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STUDENT OF THE WEEK Lasair Ni Chochlain

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is biology because I find the study of life very interesting and I enjoy hands-on learning.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am a National Merit Semifinalist and I was accepted to the National Honor Society and the German Honor Society. I also placed first in the school and sixth in the state in the National Society of Professional Surveyors Trig-Star 2015 Competition.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Friday, December 30, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Connor DeJohn

Q. What grade are you in?

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

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is physics. I enjoy it because it teaches me how and why things act in the ways they do in our world.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I am a member of National Honor Society and German National Honor Society. I also have been named to Principal’s Honor Roll. I won Player’s Player for the swim team and have been a member of the district and state swim teams since freshman year.

Shirley Walbert retires after 45 years of driving children to school

Friday, December 30, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

In October, Shirley Walbert celebrated her 45th anniversary as a bus driver for the East Penn School District. She has driven three generations of children to and from all levels of school. Walbert also possesses the distinction of having spent her entire career working in the same district.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Julia Pan

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject would definitely be biology because of the immense variety and scope of information it provides. From animal behavior to cellular processes, biology offers a flexibility and explanation for life’s structures I appreciate and find fascinating.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Julia Bebout

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is biology because I enjoy learning about ecology and botany. It’s fun to see how all different living things interact on a large scale. I also have an interest in plants and am fascinated by the complexity of cellular biology.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Emily Zimmerman

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is biology. I think it’s so cool to learn and understand how things as big as our planet to things as small as cells in our body work. I also love conducting experiments to help further understand the subjects we’re learning about.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Club preparing race car for spring event

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Lower Macungie Middle School Technology Education teacher Steve Toth and his Motor Sports Engineering Club members are getting ready to roar.

The newly formed Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based club is busy transforming a donated car into, as stated in Toth’s press release, “a...fully prepped race car to run in Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association events this spring.”

Local pilot Richard Fried assesses the movie “Sully” as highly accurate

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The movie “Sully” focuses on a trained professional whom circumstances turn into a hero.

Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III, a commercial pilot, faced a crisis with calm professionalism, saved the lives of those entrusted to him and endured intense unmerited criticism.

‘What would you do if you were principal for a day?’

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Poppy Daws, a Willow Lane Elementary School fourth grade student, recently won BIC®’s “Principal for a Day” contest.

During the summer, Willow Lane’s Gifted Specialist Julia Dweck contacted her students with information pertaining to the contest. Contestants responded to the question, “What would you do if you were principal for a day?”

All submissions were to be 75 words or less and handwritten.