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Track team dominates county meet

It was business as usual for the boys’ and girls’ track team at the Lebanon County Track and Field Championships Saturday at Lebanon High School. The boys picked up their 22nd straight county title and the girls won their fourth in a row. Senior Jepel Gibs and junior Shayla Bonzelet were named Outstanding Athlete winners. Bonzelet raced to wins in the 100, 200, 400 and anchored the winning 4 X 400 relay team. “It felt really great,” said Bonzlet. “I was honored to get it and know that I helped the team so much.” Gibbs won the 100, 200, anchored the winning 4 X 100 relay team and finished second in the long jump. “It feels amazing named outstanding athlete and it means so much to me and the t

Tennis wins section champs, league champs

photo by Sully Minnick The last time the boys’ tennis won a section championship, coach Mike Rohrbach was on the team. That was 25 years ago. “It feels great because it’s a feat that no other Cedar Crest tennis team has done in 25 years, but I know there are bigger things in store for our team,” said senior number one singles’ player and captain Jack Muraika. Muraika was correct in his prediction as the Falcons captured the Lancaster-Lebanon League team title, Wednesday April 24 at Ephrata. The team defeated Pequea Valley 3-2 for its first league championship since 2012, when Muraika’s brother, Colin, was on the team. Winning for the Falcons were Muraika and junior Dylan Tull at singles, and

Staffer gets first tattoo

photo provided by: Marissa Arnold Towards the end of winter break I began to come to a realization that I finally was ready for a tattoo. Chuck’s Tattooing and Piercing was overall the best shop to go to and known to be the best in Lebanon. I couldn’t get the tattoo until my season ended with Winterguard, so I picked April 13th. My entire high school experience has been centered on Colorguard. The activity has allowed me to make great memories with a wonderful group of girls. I chose to go with the imagery associated with our first competitive show, a bare tree and lantern. I took that design and put it in a different style to make it more unique to me. Then I passed it onto my friend, Grace

Pride program promotes positivity

Many students have received ‘praise’ from teachers and administration for their positive behavior due to the Pride program that was introduced this year. The program is based on the values of PRIDE, which stands for Personal responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence. A large part of it is also handing out Wings of Praise to students for exemplifying good behavior. Giving out these rewards promotes and recognizes positive behavior rather than simply punishing negative behavior. This makes it more likely to be effective, as it has been shown that positive reinforcement improves behavior more than punishment. In fact, a 2001 study at Johns Hopkins University found that posit

Avery Atkins

1- What are your plans after high school? "After high school, I want to go to college for creative writing and advertising." 2. What is your dream job? "Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru or a lyricist with mememaking on the side." 3. What do you know now that you wish you knew in 9th grade? "Daniel Stebbins makes a great boyfriend and your puns aren’t actually as funny as you think they are." 4. Besides yourself, who do you want to win homecoming queen and why? "Maggie because she’s the sweetest person ever or Natalie because she’s my favorite plate." 5. What would you sing at Karaoke night? "You Belong with Me- Taylor Swift (a duet with Lizzy Pedersen)" 6. If you could live anywhere, where would it

Sophie Beasley

1- What are your plans after high school? "I plan on attending college to get my master’s degree in speech language pathology. " 2- What is your dream job? "I would work for the Behavior Analysis Unit in the FBI." 3- What do you know now that you wish you knew in 9th grade? "I wish I knew that everything always works out, and not to stress the small stuff." 4- Besides yourself, who do you want to win homecoming queen and why? "I couldn’t pick one person; I honestly would be happy for anyone who would win. All of the girls are so sweet and deserving." 5- What would you sing at Karaoke night? "Personal by HRVY or Eenie Meenie by Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston." 6- If you could live anywhere,

Principal to leave district after 21 years

After more than 20 years in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, Principal Dr. Nicole Malinoski will be leaving to take the principal position at Cumberland Valley this fall. Malinoski, who has served as principal at Cedar Crest for seven years, is excited about the pride students and staff now show in their school. “I honestly believe students’ pride in their school (has grown),” said Malinoski. “I think when I got here; the only people that really associated with having pride were athletes. Over the last seven years, we instilled that every student has pride no matter what you do: in the band, artist, in the student section, anyone that walks these halls.” Malinoski hopes to have made mor

Homecoming: No dance, but tailgate for seniors

Despite the challenges forced upon by COVID, pep club is coming up with alternatives and is working hard to still have some of the typical homecoming activities. Although not all activities will be possible, pep club is working to make sure that those that occur are amazing. “We will have a spirit week, homecoming court, and football game where the court will be introduced and the winner will be announced,” said Holly Boger, adviser of pep club. Students will vote for homecoming queen during the week of homecoming. “Unfortunately, there will not be a dance due to recommendations set forth, however we are working on a plan B activity,” said Boger. Due to CDC guidelines in an effort to keep ev

Nyla Buie

1) What are your plans after high school? "After high school, I plan to attend a 4 year university and major in Biology." 2) What is your dream job? "My dream job is something in the medical field like an anesthesiologist or a pediatrician. I hope to open up my own practice one day. If that doesn’t work out you can catch me at our local Giant." 3) What do you know now that you wish you knew in 9th grade? "High school is temporary! In the moment it may seem like that bad grade on a test is the end of the world but take it easy. Take school seriously but don’t be so hard on yourself." 4) Besides yourself, who do you want to win homecoming queen and why? "I think Sophie would make a grea

Reece Glover

1) What are your plans after high school? "Attend a four-year college and major in fashion merchandising." 2) What is your dream job? "Full time model in New York City while visiting the most beautiful places in the world." 3) What do you know now that you wish you knew in 9th grade? "Your mental health is very important. Make sure you spend time doing things that make you happy." 4) Besides yourself, who do you want to win homecoming queen and why? "Maggie Jones because she is the most kind and thoughtful person. Her sweet personality inspires me so much." 5) What would you sing at Karaoke night? “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo 6) If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why? "I would live

Reality show ends after 14 years

The reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is now coming to an end after 14 years. The final season will be airing in early 2021. The ending of the show was a decision made by the Kardashian and the Jenner family. The show was first aired in 2007 and made the Kardashian and the Jenner family become very popular. Many of the family members became so well-known they have their own clothing lines and makeup products. Many people are sad about the ending of Keeping up with the Kardashians since they have been watching it from the start. “Having to see Keeping up with the Kardashians go is honestly sad because it’s something I watched since the beginning seasons as a kid and watching ho

Student council earns national award

Student council won the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenge top fundraiser award. This was awarded to student council because the school’s King of Hearts court last year raised $50,88 - the highest fundraising total in the nation. This was an exciting moment because in the past, the school has been top three and top five but never number one. “The class of 2020 did an amazing job,” said student council adviser Jane Hepler. This award has not physically been given to student council, but was known on Aug.13 on a zoom meeting with all of the schools across the nation. “We feel so proud of the boys and school,” said president Morgan Hickernell. To try and win this award again this yea

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