Principal’s Honor Roll
Parkland High School siblings Collin and Kyleigh Duff, LEO Club member Ishita Nar and school staff members presented a check for $20,000 to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland Fla. to help with recovery efforts following February’s shooting which took 17 lives.
Dan Duff, cousin to Collin and Kyleigh, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, survived the onslaught. He and friend Ryan Servaites accepted the check via Skype on June 22.
High Honor Roll
Elliot and Linda Sheftel of South Whitehall, parents of the late Parkland High School graduate Justin Sheftel, sponsor the Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament every year in his memory.
Justin was killed June 15, 2005, by a drunken driver while crossing a coastal highway in Ocean City, Md.
The 14th annual tournament took place June 16 at the Lehigh County Athletic fields, South Whitehall Township.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, in cooperation with Parkland School District, offered a yearlong emergency technician class at the high school.
This was the first class of its type in eastern Pennsylvania.
Cetronia Operations Manager Chris Peischl and Director of Education Stephen Hall, instructed the 13 Parkland seniors.
Social studies teacher and volunteer firefighter in Lower Macungie Township Eric Gopen served as advisor for the group.
Gopen also received his emergency medical technician graduation certificate from the ambulance corps.
Parkland High School senior Collin Duff and Allentown Central Catholic High School senior Shannon O’Neill of Orefield were chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award at a recent banquet at Northampton Community Center.
The award honors those with a selfless concern for the well-being of others.
The staff at Parkland High School determined Duff was the most shining example of altruism at his high school and the staff at Allentown Central Catholic determined O’Neill was the most shining example of altruism at her high school.