Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saucon Valley senior Jeremy Leidich excels at cross country, swimming and track.
Saucon Valley senior Jeremy Leidich originally became interested in competitive running as a student at St. Theresa School, where one of the elementary teachers had started a track program. "I joined that program and loved it right away," he recalled. Unsure as to whether or not he could compete at the high school level of cross country, Jeremy went to the Hellertown Pool to discuss his dilemma with the pool manager and Saucon's cross country coach, Ed Kolosky, who told him to try it out. "Originally I hated it, but after a summer of terrible training I began to improve," Jeremy said. "I loved every moment of my experience as a cross country runner," he added. "I made many lasting friendships through this sport." Jeremy credits "a good …
SVHS's Caroline Trimble has been named to a local law firm's 2013 'Best of the Best' list of graduating seniors. Trimble will attend Columbia University in the fall, where she has earned a freshman berth on the school's field hockey team.
Saucon Valley High School senior Caroline Trimble has been named to Cohen & Feeley's 2013 "Best of the Best" list. The list, which was established in 1994, annually recognizes outstanding senior high school students for their achievements. According to Cohen & Feeley—which recently became Cohen, Feeley, Altemose, Margolis & Rambo—"the selection criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and any adverse obstacles which a student may have overcome. One student is selected from each of the twenty-seven Lehigh Valley high schools, as well as one student from each of the ten high schools in Warren and Hunterdon Counties, New Jersey." Each recipient of the award receives $250, as well as the opportunity …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Samuel Martin recently performed with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Martin is a 2010 graduate of Saucon Valley High School.
The following information was provided by readMedia Newswire: Saucon Valley resident Samuel Martin performed in the piano section with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on April 19. Martin is a 2010 graduate of Saucon Valley High School. He is currently a junior Piano Performance major in the Ithaca College School of Music. Home to the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has been called "New York City's foremost institution" by Frommer's Travel Guides. "Giving its students the opportunity to perform at one of the world's most prominent venues exemplifies the Ithaca College School of Music's creative and innovative training environment for …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
'Anything Goes' cast and crew members from Saucon Valley High School were nominated for Freddy Awards in four different categories Thursday. The awards will be given out later this month.
Saucon Valley High School students received four Freddy Award nominations Thursday for their spring production of the musical "Anything Goes." Nominations were received in the following categories: Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Outstanding Use of Scenery Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor - Davis Weaver as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh Outstanding Production Number - "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" The Freddy Awards are given annually to local high school students for outstanding achievements in dramatic productions. The 2013 Freddies will be presented Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre in Easton. The awards ceremony will be televised live by WFMZ-TV Channel 69 and live-streamed at www.wfmz.com. For more information about the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saucon Valley baseball and softball games that were originally scheduled to be played Wednesday have been rescheduled for Tuesday, due to the weather forecast.
UPDATE, Monday, 2:30 p.m. — The Junior High softball and JV baseball games originally scheduled for Wednesday have been rescheduled for Tuesday at Palisades. The following information was provided by the Saucon Valley Athletic Department: Wednesday's varsity softball game (Palisades @ Saucon Valley) will now be played on Tuesday, May 7 at 4 p.m. due to weather forecasts. At this time (Monday morning) the Junior High game remains scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 @ Palisades. Wednesday's varsity baseball game (Palisades @ Saucon Valley) will be moved up one day to Tuesday, May 7 at 4 p.m. due to weather. At this time (Monday morning), the JV game remains scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at Palisades.
The Saucon Valley Panthers (6-12) defeated the Wilson Warriors (6-10) on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Saucon Valley dealt Wilson's chances to make it to the post-season a blow when Ryan Kern singled on the first pitch to drive in the winning run with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The winning rally began as Joe Schuyler beat out a slow roller to second. Gabe Sinko's bunt was fielded by Wilson pitcher Nick Smith, but his throw to second could not be handled, putting runners on first and second. As Stephen Gahman prepared to bunt the runners to second and third, a wild pitch did the job. Gahman was hit by a pitch to load the bases, setting the stage for Kern's game-winning hit. Lefty Matt Laub picked up the 5-4 win. The Panthers are now 6-12, while the Warriors are 6-10.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Matthew H. Long, a 2000 SVHS graduate, will receive his Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Virginia. He has been awarded a postdoctoral scholarship with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
Note: The following information was contributed. Matthew H. Long, a 2000 graduate of Saucon Valley High School and son of Rodney and Mary Ellen Long of Hellertown, will be receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Environmental Science in May. After graduating from Albright College summa cum laude in 2004 with a double major in Environmental Chemistry and BioChemistry, Long went on to complete his Master's degree in Environmental Science at the University of Virginia, working on biogeochemical cycling in carbonate tropical systems. His doctoral research involved tropical seagrasses, coral reefs and Arctic sea-ice sheets, where he developed groundbreaking scientific instruments to measure the productivity, biogeochemical …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The following students were named to honor roll at Saucon Valley High School for the third marking period (2012-2013 school year).
Highest Honor Roll Grade 12: Gabriel Bell, Kayla Bohnhorst, Elizabeth Dabundo, Peter Daniel, Dylan Dawson, Alexandra Evangelista, Alexandra Gardiner, Carlissa Gross, Erik Gross, Ashley Hartman, Emily Heintzelman, Caitlin Hoffert, Abbey Inglis, Anthony Jardel, Kyle Kern, Morgan Laubach, Beth Loller, Jean Lynch, Deborah Martin, Samantha Morin, Rachel Moyer, Kelsey Payung, Alessandra Pazzaglia, Arielle Reed, Kayli Reily, Maria Sanchez, Cayla Schaffer, Daxton Scholl, Katherine Smeltzer, Jordan Taylor, Daniel Thompson, Caroline Trimble, Gage Trimmer, Kristen Truskowski, Gabriela Vinson Grade 11: Eric Billimoria, Mackenzie Bredbenner, Athanasia Christogianni, Deanna Fleming, Cydney Guito, Nicholas Hahalis, Amanda Hillegass, Patrick Jackson, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a 16-year-old Hellertown girl was referred to Juvenile Probation authorities after she allegedly admitted to stealing a Saucon Valley High School teacher's iPhone.
A 16-year-old girl from Hellertown was referred to Northampton County Juvenile Probation authorities, after Lower Saucon Township Police say she admitted to stealing a Saucon Valley High School teacher's iPhone valued at $500. In a news release, police said the girl "became a suspect with (the) use of video (from) within SVHS." The incident occurred April 16 in Room 417, police said.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a 15-year-old boy from Hellertown was found with a folding knife at Saucon Valley High School.
A 15-year-old boy from Hellertown was referred to Northampton County Juvenile Probation authorities, after Lower Saucon Township Police say he was found to be in possession of a folding knife at Saucon Valley High School April 15. In a news release, police said the knife was discovered by "school administration." The boy faces a charge of Possession of a Weapon on School Property, according to authorities.