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Prom goers search for style and comfort

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

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.

Science Team scores big at Olympiad competition

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

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.

Community invited to review art show on May 21

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

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.”

Band boosters present plans at ice cream social

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

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.

SADD sponsors safe driving day at high school

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

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.

Meet Mr. Northwestern: Connor Hart

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

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.

Students raise funds to fight leukemia, lymphoma

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

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.

NWL Middle School celebrates 25th anniversary

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh Middle School auditorium was packed and all eyes were fixed on the time capsule buried 25 years ago.

The artifacts, carefully placed in the time capsule, stirred the collective imagination and represented what the school valued when it first opened its doors in 1992.

The school’s first principal, Dr. James Warfel, that had the capsule placed in the cornerstone of the building, knowing one day it would be exhumed.

Large cast energizes ‘High School Musical’

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

When Northwestern students first found out “High School Musical” would be produced in early March, they could barely contain their enthusiasm.

“I was thrilled and even more thrilled to get the role of Sharpay Evans, because she has always been my favorite,” Meghan McGorry said. “I think it’s incredible the amount of people that came out for the show.

“When Bill [Mutimer] first announced the show, we were a little bit nervous about how we were going to get all the guys involved. But it’s amazing to see them all come together.”

Parker takes second at annual poetry competition

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

Jessica Parker has earned a second place for her recitation of three separate poems at the annual Poetry Out Loud competition Jan. 18. As in the past, the regional contest was held at the Allentown Art Museum.

Dressed in a black dressed patterned with embroidered flowers, Parker seemed to embody the themes of the three poems she memorized for her recitation.

These included Lord Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty,” and two newer works, one by Ellen Bass about a butterfly, and another by Liz Waldner about a moth.