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Spread Your Wings, Spring Is Coming Back

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After a long, cold winter, temperatures are slowly beginning to improve and signs of spring are becoming more frequent each day. These three scenes of spring include a group of Amish boys fishing while a young lady baits a hook and one boy reads a book to pass the time, a pair of newborn goats with one deciding the view is better on moms back, and three very young owls snuggle together in their nest in a tree cavity.


Clay Welcomes Author Eric Wight

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The Clay PTO was happy to welcome author and illustrator, Eric Wight recently. Mr. Wight spent the day explaining how he became an author and demonstrating the writing process of a graphic novelist through storyboards and characterization to the different grades in an assembly format.

Mr. Wight had lunch with several students giving the lucky group the opportunity for a more focused discussion. For the students who ordered books from Aaron’s Books in Lititz and for those who brought their own, Mr. Wight graciously spent time autographing them.


Ephrata Public Library Showcases District Artists

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The public is invited to come out to the Ephrata Library to see the artistic works of students in the Ephrata Area School District. The show, which includes works from all age groups, is simply amazing and the artistic talents exhibited are really quite impressive. The show runs from the present until Tuesday, May 5. Shown are art concentration students from the High School and they include, from left to right, (front) Josiah Nimon, Margaret Swenson, Katarina Scheck, Annie Wise; (back) Gary May, Madalynn Becker, Regan Luecke, Rachel Shawkey, Tristan Holdridge, Annie Blair and Idaly Rendon.


Garden Spot High School Students Honored

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Garden Spot High School has selected the following Students of the Month. The group shown was selected for exhibiting the characteristic of positive attitude. Shown seated, from left to right, are Samuel Mancuso (11th grade), Landon Ritchey (10th grade); (back row) Elezaveta Chernovskiy (9th grade), Elizabeth Mumma (11th grade), Blessing Bowman (10th grade) and Jourdan Forrester (9th grade).


Talented Seniors Bid Farewell

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The TV Studio at Cocalico High School has become home to some of the most creative students in the school, many of whom will pursue degrees in film and advertising when they leave high school at the end of this year.

“It’s like a family down here,” said senior Adam Stec, who plans to study advertising through Southern New Hampshire University. Part of the credit goes to teacher and advisor Greg Buck, who established the studio in 1993. “He’s one of those leaders that allows you to be creative and excel in your own way,” said Stec.

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