NAMS student, teacher honored for brochure work
Borough Mayor Thomas Reenock and Community Planner Victor Rodite presented Northampton Area Middle School student Alexander Wilcox and teacher Erin Miller with honorary checks toward the Caring Café for their work on a brochure highlighting the community and its history.
“The (Caring Café) funds go toward our community. It is helping students in need,” Alexander said of the checks, each $100. “It helps pay for school supplies, local charities and caring for pets.”
Alexander and Miller worked together on the brochure, which welcomes people to Northampton and explains historical facts about the area’s rich history, from Lenape Indians and the Walking Purchase to the farming and cement industries. It is complete with information about the Northampton Area Historical Society and its museum in the Siegfried Train Station on West 21st Street and the Roxy Theatre, which was built in 1921 as the Lyric Theatre.
The brochure shares details about the Northampton Farmers Market, now located at Municipal Park, the Northampton Area School District and Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., which displays artifacts of the one-time giant of the cement industry.
Alexander, a seventh-grader at NAMS, plans to be an architect one day.