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.
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.
The following students participated in a poster and research presentation at Capstone Research Day recently at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
Allentown: Angelica Bonisese, Julianna Marotta, Colleen Rattan;
Breinigsville: Tammy Kirschman;
Kutztown: Calliope Hersey; and
Orefield: Tracy Steinberg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First-year head Ryan Kilpatrick isn’t sure just how good his team might be this season, but he knows it’s going to among the contenders in the East Penn Conference and District 11.
The team graduated three players that reached the district championship tournament last year, but it also has several returning players that will help rebuild this year’s roster.
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.
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.