Parkland Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Honor society members named

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in


The following students were inducted into the Mu Xi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society at Kutztown University.

Fogelsville: Matthew Sagl;

Kempton: Emmanuel Alden;

Kutztown: Austin Cory; and

Schnecksville: Angelo Lucci.

The History Department sponsors the Mu Xi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society in History.

Admission to Phi Alpha Theta is an outstanding achievement based on exceptional academic accomplishment.

Phi Alpha Theta was established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas.

College Corner

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in

Students join honor society


Lauren Nunn of Allentown, Jaclyn Bristel of Breinigsville, and Courtney Moyer of Fogelsville, were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Student attends leadership experience, earns degree

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in

Nhu Nguyen of New Tripoli, a double-major in accounting and international business at Scranton, attended the Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Experience in Orlando, Fla., in February.

For the second year in a row, a University of Scranton student was selected for the IMA’s Student Leadership Experience.

This highly-selective program included only five students from around the world.

The annual event provides students with the unique experience to actively participate in the organization’s governance process.

Youth takes over boys soccer team

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in

There is a large youth movement happening in the Parkland boys soccer program. After seeing 10 seniors graduate after last season, and one underclassman leave for an academy program, the Trojans have a small senior class and a team with youth all throughout the pitch.

Head coach Patrick Birns, in his ninth season at the helm, knows the challenges he has in front of him with an inexperienced roster, but there are still some strengths in areas that he is excited about.

PHS football wants to bounce back

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in

It was a different end to a season than anyone around the Parkland football program was used to. The conclusion of the 2018 District 11 football season saw Freedom High School win the district championship over Emmaus. The previous six years Parkland had won every district gold, a run unseen for quite some time.

But the Trojans now look toward a new year and new added motivation to get back to winning trophies.

Girls soccer team looks to peak in postseason

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in

When Parkland girls soccer head coach Al Haddad looks up and down his 2019 roster, he can smile knowing the talent and experience he will have back for the defending District 11 Class 4A champions.

Eight players from last year’s squad graduated, including four that are on college teams this fall. But the Trojans still boast talent at just about every position on the field.

Field hockey team expects more in 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in

Parkland field hockey finished last season with a 10-8 record in head coach Lizzy Millen’s fifth season.

The record was good enough to get into both the East Penn Conference playoffs and the District 11 tournament, but unfortunately, the Lady Trojans had the misfortune of facing juggernaut Emmaus in the first round of both the conference playoffs and districts, exiting early in both.

In fact, Parkland had to face Emmaus three straight games after wrapping up the regular season against the Hornets.

Boys cross country team motto is ‘Be fast’

Friday, August 30, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in

After a successful 17-year run at Parkland, cross country head coach Loretta Dodson has retired. Her successor is no stranger to the Parkland community.

Stephen Ott, a sixth-grade science and language arts teacher at Orefield Middle School for the last 18 years, will lead the Trojans. He’s served as an assistant cross country and football coach and is former athlete at the school, where he played three sports.

Ott will focus on tutoring his squad on basics, including being in top physical shape and having a tough mental outlook.