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Scholastics & Lancaster County Young Artists winners from L-S on exhibit starting Friday

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Scores of Lampeter-Strasburg art students will be honored at the Lancaster Museum of Art this Friday for their winning submissions in both the Scholastics and Lancaster County Young Artists competitions. You can join the artists by attending the opening reception from 5 to 8 pm.
If you are unable to attend, the art will be on display for the entire month of March at both the Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art.
Winning students from L-S were picked from hundreds of submitted works of art from Lancaster County students participating in two artistic competitions, Scholastics and Lancaster County Young Artists. Both contests are 
For more information visit the Demuth Museum website.



Ninth grade boys basketball takes 2nd place to end the year strong

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The Lampeter-Strasburg ninth grade basketball played in the Hempfield tournament this past weekend. After a rough showing recently at Spooky Nook, we looked to bounce back.

We were scheduled to play Warwick at 9 am and Conestoga Valley right after at 10:30 am. So we warmed up and the game began. Warwick was probably as tall or a little taller than we were, so it was a fairly even game. 
We started the game very aggressive, playing a full court zone press. We capitalized on their turnovers to take a six point halftime lead. After halftime, Warwick changed up their defense, and we struggled with it. They battled back to tie the game in the final five minutes. We finally started hitting our shots and managed to pull away with a 38-35 victory.

We played back to back games, so we jumped on the court for another one. 
CV was bigger and more athletic than us. They had some height that we struggled with at first. But, we had better fundamentals. We did all the little things better and we ran …

Pioneers advance in state tourney with 62-53 win; Ryan Smith joins 1000 pt club

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The Lampeter-Strasburg Boys Basketball team won their consolation game, 62-53 in last night's District 3-5A against Garden Spot at Warwich High School. Adding a cherry to last night's win was senior player Ryan Smith who scored his 1,000 career point.

The Pioneers now head to Mechanicsburg to square off against Hershey for a fifth / sixth place finish on Wednesday at 6:30 pm.




Click here to see all of Klein's game photos.

--By Jonathan Klein, LS News reporter

Garden Spot FFA attends Univest Ag Summit Conference

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On January 26, the Agriculture Science 2 class attended a Univest Ag Summit Conference. The conference focused on economics and finances in agriculture and offering tips to improve in the future.


Univest Bank and Trust Co. is investing in local farmers and ag business owners and helping to inform them with ways to improve their finances. Mr. Dale Hershey is the Director of Agricultural Lending at Univest Bank and Trust Co. and he also serves on the Agriculture Advisory board at Lampeter Strasburg. He invited the Agriculture Science 2 class to learn more about agricultural business and finance.

The conference consisted of several speakers from different areas and different fields in agriculture. The first speaker was Dr. David Kohl, who received his M.S. and PhD from Cornell University. He is now a professor at Virginia Tech, president of AgriVision, part owner of Homestead Creamery, and travels all over the U.S., Canada, and many other countries speaking about agriculture economics. 

Mellinger takes third at indoor track and field championship

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Earlier today Lampeter-Strasburg's Ezra Mellinger brought home a third place medal from the 2018 PTFCA State Indoor Track & Field Championship meet in State College with a jump of huge leap of 22' 8".


Congratulations, Ezra!







Enigma Weekend Edition: Ceramic Bird by Shannon Ferrari

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Ceramic Bird
By Shannon Ferrari

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 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…