Bethlehem Press

Thursday, June 27, 2019

STUDENT PROFILE - Holly Peslis, Bethlehem Catholic HS - coordinated by Julia Swan

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Jim Peslis (father), Pam Peslis (mother) and Ryan Peslis (brother)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is government and politics. I think it is extremely important for citizens to be educated about what is going on in our nation. I also find it very interesting how our government works each day.

Activities: Student body president, Debate Team captain, soccer team captain, leader of the new charity club, The Movement, National Honor Society, Peer Listening

‘Appreciate our differences’

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by MICHELLE MEEH in School

“Stay close,” the 182 graduates in the class of 2019 were told at Bethlehem Catholic HS’s graduation, June 5 at the high school auditorium.

During his Invocation, school chaplain Rev. Kevin Bobbin urged graduates to stay close to the school, to each other and to God.

A prayer in the graduation program told the graduates of how much the school community celebrates their achievements.

‘Understanding our part’

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

Liberty High School had its 97th commencement exercise at a nearly packed Stabler Arena June 5, as a festive, sometimes raucous crowd cheered and blared an occasion noise horn. According to officials, 631 students earned their high school diplomas.

“The students did a good job,” said Dr. Jack Silva, assistant superintendent for education and chief academic officer. “They are a strong group of kids.”

COLLEGE NOTES

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

NCC’s Erickson elected

The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges announced May 14 that Northampton Community College President Dr. Mark Erickson was elected as vice chair of the executive committee of the group’s board of directors. The committee is instrumental in determining the statewide direction and policy interests of PACCC’s 14 community colleges.

Dr. Erickson’s two-year term begins July 1.

ARC grants for NCC CDL program

Graduation - Moravian Academy - ‘Leave lasting legacy’

Friday, June 7, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in School

“Never forget to leave a lasting legacy,” class of 2019 President Michael Schellenberg concluded his remarks to his graduating classmates at Moravian Academy’s commencement June 1.

The ceremony had been moved indoors to the gymnasium due to the threat of evening showers. The showers never materialized, but the move didn’t seem to dampen the high spirits of the 82 graduates and the packed house of their friends and families.

GRADUATION - LV ACADEMY - ‘Many more mountains’

Friday, June 7, 2019 by ED COURRIER in School

“It‘s been an honor to be here on behalf of the board of trustees,” said Board President Martin Smith as he praised the Lehigh Valley Academy graduating seniors at the Zoellner Arts Center May 28. For him, Smith announced, it was personal; his daughter, Madalyn, was one of the 61 receiving high school diplomas from the regional charter school that day.

Camel’s Hump Farm

Friday, June 7, 2019 by ED COURRIER in School

Student volunteer leads renovation

Freedom HS sophomore Olivia Taylor organized a group of volunteers to assist her and members of Friends of Johnston, Inc. in renovating the Children’s Garden at Camel’s Hump Farm April 13. As a local event tied to Global Youth Service Day, Taylor successfully scored a $700 grant for the project from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

The 16-year-old said, “I truly like doing outdoor projects,” and mentioned that she has helped out at Camel’s Hump Farm for three summers.