Grade: Graduated senior
Family members: Mother, Yi; father, Lingyi; sister, Stephanie
Favorite subject: I love math because it is the foundation for all science – beautiful, practical, ever-present. Physics allows me to apply math to the real world and prompts me to contemplate the universe.
Activities: Debate team and varsity tennis, co-captain; Liberty Life, features editor; math team, president; orchestra
Next steps: To college and beyond!
Career goals: Undecided
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Northampton Community College
Several Bethlehem area residents graduated on May 23, 2019, from Northampton Community College at the spring Commencement ceremony.
Several area seniors received the the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award at special ceremonies held at the Northampton Community Center.
The Altruism Award honors those with a selfless concern for the well-being of others.
Liberty HS senior Alanna Bezas was chosen because she has offered outstanding service to both her school and local communities during her time at Liberty.
While the night air grew chilly the evening of June 8, the celebration of memories, relationships and accomplishments warmed the auditorium at Saucon Valley HS, where the class of 2019 took the stage to say goodbye.
Promptly at 7 p.m., Dr. Michael Krentz ushered the class into the auditorium with an organ rendition of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.”
Northampton Community College
There will be free Northampton Community College information sessions for medical secretary (3 p.m. June 24 and 1 p.m. July 25) and community health worker (CHW) (1 p.m. June 24 and 3 p.m. July 25) courses; all at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.
Medical secretaries ensure that a medical practice, healthcare facility or treatment care center operate smoothly by greeting patients, maintaining schedules and accessing medical records.
At left, Lane Steiger
Lehigh Valley Academy said goodbye to the Class of 2019 May 28 with a commencement ceremony at Zoellner Arts Center. The senior chorus led the ceremony by singing the “Star Spangled Banner” and the LVA Alma Mater. Student Council President Jermaine Harris and senior Yardley Plasencia gave uplifting, witty, and humorous speeches to the graduating class and audience. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Placencia thanked his immigrant mom for encouraging him to pursue his education as she herself worked and continued her studies.
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