Standing in front of a room full of other rising seniors, Parkland student Aryaman Khandelwal, 16, made his opening statement promoting unity between parties and decrying his opponent for the position of governor.
Khandelwal was one of around 300 of Pennsylvania’s rising seniors chosen to attend Keystone Boys’ State, a weeklong political simulation run by the American Legion, where students represent the various aspects of city, county and state governments.
KBS is a completely immersive program with the motto “a week to shape a lifetime.”
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized the following students named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester:
Orefield: Sydney Krassen, School of Human Ecology, Dean’s High Honors; Melissa Lyman, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dean’s List.
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester.
Richard N. Shoemaker, 56, of Kunkletown, formerly of Slatington, died Sept. 17, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Katyjo L. (Dottery) Shoemaker were married 13 years.
Born Nov. 7, 1960, in Allentown, he was the son of Russell L. Sr. and Virginia D. (Marshburn) Shoemaker.
A 1979 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a security guard for several security companies in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley and Bennett Maserati of Allentown will host the Hearts of Gold Gala 6-11 p.m. Nov. 11 at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.
The evening will feature a live auction of stunning artwork created by local pediatric cancer patients, wine tree, silent auction, live painting by local artist Lauren Kuhn (which will then be auctioned off during the live auction) and much more.
Black tie optional. Gold attire preferred.
To purchase tickets and register to bid, go to pcflv.org.
Marissa Oertner, a Wilkes University education major, of Schnecksville is completing a student teaching assignment.
Student teaching is one of the requirements for earning teacher certification in Pennsylvania.
Oertner is student teaching at Wilkes-Barre area district.
Frank J. “Lefty” Klucsarits, 83, of Whitehall and Northampton, died peacefully on Sept. 13, 2017.
He and his wife Penelope “Penny” (Kosits) Klucsarits were married 39 years at the time of her death in 1999.
A son of the late Frank R. and Theresa (Kroboth) Klucsarits, he was a 1952 graduate of the former Coplay High School.
A millwright at Giant Cement, Dragon, he retired from Hercules Cement after a lifetime of service.
The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley will host a fall open house 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at their Islamic Center, 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.
Everyone is invited to meet your Muslim neighbors and it is a great way for everyone to get to know each other.
In addition to information about Islam and Muslims, there will be delicious ethnic food, Arabic calligraph, lady’s henna hand painting, guided tours of the center and more.
For information, email email@example.com.
Emily Petraglia and Megan Seier were named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Coastal Carolina University.
Petraglia of Orefield is a freshman majoring in biology. Seier of Breinigsville is a senior majoring in theater.
The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.25 (freshmen) and 3.5 (upperclassmen) or higher out of a possible 4.0.
Friday, Sept. 22
Parkland Community Library Board of Directors, workshop meeting, 3:30 p.m. at the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Lehigh County Commissioners, meet 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.
Thursday, Sept. 28
Parkland Community Library Board of Directors, meet 7 p.m. at the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.