Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, held his 12th annual send-off reception recently at his 3900 Hamilton Blvd. office in Allentown for high school students from his district who will attend one of the United States Service Academies this fall.
Andrew Posch, of Bethlehem Catholic High School, Reilly McGinnis, of Emmaus High School, Tyler Herber, of Hamburg High School, Jayden Demmy, of Cedar Cliff High School, and Karl Van Blargan, of Hershey High School are going to the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York.
UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
Local students Natalie Krupka and Griffin Mulvihill, both of Allentown, are among University of Scranton students taking first, second and third place awards in competitions at the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 2 Student Activities Conference, held in the spring semester at Rowan University in New Jersey.
Twenty-five Scranton students participated in contests that included robotics, physics, design and student paper and ethics competitions, as well as leadership training.
Emmaus High School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period.
PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL
The East Penn School District Education Foundation moved “Full STEAM Ahead” at their inaugural mini-gala held recently at Lehigh Country Club. This first official fundraising event of the foundation was aimed at providing monetary enrichment for the foundation’s Innovator Grant Program which supports STEAM-powered education in district classrooms.
The gala featured a performance by the Emmaus High School Chamber Strings, a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, raffle prizes for items donated by local businesses and individuals and a foundation living logo on site to entertain guests.
Civic responsibility is learned over time and through experience and at Lincoln Elementary School, Karen Gennaro’s all day kindergarten class has begun discovering the labor and the joy of community service. A recent pine cone experiment project combined class activities with Emmaus borough beautification.
Students created pine cone experiment kits which they sold to friends, family and other students. The project required the children study trees as well as construct and operate a school store. The store was built using cardboard boxes.
Q. In what grade are you?
A. I am a 2017 graduate of Emmaus High School.
Q. What was your favorite subject? Why?
A. I don’t know if I could pick just one. My two favorites, however, were probably physics and art. I really like how physics uses both logic and mathematics to solve real world problems in an almost intuitive way. As for art, I have always enjoyed expressing myself creatively through visual art and I have recently developed a strong passion for photography, which I explored through my AP Studio Art class.