Any junior strongly considering attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for college should add his/her name to a list in the counseling office to be considered for the Rensselaer Medal. To be considered, the student must be in the top 10 percent of the junior class and should be taking four years of math and science including biology, chemistry and lab-based physics.
The Friends of the Lower Macungie Library spring 2019 book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the newly renovated and expanded Lower Macungie Library. Friends’ preview night is 5-7:30 p.m. May 2. Join the Friends that night and purchase books before the weekend crowds. There will be a bag sale 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 4. All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.
Books are no longer being accepted for the spring sale.
The next Friends meeting will be held 10 a.m. May 18.
Multiple Allentown Central Catholic High School students were honored at the Via All-Star Basketball Classic banquet at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center March 29.
Macungie Bears Swim Team will host a “Meet the Team” event 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 6 at Emmaus High School pool. Swimmers interested in joining the team are welcome to come and meet the team and coaches. Team registration will also be taken at this event. Team registration will also be offered at Macungie Memorial Park 5-6:30 p.m. April 11.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad Team placed fourth out of 30 teams in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Kutztown University March 14, qualifying for the state competition at Juniata College April 27. The team won 10 medals for their strong performance.
Congratulations to everyone involved with Les Mis. You all did outstanding!
All performances sold out and the fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society raised $5,700.
The next Buzz Magazine meeting will be 2:30 p.m. March 27 in the learning lab. This is a full club meeting.
Mr. Emmaus, the annual talent contest, will be held 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 27 in the Emmaus High School auditorium.
The Community Fun Day held April 13 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, includes the 21st annual used book sale organized by the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library. The book sale held in the school’s cafeteria begins 7 a.m. and ends 3:45 p.m. The sale shuts down 2:45 p.m. for 15 minutes and re-opens 3 p.m. for a brown bag blow-out. Shoppers are invited to cram as many books as they can into a standard brown paper grocery bag. (There is a minimum fee per bag. Please bring your own bag).
The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad team competed at the East Penn Conference Science Olympiad Championship March 1 at Northampton Community College. The team finished second and won four gold medals and one silver medal. First place winners included Anatomy (Pamela Gonzalez and Jack Mallon), Boomilever (Alan Garger and Luke Kuklis), Disease Detectives (Priyanka Bhashyam and Michael Fleck) and Fermi Questions (Gwen Minogue and Alex Strohl). Second place winner was Designer Genes (Sydni Ernst and Karina Mihura).
There will be a Spotted Lanternfly public meeting presented by horticulture educator Amy Korman from the Penn State Extension Northampton County 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. To register, go to https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings or call 877-345-0691.
Lower Macungie Middle School will present the musical “Into the Woods” 7 p.m. March 21, 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. March 23.
Eyer Middle School will present “Disney’s Aladdin JR.” 7 p.m. March 28, 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. March 30.
Happy March! Reportedly the groundhog did not see his shadow last month, so we’re hoping for spring weather soon.
One sign spring is on its way is daylight saving time. It starts March 10, so don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour.
Another calendar note: Tonight, March 6, is Ash Wednesday. This means Easter will be late this year; in fact, April 21, which is about as late as it can be.
St. Peter’s Union Church is once again joining with sister congregation Huff’s Union Church for Lenten services, which begin at Huff’s Church 7 p.m. tonight.