PA NAT’L GEOGRAPHIC STATE BEE
Two students were named Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee Semifinalists by the National Geographic Society: Thomas Flexer who attends Lower Macungie Middle School, in Macungie and James Manley who attends St. Ann School, in Emmaus.
Both semifinalists were eligible to compete in the 2018 Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee held April 6 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, Thomas and James did not make it through to the next level following the April 6 competition.
On April 7, a Rubik’s Cube competition was held at Lower Macungie Middle School, an east coast portion of a national competition.
The Rubik’s Cube was created in 1974 by Ernõ Rubik, a professor from Budapest, Hungary, who wanted to help his students understand three-dimensional problems.
Since its international launch in 1980, an estimated 400 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus recently named Sandhya Sriram Girl of the Month for April.
She was recognized for her achievements in math.
Sandhya, the daughter of Sriram Tyagarajan and Sowmiya Ayyaswamy, of Macungie, is a senior at Emmaus High School.
Sandhya is a National Merit Semi-finalist and a National Advanced Placement Scholar. Sandhya has been a United States National Chemistry Finalist twice.
She is involved as the president of the Interact Club and has been a participant in TEAMS Engineering Competition and Science Olympiad.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus recently named Andrea Klick as the October 2017 Girl of the Month.
Andrea was recognized for her achievements in journalism.
Andrea, the daughter of Kim and Jonathan Klick, of Macungie, is a senior at Emmaus High School.
Andrea is the editor-in-chief of The Stinger, the EHS newspaper.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus recently named Julia Norelli as the September 2017 Girl of the Month.
Julia was recognized for her achievements in music.
Julia, the daughter of Wendy Norelli, of Lower Macungie Township, is a senior at Emmaus High School.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus recently announced Talyn Wimmer as Girl of the Month for January.
Talyn was recognized for achievements in business and computer applications.
The daughter of Todd and Lisa Wimmer, of Macungie, Talyn is a senior at Emmaus High School.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus recently named Claire Boty as the November 2017 Girl of the Month.
Claire was recognized for her achievements in art.
Claire, the daughter of Thomas and Christine Boty, of Wescosville, is a senior at Emmaus High School.
Claire is active in the EHS Art Club where she helps with decorations for school dances. Her favorite type of art is embroidery which is her focus in Advanced Placement Studio Art. She recently won a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art Awards for this work.
Claire plays the viola in the orchestra.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus recently named Grace Flood Girl of the Month for February.
Flood was recognized for her achievements in drama.
Grace, the daughter of Amanda Flood, of Macungie, is a senior at Emmaus High School.
Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?
A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite subject is computer science. I thoroughly enjoy the creative aspects incorporated within the courses as well as the critical thinking required to obtain proficiency in the field of study.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
“I saw an ad [for the student mascot] on Twitter and I began emailing Mr. Zimmerman...,” Zach, who is identified as being high functioning autistic, explained.
EHS has now gained an enthusiastic mascot and Zach has found a niche.
Encouraged by his parents, Jen and Chris Conner, to become involved in school activities, Zach applied for and obtained the position of mascot on his own. His mother first learned of her son’s new endeavor when the assistant athletic director contacted her. She quoted Zimmerman as saying, “We think he’d be a perfect fit.”