Parkland Press

Thursday, July 9, 2020

BrightFarms offering virtual field trip for students

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in School

The end of the school year is normally filled with exciting field trips but with kids stuck at home during this unprecedented time, BrightFarms Selinsgrove, greenhouse, Snyder County, decided to give back with a little virtual creativity.

The company is bringing the field trip to families by filming an interactive tour designed to teach kids, parents and teachers about indoor farming.

BrightFarms Grower Charlie will walk through the greenhouse as viewers discover how BrightFarms brings fresh, tasty and delicious local produce to supermarkets in the region.

Virtual contest encourages students to explore science

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shuttered schools for the past several months, one Parkland School District organization, the Young Scientist Science Fair, took the closing in stride and completed its first virtual competition May 30 via Zoom.

The organization’s president, junior Dharshan Tharumia, spoke with The Press June 5 about this year’s virtual competition.

‘Funniest Home Videos’ brings laughter amid coronavirus pandemic

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

From funny falls to pet fails, sports gone wrong to pranks, community members from around the Parkland School District submitted their best comedic material for “Parkland’s Funniest Home Videos,” which was broadcast on television and online May 20.

The program was created by the combined work of the Parkland Education Foundation and students from the high school TV studio as a community event to take the place of the annual foundation Gala.

The gala, however, was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency.

Orefield M.S. Students of the Month

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in School


DaVinci: Haley Hudson

Galileo: Taylor Tamandl

Newton: Kodi Mann

Innovators: Abigail Dubow, Caitlin Cohen

Discovery: MaKayla Yeager, Leon Chen

Voyagers: Brady Roy, Mia Kerschner

Apollo: Kelsey Gelb, Ahmad Jaffer

Einstein: Abigail Taylor

Aristotle: Braden Grim

Copernicus: Robert Carmen

Trailblazers: Carina Meyers, Taye Winans

Endeavor: Nazette Ward, Todd Graham

Orefield Middle School Students of the Month for May and June

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in School


Creative Express Team:

Sixth Grade: Janice Lee, Simone Sealy, Kelly Wood

Seventh Grade: Caleb Daniels, Tia Farah, Sydney Romano

Eighth Grade: Grace Lin, Juliana Wu, Jocelyn Romero-Billowitch

DaVinci: Sydney Klever

Galileo: Ivory Mauer

Newton: Jakob Petersen

Innovators: Benjamin Lundberg, Kiera Miles

Discovery: Kayla Hlay, Andrew Sachse

Voyagers: Sarah Car, Alexander Schoch

Apollo: Jenna Sorgi, Eric Wood

Einstein: Ella Stanek

Aristotle: Emersyn Hesener

Copernicus: Eyehshem Arias

2019-2020 Parkland High School Academic Awards

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by The Press in School

Elmer Gates Award: Mackenzie Kirchner, Paige Knowles

National Merit Finalist (Honorary): Vicky Chen

National Merit Finalist: Imran Dharamsi, Raphael J. Ettinger-Finley, Akaash Kapoor, Ga Young Lee, Maya Parekh, Maya Paul, Kara Schmitt, Michael Schmitt, Farid Shahid, Joshua Ye

National Merit Finalist (University of Maine): Michael Schmitt

National Merit Scholarship: Imran Dharamsi, Farid Shahid, Maya Parekh

National Merit Computer Aid Inc. Scholarship: Catherine Balestrini

National Merit Johnson and Johnson Scholarship: Raphael Ettinger-Finley