When Dr. Cori Shollenberger applied to medical school, she wanted a small program close to her family in Berks County. That’s what also led Dr. Akaash Kumar, who grew up in the Lehigh Valley, to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Little did they know that being part of the 2015 inaugural class of the Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine would be one for the storybooks.
Two Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students took top honors recently in California at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.
Gabrielle Howorth, a student at Emmaus High School in LCTI’s culinary arts program, earned a gold medal in food innovations. Howorth’s was one of 37 entries in the event and had to score 90 or better to win gold.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a Lower Macungie Township woman has been charged in relation to a pedestrian fatality in South Whitehall Township.
Aspire has honored Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his work in the fight against human trafficking.
Martin received the Victory through Service Award at the group’s first anniversary celebration, Art for Autonomy July 25 in Bethlehem.
The award is sponsored by Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, an organization which works toward elevating victims’ rights through the Pennsylvania Constitution.
Martin was one of three recipients. He received his award in the public servant category.
State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released Aug. 1.
The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14 through the end of the fiscal year June 30.
Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded for free.
The East Penn School District launched a new district logo at the 2019 Emmaus High School Graduation Ceremony at the PPL Center, Allentown.
Over the years, there have been many iterations of the East Penn School District logo.
Last year, the district decided it was time to give the EPSD logos a much-needed refresh.
The Ancient Oak Women’s Organization recently announced recent Emmaus High School graduates Bryce Diehl and Joscelyn Hengeveld as recipients of the Gwen McQuillen Memorial Scholarship.
While at EHS, Diehl was a member of National Honor Society. He participated in junior varsity baseball, varsity volleyball and varsity basketball, serving as team captain. He also coached the EHS intramural basketball team. Diehl has worked part time as a counselor at Creation Station in Emmaus. Diehl will study biology at Lebanon Valley College, with the goal of attending medical school.
Allen Organ Company recently honored one of its employees for obtaining the milestone event of 60 years of employment.
Betty Fenstermaker started with Allen in July 1959 and has been continuously employed by the company since.
In 1959, when Fenstermaker joined Allen, Dwight Eisenhower was president of the United States, the average price of gasoline was $0.31 per gallon, Jackie Robinson recently retired from baseball and the Space Race was on with the Soviet Union’s Sputnik program.
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) held its 16th Annual Gala of Dreams recently at Factory LLC in South Bethlehem. The fundraising event was attended by close to 250 guests and featured a night of entertainment and fun.
Every year the Lower Macungie Garden Club’s budget supports a $1,500 scholarship fund awarded as three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors residing in Lower Macungie Township who will pursue further study in such fields as biology, environmental science, horticulture or agriculture in keeping with the club’s area of interest.
This is a commitment to education that the Lower Macungie Garden Club is pleased to be able to continue yearly.
Three Emmaus High School seniors recently received the Lower Macungie Garden Club Scholarships.