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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Baccaulaureate June 8; graduation June 9

All high school library checkouts will be day to day until June 10. Summer circulation will begin June 10. All books checked out from that day on will be due back Sept 6.

The last day for evening hours in the library will be June 6.

There will be no breakfasts served June 17 or 18.

Students who are registered for advanced placement biology for the 2019-2020 school year should see Mrs. Svencer in Room 422 to get a copy of the summer independent study packet and textbook.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School holds prom

The Allentown Central Catholic High School prom, Sunset Beach, was held at DeSales University May 11. The senior prom court consisted of King Alex Abouafech, Queen Sam Austin, John Cardiges, Erin Chlebove, Michael Fleck, Natasha Kuklis, Gracia Rother, Tomasz Zukowski, Brendan Kern, Rhyan Joyce, Nick Amsler and Lily Atiyeh.

The junior prom court consisted of King George Hlavac, Queen Emma Luchetti, Jack Yen, John Fenstermacher, Christopher Clifford, Christina Lipovsky, JayVian Boston, Catherine Scott, Bridget Nagle, Reily Heidecker, Alexandra Manley and Gabi Haring.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Buzz Magazine available for sale at all lunches at Emmaus High School

The Emmaus High School Library has stocked up with acrylic mounting blocks, stamps and 15 different colored ink pads for the month of May as the foundation of a permanent Maker Zone card creation station. Students are encouraged to create cards.

Buzz Magazine will sell this year’s print issue at all four lunches. Grab your copy of EHS’s own fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine.

The Red Cross Club will host a blood drive May 22; sign up to donate in the cafeteria or see Mrs. Murray in Room 335. Donors need to be at least 16 years of age.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Flag Day Association celebrates 50th anniversary

Emmaus Flag Day Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 14. The program, coordinated by The Woman’s Club of Emmaus, will be held 6 p.m. in Emmaus Community Park.

The current fifth and eighth grade students who are selected as winners of the Flag Day writing contest will present their poems and essays. The focus of their writing is “What the American Flag means to me.”


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School garners eight Freddy Award nominations

Allentown Central Catholic High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” received eight nominations for the 2019 Freddy Awards, including outstanding choreography and outstanding overall production by a smaller school.

The ACCHS Science Olympiad Team competed at the Science Olympiad State Competition at Juniata College April 27. Seniors Sydni Ernst and Natasha Kuklis placed third in “Write It, Do It.”


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Pool to open May 25

The Lower Macungie Township Library will be closed May 25-27 in observation of Memorial Day.

The teen advisory board for grades six to 12 will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 17. They will celebrate a year of birthdays with a cupcake challenge.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 5 to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The book for July 3 is “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.

Science made easy

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by KATRINA GUIDO in Columns

Understanding the attraction of salty and sweet

Chocolate-covered pretzels, caramel popcorn, peanut butter and jelly, pineapple pizza, salt on watermelon (yes, it’s a thing) - sweet and salty is a pairing made in food heaven. The combination is found nearly everywhere to the point where, on the surface, the two make perfect sense, but think it over and it’s not necessarily obvious why these two flavors work so well.

Why don’t these two flavors clash? Scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia and Utah State University set out to answer this very question.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Graduation speaker auditions offered May 8

Kid to Kid/SADD sponsored a “Grim Reaper” event at Emmaus High School April 26.

The event involved students getting pulled out of class and wearing a necklace for the rest of the day. This symbolized how many people would be involved in a drunk driving incident. With the necklaces, students through the day could see how many kids were affected as the day went on.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Cheer and dance team tryouts start in May

Spring athletes are seeing success during their seasons. Hurdler Dillan Foley won the 100-meter hurdle vs. Emmaus April 15. Viking Lacrosse also defeated Emmaus 11-5 during a Pink-Out April 15 and 13-6 April 23. The team currently has only one loss. At a track meet against Freedom High School April 25, student Natasha Kuklis took first in the girls 400-meter race and student Isabel DeVos won the girls 800-meter race.