Second-grade Thomas Jefferson ES kids enjoyed their annual activities and crafts during Colonial Days this spring.
Ending my previous column with sentimental feelings, I must begin this one with the same retrospective attitude, as the sentimentality is now full force. Graduation parties are beginning, elders are offering their advice regarding the future and the fact that the Notre Dame class of 2013 will never be together, all 122 of us, again after graduation on June 2 is beginning to sink in.
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute hosted a Skills USA State Heavy Equipment competition on the Schnecksville Campus, March 9.
Students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute competed with students from Lancaster County Career and Technical Center and The Central Pennsylvania Institute, Pleasant Gap, Centre County.
Each student was required to display his abilities in a series of skills ranging from surveying a proposed driveway extension to using a back hoe to pick up an egg.
Family members: Mum, Rosie; dad, TJ; sisters Navi and Riyan
Favorite subject: English and marketing because it's what I want to do as a career when I'm older
Activities: School newspaper, FIT class (fashion classes)
Next steps: Attend fashion school in London
Career Goals: I want to become an international fashion marketer/buyer
Heroes: Kelly Cutrone, because she has accomplished so much despite the hardships in her life, and she's proof that hard work and motivation go a long way, especially in the fashion industry
For Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin it was nice to hear of young people doing community service for altruistic reasons-not because a judge ordered them to do as part of their sentencing procedure.
"It's a refreshing thing to be with students who are doing well and have a bright future," said Martin, the guest of honor at the annual Altruism Awards ceremony where high school seniors from across Lehigh Valley were honored for performing altruistic acts in their schools or communities.
The performances have concluded, students are nearly finished with finals, and everyone is eager for their summer vacations to begin. Even though the year has nearly drawn to a close, the arts high school is perpetually in motion, keeping busy between its recent groundbreaking ceremony and the quickly approaching summer workshops and programs.
About 150 guests at the SkillsUSA chef's Culinary Challenge competition enjoyed a five-course meal recently in the fourth annual meeting of some of the Lehigh Valley's best chefs mentoring student chefs from local high schools.
Chef Randy Zerfass, the chef at Northampton Country Club led Freedom HS students Tyler Shulman and Jaclyn VanBilliard to a team victory with their winning dish, "Tres Comida de Latina - Trio of Latin Foods."
Family members: Along with my parents, Bernie and Melissa, I also have six siblings: Amanda, Kelly, Bernie II, Alyssa, Brent and Kyleigh.
Favorite subject: My favorite subject is mathematics. I have always enjoyed math throughout my school years. Knowing that I will need what I learn in the near future, I make sure to put a great deal of focus here.