Kudos Nov. 13, 2019



At the Nov. 11 School Board Meeting, siblings Taylor (senior) and AJ Moncman (freshman) presented an extensive list of achievements by SLHS students during the first two-and-a-half months of the school year. Below is a thumbnail. Students and staff are busy and there is something for everyone!

You can find more details and lots of pictures on the SLHS, Southern Lehigh Spartan and Southern Lehigh Football Facebook pages. The October 2019 edition of The Spotlight student newspaper rolled off the presses and you can read it online at https://slspotlight.com/.

Also at the board meeting, semi-retired, part-time Athletic Director Don Harakal explained why Salisbury students presented the Sweet Pea Award to Southern Lehigh Students for their dedication as board members of the Angel 34 Foundation. Started by Nicole Sheriff, a Northampton High School athlete who succumbed to cancer 15 years ago, the foundation raises funds for local families dealing with childhood cancers.

The football team won its first ever 5A District 11 title. The Spartans move on to the first round of the PIAA state playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The girls’ volleyball team took a 10-0 league record to Colonial and District titles and they play for the PIAA State Tournament title on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The girls’ tennis team won the Colonial League. At Districts, Erica and Evelynn Wang advanced to the state tournament.

The boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams each posted records of 24-0! They each won the Colonial League. The boys finished second in District 11. Jenna Groeber (third at districts) qualified for states, along with the boys’ team.

The golf team finished second in districts.

The girls’ soccer team made it to the Colonial League finals, fighting for a five-peat championship. Unfortunately, they lost to Northwestern, 1-0. They went on to win the District title before losing in the first round of the state tournament.
The boys’ soccer team posted a 14-7-1 regular season record and lost their Colonial and District championship game finals by a single goal.

The field hockey team went 16-0 and won another Colonial league title. The team lost in the district final.

The weight room has been improved with new equipment. AJ Moncman said it smells better than it did!

Daily college visits began with universities from around the country. Some colleges offer instant acceptances to many students.
Three seniors earned membership in the 2020 PMEA District 10 Chorus. They are Brielle Finkbeiner (soprano 2); Christian Clausnitzer (tenor 1); and Dominick Varano (bass 1).

The Meistersingers performed in Hershey at the annual PASA / PSBA conference. They impressed all of Pennsylvania’s superintendents and school board members.

Students from SLHS joined almost 200 peers from across the Northeast at the 36th Annual DeSales University Poetry Festival. Students were able to present original works while supporting peers as they shared poetry.

Students learned the value of collaboration during a school-wide advisory activity to complete pieces of a puzzle, which created one big puzzle. They also mixed it up at lunch on Oct. 25 to break social barriers.

Theater students presented the play “You Can’t Take It With You,” entertaining middle and high school students during school days and wowing community members during public performances. The Key Club helped to serve during the senior citizen “dinner and a show” evening. Watch for performance dates for the fall musical, “Newsies.”

Superintendent Kathleen Evison held sessions at the high school and middle school with students to discuss their ideas.
Aevidum Club members shared their important work at last week’s PASCD conference, focusing on social and emotional learning. The students led activities and discussions about their work surrounding inclusion and acceptance.

Students recognized veterans and held a panel discussion on Veterans Day.

The SparTechs competed in RampRiot. Their robot ranked 5th out of 30 teams. The SparTechs fell in the quarterfinals but gained valuable experience for the team’s new drivers.

The Speech and Debate team took home home first place medals for their performances at the Langan Memorial Tournament held at Shikellamy HS.

The Scholastic Scrimmage Team hosted 11 schools (28 teams) for the annual Spartan Bowl.
For plain, old fun, Student Government and Aevidum organized a spirit week and Halloween costume contest.