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.
The Konkrete Kids made it to round 2 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 by the high school sports staff of USA Today. They won the title for Pennsylvania and advanced to the next round in which they compete with the winners of contests in Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The winner of this round will be determined at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14.
The Central Catholic High School Lacrosse team is looking strong as the 2013 season begins.
Coached by Dan Dolphin, the team has many returning senior leaders, including Tyler Fox, Jeff Guylas, Matt Stuart, Matt Wagner and Colin McDermott. The team has very high goals and hopes to repeat last year's season, where they defeated rival Emmaus High School in the District XI Championship game.
Four Northampton Area High School seniors were recognized as Students of the Month.
Christine Zopf, Cody Kramer, Kimberly Babicz and Evan Notaro each received a framed certificate and Lamp of Knowledge plaque for their selection as Students of the Month by the Northampton Exchange Club.
Program Chairman Dr. Rodger Berg told the students they have taken four important steps needed to succeed by demonstrating conviction, confidence, enthusiasm and perseverance.
"They have already achieved much in life," Berg said.
The arts at Lehigh Valley Christian High School are taking an impressive turn.
Two choral students, Matthew Weaver and Abigail Parnell, participated in the Lehigh County Choir at Dieruff High School along with many other students from around the Lehigh Valley.
In addition, another choral student, Paula Herbert, was chosen to participate in the selective Districts Choir in Reading.
On March 12 the LVCHS choir will be participating in its annual competition, called ACSI Fine Arts Festival, at Lancaster Bible College.
The high school sports staff at USA TODAY has named the Konkrete Kids as one of the five most unique high school mascots in Pennsylvania.
USA TODAY is sponsoring a contest through which fans can choose the best high school sports mascot in the country. The sports staff has chosen 255 of the nation's most unique high school mascots – five per state plus Washington D.C. Fans can choose the winners by voting, which began Feb. 25.
The Northampton Area School District held it's 2013-14 kindergarten registration Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13 at George Wolf, Lehigh, Siegfried and Moore elementary schools.
Parents or guardians were required to bring proof of birth and proof of residency, immunization records and custody papers relating to the child being enrolled.