Students from Emmaus and Salisbury high schools were among top finishers in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skill Championships recently at Hershey Lodge.
Four of the first-place finishers also qualified to compete recently at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
On June 7, Ted Roblyer was recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank earned in the Boy Scouts of America.
To achieve this rank, Roblyer served as a youth leader in his Troop, specifically as the Troop Quartermaster and later as an instructor to help train his replacement. He earned at least 21 merit badges, including 13 required for Eagle Scouts, such as camping, citizenship in the community, nation and world, communication, cooking, environmental science, first aid, cycling, personal management, personal fitness and family life.
An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Kevin Esslinger May 22 at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.
During his five years in Cub Scouting and seven years in Boy Scouting, Esslinger earned 31 merit badges. He held leadership positions as bugler, Troop guide and assistant senior patrol leader.
Q. What is a child life specialist?
A. A child life specialist is a person who has extensive knowledge in child development and works to promote a sense of normalcy for pediatric patients in a healthcare setting and/or other challenging environments. We help promote effective coping skills through play, age appropriate medical preparation, education and self-expression activities. We work in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to promote family-centered care and to meet the unique needs of each child and their family.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library raised $11,636.15 in the group’s 18th annual book sale recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.
The total funds raised represents a large volume of sales, as a great many of the books were priced at 50 cents, $1 and $2.
Organizers are grateful for the support of R.L. Reppert staff who transport the books from the library to the Lower Macungie Middle School and then take the remainders back to the library after the sale.
The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office started training deputies in the administration of naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to counter the effects of opioid overdoses, May 3.
Almost all Lehigh County police departments have been trained in this life-saving measure.
Sean Recke has had to take on the roles of caregiver, fundraiser and patient advocate for the past 10 years since his son, Adam, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick type C disorder, a rare, fatal, genetic disease, also referred to as Childhood Alzheimer’s.
So when the Salisbury Middle School teacher learned the second phase of a national research study of a drug that could help his son was available, he campaigned successfully with Lehigh Valley Health Network’s chief medical officer, Thomas Whalen, M.D., for the network to become a study site.
Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.
The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW local 375 union hall in Allentown.
Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.
“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.
When a group of six volunteers from the Lehigh Valley came together to complete a volunteer service project, they had no idea they would be at the Brussels, Belgium airport during the recent terrorist attack.
Salisbury High School held a National Honor Society Induction Ceremony March 14, welcoming 28 new members.
NHS Advisor Paul Koba welcomed all guests to the ceremony.
Remarks were also given by SHS Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Superintendent for Teacher and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten.
NHS officers are President Ethan Heydt, Vice President James Hadinger, Secretary Andrew Fletch and Treasurer Ben Wiener.