Students from Emmaus and Salisbury high schools were among top finishers in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skill Championships recently at Hershey Lodge.
Four of the first-place finishers also qualified to compete recently at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
The Emmaus High School Art Department recently announced achievements by students in the Regional Scholastic Arts awards competition.
EHS student artists entered 91 pieces into the Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. Of the 91 pieces the students entered, 60 pieces earned awards including: 26 art pieces awarded “Honorable Mention,” 20 earning Silver Key Awards, 13 receiving Gold Key Awards and one piece nominated for the American Visions Award.
The Gold Key Award winners moved on to the national competition.
Graduating Emmaus High School seniors earned five scholarships offered by the Kiwanis Club of Emmaus.
Nina Faye Mantabala, of Allentown, earned The Walter Stoudt Memorial Scholarship, named after the Kiwanis club’s first president and co-founder.
Katharine Bacher, of Macungie, was awarded the Warren Hamscher Memorial Scholarship. named after another co-founder of the club.
Allyson Davies, of Macungie, earned The Kiwanis Service Award.
The Larry Carraher Memorial Scholarship, named after a former club president, was awarded to Ryan Paradise, of Macungie.
Q. What is a child life specialist?
A. A child life specialist is a person who has extensive knowledge in child development and works to promote a sense of normalcy for pediatric patients in a healthcare setting and/or other challenging environments. We help promote effective coping skills through play, age appropriate medical preparation, education and self-expression activities. We work in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to promote family-centered care and to meet the unique needs of each child and their family.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library raised $11,636.15 in the group’s 18th annual book sale recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.
The total funds raised represents a large volume of sales, as a great many of the books were priced at 50 cents, $1 and $2.
Organizers are grateful for the support of R.L. Reppert staff who transport the books from the library to the Lower Macungie Middle School and then take the remainders back to the library after the sale.
The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office started training deputies in the administration of naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to counter the effects of opioid overdoses, May 3.
Almost all Lehigh County police departments have been trained in this life-saving measure.
Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.
The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW local 375 union hall in Allentown.
Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.
“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.
Colleen Grablick, the Emmaus High School columnist for the East Penn Press, earned first place in the feature story category of the 2016 Student Keystone Press Awards.
Grablick, a senior, took home the top prize for her entry “Remembering Abby: 4 months later, EHS holds purple out in girl’s memory.” The story appeared in the Emmaus High School newspaper “The Stinger.”
Grablick writes the Hornet Happenings column for the East Penn Press and is editor-in-chief of the “The Stinger.”
When a group of six volunteers from the Lehigh Valley came together to complete a volunteer service project, they had no idea they would be at the Brussels, Belgium airport during the recent terrorist attack.
St. Thomas More School completed The Sustaining Excellence Protocol of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools recently and has been recommended for re-accreditation.
The school was first accredited in April 1987, re-accredited in April 1997 and re-accredited once again in May 2008.