Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Parkland graduate honored at University of Tennessee

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Leah Wenhold, a 2013 graduate of Parkland High School, received the Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise from the University of Tennessee at the annual chancellor’s honors banquet April 16 in Knoxville.

This honor is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research, or other contributions.

Wenhold will graduate from the University of Tennessee in August with a Master’s degree in geology and a minor in watershed studies.

Two hike to benefit cancer research

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kara and Bern Leibensperger of Kempton are on a crusade to benefit research in the cause of never-smoker lung cancer.

They became interested in it after meeting Margie Clapper, a researcher at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Janet Plasha, Bern Leibensperger’s sister-in-law, developed another form of lung cancer, involving the anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene (ALK) from which she has since died. Her husband is Bruce and they had two children.

The Leibensperger women had been walking the Appalachian Trail a piece at a time and covered 600 miles.

‘Annie’ on stage at JCC

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Little Orphan Annie is taking center stage May 16 and 19 at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown.

Stagemakers at the J is presenting “Annie Jr.,” a musical about a little redheaded girl searching for her parents who left her at the doorsteps of an orphanage run by the coldhearted Ms. Hannigan.

Set on finding her parents, Annie lightens up everyone’s heart in 1930s New York City.

Her constant attempts to foil Ms. Hannigan eventually pay off when she finds a new home and family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, and his personal assistant Grace Farrell.