Hempfield High School students in Desktop Publishing 2 and independent study courses competed at the regional level of the Pennsylvania High School Media & Design competition at Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13.

Students submitted 11 projects in six categories: animation, 3D design, programming, logo and graphic design, digital movie and website design.

Hempfield students won first in animation; second in programming and 3D design; and third in logo and graphic design.

Seniors Perry Marinos, Lucas Martin and Darien Ressler continued to the statewide competition at Dickinson College for their animation win.

Essay award winners

Hempfield High School 10th grader Evynessence Brase and Centerville Middle School seventh graders Josiah Pletcher and Ella Wolfe were recognized for their essays about Memorial Day in a contest.

The contest was part of a town ceremony, at which Col. Jeffery Lucas of the U.S. Army spoke and Hempfield music students performed.

SkillsUSA medals

Two Hempfield High School and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center 2019 graduates took home medals during the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania State Leadership and Skills Conference, held April 10-12 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

Diamondli Lopez placed first in medical terminology and Shawn Splain placed third for cabinetmaking.

SkillsUSA is a national student organization that develops employability, participatory and leadership skills to complement the occupational skills developed by students in technical education classrooms or work-based learning sites.

SkillsUSA is an integral part of approved technical education occupation programs.

Fundraiser for Warwick families

In November, Hempfield High School senior Jacob Rissmiller organized a

#WarwickStrong fundraiser, sponsored by Future Business Leaders of America, by selling T-shirts, along with students from other districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

In April, Hempfield students presented a grand total check of $7,518 at Warwick School District to the families of the victims of a fatal crash outside the high school in October.

High schoolers place in regional math contest

Hempfield High School seniors Campbell Krulewski and Curran Schmitt and junior Mili Ramani competed in the annual HACC math competition April 26.

The delegation won second place, beating out competitors from four counties. Individually, Campbell finished in third place, and Curran finished fourth.

Mock crash warns about driving under the influence

Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services, in conjunction with local fire, police and rescue squads, prepared a mock crash at Hempfield High School. After witnessing the scene, seniors listened to testimony from parents who lost children in car accidents.

The event was to enforce to students the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Elementary schoolers win silver for reading

Nine fourth- and fifth-graders from Rohrerstown Elementary School earned second place in a reading competition through Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13.

The team divided a reading list of over 40 books throughout the year, then competed in a trivia competition about the books.

Students Josiah Luo, Andrew Gates, Autumn Winand, Stella Freedman, Lukus Feerrar, Dane Evans, Caela McCooey, Presley Pham and Carlos Abello participated.

Rohrerstown gifted support teacher Courtney Weikel said she received compliments on how well-behaved the children were, in addition to their success.

“The students were very excited about their success and already have strategies for how to improve,” Weikel said.

District honors tax worker

Hempfield School District, in partnership with Woodcrest Villa/Mennonite Home Communities, named Jocelyn Kline as Senior Tax Worker of the Year. Superintendent Mike Bromirski cited how Kline helps with the district’s Morning Readers program and volunteers to help other seniors. Kline was nominated by Mountville Elementary teacher Melissa Paup.