These students were recognized as the top 20 in their classes at Northampton Area High School during the Class of 2019 commencement ceremony June 1.
Grade 11: Carmen Azar, Kennedy Bigelow, Nicholas Caiazzo, Zandra Dayoub, Zachary Gula, Pauline Francisco, Lena Kugelman, Broderick Lane, Leah McCann, Jordan McCarthy, Jonathan O’Rourke, John Sankari, Benjamin Schaffer, Miriam Tarkochev, Alex Tews, Dario Walnock, Emily Wegrzyn, Adeline Weitknecht, Stephanie Weller, Suhas Yalamarti
The Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held its second annual Distinguished Alumni award celebration April 26 at Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville, to honor seven outstanding graduates to be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.
The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees include Dr. Rodger Berg, Class of 1964; Bruce Lack, Class of 1969; Dr. Stephen Ressler, Class of 1975; Charles Hangen, Class of 1975; Tina Pagotto, Class of 1993; Travis Mohr, Class of 1999; and Dale Newhart, Class of 1943.
Recent Northampton Area High School graduate Michael Kistler received the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award April 11 because of his kind heart and his willingness to volunteer his time to help others.
He is an “all-around great student, athlete and leader,” NAHS Principal Luke Shafnisky said.
The Northampton Area School District 2019-20 final general fund budget has been approved with a 1.97-percent tax hike of 1.06 mills.
The NASD Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the June 10 meeting to approve the final general fund budget of $110,532,215.
The school board vote included approval of the 2019-20 athletic fund of $251,935 and the 2019-20 food services fund of $2,414,163.
The 1.06-mill increase raises the NASD millage from 53.83 mills to 54.89 mills.
Northampton Area High School held its 19th annual academic awards ceremony May 29.
Valedictorian: Michael Kistler
Salutatorian: Gabrielle Demchak
Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, will hold its spring carnival 4-8 p.m. June 6.
Early dismissals will be June 6-7 and June 10-11. Secondary students are dismissed 10:35 a.m., and elementary students dismiss noon. No lunches will be served.
The last day of instruction for students is June 11.
Have a happy and safe summer!
The last marking period is ending June 11.
Parents/guardians, make sure to check the Sapphire web portal June 15 to see final grades and report cards.
Northampton Area School District is poised to implement a new grading system.
NASD Board of Education has been briefed about the new system, known as Standards-Based Reporting.
Students and parents have been notified of the changes.
Information, a chart and an explanatory video can be found at nasdschools.org/sbr.
Northampton Exchange Club, at its May 1 dinner meeting held at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, lauded four Northampton Area High School students as a Boy or Girl of the Month during the Service to Youth program portion. Honored were Cameron Chuss, May Boy of the Month; Reem Shadid, May Girl of the Month; Vaughan Bryant, June Boy of the Month; and Bianca Minera, June Girl of the Month. At the time of the event, the students were all seniors. The students graduated June 1.
The honorees received a Lamp of Knowledge plaque, framed certificate and a club pen.