With summer in full swing, Northwestern Lehigh School District’s newly retired superintendent, Dr. Mary Anne Wright, is reflective about her career in education and enthusiastic about the future.
“My tenure was 27 years plus,” said a relaxed Wright, surrounded by her family.
Wright recalled “subbing in the winter of ’86 when her children attended elementary school at Northwestern.
“I believe David was in third and Rachel was in fourth,” Wright said.
From the beginning, Wright was determined to have a career.
Grade 9: Devon Allen-Salamonczyk, Hunter Baugher, Owen Bliss, Alexis Bohning, Luke Boyle, Madison Carreiro, Brennen Clouser, Taya Derr, Benjamin Griffith, Ian Henninger, Karleigh Hobel, Lauren Janowiak, Isaiah Johri, Gavin Keenhold, Savannah Madeira, Brianna Nieves, Jacey O’Donnell, Fara Rumbalski, Emily Sekerak, Ashley Shukla, Jared Stitzel, Jacob Tapler, Lynn Trapp, Alayna Zotter.
High Honor Roll
Dylan Jeanes, son of Brad and Katie Jeanes of Schnecksville and a junior at Northwestern Lehigh High School, has been granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2018 on the campuses of Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology, both in Williamsport.
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is a weeklong economic education program that offers students an inside look at the private enterprise system and the way the free market functions.
Third- and fourth-grade students from Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools recently met for a day of fun at the elementary challenge games at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park fields in New Tripoli.
The challenges were organized by Chris Klein and Von Muller, gym teachers at the schools.
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.”