Catasauaua Middle School technolgy education teacher Bill Bond believes the middle school is not in compliance with Pennsylvania Academic Standards (Chapter 4).
Bond appeared before the Catasauqua Area School Board May 23 and read a statement in which he urged the district to keep the district technology course in the district curriculum. This year's proposed 2013-14 budget calls for putting the technology course on hold for one year.
The members of the Catasauqua High School Class of 2013 could hardly contain their excitement Monday evening as 106 newly minted, overjoyed graduates received their diplomas during the school's 145th commencement held in the gymnasium.
Referring to himself as a "travel agent," Salutatorian Liam Browne took the graduates down memory lane, beginning the journey in 2000 at Sheckler Elementary School.
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
North Catasauqua resident Robert Williams said when the borough paved the alley behind his house, he thought it would be an improvement, but found that solving one problem only created another.
"Now that the potholes are gone, there's nowhere for the rain water to go," he told The Press before last Tuesday's North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting.
Once a dirt and gravel alley that could absorb rainwater, the alley is now a surface that water runs across.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon-1 p.m., American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2810.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program about amateur radio satellites: "AMSAT - UK's FUNcube Dongle & Live Demo!" by Dennis/K3DS. Open to the public. Information: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ ARRL.NET or 610.432.8286.
"Once an Eagle, always an Eagle."
These words, spoken by keynote presenter Dr. Charles D. Peters, are not an original statement, but rather a lasting mantra that has been used over the years at Eagle Scout celebrations.
It was only appropriate that he chose such a long-standing phrase for the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award, which began back in 1912.
A total of 213 Eagle Scouts from the class of 2012 were honored May 22 for attaining the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville.
Hill named Honor Guard Member
Air Force Senior Airman Antonio P. Hill has been named Honor Guard Member of the Year.
Selection was based on the individual's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments and community service and support.
Hill is a vehicle management and analyst assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. The senior airman has served in the military for five years.
Madison Riley Eisenhart, 11, of Northampton, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant to be held the weekend of Aug. 9 in Harrisburg.
The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Madison will be participating in the pre-teen (10-12) age division, along with outstanding young ladies from across Pennsylvania.
Her community service project will be "Donate for Dance."