Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.
The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.
Monica Deeb, Salisbury’s athletic director, accompanied by Salisbury’s Speech and Debate Coach Michael Barna began the June 3 operations and technology committee meeting with an announcement about the amazing work of the Salisbury High School Speech and Debate Team. The debate team was recognized for its best season ever.
Coached by Salisbury High School Social Studies Chair Barna, the team captured a 30-2 regular season record and an 8-0 playoff record. The team captured all three gold medals in the playoffs.
The American Lung Association’s fifth annual LUNG FORCE Walk Allentown will attract over 200 people, aiming to raise vital awareness and $25,000 in funds for research and advocacy for lung cancer, the number one cancer killer in the U.S. The walk around the Lehigh Parkway will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Registration begins 5:30 p.m.; opening ceremony starts 6:15 p.m. Walk starts 6:30 p.m. Register for the event and learn more at lungforce.org/Allentown.
One hundred twenty six students walked across the stage at Allentown Symphony Hall June 4 to celebrate their graduation from Salisbury High School.
The Salisbury High School Falcon Band and Chorus performed during the ceremony.
Family members anxiously awaited catching a glimpse of their graduate as the students processed down the aisles to the stage to “Pomp and Circumstance” by Elgar.
Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar welcomed everyone to the graduation and all rose to the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 755 traffic crashes during the four-day Memorial Day driving period, May 24 to 27. The crashes resulted in nine fatalities and 216 injuries. Alcohol was a factor in 65 of the crashes, including two fatal collisions, according to police.
Troopers made 582 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 14,226 speeding citations over the holiday weekend.