Like moths to a flame, area residents and longtime friends were drawn to Gene Allen’s Thistletop studio in Kempton, where his most recent canvasses were displayed alongside Jeanne Stock’ pastel paintings.
An opening reception attracted a large crowd who came out on a sultry June evening to view and buy works done by the two local artists.
“I’m over the moon,” Stock said about the turnout.
Apparently, so were the guests appreciating the canvasses capturing local landscapes and familiar items seen in a new light.
“We just work well together,” Stock added.
Megan McDonald and Jacob Sacco displayed the style and swagger of the 1920s when they dressed up to simulate the era for what has become an annual ritual for their English class.
“Everybody dressed up, and we listened to the music of the ’20s,” said McDonald, whose silver and gold sequined dress sparkled with every step she took.
Awash in Northwestern’s school colors, this year’s prom glittered in glamour as the members of the senior class celebrated one of the most iconic events of their high school career.
The prom took place at the Brookside Country Club in Macungie on the Sunday evening of the weekend that signals the unofficial start of summer.
“Since black and gold are our school colors, I thought it would be good to incorporate them into our prom,” senior Anna Horn said. “And, they fit the décor of our venue.”
According to a prom survey conducted by Yahoo, this year teenagers will be spending more than $500 on their prom, with a major part of that cost going to the purchase of the perfect prom dress.
So, it’s no surprise that many teens agonize over finding a style that they love.
Many students searched on line for their dream wear.
“I tried on maybe two dresses at the mall,” said Jessica Parker, but in the end, she bought her red and gold off the shoulder dress of stretch polyester on line.
Northwestern’s Science Team placed eighth overall at the Science Olympiad held the last weekend in April at Juniata College.
“I think they did great,” said Elizabeth Ache, science team adviser. “A lot of them placed in the top 10 and there weren’t any major mishaps.”
Individual medals went to Tanner Klotz and Austin Stasko, who took second place for hovercraft, fifth place for optics and seventh place for thermodynamics and to Riley Shafer, Owen Moloney and Tyler Stasko, who took third place in helicopter.
Albert Einstein is often credited with saying, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”
In that spirit, Northwestern Lehigh High School’s Art Show will showcase a wide array of art pieces 5-7 p.m. on May 21 for the community to view and enjoy.
Planning was essential before the show.
“I gathered materials throughout the year which included objects that had been displayed in the showcases [throughout the year],” Kathy Kehs, art teacher said. “I matted the two-dimensional works and they all got labels that identified the artist’s name and grade, as well as, the course.”
Was it inspiration or just coincidence that led the band boosters to schedule an ice cream social on the warmest day of the year?
As soon as rehearsal for the band concert scheduled for May 16 ended, the middle school band members filed into the band room anticipating the cool treat.
Students were also treated to the boosters’ plans for expansion of the band and given multiple invitations to continue their music careers by joining the high school band.
Drum major Jess Eberle was one of several students to address the band.
In anticipation of spring weather, Students Against Destructive Decisions staged a safe driving day to stress road safety and provide information designed to assist students in making good decisions.
Groups such as the North Central Highway Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Valley Youth House and the Center for Humanistic Change were on hand to meet with students in the library.
The event could not have been scheduled at a better time.
Connor Hart has always had a heart of gold and now he has a crown to go with it. Last Thursday, he won the title Mr. Northwestern 2018 as friends and family cheered him on.
“My parents [were] super excited to see the show and my sister [visited from college] to see it,” said Hart, before the show. “The practices required a lot of time but it was worth it!”
Drew White was selected first runner up and Phil Dangello was chosen as the second runner up.
After being named students of the year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northwestern Lehigh seniors Madison Hoffman and Benjamin Fry, along with Alya Wezza from Parkland, raised more than $11,000 for the organization.
“There were 26 students and 17 teams and together we managed to raise $239,000,” Fry said. “Each of my team members had the goal of raising $5,000 that will help cancer patients and, their families, and fund research.”
Fry said dedication was essential.