Family members: Ganesh Skandan, father; Savitri Skandan, mother; Nikhil Skandan, brother
Favorite subject(s): My favorite subjects are math and science because I enjoy solving complicated problems, wrapping my head around advanced principles, and having a heightened awareness about the natural world. I also appreciate learning Spanish because I get to connect with more people through language.
Moravian Academy has been buzzing with energy since the start of the school year. Students have been in the grind, completing many class assessments while simultaneously excelling in extra-curricular activities.
Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts Board President Mario Acerra announced to faculty and staff Sept. 19 that Diane LaBelle, executive director and CEO, will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year.
Acerra applauded LaBelle’s indelible contribution to the school. “Ten years ago, I stood in front of you in the old building and announced that we [the board of directors] found someone who would take the school to the next level, and Diane has done that in more ways than we could have imagined.”
Family members: My family members include John Sager (father), Sue Sager (mother), Collin and Brason Sager (younger brothers).
Favorite subject: My favorite subject is English, primarily journalism, because math and sciences never came as naturally to me. I’ve always loved writing about things I was passionate about.
Activities: My activities include Saucon Valley’s girl’s varsity soccer, SVHS mini-THON club, SVHS UNICEF club
Next steps (after high school): Attend a four-year college and hopefully major in something journalism related.
The colorful leaves are still falling, but fall sports and activities are just coming to a close. The end of October often comes with a bit of silence in the high school; sports such as soccer, volleyball, tennis, field hockey, golf, cheerleading and football have already concluded or are quickly wrapping up. Homecoming and the annual bonfire have already passed, and there are no more home football games to cheer on our Panthers and enjoy the blaring tunes coming from our hardworking marching band. What are the students to be excited and chattering about now?
International Internship program
There will be an Iacocca International Internship Program information session from noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 and from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in Great Room 151, Lamberton Hall, 690 Taylor St. This session will highlight key elements of the summer 2020 program. Attendance at an information session is a mandatory part of the application process. Visit the website for more information. For information, visit https://global.lehigh.edu/internships/students.
BAVTS hosts open house
The s’mores station outside at the front entrance set the scene of a beautiful fall evening. Visitors enter through the building to find a pumpkin carving contest, cupcake bar, agility course, food samples, nail polish bar and much more. Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School’s Open House Oct. 23 was a crowd pleaser!
On Sept. 21, over 60 Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School students showed up to their Bethlehem Township school with a fundraising goal in mind. The school hosted and the students assisted in the running of the school’s eighth annual Car and Bike Show, drawing in people from all over the Lehigh Valley and featuring celebrity-inspired “Autobots” from the Transformers cartoon, film and toy lines.
Name: Destinee Negron
Family members: My family members consist of my mother, Valeria, and my three sisters, Ariana, Elena, and Linda.
Favorite subject(s): My favourite subjects are English and art. I love reading and writing and art helps me express who I am as a person on a canvas.
Activities: Most of my time is dedicated to doing my homework. I don’t do much, but if I am, I am reading or doing homework.