The theme for the 2013 Patriot's Pen contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars was "What would I tell America's Founding Fathers?"
Eight of the 127 entrants from Northampton Area Middle School went on to the district contest with one, Katherine Hartzell, placing second.
Karen Bandzi, president of the Ladies Auxiliary to R.W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215, Walnutport, welcomed winners and families to the awards ceremony and dinner March 24.
Lehigh Valley Christian High School would like to thank our wonderful neighbors for their cooperation in clearing the parking lot when we celebrated our 25th anniversary last month. We are also thankful to Catasauqua Borough, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hartzell's Pharmacy for allowing us additional parking space for that event.
Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School is sponsoring a car and bike show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem.
Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. A yard sale will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with plenty of food, a craft fair and a Chinese basket auction.
There is a vehicle entry fee.
The rain date is Sunday, April 14.
For more information on the car and bike show, contact Jeff Cantrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-866-8013, ext. 192. For information on the yard sale and Chinese auction, contact Natalie Green at email@example.com.
The 2012-13 Central Catholic High School Winter Sports Award Ceremony was held March 14. All varsity letter winners and team MVPs were recognized.
This year's MVPs include Jackie Fronheiser in girls basketball, Maria Holstrom in girls swimming, Nicole Sagl in girls diving, Emily Smith in cheerleading, Fernando Rios in boys swimming, Nick Crouse in boys diving, Mike Rodgers in wrestling and Muhammed-Ali Abdur-Rahkman in boys basketball.
Despite an impressive number of votes, the Konkrete Kids were unable to advance to the finals in the USA TODAY contest for the most unique high school mascot.
The K-Kids were nominated as one of the five most unusual mascots in Pennsylvania and easily won the state round, advancing to regionals where they earned 277,977 votes.
If you're interested in seeing who did make it to the finals, visit http://contest.usatodayhss.com/.
Early dismissal: Elementary students will be dismissed at noon Friday, March 22, for parent-teacher conferences. No lunch will be served.
On March 12, the LVCHS choir and art program traveled to Lancaster to participate in a fine arts competition.
Student Justin Grim won first place in the category "nature and observation" against more than 100 other students, and earned a perfect score.
All individual and group performers were rated using a scale of good, excellent or superior. Students who scored in the superior category include Allison Aversa, Merari DeLaCruz, Jin Lee and Bobby VanDuzer. Jefferson Beltran, Jacob Stith and Michael Sun also competed and scored excellent.
The results of the Pennies for Patients collection was marked by an aura of suspense and a rousing student assembly at the Borough Elementary School's Siegfried building.
The student council unfurled banners revealing that a record $6,731 was collected to benefit the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Packed in the school gym, the more than 800 students exhibited as much excitement as those at a high school pep rally before a major athletic event.
The Allentown Music Club is offering a $1,000 Past President's Assembly scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties.
The student must be accepted at an accredited institution and be pursuing music performance. The application deadline is April 10.
Call Paula Evans at 610-261-4072, or Jane Gambone at 610-435-0120, for information.
Pennsylvanians can open and contribute to a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program in order to help pay college costs in the future.
The PA 529 GSP is designed to help savings grow to meet the future cost of education, said Senator Pat Browne (R-16). When used for qualified higher education expenses, PA 529 GSP contributions grow at the rate of tuition inflation, subject to fees and premiums. For example, if you save enough for a semester at one of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education universities today, you will have enough for a semester there in the future.