East Penn Press

Friday, October 20, 2017


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Luke Maake

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject would have to be computer science, because I enjoy working with computers and there’s a definite appeal to that feeling of satisfaction that you get when you solve a problem or complete a tough program.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in School

Salisbury firefighters take annual fire prevention safety message to schools

Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools last week impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.

In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in School

Carly Lennett swims to help others

After getting tired of participating in walks and other fundraising events to raise money and awareness for diabetes, six-year old Carly Lennett asked her dad if she could swim to raise money. After all, she had fearlessly jumped into a pool as a three-year old and immediately loved the water, so it was the perfect fit.

Carly, who battles Type 1 diabetes, has never let the disease slow her down. Instead, she’s fought it head-on, with the help of her dad, Mitch, who also has the disease.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by KATHLEEN SHANNON KOEHN in School

Local expert helps decipher the college financial aid process


Confused? You might be if you’re a high school senior or the parent of a senior planning to attend college next year.

Fortunately, Emmaus High School’s guidance office sponsored a financial aid program Sept. 28 with Kim Adamson, assistant director of financial aid at Cedar Crest College, an expert at answering unending questions from students and parents alike.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Students join forces to help students in disaster zone

Students in the East Penn School District are working to send relief to their fellow students in areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Jefferson Elementary School – Jefferson SOARS into Houston-Jefferson Elementary helped their elementary school counterparts at Cimarron Elementary School in Houston. Cimarron is a building housing pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, just like Jefferson, and their families have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cimmaron’s principal, Cynthia Galaviz, has indicated their greatest needs include student uniforms and clothing.