Lampeter-Strasburg High School student Gabrielle Marie Chapman is an inspiration to many who are blessed to get the chance to know her. As a friend of Gabrielle's (known by many as Gabby) I can say that she is the most kind-hearted and brave person I know. In this article, I will be sharing with you the astonishing story of her battle with brain cancer.
At just the age of two, Gabrielle was diagnosed with medulloblastoma a type of brain cancer. This type of cancer can spread to the spinal cord or to other parts of the brain.
Gabrielle's parents about 12 years ago at Penn State Hershey Medical Center were given this terrible news. Gabrielle's cancer was found on an MRI after she had received a CT scan from falling and hitting her head just two days before.
The doctors at Hershey Medical Center had found a 4-centimeter brain tumor towards the base of young Gabrielle's skull. Gabrielle received brain surgery to remove the tumor shortly after. If not the doctors said it wo…
Last week, Lampeter-Strasburg High School students participated in a "Minding Your Mind" assembly. During the presentation, the keynote speaker shared her experience suffering from anxiety at a young age. She suggested that one method to cope with personal anxiety was to share your thoughts and feelings with others. In this anonymous installment of In My Own Words, one L-S student does just that. In My Own Words In this installment of In My Own Words, a Lampeter-Strasburg student shares what life is like suffering from anxiety.
You wake up in the morning and try your best to get up and get through the day. You get out of bed and get dressed in whatever is comfy because you don't care about looking good. You get on the bus and cannot stop thinking about what awkward situations you are going to be in today. You notice that you are physically shaking just like every other day of your life.
You get to school, drop your bags off at your homeroom and start walking to your frie…
After a heart-wrenching semi-final round loss at last weekend's Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics State Championship in Oxford, PA, the road to the Detroit World Finals would not be passing through Pennsylvania for OBX Robotics. The rules of FIRST allow teams to compete in other states. Thanks to an early first place qualifying tournament finish in the state of NJ, OBX was granted an invite to return and participate in the NJ State Championship on Sunday, March 10.
After 6 qualifying matches and two semi-final rounds OBX and their two alliance partners were declared division state champions and awarded one of 10 invitations to advance to the world stage in Detroit Michigan for an unprecedented third year in a row...congratulations Lander and FIRST FTC Team 7244!!
The FIRST Robotics World Championship will take place in Houston and Detroit in back to back weeks in April. The season began in August with over 5,500 teams from around the world, 150 teams remain and they will compete in the…