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L-S thespians prepare for next month's presentation of 'West Side Story'

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Every March, the Lampeter-Strasburg community comes together to support a musical produced by high school students. However, many do not realize just how much time and effort are given to make the musical a success.


When all is said and done, cast, crew, and pit will have spent over 200 hours preparing for this year’s production of West Side Story. Beyond that, pit orchestra, technical crew, set builders, and paint crew have been working diligently for numerous afternoons and evenings to help ensure that their respective aspects come together.

A musical is more of a team effort with many moving parts (literally and figuratively) than some may think.

Riff and Tony: Womb to tomb. #westsidestory #thespiansociety #musicals #theatre #lswss A post shared by L-S Thespian Society 🎭 (@lsthespiansociety) on Feb 12, 2018 at 2:53pm PST
The cast has been rehearsing after school every day since early January as well as some sporadically placed rehearsals before winter break. A majority of these ha…

Boys Basketball falls in OT to Lower Dauphin

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In last night's quarterfinal match-up, the Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Basketball team fell in overtime to Lower Dauphin, 49-46.

The season however is not over for the Pioneers. The boys are headed to a consolation bracket in the state PIAA Class 5A tournament for a match-up with Garden Spot on Monday at 6 pm.





--By Jonathan Klein, LS News photographer

Lady Pioneers defeat Dover, 62-50

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Last night the Lampeter-Strasburg Girls Basketball team defeated Dover 62-50 in the second round of the District Three Class 5A tournament.
The Pioneers struggled much of the first half. Laura Horner turned that around late in the half when she scored the last nine points. That momentum continue into the second half as Emma Gochenauer scored 12 points. The Pioneers widened their 51-37 lead midway through the fourth quarter. 
At the ending buzzer, the Pioneers won 62-50. The girls play their next round of the District Three tournament on Saturday.
Click the link to see all of the photos from the game.
--By Brayden Emmerling, LS News reporter


Pioneers blast past Northern York, 55-35 in District basketball action

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In the opening round of District 3 playoffs, the Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Basketball team make short work of Northern York defeating them 55-35.

Ryan Smith dominated the game scoring nearly half of the team's 55 pints. Isaac Beers was close behind with 17 points.


The top-seeded Pioneers will host eighth-seeded Lower Dauphin on Thursday in the quarterfinal match-up.



See all of Emmerling's game photos here.
See all of Klein's game photos here.

--By Jonathan Klein, LS News photographer
--By Brayden Emmerling, LS News photographer

L-S artist receives Scholastic Gold Key and American Visions nomination

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Carissa Myers recently received a Scholastic Gold Key and is an American Visions nominee for the National judging.

You can see Scholastic winners at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition at the Demuth Museum and LCYA exhibition at the Lancaster Museum of Art starting March 3 through April 15.


The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition is the nation's longest running and most prestigious program for art students in grades seven through twelve. More than 330,000 works of visual art and writing are submitted to the Scholastic competition awards. Less than 1/3 of those submitted will be excepted into the scholastic exhibition and of those, less than half will receive an award.

Bracelet wins Silver Medal in Scholastic competition

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In My Own Words In this installment of In My Own Words, Josie Lau talks about winning a Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition is the nation's longest running and most prestigious program for art students in grades seven through twelve. More than 330,000 works of visual art and writing are submitted to the Scholastic competition awards. Less than 1/3 of those submitted will be excepted into the scholastic exhibition and of those, less than half will receive an award.

I recently received a silver key award for a piece of jewelry that I created in an art class here at Lampeter-Strasburg.

I took the Jewelry and Metals class for the first time this year at L-S and I loved it!

I wasn't expecting myself to be very good at this kind of art work. I just wanted to try it out. I really ended up enjoying making jewelry out of metal in this class. When my teacher wanted to enter my latest piece into the Schol…

Pioneers make history claiming first ever L-L championship

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Last night the Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Basketball team made history by claiming their first ever Lancaster-Lebanon championship. In packed Manheim Township gym, the Pioneers defeated Lancaster Catholic, 50-40.






See all of Klein's game photos here.

--By Jonathan Klein, LS News photographer

Enigma Weekend Edition: Ceramic Vase

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Ceramic Vase
By Carissa Myers
Enigma is the art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty adviser, Mrs. Carol Allen-Gordon

L-S grad enters governor's race in Kansas

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Lampeter-Strasburg has produced numerous ambitious alumni with bright futures ahead of them, but has there been an L-S alumni that has ran for position of governor?

Until now the answer has been no.

Conner Shelton, a graduate from last year’s class of 2017, started his campaign towards becoming the next governor of Kansas on February 13, 2018. Shelton discovered, along with many surprised Kansans, the requirements to run for the position of governor in the state of Kansas: nothing aside from being human. Nothing else. 
There’s no age requirement, no need to be registered to vote and, most importantly in Shelton’s case, there is no residency requirement. As the 18-year-old Conner Shelton is currently a college student attending University of Delaware for Chemical Engineering, he isn’t the first candidate that would pop into the general public’s eye when they think of an ideal governor. This isn’t stopping him from running as an Independent candidate. With the help of his advisors and p…

Over $18,000 #ForTheKids!

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Last week, the Lampeter-Strasburg High School held a mini-thon to raise money for the Four Diamonds Organization. The Four Diamonds mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research.

The L-S mini-THON started at 6 PM on a Friday night and continued into Saturday morning, ending at 6 AM. The beginning of the long event started with ping pong, head shaving, volleyball, Mario Kart, 3v3 basketball, human sized Hungry Hungry Hippos, bouncy houses, and henna tattoos.

Around midnight, there was a variety show in the PAC that featured everything from light saber tricks to dancing to jokes and blueberry eating. After that the Olympic events took place along with the catered dinner from Pasquale's. 
Soon after they served ice cream form the ice cream bar, everyone went down to the gym for bubble soccer. Watching and playing bubble soccer was the highlight of most peoples all-nighter.

As 6 AM w…