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.”
Some recent high school and college graduates need more than their diploma to pursue their careers in Pennsylvania.
Some may need a professional license issued by the commonwealth, and State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, and his district office staff can help them acquire it.
“My staff and I are here to assist recent graduates in their efforts to get the state licenses they need to begin their new professions,” Day said. “We want to help graduates so they can acquire the licenses they need to find good-paying jobs and start their careers.”
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, recently congratulated Berks County Intermediate Unit on being selected to receive a PAsmart Grant in the amount of $494,368 to provide more STEM opportunities for area students.
“This is a significant grant that will help BCIU, in partnership with the Kutztown Area School District, reach more students with science, technology, engineering and math educational opportunities,” said Mackenzie. “I look forward to seeing the various programs implemented with the aid of this grant.”
“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 team names like “Chapter Raptors” and the “Novel Nifflers,” 253 area middle school students organized into 21 teams competed April 11 at Lower Macungie Middle School for top honors in reading comprehension at the Reading Olympics.
Organizers gave each team a list of 45 books to read.
Northwestern Lehigh School District Team, Lynx, included Kira Jobman, Nathaniel Smolinsky, Becca Schuler, Jordan Allen, Zackary Hassan, Rachel Eck, and Shannon Green.
Team “Columbian Book Weasels” from Orefield Middle School placed second.
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.
Principal’s Honor Roll
Thursday, June 6: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chef’s choice.
Friday, June 7: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chef’s choice.
All meals served with fruit choice, vegetables and milk choice.
Thursday, May 30: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Meatball sandwich, vegetable, fruit, milk. Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers. Elem: Mini corn dogs, also.
Friday, May 31: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza, vegetable, fruit, milk. Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers.
All meals served with choice of fruit, vegetables and milk.
Monday, June 3: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Assorted hot chicken menu items, vegetables, fruit, milk.
Tuesday, June 4: NWE: Sloppy Joe, assorted veggies, fruit, milk. Weis Elem.: Chef’s choice.
Have a great summer everyone! There will be no school on May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.
There will be early dismissal June 10 and 11.
Middle school will dismiss at 10:50 a.m. High school at 11 a.m. and the elementary schools at noon.
Last day of school is June 11.
Baccalaureate will be held in the middle school auditorium 6:45 p.m. on May 31.
Commencement will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 1 in Stabler Area, Bethlehem.