East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Grant Schichtl

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am currently enrolled in the 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is math because I feel it is very applicable on a daily basis and is very useful in real life situations.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: Yes, I am a member of National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society, Principal’s Advisory Board and Student Athlete Leadership Team.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Andrew Ashmar

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is chemistry because I am fascinated by how the world around us works. I am intrigued by the fact that, on the molecular level, all things on earth are very similar.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JIM MARSH in School

Unofficial bowling team competes against Emmaus

Even though they are not an officially recognized extracurricular sporting group, a band of Salisbury High School bowlers are taking to the lanes and competing independently in unofficial matches with other valley youth.

Salisbury math and physics teacher Paul Koba, unofficial advisor to the students, has been a bowler for five decades and recognizes the exercise, competitive and social advantages of the sport. He is hoping to get Salisbury education officials behind the effort to make bowling, and the group of student enthusiasts, a recognized school activity club.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Luke Csordas

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. It might not be a subject, but my favorite class is Chorale because I get to sing and praise God with my friends and we do fun things including trips to Boston or even Europe along with getting to sing at Carnegie Hall.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in School

Guidance Information Night draws eighth grade students and their families

East Penn School District’s eighth graders and their parents and guardians attended Emmaus High School’s Guidance Information Night Jan. 24.

Hosted by EHS Principal Dr. Kate Kieres and the guidance counselors, students had a chance to learn about what to expect in their freshman year.

Presentations held in the auditorium discussed the academic similarities and differences between middle and high school.

Presenters also explained the high school’s course requirements to show what it takes to succeed in ninth grade.

THE SWAIN SCHOOL

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Students observe MLK Day with volunteer service

Families from The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, volunteered for the national Day of Service Jan. 15, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

About 125 students and family members participated at five sites, including The Gress Mountain Ranch, Orefield; Flint Hill Farm, Coopersburg; Sixth Street Shelter; The Literacy Center in Allentown; and a site at Swain where volunteers created program materials for Equi-librium Therapeutic Horsemanship in Nazareth.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in School

Eyer Middle School breaks Rock-a-Thon record

The annual Rock-a-Thon was held Jan. 12 at Eyer Middle School where students rock for 12 hours at the school and raise money for the Justin W. Jennings Foundation.

This year’s amount, once again, set a record – $25,469.01 was given to the foundation which helps operate a house in Bethany Beach, Del. for families who face stress and hardship when dealing with cancer. The Jennings Foundation has provided a place for family fun and relaxation for several families in the Lehigh Valley.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Peyton Motsay

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject this year is psychology because I enjoy learning about how the mind works. I’ve always liked science courses and I’ve enjoyed all of the ones that I’ve taken over my high school career, including biology, chemistry, physics and oceanography.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?