Saucon Valley HS held its annual Mr. Saucon event March 21. This event revolves around senior boys who volunteer to perform in a whimsical beauty pageant. The boys participate in many different activities ranging from bathing suit contests to talent shows to a question and answer session.
United Way Emerging Leaders, a United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) affinity group, helped Bethlehem students celebrate Dr. Seuss Day and National Read Across America Week March 7. Volunteers read stories written by Dr. Seuss to 400 second through fifth grade students at Fountain Hill ES. They also participated in other Dr. Seuss related activities like a game of Dr. Seuss Says, a spin-off of Simon Says. Themed coloring and activity books, generously donated by Working Dog Press, pencils and erasers were also distributed to all students to enjoy.
Family members: I live with my mom and dad and have two older brothers, Andrew, 23, and Alex, 21.
Favorite subject: Math is my favorite subject because I like solving problems. I also enjoy English because it allows me to express myself through writing.
Activities: I am a competitive dancer outside of school and I am a co-captain of the FHS dance team. I also am a member of THON, in the Family Relations Committee and a member of National Honor Society.
Next steps: I plan to attend college and dual major in elementary education and dance.
Cedar Crest College will hold the annual Community Earth Day Celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 24 along the college quad at the college.
The celebration will include environmental activities, games, arts, crafts, seed planting and more, many of which are for elementary-aged children. College students will help with the activities.
Cedar Crest College recently recognized a number of faculty members during a promotion and tenure ceremony on April 4.
Northampton Community College
Ethics team wins competition
Northampton Community College’s Ethics Bowl Team earned first place at the 10th Fleming Institute for Business Ethics 2019 Ethics Bowl on March 27 at DeSales University. They competed against teams from DeSales University, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Penn State Berks, and Wilkes University.
As March ends and April brings spring weather, students begin outside projects and activities.
The 11th grade Music and Film classes took a field trip to New York City April 5. In addition to exploring Manhattan, students attended Broadway musical “Wicked” to study musical performance and theatre production. This adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel features the “Wizard of OZ” Wicked Witch of the West’s perspective and takes place several years before the tornado that brought Dorothy to the land of Oz.
A rollicking musical comedy in the classic Broadway style, “Meet Me in St. Louis” features song, dance, young love and humor at a fast pace. Directed by Debbie Acampora and featuring an orchestra under music director Joseph Fink, the show tells the story of a well-to-do midwestern family on the eve of the 1904 World’s Fair: Alonzo Smith (played by Jacob Moser), his wife, Anna (Rebecca Homer), their son, Lon (Bobby Henry) and daughters Esther (Zara Smith), Rose (Morgan Altemose), Agnes (Samantha Hoffman) and “Tootie” (Emma Smith).
Family members: Krystal (mom), Kevin (dad), Sam (sister), Meghan (sister)
Favorite subject: My favorite subject is anything music related because I am so passionate about it and strive to improve at drumming every day.
Activities: Advanced Jazz Combo, percussion ensemble, contemporary music ensemble, jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, wind ensemble, member of Tri-M Music Honors Society
Next steps: I plan to attend a four-year university to pursue a dual degree in jazz studies/jazz performance and business.
Family members: Mom, Dad, Owen, Emma, Sean and Noah. I am the oldest of five.
Favorite subject: Anything with math. I have taken almost every math class at Liberty. I love that in math there is always one correct answer, and you can always find that answer through logic. I especially liked calculus, which is why I decided to take it again at Lehigh for dual enrollment.