Saucon’s Class of 2015 Embraces the Future

More than 180 students graduated from Saucon Valley High School Friday night in a memorable ceremony that was punctuated with much laughter and a few tears. The ceremony was noteworthy for being superintendent Monica McHale-Small’s first since she arrived at Saucon last summer, and she reminisced on her first impressions of the school district, which she called an exceptionally nice place. It was also noteworthy for who wasn’t there. Jose Angel Mojica–a Saucon student who died two years ago from acute lymphoblastic leukemia–would have graduated with the Class of 2015 had he lived. In recognition of that fact, Mojica’s parents were presented with his diploma, and principal Eric Kahler commented that all the members of the senior class had signed a yearbook that would also be given to them.

Where to Park for SV Graduation (With Map)

Correction: A previous version of this story included an incorrect starting time for the ceremony. The graduation ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.

Saucon Valley High School’s Class of 2015 will graduate on Friday, June 12. The ceremony–which will be held in the high school auditorium–will begin at 7 p.m., and there will be parking restrictions in place to accommodate what’s expected to be a large turnout. According to a news alert from the Saucon Valley School District, all parking spots in the first two rows of the main high school “student” lot will be reserved for handicapped parking access. “If possible, we ask families to carpool to the school to reduce the amount of cars at the school so that all parking needs can be met,” the news release said.

HS Graduations at Lehigh to Impact Local Traffic

Eleven high school graduation ceremonies that will be held at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena on its Goodman Campus near Hellertown will affect traffic on Saucon Valley roads between Wednesday, June 3, and Friday, June 12. The commencement exercises will be for some of the largest graduating classes from throughout the Lehigh Valley area–including Liberty High School, whose graduation will be held Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Below is a list of the dates and times of the scheduled graduation ceremonies published by Lehigh University. According to the Lehigh Sports website, Stabler Arena will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony, and start times are subject to change.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Liberty HS
7 p.m.

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Freedom HS
7 p.m.

Friday, June 5, 2015
Nazareth HS
7 p.m.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Northwestern Lehigh HS
11 a.m.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Northampton HS
4 p.m.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Emmaus HS
1 p.m.

Monday, June 8, 2015
Southern Lehigh HS
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Easton HS
6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Pennridge HS
6 p.m.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Quakertown HS
7 p.m.

Friday, June 12, 2015
Whitehall HS
7 p.m.