Area students earn advanced degrees in education
The following students received Master of Science degrees in education in ceremonies May 18: Melissa Egan, Margaret Giacalone, Lisa Greitzer, Jennifer Nonnemacher and Marlo Smurda, all of Allentown.
Emmaus High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30-year reunion Nov. 29 at Bear Creek Mountain. Visit facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-966-2867 for additional information.
U.S. Military Academy
EHS alumnus graduates from West Point
Cadet Philip Mathias Daichendt, son of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Daichendt of Macungie, graduated from the United States Military Academy May 25.
Daichendt graduated from Emmaus High School in 2008. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in mechanical engineering. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Army Aviation branch and will report to Fort Rucker, Ala, for his first assignment.
Local student graduates with academic honors
Maria Fox, of Emmaus, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication in ceremonies May 11. Fox graduated cum laude.
The Pa. Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings is available on the website under "News, Stats and Facts."
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions.
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U.S. Air Force
EHS alumnus graduates basic training
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason A. Jr., son of Jason A. Hall Sr., of Wescosville, and grandson of Gary Hall of Charlestown, W.Va., graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hall completed an eight-week program that included training in military disciplines and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake
2-1/8 cups Pennsylvania Preferred Daisy Organic All-Purpose Flour
2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup cocoa
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 tsps. pure vanilla extract
1 cup Pennsylvania Preferred milk
1 cup boiling water
3 Pennsylvania Preferred extra large eggs
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Lower Macungie Community Center invites employers to a job fair.
The near-capacity audience at Hope Community Church, Weisenberg Township, rose to its feet, clapping in appreciation at the conclusion of Dr. Peg Luksik's presentation about Common Core standards and how they will affect Pennsylvania.
After a little more than 90 minutes of pouring out information to the crowd, Luksik was barely given a moment to catch her breath before being flooded with questions for the evening's final 30 minutes.
There were so many follow-up queries it was obvious Luksik's message was well-received by those in attendance.
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The annual truck show was held at Macungie Memorial Park recently with trucks of all sizes, ages, colors and abilities. People came from across the country for this annual event.