Catasauqua High School senior Shane Dolon was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award for his reliability and hard work and for being a continuous example of a team player for his peers.
A banquet was held April 12 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.
Twelve years ago, physical therapist Rowena “Row” Solomon decided to pursue her dream of owning a business that would offer a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitation services, along with other medical and general daily assistance all under one roof. She hoped to create a business that would be a “one-stop shop,” allowing her patients access to numerous services tailored specifically to meet each individual’s needs.
Catasauqua High School senior Danielle Pluchinsky was chosen to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award on April 6 for her hard work and tireless contributions to the school’s staff and students.
Eric Snyder, a guidance counselor at Catasauqua High School, spoke on Pluchinsky’s behalf, saying she is an outstanding member of her senior class and a key contributor in many areas.
Lois Favier moved back to the Lehigh Valley several years ago to be on hand and closer to help her elderly parents. Favier, like many other adult children of seniors, was concerned with her parents driving on their own to appointments, errands and leisure activities. After sharing this concern with others, she learned, aside from herself providing transportation or the use of public transit, there were not a lot of options for her parents to utilize, while still feeling a sense of independence, safety and affordability.
On May 22, Dorothy (Manley) Miller settled into her familiar seat with the choir for the Sunday morning service at the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua. Miller, originally from Catasauqua, now resides with her daughter, Marsha McQuiston, in Massachusetts. She was visiting the area to spend some time with her son, Paul Woodring.
It’s a vacation of sorts, since she is living in Massachusetts, but in so many ways, for Miller, she is simply “back at home.”
Catasauqua High School senior Olivia Lynn Schlofer was selected to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America’s (TPA) Altruism Award April 7 for her dedication to her peers and those in her community. High school Principal David Ascani spoke on her behalf and shared that Schlofer was chosen because of her leadership, her positive personality and her willingness to help others.
Catasauqua High School Class of 2015 member Spencer Phillips was selected to receive the Travelers Protective Association of America's Altruism Award. Phillips was honored along with other Lehigh Valley seniors at an award banquet held April 9 at the Northampton Community Center.
According to CHS Principal David Ascani, who introduced Phillips to the audience, he was singled out for the award for his positive, upbeat, "can-do attitude," and his involvement in many activities and volunteer organizations at both the school and in the community.