Friday, May 24, 2013
Alessandra Fonseca wins Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress for her performance in Emmaus High School's 'Legally Blonde.'
Emmaus High School student Alessandra Fonseca took home a Freddy Award Thursday for her performance as Paulette Buonofuonte in the school's production of "Legally Blonde." The 11th annual show was broadcast live on WFMZ Channel 69 from the State Theatre in Easton. Emmaus High School's "Legally Blonde" had been nominated for four awards. Here is the complete list of winners:
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Seven Generations Charter School 4th-grader says that smokeless fireworks are less toxic to our animals and to our Earth.
Special to Emmaus Patch by Josh Fritz Picture a firework about to be set off. Think about all the black smoke polluting the precious air we breathe. Picture the old fireworks left on the ground. Now picture an animal eating the firework and suffering from the horrible chemicals in that firework. When fireworks are left on the ground all the gunpowder, wick, and ash that makes up the fireworks could pollute creeks and rivers nearby. This is why you should buy smokeless fireworks. Smokeless fireworks are less toxic than any normal fireworks. They are also made of a lot less gunpowder, cardboard, wick, ash, and other combustible items. Smokeless fireworks don't produce any smoke at all. Once a …
Congrats to the new DeSales University graduates!
Several students from Emmaus received diplomas at DeSales University's spring commencement held May 18. They include: Alexandros S. Dimitriadis of Emmaus, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Krystina M. Frei of Emmaus, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. Jessica L. Hoover of Emmaus, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in marketing. Brian J. Wessner of Emmaus, graduated with a master in business administration degree in a self-designed track.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Seven Generations Charter School 4th-grader says that it's crazy that the Lehigh Valley hasn't had a hazardous waste collection in eight years.
Wednesday, May 22
Special to Emmaus Patch by Brooke Zacker Picture paint in the landfill soaking down into a family’s aquifer, then soaking into a family’s well. Now picture a young baby in that family drinking that water that the paint soaked into. Next, picture that baby in the hospital because of all of the bad toxins that were in the water that he or she drank because of the paint that soaked into the family’s well that was in the landfill. Think that the little boy or girl may even die! Instead of throwing away the paint, you could bring it to a household hazardous waste collection. That is why I think Lehigh Valley should have a household hazardous waste collection. Pretty much everyone has paint somewhere in their house. You have to get rid of the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Spring 2014 musical at Emmaus High School will be "Beauty and the Beast" if all goes according to plan.
Special to Emmaus Patch By Chrissy Cilento, Emmaus High School Senior The Emmaus High School Drama Department has made the announcement that EHS will be presenting "Beauty and the Beast" next year as its spring musical. Director Jill Kuebler posted on the Emmaus High School website that the show will run March 19-22, 2014 and auditions will be in November of the 2013-2014 school year. The announcement has caused much buzz among the theater students at EHS, who are already anticipating auditions and beginning to prepare for the roles they want. Students are wary, however, since this year Emmaus ran into some trouble obtaining the rights to "Cinderella," causing the show switch to "Legally Blonde." As a drama student myself, I can say that …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Emmaus High School sophomore Kelsey Patterson contemplates the rising cost of college education.
Special to Emmaus Patch by Kelsey Patterson College; it is a simple yet complex word most teenagers my age think about. Progressing through high school, this word appears in our lives almost every day. When thinking about college, many things pop into a young person’s head. Where will I go to college? What will I major in? How far will I be from home? The most important question a teen can ask themselves in this generation is, “How much will college cost?” College tuition in community colleges alone have risen 40% over the past decade. As for four-year public schools, their rates have gone up by 68%. It should not be outrageously expensive for anyone in the United States to better their knowledge by attending college. College is a …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lincoln and Jefferson elementary schools are having a scoop-off on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rita's Italian Ice in Emmaus to benefit Autism Speaks.
Faculty and staff, students and families of Lincoln and Jefferson elementary schools are putting their school spirit and their sweet teeth to the test at Rita's Italian Ice Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. During the Lincoln-Jefferson scoop-off, customers check out in two lines -- one designated for each elementary school -- and the school with the highest tally at the end of the four-hour period is declared the "winner." Proceeds from this year's "scoop-off" benefit autism research, with 10 percent of all register receipts from the event being donated to Autism Speaks.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The East Penn Board of School Directors Monday night approved a tax increment financing plan that could bring the Lehigh Valley its first Costco in 2014 and eventually bring East Penn $1.5 million a year in tax revenue.
After a lengthy discussion and two failed attempts to table the decision, the East Penn Board of School Directors Monday night approved a financing plan that could bring the Lehigh Valley its first Costco as soon as fall of 2014 and ultimately put an estimated $1.5 million per year into the school district's bank account. The plan approved by the board to help fund the proposed $140 million Hamilton Crossings shopping mall in Lower Macungie Township is what is known as Tax Increment Financing or TIF. Basically, a TIF is an economic tool to help develop a site that requires a large amount of money to pay up-front costs. In this case, the land – 63 acres off of Krocks Road between Hamilton Boulevard and the Route 222 bypass – needs …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The East Penn School Board at its Monday night meeting unanimously approved a proposed final school district budget for the 2013-14 school year with no property tax increase.
With surprisingly little discussion on the matter, the East Penn Board of School Directors Monday night unanimously approved the proposed final 2013-14 school district budget. The $130 million budget will not raise property taxes, calling for a property tax rate of 16.129 mills. However, Board President Charles Ballard acknowledged that even though the East Penn budget does not increase property taxes, in the end things could still be confusing for East Penn taxpayers whose property tax bills may increase as a result of a Lehigh County reassessment. “I want to make sure that this goes out loud and clear,” Ballard said. “This is a zero percent tax increase budget. If your tax bill goes up, call Lehigh County.” No matter how things are …
Photos are still rolling in from the Emmaus High School senior prom at The Palace in Allentown.
Did you go to Emmaus High School's senior ball? It's not late to share your photos with the East Penn community on Patch. We'd love to see what you wore and get a glimpse of all the fun. You can add your pictures to a photo gallery here by clicking on the button below the pictures that says "Upload Photos and Videos." Or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.