SV Girl Scouts to Hold Bridging, Special Awards Ceremony

On Sunday, June 7, Girl Scouts of the Saucon Valley Service Unit will celebrate their Bridging and Special Awards Ceremony in the Saucon Valley Elementary School Cafeteria beginning at 1 p.m. At the ceremony 100 girls ranging from six-year-old Daisy Girl Scouts to 18-year-old Ambassador Girl Scouts are expected to cross the bridge to a new age level of Girl Scouting. Girl Scout Adults who have reached five-year increments in service and girls who have earned special awards during the 2014-15 program year will also be recognized. The names of the recipients are listed below. ADULT SERVICE YEAR PINS

5-YEAR SERVICE PIN: Debra Ament, Kristin Eisenhart, Patricia Kramer and Pamela Silverthorn

10-YEAR SERVICE PIN: Kathleen Dettmar, Tasha Kuntz and Tammy Wilkerson

15-YEAR SERVICE PIN: Katrina Fenstermacher, Pamela Gibson, Victoria Riegel, Natalie Roche, Sharon Szmodis and Gabriela Vinson

30-YEAR SERVICE PIN: Dianne Dalrymple

55-YEAR SERVICE PIN: Janet Hoffert

GSUSA OUTSTANDING LEADER PIN recognizes a leader for performance in working with girls that is so outstanding in nature that it merits recognition by the service unit. The recipient must be nominated by a member of the service unit and endorsed by two or more members of the troop.

SV Dance Conservatory Students Award Winners at Competition

This weekend students from Saucon Valley Dance Conservatory in Hellertown participated in Lehigh Valley Dance Challenge at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. SVDC’s competition team received many Platinum awards, specialty judges awards, top category awards and top overall high score awards. SVDC’s Sapphire team–consisting of Natalie Chambers, Emma Harvey, Keira Fleming, Ava Dyer, Peyton Markle, Caitlin Kernick, and choreographed by Miss Sarah Terry–received the highest scoring group (11 and under) out of the whole weekend along with a platinum award, specialty judges award, first in the Contemporary category and first in overall small groups. Other notable award winners (solo/duo/trio/groups) who achieved platinum and high score awards are: Valerie Pena, Haley Clark, Meghan Fainor, Mia Porter, Olivia Brucker, Hailey Fleming, Caylin Markle, Miranda Bloch, Payton Johnson, Kaleigh Dyer, Josylnn Rose, Amanda Borovies, Jadyn DeBard, Ashley Olimpo, Madison Bauman, Angela Madajewski, Avery Bostick and Paige Rosenberger. Saucon Valley Dance Conservatory is currently celebrating their 20th anniversary.

Lower Saucon Police Officers Recognized for Service

Lower Saucon Township police officers who go above and beyond in performing their duties were recognized by Chief Guy Lesser and the members of Lower Saucon Township Council at council’s Feb. 18 meeting. Lesser named Ofc. John Bowlby “Officer of the Year,” noting that he is both one of the department’s youngest officers and one of its most flexible. “John does not work a continuous schedule,” Lesser said.