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Sunday, February 17, 2019

‘Do what is right’ - Kids, volunteers celebrate MLK

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by DENNIS GLEW in School

Though postponed by severe weather, the principle, “Do what is right,” is too important to let lapse.

It was the theme to which students and teachers at Fountain Hill ES welcomed community volunteers for a morning of education and reflection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 25.

Part of the Cops ‘n’ Kids Literacy Program, the event was supported by a grant from PPL that provided an age-appropriate book for each student at the school – 580 in all. Under the direction of...

Crampsie Smith seeks council seat

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Grace Crampsie Smith, a Democrat and longtime Bethlehem resident, has announced her candidacy for Bethlehem City Council.

Crampsie Smith, who has lived in the city for 28 years, is a school counselor at Easton Area HS.

“I was raised in a family that took its civic responsibilities very seriously,” said Crampsie Smith. “I want to continue the legacy of my parents who instilled in me and my six siblings the desire to contribute to the communities where we lived, worked, and...


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in School

Penn State Extension

The following area residents students have been named to the Penn State Lehigh Valley fall 2018 semester dean’s list: from Bethlehem: Muhammad Afzal, Jennifer Bosques, Yariliz Castillo-Torres, Lizhe Chen, Joseph Clayborn, Matthew Coleman, Colton Debellis, Rachel Marie DeMesa, Jeffery Depalma, Kelsey Eagan, Gabrielle Fink, Ethan Holzer, Sundeep Kaur, Evan Kramer, Austin Ledger, Amy Lukow, Aliyah Major, Jeffrey McConnell, Hannah Mickley, Kalista Mitrisin, Rana...

BETHLEHEM A. S. King to speak Feb. 15

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Moravian College Writers’ Conference 2019 will be held on Feb. 15 in downtown Bethlehem.

Presentations include a generative writing workshop with King at 1:30 p.m, and a panel discussion with King, Josh Berk, Justina Ireland and Saundra Mitchell that asks What Books Can Do: Writing for Young People In an Age of Extremism and Chronic War, at 3:30 p.m., both located in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex, Moravian College, 1200 Spring St. There will be a brief reception...


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Several area residents have been named to the Northampton Community College’s dean’s list for the spring semester. The students, who have completed a minimum of 6 credits and earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the fall 2018 semester, are Robin Achey, Thomas Achey, Ashley Adames, Uchenna Ahaghotu, Jason Ahing, Sunnya Ahsan, Michael Almack, Phillip Amato, Nicholas Ames, Tyler Amey, Sarah Andrade, Jacob Anthony, Jose Arbelo, Evans...

Community business grads celebrate

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“The entrepreneurial spirt is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley,” Pa. Rep. Steve Samuelson told a motivated group of mostly young businesspeople who received certificates for mastering one or more business courses taught by Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem last month,

As inspiration, Samuelson quoted one of America’s most famous early businessmen, Benjamin Franklin: “Energy and persistence conquers all things.”

The evening ceremony was at the Follett...

LV ACADEMY NOTES by Isabella Trauger - Pep rally opens quarter

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in School

February is a very busy month for students, full of planning and organizing for many different activities for the upcoming months.

February 1 marked the Second Quarter Pep Rally for Lehigh Valley Academy students. The event was designed like the Olympics, with each grade representing a different nation. Seniors represented Japan; juniors represented Italy; sophomores represented Spain; and freshmen represented Germany. The winner of the gold medal was Spain.

The Drama Club...


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in School

Moravian College

Several Bethlehem area residents were named to the Moravian College fall 2018 dean’s honor list for carrying three or more course units during the fall or spring term and earning a GPA for the term of 3.50 or higher.

The students are, from Bethlehem: Cody Abrachinsky, Wyatt Abrachinsky, Derrick Achey, Brooke Adams, Rathath Alawad, Ahmed Alsakhairi, Amanda Andrews, Ankita Bassi, Lauren Bayda, Alvaro Belmonte, Rocco Beltrami, David Bertolotti, Hannah Bovard,...


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Locals are Collegiate Champion

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has selected Moravian College senior Will Pelletiers of Bethlehem to its Collegiate Champion program for the 2018-19 academic year. Only 22 students were selected from across the United States and only eight were undergraduate students (most were master’s of public health or doctorate students).

Collegiate Champions serve as liaisons between SOPHE and their campuses, sharing news and information...