Bethlehem Area School District Releases Second Season of “Built by Bethlehem” Podcast Featuring Students

The Bethlehem Area School District recently released the second season of its “Built by Bethlehem” Podcast featuring recently graduated students from both Freedom and Liberty high schools.

The series, which is hosted by BASD Superintendent, Dr. Joseph J. Roy, focuses on the students and how they have taken advantage of opportunities that the community provides for them in school. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area School District Releases Second Season of “Built by Bethlehem” Podcast Featuring Students”

Built by Bethlehem 2019 Episode 5: Freedom High School’s Mikela Ortwein

Recent Freedom High School graduate, Mikela Ortwein, will attend Moravian College to study teaching.

Learn more about her love of teaching and how having two BASD teacher parents helped her craft her dreams.

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Built by Bethlehem 2019 Episode 2: Freedom High School’s Christina Chen

Freedom High School senior, Christina Chen, plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall to major in Business Management/Global Business.

Christina attended Governor Wolf and Asa Packer elementary schools and East Hills Middle School.

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Students Honored at 2019 Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon

Freedom High School students were honored at the 2019 Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon held at the school on April 26.

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: Continue reading “Students Honored at 2019 Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon”

Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent’s Scholarship Winners Celebrate Moravian College Future

For the fourth year in a row, a Liberty and Freedom high school student were awarded a four-year full-ride scholarship to Moravian College as part of the Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent’s Scholarship.

In the post below, we highlight the award ceremonies for Freedom senior Olivia Swiadek and Liberty senior Dennis N. Rosado. We have also included a photo gallery below as well. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent’s Scholarship Winners Celebrate Moravian College Future”

Freedom High School Student Christina Chen Chosen for Next Level in Prestigious Scholarship Program

• 1,896 high school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from a pool of
95,715 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. See the full list.

• The Semifinalists are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth
$20,000.

Freedom High School senior Christina Chen has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind. Continue reading “Freedom High School Student Christina Chen Chosen for Next Level in Prestigious Scholarship Program”

Freedom High School’s Zachary Moore Takes Fifth Place at Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League Finals

Freedom High School sophomore, Zachary Moore, placed 5th at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League JV Final held in Allentown on November 3-4. Continue reading “Freedom High School’s Zachary Moore Takes Fifth Place at Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League Finals”

Two BASD Students Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

About 1.5 million juniors took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last October and entered the National Merit Program. Of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT 50,000 are recognized as high scorers. 34,000 of that number are recognized as Commended Students. About 16,000 of the original 1.5 million are recognized as semifinalists. Continue reading “Two BASD Students Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists”

Recent Freedom High Football Grads, Where Are They Now?

BASD graduates are global leaders in our community. Their accomplishments in public education in both academics and athletics have led them to some prestigious colleges and universities. We thought it would be interesting to see where some recent graduate Freedom football players are now AND what we found is yes, they are playing football in their colleges/universities. We are #BASDproud to announce … Continue reading “Recent Freedom High Football Grads, Where Are They Now?”