Bethlehem Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Children attending cancer camp smile at all the fun they have

Monday, July 15, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in School

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley welcomed Lehigh Valley youngsters to its annual Camp Smile June 17-21 at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

The PCFLV supports children with cancer and their families, “with love, hope and smiles.” The free camp engages the youngsters with art, theater, sports, swimming and special guests.

At this year’s camp, each of the 52 campers worked with counselors allowing a nearly one-to-one engagement.

The week ended with each group of campers presenting a play for their parents, families and friends.

STUDENT PROFILE - Ben Thomas, Freedom HS - Coordinated by Julie Swan

Monday, July 8, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: Graduated senior

Family members: My family consists of my mom Kathy, my dad Jim, my sister Madeline and my dog Stella.

Favorite subject: Math and science were definitely my favorite subjects in school because I enjoy logic and problem-solving. I like to see things fall into place and get an answer that actually means something.

Activities: I played rec soccer and my senior year I joined a mountain bike racing team with riders from all around the valley.

2019 Bridges recipients honored

Monday, July 8, 2019 by The Press in School

The Bridges Foundation was established to provide deserving students of the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School the ability and financial support to fulfill career aspirations. The foundation provides support towards post-secondary education, the acquisition of tools and/or equipment and lastly to attend specialized training related to students career pathway. The selection for the students is determined by identifying multiple characteristics believe to be necessary for students to meet a successful post-high school experiences.

Students show business is a business

Monday, July 8, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in School

To quote some wise philosophers, it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.

Some students at the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts found out just how long, with an intro to the music biz devoid of theory and steeped in reality.

Partnering with ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Marketing program, the youngsters became modern-day Phil Grahams, tasked with booking four acts for a concert block at Musikfest Aug. 4.

STUDENT PROFILE - Anjini Patel, Freedom HS - Coordinated by Julie Swan

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: Graduated senior

Family members: My family consists of my mom, Seema, and my dad, Mayur, as well as my older sister Pryanka and my older brother Saajan.

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects are science and math, specifically biology and calculus. I love learning about the various structures and processes that occur within organisms, as well as the vast information regarding the human genome, DNA and hereditary traits. Further, I love the abstract concepts behind calculus, how both infinity and zero are never really attainable.

‘Dance Quilt’ patched together at Charter Arts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in School

A patchwork of ballet, modern dance, and tap styles came together May 3 and 4 at the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts. According to concert director Kimberly Maniscalco, “Our ‘Quilt’ was not only created to please the eye and soul, but for its own practical purpose; to serve as a training ground for our young dance students.” Assisting was guest choreographer Randall Anthony Smith, an assistant professor of dance at Muhlenberg College.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in School

Boston University

Casey N. Piacentini, of Bethlehem, graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned a bachelor of science in health science degree from Boston University in May.

Drew University

Cailyn Breski, of Bethlehem, earned a degree from Drew University at the 2019 commencement.

Muhlenberg College

Several area residents were awarded their undergraduate degrees from Muhlenberg College during Commencement on May 19.