Freedom Students Honored at Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon

Freedom High School students were honored at the 2018  Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon held at the school on April 20.

Joining the honored students were faculty; administration including BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy; school board members; and friends and family.

Freedom High School Principal, Michael LaPorta,  lead the BASD community in congratulating the award recipients and wishing them luck on their future endeavors.

Those honored during the event include:

Sean Boyer – AXA Financial Scholarship Recipient

Joshua Adams – First place in Universal Technical Institute’s “Top Technician” Challenge at Bethlehem Area Vo-Technical School

William Lasko – First place in Universal Technical Institute’s “Top Technician” Challenge at Bethlehem Area Vo-Technical School

Ryan Brown – First Place in Related Technical Math Skills at Skills USA Districts

Jacob Garcia – First Place in Plumbing at Skills USA Districts

Crystal Ortiz – First Place in Health Knowledge Bowl (Team of 4) Competition at Skills USA

Eliyah Pinero – First Place in Building Construction at Skills USA Districts

Alice Rivera – First Place in Health Knowledge Bowl (Team of 4) Competition at Skills USA

Linda Mao – First Place in Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Competition in Business Communication

Spencer Williams – First Place in Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Competition for Securities and Investment

Lydia Burnett – First Place “Poetry Out Loud” Winner – State of PA Council of Arts

Hailey Miller – 2018 Teen of the Year Recipient – YWCA Award

Leah Fastenau – Selected for 2018 PMEA District 10 Band

Emily Sylvester – Selected for 2018 PMEA District 10 Band

Cesar Corvera – Recognized by the National Academy of Future Physicians / Medial Scientists for Future Leadership Potential

Matthew Vera – Outstanding Academic Performance, Leadership, Dedication to serving Humanity through the Profession of Medicine

Matthew Sabatino – National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation

Joseph R. Smith – National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation

Linda Mao – Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program

 

Congratulations to all!

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“We are so proud of everyone that made this possible, students, teachers, support staff, guidance, admin, and more,” said Susan M. Fahrenkopf, BAVTS Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. “This was another great performance by BAVTS!” Continue reading “SkillsUSA District Medalist Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech Students Honored”

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The district would like to extend congratulations to twenty Freedom and Liberty High School students for placing in various categories at the 2018 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regional Competition. Continue reading “Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Winners Honored”