Northwestern Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Student helps produce play

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in


Rebecca Petrohoy of Breinigsville, a theater major, recently joined fellow students from Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, and local actors to present Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play, “Amadeus.”

Petrohoy was stage manager to bring about the classical production of a timeless musical genius and his envious rival, Antonio Salieri onto the stage.

The four-day production of “Amadeus,” in October 2019 had a great turnout and positive review.

Student joins honor society

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in

Cedar Crest

Chelsie Binder of Germansville was recently inducted into the AAA Honor Society at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society is a nonprofit chapter-based membership organization at colleges and universities within the United States.

An active Tri-Alpha chapter promotes academic excellence and provides opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, and campus and community service for first-generation college students.

Induction into Tri-Alpha is earned by outstanding academic achievement and lasts for a lifetime.

Students earn scholarships

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in


The following students were recently awarded a Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year at Kutztown University, Kutztown.

Breinigsville: Evan Shimkanon;

Kutztown: Ethan G. Cohen; and

Schnecksville: Connor Kistler.

Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have a 3.25 cumulative weighted high school GPA and a 1410 total on the SAT or 31 composite on the ACT.

College Corner

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in

Resident on digital team


Jarrett Azar of Fogelsville is a member of the digital learning assistants team at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

The digital learning assistants partner with faculty and students to advance technological use on campus.

Led by Instructional Design Consultant Jenna Azar, trained DLAs offer guidance to their fellow students through individual and small group drop-in sessions or partner with faculty during in-class time to help introduce digital technologies, tools, and practices in courses and programs.

College Corner

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in

Local resident on dean’s list

Paul Smith’s

Connor Edmonds of Breinigsville has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, N.Y.

Edmonds, majoring in natural resources conservation and management, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction.

Resident involved in production

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in


Leah Hawk of Allentown took part in Bloomsburg University Players production of “Be More Chill” Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019, at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg.

Hawk was a member of the marketing crew.

This musical featured music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini.

The production was directed by BU assistant professor of Theatre, Carrie Winship, Ph.D.