As the school year comes to a close, clubs throughout the school are preparing for the next year. Most will say goodbye to graduating officers and welcome new leaders. Student Council has held their elections and arranged for a changing of the guard.
If you have used Google, Facebook, or YouTube lately, you may have seen an advertisement discussing how Concentration camps within Poland were German Death camps. Some readers may have even heard of the new #germandeathcamps media campaign. And, as Radio Poland noted, the GermandDeathCamps.info website launched to support the campaign received 100,00 hits in the first week alone. The ad campaign was created due to the fact that Poland passed a highly controversial law stopping people within Poland, and discouraging people abroad, from stating that the Polish government as a whole took part in the Holocaust. The term “Polish death camps” is now illegal in Poland.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft found little fame in life, but his creations were nevertheless destined to become pop culture icons. It seems today one can barely escape a reference to one of his tales. From a Black Sabbath song, to the Doctor Who episode “The Snowmen,” the world H.P. Lovecraft created continues to live on today. The man is dead, yet his work and his contributions are still alive and well nearly a century later.
This year Elizabethtown Area High School is saying goodbye to two of its teachers, Ms Petersen and Mrs. Gustafson. Ms. Sue Petersen has been working at EAHS for 32 years as an English teacher. Mrs. Gustafson has worked at EAHS since the fall of 2000 and has taught the Family Consumer Science classes.
Students at Elizabethtown Area High School hosted the Annual Mini-THON on March 16th and 17th, raising over $85,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund. Four Diamonds uses the donations to fund pediatric cancer research and pay medical bills for children suffering from cancer. The club raised more money than the previous year and met the $85,000 goal. Advisor Mrs. Secor said that students “this year exceeded [her] expectations.” As he battled cancer, Christopher Millard, an Elizabethtown Area School District student, wrote a story about a heroic knight armed with the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength. After his death in 1972, his parents, Charles and Irma, founded the Four Diamonds Fund in his memory.
The curtains are opening for the annual spring musical at Elizabethtown Area High School. This year, the spring musical is Curtains. Curtains is a parody of 1950s “whodunnit” theater mysteries, where a lone detective investigates a series of murders that take place behind the scenes of a fictional cowboy musical. The cast of the musical is forced to stay inside the theater while the detective unravels the mystery, falling in love in the process. Showtimes are March 8th at 7:00 pm, March 9th at 7:00 pm, and March 10th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.