Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gettysburg Conservation Day LV volunteers charge picket fences

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by ED COURRIER in School

The Lehigh Brigade of the Civil War Round Table and students from Saucon Valley HS formed part of the 66-member contingent from the Lehigh Valley volunteering their services April 21 at the annual Gettysburg Conservation Day.

They cut brush from around the fences on the Henry Spangler Farm site within the battlefield park. The volunteers also dismantled, then rebuilt fences in need of repair, as well as painted posts, pickets and rails.

LV CHARTER HS FOR THE ARTS ‘A rose to be cherished’

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in School

With decorated caps and broad smiles, the 149 members of the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts class of 2018 marched down the aisles of Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown and up to their seats on the stage. The June 11 ceremony celebrated the largest graduating class in Charter Arts’ history.

“You now have the joy of seeing your kids graduate from what U.S. News & World Report has proclaimed the best school in the Lehigh Valley,” Board of Trustees President Mario Acerra told parents in the audience, “But you guys already know that, because you have experienced it firsthand.”

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.

LV CHRISTIAN HS ‘Life is not about you’

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in School

With the world going one way, the Lehigh Valley Christian HS’s class of 2018 was told to go another.

“Our culture is mostly focused on promoting ourselves,” Royce Seifert, a teacher at the institution, told graduates during the school’s 30th year commencement June 9 at Calvary Temple Church in South Whitehall Township. “Even on this day of accomplishment, life is not about you,” he said.

Rather the 15 graduates were told ultimately their lives should center around God’s vision and not theirs.

2018 graduating residents, fellows

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in School

St. Luke’s University Health Network proudly celebrates its 2018 Intern, Resident and Fellow graduates – physicians and providers who have completed specialty training through residencies and fellowships at St. Luke’s. The 26th annual graduation ceremony was held June 15 at Moravian College Foy Hall.

The following providers will begin practice with St. Luke’s:

Elena S. Berg, DO, St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, Emergency Medicine, Allentown;

Erica Jeanette Escarcega, MD, St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus, Emergency Medicine, Quakertown;