In lieu of in-person recognition this spring, many school districts have distributed yard signs to seniors for them to display at home in anticipation of graduation. Even that, however, was taken away from one Palisades High School senior, police reported Thursday.
In stark contrast to the rest of the season, last week’s slate of games kicked off to a very soggy start. That, however, did not deter the players or fans from showing up and playing hard or cheering on the Panthers in their last week of regular season games.
Playing on the road and under the lights Tuesday night, the Saucon Valley girls soccer team (8-4 Colonial League) could not get past the Pirates of Palisades (7-5 Colonial League) in a hard-fought duel between composed defenses and imposing midfields.
Additional charges have been filed against a former Palisades High School teacher and girls soccer coach stemming from his alleged sexual abuse of four female students at Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township.
In their game against rival Palisades Saturday, the Saucon Valley girls basketball team started off slowly against the Lady Pirates and never really recovered, with ‘less pounce to the ounce’ throughout.
Saucon Girls Soccer Coach Stevie Ochse and her staff paid tribute to the nine Panther seniors at their final regular season game vs. Palisades Wednesday as part of Senior Night. Each senior also honored a Saucon Valley teacher with a “Shirt Off Their Back” recognition. The teachers were in attendance cheering the team on while wearing Saucon Soccer T-shirts. The nine Saucon Valley senior soccer players and the teachers they recognized are:
Audrey Holland (Mrs. Chisesi, Math)
Seri Johnstone (Mr. Svitilla, Science)
Allison Martins (Mrs. Diehl, Spanish)
Ava Mondschein (Mr. Gordon, Art)
Katherine Naiburg (Mr. Kittek, Social Studies)
Kimmy Polefka (Mrs. Roberts, Phys.
The walk-outs planned at Saucon Valley, Palisades and other area schools this Wednesday are in remembrance of the victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. The event is also viewed as a protest by some students who say they are tired of legislative inaction over gun violence in schools.