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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by ASIA LETLOW Special to The Press in Columns

Debate team wins tournament round

On Feb. 5, Salisbury High School's debate team won the tournament round of the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Debate Association.

They finished the first half of the debate season with a record of 26-6, followed by Pennridge, with a record of 24-8. This is a huge achievement for the Salisbury High School debate team; this marks the seventh year in a row where SHS has won the championship title.

SHS debate team coach Michael Barna is very excited about the current victory; this past tournament marks his 500th win. From the tournament round, the team will go to the semifinals with seven rounds and will compete with the eight other schools in the league.

After this, the two best teams will face each other at the finals in April, which will be held at Saucon Valley High School.

Salisbury High School's Model UN team went on the annual Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference trip Feb. 7 in Baltimore, Md. Students discuss global issues and confer with peers to determine the best solution for their assigned countries.

Tickets are still on sale for the SHS Theatre's production, "Romeo and Juliet: A Musical Tragedy," taking place at the SHS auditorium Feb. 14, 16 and 17. There is no Friday show. The tickets are color-coded based on the night you plan to attend; "Little Shop" was so popular the crew did not want to take a chance of turning anyone away due to a crowded house.

The 2013-2014 course selection process for SHS students is currently underway. Juniors and sophomores had a meeting in the auditorium in regard to course offerings last week. Due to the early dismissal Feb. 8, the freshman assembly will be at a later date. Parents are strongly urged to discuss course selections with their children to make sure classes are the right fit for their academic abilities and interests.

Applicants for admission to LCCC in Fall 2013 are invited to attend the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Completion night. The dates are as follows: Main Campus: Schnecksville, Room 202/204 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 27 and March 6; The Morgan Center: Tamaqua, Room 109 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 12; The Donley Center: Allentown, Room 204 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 26, April 16 and 23.

Students interested in applying for the Pennsylvania Governor's School of Sciences, Pennsylvania School of Entrepreneurship and the University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholar Academy should take note of the approaching application deadline of Feb. 15.

Congratulations to senior boys basketball players Daniel Reichenbach, Tyler Brown and Tyler Cooperman and the rest of the team for beating Southern Lehigh 39-29 in the Colonial League semifinals.

Congratulations to senior Megan Hrebik on scoring her 1,000th point in SHS girls basketball.

Go Falcons!