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Katie Xue

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER 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: Out of all the courses I’ve taken in high school, Advanced Placement Biology is my favorite because I have always found topics including genetics and evolution fascinating.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: This year I was a National Merit Finalist and the Emmaus High School Girls Tennis Scholar Athlete.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

New day care approved

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Council approved two zoning decisions and an ordinance was adopted at its meeting April 13.

Another day care will be operating in Alburtis. Council passed a motion unanimously accepting Zoning Decision CU-2016-1, approving Robert Wimmer’s request to operate a day care center for children known as East Penn Children’s Learning Academy. The center shares the property with East Penn Children’s Fitness Academy, 45 W. Penn Ave.

Two conditional use requests approved

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council conducted two conditional use hearings at the March 30 meeting.

Robert Wimmer, of East Penn Children’s Learning Academy, 45 W. Penn Ave., Alburtis, was present to answer questions about opening a day care facility at the same location called East Penn Children’s Learning Center.

This is a permitted use, according to the borough’s C-1 Commercial District and has been recommended by the planning commission for approval by a unanimous vote at the March 15 meeting. Wimmer said the day care facility is estimated to have less than 30 children at one time.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Tom Schlechter

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is biology because it allows me to apply physics and chemistry to life and I learn about many topics pertaining to health and medicine in life.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I was a commended student as a part of the National Merit Scholarship and I was Coordinated Health’s Athlete of the Week for being a leader of my swim team.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

Nicki Zelenak

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I’m in the 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is English because I love writing and reading stories to find their deeper meanings. I also enjoy my economics class this year because I’m learning this subject is about decision-making and not just money like I initially thought.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Nicholas Quinn

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior this year at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject would definitely be English. Analyzing texts and determining why the writer used certain words and the meaning behind them is just so interesting. I’ve typically loved science and math, but this year we focus on pure analysis of works which is just so different than previous classes.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Residents present donation to police department

Friday, March 4, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Police Chief Robert Palmer received a donation of $9,631 from residents Dr. Waqas Ahmed, an adult cardiologist and Dr. Sohail Abbas, an adult psychiatrist to cover the cost of new computers needed for police patrol cars at the Feb. 24 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

Ahmed and his family moved from southeast Kentucky to Alburtis six to eight months ago. He and his brother-in-law Abbas bought new homes in Alburtis and, after settling in, decided they wanted to do something for the community.