Press photo by Brian Shaud 004-One of the largest crowds ever turned out for the annual Quadfest that celebrates the start of a new year at Northampton Community College. Quadfest is an annual event staged by Northampton Community College's Student Senate to kick off the fall semester and to encourage students to get involved in student clubs. The festival was held outside the College Center on NCC's Main Campus at 3835 Green Pond Road in Bethlehem Aug. 30. Close to 11,000 students are furthering their
PRESS PHOTO BY TIM GILMAN Students recently board a bus bound for the Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School in Bethlehem. Sophomore Ricardo Ruiz stands by as younger school-mates get on a BASD bus at William Penn ES on Main Street.
PRESS PHOTO BY TIM GILMAN Mother, daughter and pet dog wait together at a school bus stop at Main and West Greenwich streets in Bethlehem. Lindsay Heilman stands with her pit bull, border collie mixed dog "Cupid" and mother Tami Heilman for a bus ride to the LV Academy Regional Charter School in Bethlehem. LVARCS started classes Aug. 21 and BASD began the next Monday.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBB Moravian Academy opened its new school year Aug. 30 with an all-school chapel in Central Moravian Church followed by its traditional flag raising ceremony in front of the Christian Education Building located on the Church Street Campus. Students and staff proceeded from the church and gathered in an open area around the campus flag pole to sing their Alma Mater and raise the American flag along with the school's colors. ABOVE: As the flags are raised Moravian Academy the 775
George King: Surrounded by students, Moravian Academy headmaster George N. King Jr. (with bullhorn) announces that the flag raising will commence.
Procession: Moravian Academy students and staff proceed through the Church Street campus environs to the site of the flag raising in front of the Christian Education Building.
Connor: Moravian Academy senior Connor McInerney and his "first grade buddy" Madison Duckett are ready to raise the American Flag and school colors to signify the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JULIA F. SWAN The League of Women Voters of Northampton County had a table at Lehigh Community Day Aug. 27, giving students information about voting and encouraging them to register. Resident students have the choice of voting in their home town by absentee ballot, or registering in Pennsylvania and voting here. Their Lehigh student IDs are among the acceptable forms of identification to use at the polls under the new Voter ID law. More than a dozen students registered that day, and at least
Anthony Davis of Colts Neck, N.J., fills out a voter registration application.