In a room nearly filled to capacity, the East Penn School Board June 25 meeting began with newly-appointed board member Allan Byrd taking the oath of office. Byrd replaces Alan Earnshaw with his term expiring Dec. 2, 2019.
Director Ken Bacher was elected president by his fellow board members with Director Paul Champagne chosen to serve as vice president.
Parents and guardians recently attended a program about the dangers of underage vaping at Eyer Middle School. Organized by Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres and Caron Treatment Centers, the event discussed the growing trend of vaping, the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol produced by an electronic device.
Attendees also learned how to prevent and seek treatment for addiction.
Mallory Henry, coordinator of student prevention program services at Caron Centers, began the program by covering the basics of vaping.
Lower Macungie Middle School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the third marking period.
ACE Award (Exchange Club of Western Lehigh): Jasmine Seip
Art Department Award (Art Department): Alyssa Althouse, Sarah Dapper, Jessica Harnett, Gavin Maura
Art Department Award (Permanent Collection): Jessica Harnett, Lorabeth Iobst, Julia Norelli, Lindsey Miller
Athlete of the Year - female (Elisabeth (Betsy) Wilson Memorial Award): Abigail Dalton
Athlete of the Year - male (Daniel M. Sachs Memorial Award): James Haag
Benjamin Michael Albro Orchestra Award: Benjamin Braun
Chamber Strings Award: Sandhya Sriram