Cedar Crest College will host its fourth annual Scholarship Competition Day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 10, Tompkins College Center. The winner of the competition will receive the college's highest academic award: a four-year, full tuition scholarship (eight consecutive semesters).
The three-hour exam consists of a multiple choice section including questions from the academic disciplines of the arts, mathematics, science, and the humanities. There is also a writing component. Participants who continue to the final round are announced at the awards luncheon on Scholarship Day.
Dinaw Mengestu, a faculty member with the Pan-European MFA in Creating Writing program at Cedar Crest College, was selected to receive a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant."
The fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are among the most prestigious in the United States, and come with a no-strings-attached $100,000 annual stipend for five years. They MacArthur Fellowship is awarded in order to foster unfettered creativity in people who have already shown great achievement and promise in their field.
The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m.
This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.
Melissa Fuhrman is a forward with 19 career goals and 14 career assists. She ranks second in her class with a 4.0 GPA out of 4.
She is a four-year letter winner in soccer and was captain her senior year. She was all-Colonial League honorable mention as a sophomore and Morning Call all-area team as a sophomore and junior.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of Front Street.
· A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident brought police to the 100 block of Church Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Prospect Street to investigate a matter involving a juvenile.
· Officers responded to an alarm at the Lehigh Valley Christian High School, 330 Howertown Road.
· Officers responded to a report of a loud group of people in the 300 block of High Street.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown. For adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Information: 610-395-3781.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
Catasauqua Area School Board workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
The Catasauqua Borough Planning/Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
The Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Alcohol is still the preferred substance for teens, according to Jennifer Britland with the Center for Humanistic Change, in Bethlehem.
Britland led a drug-trend training program recently for middle and high school personnel from Lower Macungie, Easton, Northwestern, Whitehall, Parkland, Freedom and the High School for the Performing Arts along with Lehigh University students and health care individuals.
The purpose of the training was to alert attendees to the trending drugs, recognize the signs and symptoms and learn the strategies to assist those with these problems.
Thursday, Jan. 10: Elem.–Meatball sub on whole grain roll, French fries, fruit punch, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Hot ham and cheese pretzelwich, potato wedges, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Jan. 11: Elem.–Cheese pizza, broccoli, orange, apple wedges, milk. M.S., H.S.–Mandarin orange chicken, steamed rice, assorted fresh fruit, black bean salad, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
In December, members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church got busy in the kitchen.
After a weeklong break from school to celebrate Christmas, Lehigh Valley Christian High School has jumped right back into the swing of things.
Last Friday, the drama department had auditions for its spring musical production. We would love for you to support us by coming to see our musical in April.
The choral program recently had its Christmas concert at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and it was very entertaining and filled with talent. The choir has already begun the preparations for their annual spring concert and their spring vocal competition at ACSI.