Johnny Loftus took first place in the USA Gymnastics Pennsylvania Championships held on March 25 in Harrisburg. The 11-year-old Catasauqua boy won a first-place medal in the all-around competition at level S. His team won first place at the event. He has brought home 34 medals this year.
In the men’s gymnastics division, there are six events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar.
“Of all of them, I like the pommel horse the best,” Johnny said.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released the 2016 SAT results, and the statistics show Catasauqua High School students exceeded scores from the previous year.
According to results posted online, the average score for CHS students taking the test in 2015 was 1505.
The average for 2014 had been 1474.
The reading average for CHS students was 507, an increase from a 489 average in 2014.
The math average was 510, which reflects an increase of one point from 2014.
Also, the writing average was 488, which is an increase from a 476 average in 2014.
Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lehigh County executive. He made his special announcement recently at Big Woody’s, Allentown.
Eckhart has been a school board member, township commissioner and county commissioner and is currently the Lehigh County controller.
“Now I want to be your county executive,” Eckhart said.
Eckhart has been serving the community for nearly 20 years.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.
Army 1st Lt. Curtis M. Garner has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.
Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security and enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.