Parkland Press

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Upper Macungie resident honored by Temple University

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Leah Wenhold, a recent graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology, was the recipient of a Diamond Award.

The Diamond Award is the highest recognition given by the Division of Student Affairs to Temple University undergraduate students.

This recognition is based on a holistic evaluation of students’ accomplishments.

The award is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the university, and an impact on the community.

Orefield hosts first STEAMM expo

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in School

Orefield Middle School had its first ever STEAMM expo in May.

STEAMM stands for science, technology, engineering, math and medicine

The expo featured more than 40 tables and presentations related to careers in these fields in the school’s gym.

Ninety students involved in the middle school’s “STEM in Action” developed the idea for the expo after wanting to share science with younger students.

SkillsUSA award ceremony honors technical school students

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

SkillsUSA honored dozens of local students at its 31st annual Elmer Gates Awards breakfast at the Best Western Conference Center recently.

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

The Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards are presented to students based on their scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, entrepreneurial spirit and involvement in SkillsUSA.

Students win awards for conservation district poster contest

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in School

The Lehigh County Conservation District recently sponsored a poster contest, “Healthy Soils are Full of Life” for students in the Lehigh Valley.

The award ceremony took place at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Katie Velekie, Lehigh Valley Health Network Sustainability coordinator, Jolie Chylack, Lehigh County Conservation District Environmental Education and Outreach coordinator, Bill Erdman, Lehigh County Conservation District Board chairman, and Bill McFadden, Lehigh County Conservation District manager, took part in the presentations.