Family members: I have a mom, Denise, father, Linc, and younger brother, Colby.
Favorite subject: My favorite subject is history. I love learning about historical events, traditions and customs; especially tradtitions that were started back in history that we still carry on to this day.
Activities: I am the varsity tennis captain, co-head of thon fundraising, co-head of PEP club, and I am a part of the school newspaper.
"You are awesome – but all of you must aspire to greatness."
It was an uplifting and respectful sentiment, but it anchored a weighty sermon underscoring the importance of the task the 1,000-strong audience was to face: the upcoming school year.
The speaker was none other than Tom DiLuisio, the retired educator who served as superintendent from 1986 to 2002, and his message was to the entire teaching and administrative body of the Bethlehem Area School District at the annual convocation the morning of Aug. 21.
Elementary school students from throughout the Lehigh Valley region were introduced to the importance of water in during HydroMania 2013 at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
The event, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Water Suppliers, Inc., featured more than 23 stations under a large tent, as well as venues throughout the rest of the campus, students were involved in hands-on learning as well as demonstrations by professional water managers, environmental specialists and educators.
Salisbury Middle School announced recently the students who were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter.
HIGH HONOR ROLL
Grade 6: Carly Batman, Jake Berger, Sarah Bobeck, Nathan Caraballo, Rylee Donaldson, Bryce Erdman, Gabriella Grym, Joshua Herczeg, Erica Holben, Madison Jewell, Sydney Kramer, Jonah Niesenbaum, Helen Rapp, Kaitlyn Rutt, Sean Snyder, Peyton Stauffer, Patrick To, Darrin Weber
The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown graduated 23 members of its eighth grade Class of 2013 at ceremonies June 7. Two members of the class, Giuliana Augello, of Coopersburg, and Zach Lawless, of Bethlehem, addressed the gathering of family, friends, fellow students, faculty and staff.
Swain alumnus Chris Scagliotti, Class of 1993, presented the commencement address.
Mother Nature showed her capricious side this past Earth Day by producing an overcast drizzle that did nothing to dampen the spirits of Chesterbrook Avademy preschool kids who happily participated in the release of 1,500 ladybugs into the world. The Valley Center Parkway school's staff spent the week teaching the kids about ladybugs and how they eat aphids and other tiny insects that are harmful to gardens, plants and shrubs.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBB
Fernando Santos: Relaxed and ready for his education at Bloomsburg University, Fernando Santos will take secondary education courses. Pictured with Santos are his brother Ricardo, mother Maria and father Marcelino.
Parents: Doug and Ann Marie McKenzie
College: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Career plans: Pharmaceutical Product Development
School memories: Playing in the drumline at football games, snowboarding with Ski and Board club, meeting some of my closest friends.
Secret of your success: I tried to never stress about getting work done. I would keep calm and assure myself that I could handle whatever was thrown my way.
Notre Dame: Speech/Debate Club news
Three students earned new degrees from the National Forensic League. The members and their ranks are Connor Newman, Degree of Merit; Ryan Seery, Degree of Honor; and Ben Borakove, Degree of Distinction
The team competed at the National Forensic League National Tournament held June 16-21 in Birmingham, Ala.Abigail Marone won a semifinalist award in Student Congress Senate.