As I sit on my deck, flowers in full bloom, adoring the sunshine with my cup of coffee, I reminisce on these past 13 years.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013! They will celebrate their graduation 6 p.m. June 6.
A special compliment to all those graduating with honors and members of the National Honor Society. You should be very proud in your academic achievements throughout your four years of high school. Continue that tradition and you will persevere in college and your future endeavors.
A special compliment to 2013 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Alan Mendez and Casey Creveling.
This week begins Salisbury's staff appreciation week and social media week. Monica Deeb, activities director said, "We will be regularly posting quotes/stories from parents, students and community focused on staff appreciation. If you would like to share a comment or story of appreciation, submit it online at http://bit.ly/ 12nEvau, or post it directly to Facebook and share on Twitter using the hashtag #stsdconnect."
Did you participate in this year's 5K Run/Walk for a Cure?
Hard to believe that I am writing about fall athletic physicals for the 2013-2014 school year which will be held June 8 in the Salisbury Middle School health room. Paperwork will be available as of June 1. There is a cost for the physical; checks can be made to STSD. The schedule includes 8 a.m. for soccer players, 8:30 a.m. for football players and all other sports following 9 a.m. Girls field hockey players should report 9:45 a.m. followed by girls soccer 10 a.m., cheerleading 10:15 a.m. and all other girls sports 10:30 a.m.
Congratulations to the SHS debate team and their adviser, Michael Barna. Once again Salisbury's debate team has won their season and tournaments.
If your child is a senior, they should be finalizing their college choices. May 1 is the deadline date to secure your student's enrollment for the fall, 2013 semester.
The Salisbury boys swimming and diving team made history two weeks ago, winning the school's first team state championship.
This team, who started swimming together in middle school, reached a level that was once though impossible due to the lack of depth and the size of the school. While the boys and girls swimming and diving teams have always experienced success, those factors kept them from reaching the top of the podium.
Congratulations to all the PJAS winners from Salisbury. First place regional winners who will advance to the State PJAS competition include from the middle school, Elena Lagunilla, John Yurconic, Mahlon Reihman, Marisol Rosario, Benjamin Wiener, Arthur Oliver, Nikki Fackler, Leandra Roelker, Haley Szita, Eric Pennella, and Christina Marinos.
St. Thomas More Church is hosting Ladies Night Out Feb. 28. "The Gathering of our Favorite Things" will take place in the STM Family Center. For more information, contact Annie McGeary.
Salisbury High School's spring musical, "Romeo & Juliet: a musical tragedy" will be presented 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the SHS auditorium. There is no Friday show. Tickets may be purchased from cast members or by emailing Salisbury.firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Salisbury Director of Student Activities, Monica Deeb at 610-797-4107, ext. 2504 with questions.
Salisbury Middle School's Interact Club, under the guidance of Matt Tobias, will host the second annual 12-hour dance-a-thon March 22. This event will raise funds to replenish the Prager Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of the Lehigh Valley Health Network. This fund supports oncology/hematology patients of LVHN for nonclinical services. The Interact Club is seeking donations and volunteers for this event. Contact SMS school or Tobias at mtobiasstsd.org if you would like to offer a monetary donation, a gift or volunteer.