By Dana Grubb
Special to the Bethlehem Press
Holocaust survivor #50595, Julius Jacobs, has recounted his journey of survival in his autobiography, "The Will to Survive." The Allentown resident and his wife Rosanna also continue to spread a message of tolerance to young people in area schools and were honored at Northeast MS, sharing a spiritual musical performance, prayer and a meal with eighth grade students who are the same age that he was when his world closed around him in late 1930s Lodz, Poland.
An Evening of Excellence on Ice was held by the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Performing Arts May 24. Hosted by Michael Aruanno with musical direction by Frank Dibussolo, the presentation made for an inspiring evening.
Coached by Suzzannah Nolt, Kris Shakarjian and Valerie Nauroth, the students showed off their twirls, jumps and spins, which kept the audience's rapt attention throughout the evening.
Skaters put their hearts and souls into the show for family and friends, performing to songs such as "Footloose," "Jump" and "Walking on Sunshine."
Fourth-grade students at James Buchanan ES got to learn all they could from state Rep. Steve Samuelson (D-135) via a live feed web chat from their west Bethlehem classroom. For nearly an hour, teacher Eric Bellucci's fourth-grade class peppered Samuelson with questions about politics, presidents, the role of government, the difficulties associated with being an elected official and his family.
Holy Infancy: New principal named
Holy Infancy's new principal, Virgilio Ogando, has dual masters degrees in bilingual education and building leadership from Mercy College in the Bronx, N.Y. Before coming to Holy Infancy, he was the principal of a Holy Spirit School in the Bronx. His first meeting with the parents of Holy Infancy students is scheduled for Aug. 22.