Family, Career and Community Leaders of America had their first Prayers from Maria spirit week from January 30 to February 3. Prayers from Maria is a foundation whose mission is to finally honor childhood cancer patients with the attention they deserve, by reversing the tragic lack of funding and promoting the most meaningful brain cancer research for kids. Only 4% of government money goes to child cancer.
At the Lorain County Junior Vocational School Open House, FCCLA sold lemonade, yellow bears and sunflower suckers. On Monday there was supposed to be a corn hole and the selling of bears and sunflower suckers, but it was canceled due to weather. On Tuesday, FCCLA sold Popsicles for $1.
On Wednesday, they had a “guess how many sunflower seeds in a jar” contest and the winner won a $15 subway gift card. On Thursday, FCCLA sold Lemonade for $1. On Friday, there was a $1 jeans day and the students at JVS had to buy a sticker and wear a school appropriate yellow shirt and they sold bears and sunflower suckers, because they couldn’t do it on Monday.
Prayers for Maria was inspired by Maria McNamara, who was enjoying life, taking dance lessons and playing with her brothers, when she was suddenly diagnosed with one of the deadliest childhood brain tumors. Maria was treated at ST. Jude, where she made many new friends, fighting just like she was. Maria cared about each one of them and prayed every night for them to get better. Those prayers continued until her battler ended 14 months later on July 14, 2007. Maria’s selfless simple prayers became an inspiration that ignited a movement. Those prayers of hope that live on today through the Prayers from Maria Foundation.
If you are interested in helping out this foundation you can volunteer over the summer to plant the sunflower seeds, so they can bloom in the fall. People can send donations to this foundation by going to https://prayersfrommaria.org
Congratulations EHS Robotics Club!
All of our Robotics Club pioneers will be competing in this years VEX State competition. The competition is in Marion, Ohio on March 10th and 11th. Good Luck to all 3 of our teams!
Whether or not you are aware, our exceptional school has a German Club, much like Spanish Club or French Club. However, there are only 5 official members.
Ever since the fall of German class, German Club has descended as well, but why?
Most students simply aren’t interested in most extracurricular activities. In fact, even Winter Formal has been cancelled two years in a row because not enough students were interested.
Whether it’s because you have an after-school job, have to take care of siblings, or just want to leave the school as soon as possible, it is guaranteed that there is a club for you.
For example, if you like casual clubs that don’t go for very long after school, has food, and if you like learning little things about different languages and cultures, all three of our language clubs are an option.
German Club, however, currently has a president that not only has close family in Germany, but has visited the country herself.
“German is not only a fun and strange culture, but the language is very similar to English, making it relatively easy as well,” said Ashley Moen, president of the club.
When asked about what he liked most about German Club, Nathan Cruickshank said rather simply, “The food.”
So, if you are interested in joining German Club, there are several ways to get information.
First, you can visit Mr. Daniels in room 232 to ask about German Club.
Second, there will be an announcement every week stating when it meets.
Lastly, if you send the message @cg7deh to 81010, you will be signed up for the weekly remind message.
Who: Freshmen are invited but will required to bring their ID’s to gain entry
When: March 29th after school until 4:00 pm
Where: At the dining hall & outside courtyard under the arch
How: It’s free but it is limited to link leaders & freshmen only, ID is your ticket in
There will be ice cream, hula hoop, limbo, games, balloon animals, etc!
Franklin Elementary School is hosting an Easter Seals drive in April. The drive will be held on a Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd, at Franklin School, 446 W. 11th St., Elyria.
Donating items to the Franklin Easter Seals drive supports families in need and helps Franklin School, as the school receives funds based on the pounds collected by Easter Seals.
The Easter Seals drive is very specific about what donations can be accepted so please review the attached flyer carefully. For instance, Easter Seals doesn’t accept anything that a baby sleeps or sits in, like car seats, cribs, etc. There are other household, electronic and mechanical items NOT accepted, so please review the flyer before donating.
