium. There will be food and drinks to purchase and the competitive events.

There is still time to sign up in the Cafeteria to help your class to victory! Some of the events include, sidewalk art, flag football, co-ed soccer, water balloon toss, whiffle ball, cupcake decorating, gaga ball, ultimate frisbee, trivia, pull-up contest, among others.

The week leading up to Clash of the Classes (May 22-26), is Spirit Week:
‘Merica Monday- Dress in red, white, and blueTropical Tuesday- Leis, Hawaiian shirts, and flip flopsWacky Tourist Wednesday- Maps, flip …

Thespian Society holds annual banquet to honor members

On Tuesday, the Lampeter-Strasburg High School’s Thespian Society held its annual banquet and awards ceremony.

The evening was hosted by members of the thespian society and began with the usual senior skit. The skit is performed by younger members of the society, to depict the journey of the seniors’ performing careers. The skit walked the audience through four years of singing, dancing, and acting. It began with the fall play of their freshman year, Love Rides the Rails, and ended with this past spring’s musical High School Musical. The skit showed everyone in attendance what happens behind the scenes of our high school productions.
Following the skit, was the awards ceremony. Though this ceremony may not be what you expect. The gag awards ranged from Best on Stage Romance to Most Likely to be an NBA Star. After that, more serious awards were given out, including Best Actress and Best Stage Manager.

After the ceremony, the celebration moved to the cafeteria where there was an array …

L-S student earns rank of Eagle Scout

On Sunday, junior Lampeter-Strasburg student Gabe Miranda achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His project involved building a bus shelter at his church. For any Boy Scout this is a significant achievement with only four percent of all Boy Scouts reaching the rank of Eagle.

Solanco knocks softball out of league playoffs in quarterfinal round

Last night, the Lampeter-Strasburg softball team lost a back and forth game against Solanco knocking them out of league playoffs.

Solanco took control of the first three innings with an 0-2 lead built off of RBI’s. The Pioneers came rocketing back in the top of the fourth when Natalie Carson and Julz Garber started off the inning now giving the Pioneers a 3-2 lead.

Solanco scored three as well that inning as well with bases loaded and a ball hit up the 3rd base line. Delaney Baker hit a triple in the fifth to bring Hanna Garber home. Baker was hit in by Delayne Groff.

The fifth inning ended in a 5-5 tie.

The Pioneers were left scoreless in the sixth inning and the Mares built off of that by scoring two more runs to end the sixth. Sadly, L-S scored nothing once again in the seventh ending the game 5-7 with a Solanco win.

Solanco now goes on to play Hempfield’s Black Knights in the championship game.

“We gave them too many second chances,” Pioneers’ head coach Gene Charles stated.

The P…

Support Ryan Weitzel’s legacy by participating in 10th Annual Ryan’s Race

It's been ten years since Ryan Weitzel lost his battle with cancer. To commemorate Ryan's memory, the Varsity Club has created this Remembering Ryan video. In it, faculty and former students share Ryan's story, his impact on the Lampeter-Strasburg community, and why we continue to honor him.  The Varsity Club hopes that you will find a few minutes to watch this video.

Each year the Lampeter-Strasburg community gathers for this 5k to raise money to fund two scholarships that honor graduating seniors who embody the characteristics that Whitey was known for: courage, selflessness, and positivity in the face of adversity.
Everyone is invited to participate in this year's 5k and Kids Fun Run on May 20 to support a great cause!

This year's race is a road race with professional timing.
5k begins at 8:30AMKids Fun Run begins at 9:30AM You can register here and see the new course map.

Registration for the 5k is $30 with a t-shirt or $20 without a t-shirt.
The kids' fun …