This has been an exciting time for the students at Freedom HS. Multiple events have conspired over the past few weeks leading up to the ultimate moment for seniors: graduation. Graduation for Freedom will be held at Stabler Arena June 5.
Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School is off to a busy spring.
Last month's car show went off with a bang and raised a total of nearly three thousand dollars for SkillsUSA competitors. The car show was held April 13 and featured many activities including music, children activities, a craft fair, yard sale, basket auction and awards. The culinary arts class served and prepared food for the whole event. The event also had music along with the Bearman and Keith from WZZO came.
Family members: Parents – Lori and Alex Car; sister – Danielle Car
Favorite subject: French – I have developed a passion for learning the French language and culture. In addition to my French classes, I have participated in a French exchange program in Nancy, France and attended a four-week summer French Language immersion program in Nice, France. Digital publications – I enjoy learning about marketing and publication and applying those skills, in class, to the design and creation of the school yearbook and other publications.
Petals fall like snow from tree branches laden with flowers, green grass shivers slightly in the wind, and construction crews make their way onto LVA's campus as the end of the year rolls around. Work has been occurring for a few months already as LVA prepares to expand the high school, making room for more students and some possible changes ahead in grade organization. Along with these exciting developments, the senior class has begun finals and their IB (International Baccalaureate) testing, which will occur throughout the month of May.
Family members: Mindy and Jeff Yurick (mom and dad)
Favorite subject: Biology because I love learning about how amazingly complex our bodies are. English because I love to read and write.
Activities: At Liberty - National Honors Society, Grenadier Band, Student Government, Liberty Live Newspaper and Science Olympiad. Outside of Liberty - Dancer at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, member of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem Youth Group and Youth Worship Band
Next steps: Attend college and major in biology or pre-med
Student musicians from the orchestras of the Bethlehem Area School District's four middle schools, Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann and Northeast, recently spent two days in rehearsal for their 2013 All City Middle School Orchestra Concert. Their performance was held in the Northeast auditorium before a large crowd of families, friends and supporters. One hundred fifty-six musicians participated this year under the direction of instrumental music directors Maryann Gross (Broughal), Christy Davis (East Hills), Daniel Zettlemoyer (Nitschmann) and Brian Rupnik (Northeast).
Nearly 200 hundred supporters attended the Friends of Liberty Theatre Soiree 2013. The annual fundraiser is held to support theater activities at the high school. Attendees enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, beverages, a dessert buffet, an auction and silent raffle, and a round of cabaret performances by current and past Liberty HS theater participants. Friends of Liberty Theatre president Michele Pappalardo said funds raised by the event are used to offset the cost of master classes, school play production and to provide direction support.
A colorful sanctuary where brilliant midnight ideas and captivating daydreams are given life, Saucon Valley HS's Writing Club is one of the most imaginative the school has to offer. The club's adviser, English teacher Megan Kern, has run the organization for several years now and has annually organized the publication of the club's literary magazine.