Family members: Maddalena Olah, mom; Robert Olah, dad; Rachael Bell, sister
Favorite subject: My favorite subjects have been math and science. I enjoy using logic and having to think problems and solutions far more than I enjoy writing an essay for a history or English class.
Spring is almost here, and with it comes the realization that for Lehigh Valley Academy seniors, the school year is winding down and it's time to begin reviewing for the International Baccalaureate Exams, which occur in May. These tests are a culmination of the two-year Diploma Program that the seniors began at the start of their junior year and have worked hard and long to pass. Even those who opted out of taking the approximately $800 exams will be taking a version of the tests, as their final exams will consist of outdated versions of the assessments.
Family members: My parents are Deborah and James Laverty.
Favorite subject: Math has always been a favorite subject of mine. It might sound clichéd, but there is something intriguing about searching for the unknown, which is a commonplace feature of mathematics.
Saucon Valley HS's Future Business Leaders of America is running quite the impressive track record. In only its second year of operation, advisers Chad Shirk and David Miller, along with the club's various officers, seem to be doing something right. Functioning similarly to a true business, FBLA sells doughnuts every Friday morning at the busy intersections of Saucon's main hallways.
Family members: I have two older brothers and one younger brother.
Favorite subject: Music theory and band; music enthralls me and I hope to make it a future career.
Activities: I am active in band, choir and peer listening.
Next steps: After high school I wish to attend college for music.
Career goals: I wish to privately teach music while owning a music store.
Heroes: Mr. Thomas Mayfield; he has inspired me to think creatively.
Rather than being in November, this year's fifth annual MiniTHON was held in February, providing a shining light in the dreariness of the winter months. After a long 24 hours, students were proud to hear they raised more than $61,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund.
When the school's attention was not on MiniTHON, students showed their pride for winter sports. Although both the girls and boys basketball teams lost in the Colonial League semi-finals, their spirits remain high for the District 11 play-offs.