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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.

Local drummers catch the

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Top-notch drum and bugle corps draw talent from foreign countries as well as all 50 states. Consequently, finding three drummers from the Lehigh Valley marching with the Carolina Crown, a South Carolina based drum and bugle corps, is most unusual. This group has been consistently ranked among the top three corps throughout the 2016 season.

Nick Kochanek, of Emmaus, plays bass drum one; John Panza, also of Emmaus, handles bass three; Cody Gross, of Whitehall, performs on the snare drum.

Area Scout completes Eagle project

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Thanks to Gene and his aunt Karol Kleppinger, the pool house which fronts Emmaus Community Pool sports a new facade.

For Gene, completing the painting of the pool house brings him one step closer to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest echelon in Scouting.

For Karol, contributing to the decor of the pool house demonstrates her support for her nephew.

For both, the project has been a labor of love.

Gene began his Scouting career as a first grader. He joined Cub Pack 25, based out of St. John’s UCC, Emmaus.

What’s Trending?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

In the spring of 2014, Emmaus High School juniors Nina Rowan and Kayla Manzarrez developed a website devoted to providing their peers with fashion and beauty insights and information.

Rowan and Manzarrez, who currently attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, left a legacy which continues to grow. Their original concept has flowered into a club that produces monthly online articles and annually publishes Buzz Magazine.

Willow Lane Elementary School students earn national award

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Under the tutelage of Willow School Elementary School teachers Julia Dweck and Matthew Weimann, a group of student writers have achieved national recognition.

Dweck and Weimann established a writing club which they christened INK-readable Writers and set out to produce a book to be entered in Scholastic Publishing’s annual “Kids Are Authors” contest.