Joyce Lu has been named Girl of the Month for December 2019 by Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township.
She is the daughter of Min Lu and Su Zhang, of Whitehall.
Lu has earned high honor roll status for all marking periods.
She serves as the treasurer for the Class of 2020. She is also on the prom committee and the 2020 executive committee.
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.
Goodwill Keystone Area recently opened its doors to a new retail store and donation center located at 2675 MacArthur Road, Whitehall Township.
Goodwill is one of the latest tenants at MacArthur Commons and can be found next to Planet Fitness and Burlington.
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.
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.
Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day, and the students and families at 3d Dance Studio spread kindness throughout the Lehigh Valley in more ways than one.
For the entire week, students, families and staff organized ways they could give back to the community. They collected 288 batteries to donate to the Colonial Intermediate Unit No. 21 adapted toy day, collected items to make 36 welcome baskets to Valley Youth House and completed more than 250 acts of kindness.
A detective with the Whitehall Township Police Department was presented with an award for his service at a luncheon of Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association held Nov. 12 at DeSales University, Center Valley.
Whitehall Township Chief of Police Michael Marks presented the Police Officer of the Year Award to Detective Corporal Jeffrey Bruchak.
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, and state Reps. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a total of $190,000 to Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Bethlehem City in recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), specifically for trail projects.
Theresa Wertz, of Coplay, recently received a $500 scholarship from Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee.
Wertz is a certified nursing assistant pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Cedar Crest College, Allentown. She plans to be a registered nurse.
A prolific community volunteer, Wertz was a three-year firefighter with Coplay Fire Department. Currently, she is an active volunteer at MountainView Horse Rescue, New Tripoli, and at Manito Equestrian Center, Allentown.
Wertz plans to focus her nursing education on pediatric care and/or labor and delivery.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 21 that charges have been filed in relation to the Oct. 18 homicide of Jeffrey Werner inside his Whitehall Township home.
Dakota Schmoyer, 27, no known address, and Michael Layton, 26, of Bethlehem, have been charged with criminal homicide, a felony of the first degree.
Schmoyer and Layton are also charged with one count each of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, both felonies of the first degree.
Schmoyer is currently incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges.