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SAUCON VALLEY HS ‘It’s good to be alive’

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by ELIZABETH KEMMERER in School

There was no time like the present for 184 proud seniors at Saucon Valley HS June 8, when the class of 2018 took the auditorium stage for one final exercise – commencement.

The graduates’ chosen faculty presenter, Gerald Demko, encouraged them to relish their commencement in accordance with the students’ chosen theme for the ceremony, “In the Moment.”

“After all your hard work, take a deep breath and relax. You made it,” Demko joyfully relayed to the graduates.

‘It’s about having a purpose’

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ELIZABETH KEMMERER in Local News

BEST concert raises $18k toward college for disadvantaged youth

The legendary Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash brought a packed house to its feet in Moravian College’s Johnston Hall during a March special concert benefitting the BEST Scholarship Program. BEST (Building Educational Support Teams) Inc. is a local nonprofit that specializes in developing, mentoring and funding disadvantaged Lehigh Valley students to attend and succeed in college.

Squaring off in the ‘Olympics of Math’ 34th Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS Competition is another success

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by ELIZABETH KEMMERER in School

For anyone who’s ever wondered how many 2-by-2-by-2 cubes must be added to an 8-by-8-by-8 cube to make a 10-by-10-by-10 cube, ask any of the middle schoolers who plowed through dozens of similar head-spinning math problems all morning Feb. 10 at Nitschmann MS. They’ll answer in about 45 seconds.

These students were competing in the 34th Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS Competition sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE).