Under a star speckled early fall sky, Lily Seyfried was crowned Homecoming queen and Harrison Bernhard was crowned king at one of Northwestern’s signature events.
Seyfried emerged as queen from a field of girls voted to the court by the members of the class of 2020 that included Bailey DeJesus, Caroline Fogal, Alexandra Hallingstad, Stephanie Moneymaker, Jordan Rottmann, Sydney Sevrain and Veronica Walker.
Pioneer Apple Fest promises to be better than ever this year, with a variety of activities, food, crafts and history to engage even the hard to please.
Sponsored by the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society, the event in its 15th year, will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Ontelaunee Park, 7344 Kings Hwy, New Tripoli, as in the past.
At a board meeting in mid-September, Mary Warfel and Sally Smith of the Pioneer Apple Fest committee shared a lengthy menu of activities and events that are on the docket for this year.
There’s something magical about spending a weekday morning at Leaser Lake in Lynn Township after the weekend crowds subside.
Just ask Joe Klach.
Over the years, Klach, who proudly labels himself “a scientific angler,” has spent countless hours fishing at the lake.
“I’ve taken my passion and my science degree to catch fish,” he explained.
For him, fishing at Leaser Lake is an organic experience.
As a careful observer of certain conditions including wind, sun and even the phases of the moon, he has been able to maximize his love for fishing at the lake.
Northwestern alumnus Katelyn Morrison was selected by United Nations Academic Impact as one of 14 college students at the University of Pittsburgh to participate in an elite program created to foster a culture of intellectual social responsibility.
Morrison will be working at the university where she is currently a junior.
“I was in shock that I got selected,” she said. “But I was very excited when I found out.
“This year over 7,000 undergraduates applied [but] only 6 percent of the applicants were selected.”
Ontelaunee Park recently became a bubble paradise thanks to Northwestern Elementary’s Partners in Education.
The children could not have been happier as they dipped giant wands into large, plastic pans of sudsy water, and then released spectacular iridescent bubbles that lifted high into the air.
PIE President Erica Seither, who orchestrated the fun, enjoyed the festivities with her two children, Chase, new to sixth grade and Layla, an up-and-coming third grader.
She said that bubble day at the park was in its second or third year.
Volunteer firefighters with Community Fire Company of New Tripoli welcomed members of the community to an open house June 23, so area residents could view the new building and marvel at the facility.
By all accounts, neighbors were duly impressed by the spacious new station that houses fire trucks, related vehicles and even a Cetronia ambulance.
“We had the rooms open and did tours of the building, and there were hot dogs and cake.” said Dana Christ, Fire Chief Peter Christ’s wife,
The facility now has larger office space, meeting rooms and a kitchen.
Not every teenager decides to leave her hometown to explore what life would be like in another part of the world.
But, Andrea Danic is not an ordinary teenager.
Danic just wrapped up a year as Northwestern Lehigh’s exchange student.
The year for her has been one of discovery.
“I love my life in Croatia but I wanted to see what I could do to challenge myself and make more friends,” Danic said. “I wanted to see how it would be to be more independent and [at the same time learn about] life in America and I wanted to improve my English.”
“It’s time to have our end-of-year picnic,” said Harrison Bernhard, second term president, at one of the last Leo Club meetings of the year.
The Northwestern Lehigh High School club had much to celebrate and members also had some decisions to make.
On the agenda was allocating the money raised over the course of the year.
Where to donate $1,000 was a good problem to have.
With commencement behind them, several Northwestern Lehigh High School graduates have made the life-changing decision to enlist in one of the military branches.
Some have already signed, and even started their new life serving the nation.
Will Dellicker has been serving in the National Guard since he turned 17.
Dellicker will be fulfilling his commitment while simultaneously studying at Grove City College, Grove City, where he will major in Biblical and religious studies.
As in the past, art teacher Kathy Kehs issued invitations to teachers, students and community members to view hundreds of individual art pieces created by her art students over the course of the year.
“All the guests are invited to vote for their four favorites [works],” Kehs said. “Two in the sculptures and crafts and two in fine arts, [which includes] drawing, painting, pastels and ink.”
“The top four winners [earned] a $25 gift card to Hobby Lobby as part of the people’s choice awards,” Kehs said.
Over 350 pieces were on display in the show.