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Student of the Week Vincent Cucchiara

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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 currently physics because I enjoy understanding the mechanics of the universe.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: In 10th grade I received the scientific inquiry award.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

A: I swim and dive for the high school. I am an active Boy Scout as well as president of a school club and member of National Honor Society.

Alburtis Borough Council Council adopts intergovernmental cooperation agreement

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

The conditional use hearing with the borough and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC d/b/a/ AT&T scheduled Feb. 11 was cancelled.

David Knerr, borough solicitor, advised council he was waiting to get comments on legal technicalities but instead got business aspects of the deal.

The original request from Cingular was for 960 square feet and Cingular was willing to pay $2,000 a month. Now the company wants 10,000 square feet and will pay $2,200 a month.

"This is not going to work," Steve Hill, council president, said.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Claire Swanson

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 economics because it is about much more than money. Economics can be applied to any decision one makes.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am a member of National Honor Society and French National Honor Society. I have also been on the principal's honor roll for every quarter since ninth grade.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Police chief alerts council to new neighbor

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the Jan. 28 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Police Chief Robert Palmer presented a memo and flyer from the PA State Police Megan's Law Unit regarding a sexual predator who recently moved into the borough.

Palmer said he has notified all residents living near the offender as required by law as well as Alburtis Elementary School, Tree House Child Care Center, Mayor Kathleen Palmer and council.

Council President Steve Hill and council want all residents to know they can find a list of offenders living in Alburtis at www.kidslivesafe.com/megans_ law.

WILLOW LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL First annual spelling bee includes the word 'sentimental'

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Willow Lane Elementary School in Macungie held the first annual spelling bee Jan. 16 in the school auditorium.

Eighteen students competed in fourth grade with Ryan Latchford winning in the seventh round.

Twelve fifth grade students competed with Maia Nimeh winning in the seventh round after battling it out with Lin Luo over several words. Nimeh won by spelling the word "sentimental" correctly.

The words started out easy and got pregressively harder each round.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Erifili Draklellis

Q What grade are you in?

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

Q What is your favorite subject and why?

A Environmental science. It's really interesting because it combines biology and chemistry and ecology and you can see it happening in the world around you.

Q Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A I have received awards from the Rotary for a speech contest and PMEA District Chorus 2 years in a row.

QAre you involved in any extracurricular activities?

GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Rally teaches girls how to safely sell cookies

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

To teach 102 registered Girl Scouts ranging in age from kindergarten (Daisies) to 12th grade, how to promote and safely sell their cookies, the Tri Creek Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania held a rally at Shoemaker Elementary School Jan. 9.

Girl Scout Cookie season starts Jan. 15 and continues through March 8.

Before taking the cookies on the road, the girls are taught five skills they must practice when selling cookies.

Alburtis Borough Council Council appoints a borough manager

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council appointed a borough manager at the meeting held Jan. 14.

Councilperson David Lehr suggested Executive Secretary Sharon Trexler's job title be changed to borough manager as her responsibilities have included those of a manager for a long time. Trexler's responsibilities will remain the same.

Council passed a motion approving the title change to borough manager with Councilperson John Alexzczyk abstaining from voting because a relative of his works for the borough.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Brooke Cichocki

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is AP English. I love analyzing literature and finding the smallest details and symbols in a work of poetry or prose and discovering connections between works. In English, you get to have small epiphanies every day.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?