The daily routine of rolling out of bed in the dark is not one that most teenagers look forward to. Trudging off to rigorous classes and losing sleep over homework assignments have become realities for the modern high schooler. However, students at Freedom HS enjoy a very involved atmosphere, which makes coping with the daily stress of getting an education easier.
Miller Heights ES held its 17th annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10 and patriotism was on display with music, readings and special moments that honored military veterans.
The program contained musical numbers performed by the Liberty HS Brass Ensemble, Freedom HS Fife and Drum Corps and Men’s Choir. Also included was a rendition of “Taps” on trumpet by fourth grade teacher Louis Poczak.
Family members: In addition to my mom and dad, I have three younger siblings ages 15, 13, and 10, and a cat named Thelonious Monk (named after the jazz pianist). My family challenges me to be the best I can be, which has helped me to achieve numerous awards and accomplishments in life.
Bethlehem residents and district officials gathered around Oct. 15, 1967, as Vice President Hubert Humphrey spoke at the Freedom HS and East Hills JHS dedication ceremony. His speech is still available for reading online to this day. In it, he applauded the two schools as the finest he had ever seen, saying to all involved that, “You have decided to equip those children for success – successful employment, successful college careers, successful participation in American society.”
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Lehigh Carbon Community College has announced the summer 2017 dean’s list for the semester. Local students included, who had an academic grade point average of at least 3.50, are Nicole Campbell, Andrea Deibert, Mia Gonzalez, Nicholas Krout, Emily Tierney and Sean Wilson, all of Bethlehem.
Lehigh Carbon Community College is located at 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville. For more information, call 610-799-2121 or visit www.lccc.edu.
Northampton Community College
Miller film set for Nov. 3
The college will host Warren Miller’s film “Line of Descent” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road.
The film follows skiers and riders from Squaw Valley and Jackson Hole to Norway and the French Alps. The event is sponsored by the school’s ski club, Elk Mountain and Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shops.
Tickets are available by visiting www.nccwarrenmiller.com or at the door.
Craft fair Nov. 11
Saucon Valley HS
Family members: Dyann (mom), Tim (step-dad), Chris (dad), Careyanne (step-mom), Nathanael (brother), Renae (step sister), Matthew (step brother), Joel (brother), and Johnny (brother)
Favorite subject: English, because I have always found a passion in writing, and have always been fascinating by the power of analyzing literature.
Activities: Working at Carter’s and volunteering at Advent Speech and Feeding Therapy clinic.
The Center for Language Assessment of Bethlehem Area School District is seeking multilingual people who are willing to provide support to English learners and their families as a part-time English, Hindi and Vietnamese language guide on an as-needed basis,
Opportunities include providing language support for classroom learning, after school assistance, assessments, parent meetings, and special events. Training will be provided.
Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools recently impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.
In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.
Saucon Valley HS ran a fundraiser for Puerto Rico the week of Oct. 15, in an attempt to raise money for the immense struggles they are facing after Hurricane Maria.
Puerto Rico is having trouble providing electrical power and basic needs (such as water) to citizens, and recovering from the destruction of buildings all around their community.