East Penn Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Margaret Gallagher

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?​​

A. I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is calculus because I love learning how concepts I was taught in previous math and physics classes are what they are because of applications of calculus.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. Throughout my four years in high school I’ve received numerous academic awards for my grades and my caliber.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

ClenRoy Geist, a.k.a. Crazy Elmer, celebrates 70 years as an entertainer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Originally from Alburtis, ClenRoy Geist began his entertainment career at age 13 by joining his father and older brother as a minstrel show singer in Longswamp.

In 1949, Geist became a member of a local country group, Earl Keller and the Melody Rangers. When one of the end men, (literally the band members who sat at the open ends of the rows) left the group, Keller asked Geist to fill the role of the band’s comedian. Geist accepted and Elmer was born.

JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

‘The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast’ performed April 28

Lead by volunteer drama club director Lisa Edelman and supported by a staff of parent volunteers, East Penn’s Jefferson Elementary School students presented “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” during two performances April 28.

This version of the classic tale, written for student performers, features original music and lyrics. Approximately 40 Jefferson Elementary School students appeared in two performances.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Kathryn DeJohn

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is French. I have always found learning new words and phrases fascinating, which led my family to host a French exchange student two summers ago. I was lucky enough to be able to visit our student the next summer as an American exchange student in France. The trip only heightened my interest in the language and I hope to be able to live there one day so I can really put my knowledge to use.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Liana Panik

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is science. I really enjoy biology because it is interesting to learn about what makes life possible and what causes all the diversity of life. I enjoy science classes over other subjects because I enjoy performing experiments and learning through other hands-on activities.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Emmaus senior citizens group hosts Canines for Christ

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Emmaus Senior Citizens meetings, held at St. Matthews E.C. Church, Fifth and Ridge streets, Emmaus, incorporate food, fellowship and informative presentations. On April 6, the program featured the dog therapy organization Canines for Christ.

Founded in 2007 by Chaplain Larry Randolph and his wife Susan, Canines for Christ blends the goals of therapy dog programs with Christian Evangelism. Since its inception, the group has grown to include 730 dogs and their handlers. Branches exist in 39 states and three foreign countries.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Tien Pham

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is computer science. I thoroughly enjoy the creative aspects incorporated within the courses as well as the critical thinking required to obtain proficiency in the field of study.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

The force behind the mascot at Emmaus High School

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

“I saw an ad [for the student mascot] on Twitter and I began emailing Mr. Zimmerman...,” Zach, who is identified as being high functioning autistic, explained.

EHS has now gained an enthusiastic mascot and Zach has found a niche.

Encouraged by his parents, Jen and Chris Conner, to become involved in school activities, Zach applied for and obtained the position of mascot on his own. His mother first learned of her son’s new endeavor when the assistant athletic director contacted her. She quoted Zimmerman as saying, “We think he’d be a perfect fit.”