Allentown-West Rotary awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to students from Northwestern Lehigh and Parkland high schools, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and Lehigh Carbon Community College May 16 at the Rotary’s scholarship breakfast at LCCC.
A very special $500 scholarship in memory of Rotarian Michael Henry was also awarded.
It’s not every day an assembly of middle school students is gathered together to watch one of their own get a haircut, but on June 11 that is exactly what happened.
All eyes were fixed on the auditorium stage as math teacher Wendy Madouse took clippers in hand and began the process of shearing Zachary Leith’s long tresses.
“Now I know what Mrs. Madouse will do for her next career,” joked physical education teacher Joe Webster.
According to Madouse, the eighth grader has been secretly growing his hair all year long, with the intention of donating it to “Wigs for Kids.”
Elliot and Linda Sheftel of South Whitehall, parents of the late Parkland High School graduate Justin Sheftel, sponsor the Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament every year in his memory.
Justin was killed June 15, 2005, by a drunken driver while crossing a coastal highway in Ocean City, Md.
The 14th annual tournament took place June 16 at the Lehigh County Athletic fields, South Whitehall Township.
During the school year, business was brisk at The Den, Northwestern Lehigh’s school store, but it is now closed until classes resume at the end of August.
The Den sells Northwestern spirit wear, snacks and drinks and by all accounts, business was good.
According to Taylor Page, trail mix and popcorn are the biggest sellers.
“We have stuff we’ve sold for years,” she said.
“Mrs. Mengel decides what to order.”
The store operates under the auspices of Student Council with Patty Mengel as adviser.
Jackson Bernhard, Isaac Bredbenner and Morgan Moss earned a coveted first place for their digital movie “Lost Bottle” at the Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair.
The competition took place in late May at Dickinson College, Carlisle.
A $150 check was awarded to the three seniors for their work.
“Jackson wrote it, but we constructed the idea together on a white board,” Bredbenner said. “We decided to do a love story that didn’t work out, along with a story about siblings.”
The last snack pack filling for the 2017-18 school year at Northwestern was May 30.
A total of 2,861 snack packs were filled and distributed during this school year.
Snack packs are funded by Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry and the Rotary Club of Allentown West-Western Lehigh County.
Principal’s Honor Roll
Principal’s Honor Roll
Last September, trout eggs were placed in an aquarium at Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.
By the middle of May, they were ready to face life in the wild as fingerlings.
Nestle Waters Deer Park and the Wildlands Conservancy come each year to help the students with a lesson on what lives naturally in Ontelaunee Creek before the fish are released in the water.
Magnifying glasses and microscopes are on tables and pans are filled with the macroinvertebrate animals found by the adults as they wait for the students.
Thursday, May 31: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hot dog on roll, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, fruit, garden salad, pizza.
Friday, June 1: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza, fruit, vegetable, milk.
Monday, June 4: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Cook’s choice, chicken entrees, fruit, vegetable, milk.
Tuesday, June 5: Elem., M.S., H.S.:Cook’s choice, hamburger entrees, fruit, vegetable, milk.
Wednesday, June 6: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Cook’s choice, breakfast entrees, fruit, vegetable, milk.
Thursday, June 7: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Cook’s choice, assorted lunch entrees.