Please click on the link: EasterSealtruckfundraiser
By: Mechella Jeziorski
Do you like to write stories or enjoy finishing someone else’s story? Do you enjoy hearing other peoples stories? Do you like to let your imagination run wild?
If you answered yes to any of these then we have a club for you:
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
In this club we have lots of fun reading and writing prompts. We have very interesting prompts, and the creative minds of the writers make them even more interesting. If you have anything to share we are more than happy to hear what you have and will write.
Last year we wrote the plot of a murder mystery novel, but did not complete the novel. Next year we are open to any suggestions about a new novel genre. This could include mystery, fantasy, thriller, medieval, or action.
The types of writing we do in the CW club include poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, fiction and romanticism. We share our works and give feedback.
We don’t have a lot of members so feel free to join all are welcome.
Meetings are every other Thursday in room 114.
Elyria High is doing very well in the Rock Your Prom Contest. Mrs. Baytos recieved a call from Kiss FM 96.5, and is happy to say students have a good chance at winning a $5,000 DJ/Entertainment Package, complete with Kiss FM’s own DJ Pana.
In order to win, students, friends, and family are asked to vote for EHS. Voting ends on Sunday, March 5, at 11:55 p.m.
Meredith Godreau is a singer/songwriter from Portland, Oregon. She creates most of her music by first playing all of the instruments you hear within each song, then combining them together. Knowing that women are taken less seriously in the music business, and not wanting to fall prey to such unfortunate circumstances, she chose to produce music under a pseudonym: Gregory And The Hawk. The name comes from the imaginary hawk that her brother, Gregory, saw in his childhood.
Gregory And The Hawk’s songs usually contain simple and pleasant lyrics that carry a sense of nostalgia, allowing you to relax while listening. Often surreal, yet sometimes realistic, Godreau’s lyrics are rarely explicit in their meaning. Despite this, Gregory And The Hawk often sings about relationships, many of them failures or at least melancholic in some way, shape, or form. In contrast to her songs about nature and the like, the lyrics for these songs may be more particular and stream-of-consciousness.
She has even experimented with an electronic sound in an EP named Huckleberry Cherry and Boules, which gives off a calming yet ambient atmosphere. Godreau has both upbeat and slow songs; sometimes, the tempos are combined. In addition, her vocals span both high and low ranges. Her voice may have a haunting effect at times, but this differs from song to song. It can be heard in “Stone Wall, Stone Fence”, a song that demonstrates the way Godreau’s wavering, airy vocals meet with basic acoustics to produce an eerie dirge of some kind.
Right now, Meredith Godreau is traveling around the Pacific Northwest while recording the songs for her newest album, On the Orange Mountain, which she is releasing one by one on her Patreon for her supporters.
Fun fact: Meredith Godreau is featured as a vocalist on the Part A EP by Royal Family.
Gregory And The Hawk’s “Stone Wall, Stone Fence”: http://gregoryandthehawk.com/track/stone-wall-stone-fence
By: Cassiopeia Hennes
Kurumi is a beautiful young woman whose beloved boyfriend, Hal, died in a sudden airplane accident. Left heartbroken and gloomy, she isolates herself in a small house. But this soon comes to change when her grandfather requests the help of a humanoid robot named Q01.
Taking on the appearance of Hal, Q01 is sent to Kurumi’s house in order to save her from her state of despair. As Hal returns day after day and increases his efforts, Kurumi, despite her initial reluctance, slowly begins to open up to him and break free from her depression. But there is more to Hal than meets the eye, and these two will soon learn an unexpected truth about this relationship between a human and an android.
The movie has a shocking plot twist, is very cute, as well as funny, and has good animation and color. This movie changes the way you think.
By: Alexis Jordan
The EHS robotics teams competed in a VEX competition at Lorain High School on Friday, February 17th. Alexis Jordan, Trishchin Yates, and Kahlig Bell finished the competition in 6th place out of 60 teams. The three teams are now waiting for the list of state qualifiers. Derrik Martin and Levi James both have the possibility of their teams making it to state. Great job Elyria Robotics. Good Luck!