Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Students win at SkillsUSA competition

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

On Jan. 29, more than 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. This showcase is a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

District gold-medal winners will advance to state and national competitions. This year, the SkillsUSA Council partnered with postsecondary educational institutions to award more than $200,000 in scholarships to the medalists of 12 competitions.

Greater Northern Lehigh Restaurant Week is Feb. 23-29

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, partner of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, presents Winter Restaurant Week Feb. 23-29.

The weeklong event is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse restaurants the northern part of Lehigh Valley has to offer.

Participating restaurants will offer set-price or prix fixe menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or dessert with both take-out and dine-in options. These diverse menu items are designed to satisfy a spectrum of palates, budgets and lifestyles.

Boscola announces grants for county emergency services

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services in Lehigh and Northampton counties were awarded $406,836.90 through the 2019-20 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

McNeill, Boscola announce grant funding

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced Jan. 17 that grants through PAsmart Initiative were awarded to school districts to expand computer science programs and teacher training.

Whitehall-Coplay School District received $35,000. Statewide, 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units were awarded funding.

Whitehall church hosts Scout ceremony

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Whitehall, was the scene of an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Dec. 1, 2019, where Boy Scout Troop 383 members Clifton Bastow and Michael A. Jamicky, both of Northampton, earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

They are the sons of David and Theresa Bastow and Melissa and Mike Jamicky, respectively.

Both Scouts have served as senior patrol leader, quartermaster and patrol leader.

An integral part of becoming an Eagle Scout is to perform a service project for the community.

Noel Yacoub is Girl of the Month

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Noel Yacoub has been named Girl of the Month for November by Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wael Yacoub, of Whitehall.

Yacoub has earned high honor roll status.

She is a member of the Emerging Health Professionals program, SERVE Club, Ski Club, the Scholastic Scrimmage team, peer mentoring group and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also the captain of the varsity tennis team.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in

Whitehall native earns award

Using a retrofitted robot arm from the 1990s, three East Stroudsburg University computer science students, including Nicholas Khouri, of Whitehall, won the top award in math and computer science for their robotics project at a recent conference on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.