What do cattle, business leaders and youth all have in common? Give up? How does career education sound?
On Nov. 18, members of Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) had a presentation at their monthly meeting on exactly this topic. Kyle Longacre, assistant principal at Souderton Area High School and coordinator of the district’s Pathways 360 program, talked with the group about the innovative project his district embarked upon three years ago.
Every month, the career and technical education instructors at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) recognize two students — one each from their morning and afternoon sessions — for outstanding effort, improvement, achievement or leadership in their respective programs.
Below are September honorees from Whitehall High School.
Heating/air conditioning and refrigeration: Henry Zelaya
Drafting/computer aided design: Austin Brown
Emerging health professionals: Jaida Marks
Computer and networking technology: Pandora Sanders
A group of University of Pittsburgh marketing juniors and seniors race the academic clock to compete in the nationwide competition known as the Acura ILX Marketing Challenge 2016. The University of Pittsburgh team, Pros In Motion, compete against 20 other established universities during the fall semester. As the class develops an integrated marketing communications plan for Acura ILX, the team shifts their focus from getting an A to winning the nationwide competition.
The Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Kylee Cunningham as Girl of the Month for October.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Cunningham, of Whitehall, Kylee has earned high honor roll all marking periods in high school.
She is a member of Student Focus, Zephyr Nation and Peer Mentoring.
Kylee also participates in the high school weight lifting program and the soccer, basketball, field hockey and track and field teams.
Denise Continenza, family and consumer sciences educator with Penn State Extension in Lehigh County, received the Continued Excellence Award at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 2016 annual session, held in September in Big Sky, Mont.
The award recognizes NEAFCS members who continue to be involved in professional improvement programs, the promotion of professional development of others and leadership.
Continenza was recognized for expanding programming to include the Communities That Care (CTC) model in the Whitehall-Coplay area.
Robert L. Benner, longtime Whitehall Township fire chief, posthumously received the Partners in Prevention Award during the 11th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration, held Oct. 4 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.
According to a press release announcing the award winner, Benner, who died in March, performed many roles in his 30 years as chief, but his favorite responsibility was that of fire safety educator. He instructed tens of thousands of children and staff at schools, day care centers and adult care facilities.
The 12th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22. Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 11 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
Paul Rizzo, 15th Congressional candidate, has announced he has achieved ballot access for the November election to run against incumbent Republican Charlie Dent and Democrat Rick Daugherty.
Rizzo is the first Libertarian to run for this seat since 2004, when Richard J. Piotrowski ran.
Rizzo said he is looking forward to bringing the message of limited government, less taxes and more personal freedom to the 2016 election.
A resident of Hanover Township, he is married and has two children.
A group of individuals recently held a series of meetings at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Coplay to reorganize the Coplay Cemetery Association (CCA).
The CCA was founded in 1875 and manages the operations of Coplay Cemetery, located at Ninth and Oak streets.
Coplay Cemetery is not affiliated with any church or religious entity.
AAA East Central, along with Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force, will be providing free anti-car theft Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching for car windows 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20 at AAA East Penn, 2072 Downyflake Lane, Allentown.