Bethlehem Press

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Article By: FREEDOM NOTES - Seniors, stages and sports

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by FREEDOM NOTES - Seniors, stages and sports in School

The 2016-17 school year is coming to a close.

Prom was held May 5 at the ArtsQuest Center in South Bethlehem. Wil Cacciatore and Courtney Turocy were crowned prom king and queen.

On May 11, members of the Freedom Theater Company gathered to watch the 2017 Freddy Award nominations. The Freddy Awards, founded in 2003, is a three-hour, live television show that was created to recognize and reward local high school musical theater.

Freedom’s show, “Peter Pan”, was nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra, Outstanding Use of Scenery, Outstanding Use of Costumes, Outstanding Performance by a Male Ensemble Member (Jalon Mathis), Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Chorus, Outstanding Stage Crew, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Kelly Donah), Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Michael Harding) and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical.

Once again, Keystone Exams are taking place at FHS. This year, passing the tests is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2019. The bill that set the mandate, signed by Governor Tom Wolf, pushed back the requirement in the hopes of finding a better way to prepare students who failed the test in the past to retake it. Students who do not have to take the tests this year always look forward to the administration of the exams because for them, there are three-hour delays each morning.

Another much-anticipated event was Senior Skip Day. Skip Day, a day where seniors don’t show up to school and participate in some fun activity-usually a trip to the beach was on Monday.

The last day of school for seniors is May 24, and graduation will be held at Stabler Arena June 7 at 7 p.m.

The girls lacrosse team is advancing to districts for the first time in over two years this season, a feat in part owed to new players and returning stars. Senior midfielder Emily Rowan was named MVP of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference last week, with 179 career goals. Both Rowan and sophomore defender Emma Telatovich were included in the 2017 EPC Girls Lacrosse All-Star Team. Named to the second All-Star team was Rowan’s twin sister, midfielder Abigail Rowan, who recently scored her 100th career goal.