Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

SkillsUSA honors Whitehall student

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

SKillsUSA honored dozens of local students at its 31st annual Elmer Gates awards breakfast, held May 25 at the Best Western Conference Center. Among them was Whitehall High School student Fabian Montano.

SkillsUSA Council founder Gates established the program to recognize students at local career and technical schools for exemplifying qualities desirable as both a student and prospective employee.

Digital art classes offered at Baum

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in School


Through Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) ongoing partnership with The Baum School of Art in downtown Allentown, three digital arts classes will be offered at Baum for the fall semester.

In addition to offering studio arts classes, this significant expansion of bringing digital media to Baum allows students interested in an arts degree to complete both general education classes (at the college’s Allentown site) and arts classes all in downtown Allentown.

Classes start the week of Aug. 21.

Camp Cementon: Campers visit Roxy for movie showing

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by SAMANTHA MEHALSHICK HEAD COUNSELOR in School

Our time at Camp Cementon has sadly come to an end. This was an action-packed week, which consisted of lots of games and even a movie.

On Monday, we had to stay inside due to the rain. The campers all did a scratch-off art project. This craft was a lot of fun to complete, with the campers scratching their different designs onto the black paper, which revealed various colors underneath. When the craft was finished, the campers enjoyed free time and then a game of Dodgeball.

Camp Jefferson: Campers enjoy trip to Dutch Springs

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by NICOLE UMBENHAUER COUNSELOR in School

This was another awesome week at Camp Jefferson! Week seven was filled with lots of laughs and excitement. Monday was filled with a few intense games, including the crowd favorites Dodgeball and Handball.

Tuesday, our campers hopped on the bus to Dutch Springs. The day was filled with lots of climbing, jumping and swimming.

All this exercise made Wednesday morning a little tiring. Our sore campers enjoyed our weekly craft this week, henna, which showed us how artistic they really are. After lunch, our campers played a few relaxed games of Knockout and Capture the Flag.

Camp Cementon: Kids see animals at Wildlands

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by CHADI HAYDAR COUNSELOR in School

Week seven was a really fun and eventful one at Camp Cementon. We were introduced to some new campers, who got to take part in all the fun games. The children were very good this week. They played all games, listened right away and even helped us during our craft-making. The week flew by as so much went on.

On Monday, the children were energized and ready for the week to begin. We played a lot of games outside since the weather was awesome. We played Fastest in the West, Ant Tag, Dodgeball and other games. After the games, we went to the pool, and the kids always enjoy that.

Language classes offered

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in School


Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer beginner courses in different foreign languages, each emphasizing speaking and practical application. Locations vary, and additional fees may apply.

• Korean II, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 5-Nov. 7, LCCC main campus, $180

• Spanish for health care professionals I, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6-Nov. 8, LCCC Allentown, $620

• Irish (Gaelic), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6-Dec. 13, LCCC main campus, $200

• Korean I, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 7-Nov. 9, LCCC main campus, $180