The Lower Dauphin Alumni Association recently honored six individuals for their contributions to Lower Dauphin’s outstanding legacy.
The honorees are:
• George Emerich (Class of 1962) – Emerich attended Hummelstown High School for his freshman and sophomore years and Lower Dauphin High School for his junior and senior years. During this time, he was a star athlete and leader at both schools.
He earned 1,200 points as a varsity basketball player in his four-year sports career at the two schools, the first LD graduate to accomplish this feat.
Emerich attended West Chester University and entered the field of business. He has maintained a commitment to Lower Dauphin through contacts with fellow graduates and other members of the community.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 23:09
Written by Daniel Walmer
Justin Lenker, right, a lieutenant instructor for the Lower Swatara Fire Department, gives tips on fire safety and fire prevention to second-graders in teacher Stephanie Kveragas’ class during a program at Seven Sorrows School. Representatives from the department also brought their Fire Safety Training House, a house on wheels, for students to tour.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 22:56
Music, coffee, pastries – Middletown Area High School’s “An Evening in Paris,” a concert performed by the school’s choral students, featured several indulgences, including a chance to hear students showcase their singing talent.
The concert was held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the school cafeteria.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 15:17
Written by Noelle Barrett
War – it’s something many Americans have experienced. For many veterans and men and women serving in the military, the pain of war is real.
But the pain touches more people than those who served on the front lines of battle and those that leave home to protect their families. What about the families that are left behind?
It’s a question students at Lower Dauphin High School hope to address in their performance of the play “Front.’’
“Front,’’ a play in two acts by Robert Caisley, features the stories of several individuals and families who come to terms with war. While the play is set in England during the German Blitz of World War II, the themes are timeless.
A lot of plays, movies and novels portray World War II from the point of view of the men on the front lines, but “Front’’ is shown through the lens of lower- and middle-class women, said Douglas Grove, the play’s director.
“That approach seemed unique to me,” Grove said. “ ‘Front’ shows how regular London housewives dealt with the bombings, their families, their departing husbands and their own beliefs as to war.”
“Front’’ will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16 at the high school.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 21:21