East Penn Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Kathryn DeJohn

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 French. I have always found learning new words and phrases fascinating, which led my family to host a French exchange student two summers ago. I was lucky enough to be able to visit our student the next summer as an American exchange student in France. The trip only heightened my interest in the language and I hope to be able to live there one day so I can really put my knowledge to use.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Liana Panik

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 science. I really enjoy biology because it is interesting to learn about what makes life possible and what causes all the diversity of life. I enjoy science classes over other subjects because I enjoy performing experiments and learning through other hands-on activities.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Emmaus senior citizens group hosts Canines for Christ

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Emmaus Senior Citizens meetings, held at St. Matthews E.C. Church, Fifth and Ridge streets, Emmaus, incorporate food, fellowship and informative presentations. On April 6, the program featured the dog therapy organization Canines for Christ.

Founded in 2007 by Chaplain Larry Randolph and his wife Susan, Canines for Christ blends the goals of therapy dog programs with Christian Evangelism. Since its inception, the group has grown to include 730 dogs and their handlers. Branches exist in 39 states and three foreign countries.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Tien Pham

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?

The force behind the mascot at Emmaus High School

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

“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.”

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Eric Liu

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. Typically the sciences are my favorite subjects. There’s always more to learn about the world around us.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I’ve gotten awards for Honor Roll, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Fair and District/Region Band.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

ALBURTIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Burlington Stores demonstrates monthly trait of ‘generosity’

On March 13, faculty, staff, students and parents of students enrolled in Alburtis Elementary School in the East Penn School District gathered for the school’s monthly “Eagle Assembly.” During these assemblies, classes present seasonal songs and poems and high achieving students receive recognition.

In addition, each month students are encouraged to focus on developing a specific character trait. This month’s trait is generosity which provided the perfect segue into the surprise conclusion of the assembly.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Miles Zakos

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I’m a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject has to be physics. It feels like a very pure science, where you ask a question about the universe, and then you just go out there and test it. It’s also really broad in that you can study physics and want to learn how to make buildings or what happens when you jump in a black hole. It’s fascinating from the big to the small. Also Mr. Ohl is a fantastic teacher, passionate and intelligent.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Millan Patel

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 science. Whether it is biology, chemistry or physics, I always find the content extremely fascinating. Learning how the universe and everything in it works is both fun and interesting. The reason why I love these classes so much is that I can easily see their applications to the world around us. I have also had fantastic teachers that helped foster my interest in science during these last four years.