The following students were inducted into the Mu Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society at Kutztown University.
Fogelsville: Matthew Sagl;
Kempton: Emmanuel Alden;
Kutztown: Austin Cory; and
Schnecksville: Angelo Lucci.
The History Department sponsors the Mu Xi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society in History.
Admission to Phi Alpha Theta is an outstanding achievement based on exceptional academic accomplishment.
Phi Alpha Theta was established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas.
Lauren Nunn of Allentown, Jaclyn Bristel of Breinigsville, and Courtney Moyer of Fogelsville, were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
The following students participated in a poster and research presentation at Capstone Research Day recently at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
Allentown: Angelica Bonisese, Julianna Marotta, Colleen Rattan;
Breinigsville: Tammy Kirschman;
Kutztown: Calliope Hersey; and
Orefield: Tracy Steinberg.
Nhu Nguyen of New Tripoli, a double-major in accounting and international business at Scranton, attended the Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Experience in Orlando, Fla., in February.
For the second year in a row, a University of Scranton student was selected for the IMA’s Student Leadership Experience.
This highly-selective program included only five students from around the world.
The annual event provides students with the unique experience to actively participate in the organization’s governance process.
All Northwestern Lehigh girls soccer head coach Kelly Bleam has to do is replace over sixty goals that lost from the graduation of Sara Hathaway and Maggie Motolese. And replace pretty much her entire defense. If that happens, the Lady Tigers, who finished 12-4 last season, will be fine. No problem, right?
Actually, the process is going pretty well and both the coach and the players are optimistic about the upcoming season.
The Northwestern girls’ volleyball team was a game away from qualifying for districts last season. Instead, Saucon Valley beat out the Lady Tigers and earned the No. 7 seed in the Class 3A tournament.
Head coach Lexy Ashburne is hoping the Lady Tigers (7-11 overall, 4-6 in Colonial League in 2018) get another chance at districts in 2019.
Northwestern Lehigh’s project to install artificial turf in Tiger Stadium is nearing completion and the team can’t wait to check it out. Their practices have been on grass as the work continues and they open the season on the road at Notre Dame (Green Pond) before hitting the turf at home for week two.
Meanwhile, the team’s attention at practice has been focused on looking to go even further than last season when the Tigers reached the District 11 semifinals, losing to Saucon Valley.
For many high school cross country teams, it would be a daunting task to replace three of the top five runners from a team that finished third in the state a year ago.
For the Northwestern Lehigh girls team, it’s business as usual. The Tigers have won six of the last seven Colonial League titles and have only lost a few dual meets during that stretch. Over that period they’ve graduated some great runners and have always found ways to reload for the next season.
This year is another case of the team reloading rather than rebuilding.
The Northwestern Lehigh field hockey team took some teams by surprise last season. The Tigers went 11-10-1 and then went on a big run and reached the district finals where they lost 2-0 to Lehighton.
This season, the Lady Tigers haven’t lost too much through graduation. Like every team, there are always a couple holes and question marks.
A large group of juniors is poised to not only continue the success that the team had last season, but they’re looking to take it beyond just reaching the district championship game.
The Northwestern boys cross country team finished fourth in the Colonial League last season without a senior in its top 10.
With all of the key runners from that team returning this year, and some young talent added to the lineup, the Tigers are planning to pick up where they left off last season.
“They’re hungry,” said Northwestern head coach Chris Stitzel, who is entering his 21st season as head coach. “I think we can make some noise in leagues and districts.”