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 …
Monday, May 13, 2013
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 email@example.com.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Emmaus High School Student Government Association plans running festival on May 19 to benefit victims of Boston Marathon bombing.
Special to Patch by Nina Rowan, Emmaus High School sophomore By now, most of America is all too familiar with the gritty details of the tragic Boston Marathon Bombing that occurred on April 15th of this year. Well, it’s less than month later, and already Emmaus High School is doing something to help. The high school’s efforts to help the victims of the tragedy began few weeks ago, when the EHS student government started selling “Boston Strong” t-shirts to students and faculty. When they realized what a success the t-shirt fundraiser was, they knew they needed to do something bigger to benefit those affected by the bombing. On Sunday, May 19th, the EHS student government will be hosting a running festival entitled “Giving Back Around the …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Three Emmaus High School seniors were awarded an Emmy for their video about the dangers of distracted driving.
Special to Patch by Emmaus High School Senior Chrissy Cilento Three Emmaus High School seniors were awarded a Regional Emmy on Tuesday by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Megan Famularo, Christina Cilento and Isaiah Zukowski created a video about the dangers of distracted teen driving for a class project in Communications 2, then decided to enter the video into the Writing category of the NATAS Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards. Juniors Bryce Haines and Sawyer Long also worked in collaboration on the project. Many other video projects from the Communications 2 class were submitted to the awards as well. Emmaus received four nominations for awards in various categories. Senior Madison Wexler was nominated for the Young …
The Emmaus High School Junior Prom was held on Saturday at the Rodeway Inn and Conference Center.
The 2013 Emmaus High School Junior Prom was held on Saturday at the Rodeway Inn and Conference Center, Route 22 and 309 in South Whitehall Township. Periodic Patch contributor Chrissy Cilento, an EHS senior, has scanned her classmates' photo albums and pulled together a collection of prom photos for Patch readers to enjoy. And, Patch readers have been posting and emailing their junior prom photos, which means this photo gallery is growing all the time! If you have photos from the EHS junior prom you'd like to share with the East Penn community, you can add your pictures this photo gallery by clicking on the button below the pictures that says "Upload Photos and Videos." Or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The 'Jeopardy' college tournament of champions will feature an Emmaus High School graduate on Monday.
Final Answer: Laura Rigge Question: What is the name of the 2010 Emmaus High School graduate who can be seen on the "Jeopardy" College Championship airing Monday at 7 p.m. on ABC? Rigge, who lives in Emmaus, battled against 14 other contestants who, along with Rigge, are described in a "Jeopardy" press release as “America’s sharpest college students.” The prize is $100,000 and an automatic slot in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions. To qualify for the college tournament, Rigge and the other competitors took a 50-question online test. “I saw the test online, so I did it,” Rigge said. “I tried as a teen and didn’t make it.” Those who passed the test were selected at random to attend regional in-person auditions consisting of a second 50…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Emmaus High School Track & Field team outdoes itself again for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
When the Emmaus High School Track and Field team was gearing up for its third St. Baldrick’s Foundation kids' cancer fundraiser, it was still very proud of the $39,921 it raised in 2011—as well it should have been. But the hope was to raise even more at its March 22 event, held at Emmaus High School, which it did. With 120 people shaved, a grand total of $47,700 was raised for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a California-based group that funds childhood cancer research. Shannon Petrunak, EHS Track & Field coach, thanked the honorees for their inspiration, the selfless shavees, hardworking volunteers, barbers and generous donors. “Emmaus is an awesome community, and I'm a very proud teacher, coach, VEO (Volunteer Event Organizer), and four-…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Police investigated rumors that someone was going to bring a gun to Emmaus High School.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information from the Emmaus Police Department. Emmaus Police and East Penn school officials investigated rumors that someone was going to bring a gun to Emmaus High School and found the rumors unfounded, East Penn community liaison Nicole Bloise told Patch Tuesday morning. Parents were informed of the rumors via an automated phone call from the high school principal, an East Penn parent told Patch. On Tuesday afternoon, Emmaus Police issued a prepared statement about the investigation: "On Sunday, April 28, 2013, the Emmaus Police Department received an email from an East Penn parent, who learned through a discussion with their child that rumors were circulating at Emmaus High School in…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Emmaus Police have made two arrests in connection to four bomb hoaxes at Emmaus High School, prompting school officials to consider relaxing restrictions on bathroom access, East Penn Superindentent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger says.
Restrictive bathroom policies at Emmaus High School may be “normalized” now that a second student has been arrested in relation to one of the four separate bomb threats made against Emmaus High School between Dec. 20 and March 12, East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger says. A 16-year-old sophomore boy, accused in connected with a March 12 bomb hoax, was charged with making terroristic threats in juvenile court on March 20, according to Emmaus Police. A ninth-grade girl, accused of making the Dec. 20 bomb threat, was charged previously. Police are still investigating bomb threats made on Feb. 21 and Feb. 26. Since some of the threats were made through notes left in the bathroom—possibly written on bathroom mirrors, …