While the night air grew chilly the evening of June 8, the celebration of memories, relationships and accomplishments warmed the auditorium at Saucon Valley HS, where the class of 2019 took the stage to say goodbye.
Promptly at 7 p.m., Dr. Michael Krentz ushered the class into the auditorium with an organ rendition of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.”
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.
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.
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).