Mikaela Krall to Perform with Lebanon Valley College Chamber Choir at State Music Conference

Mikaela Krall of West Lawn, Pa., will perform with the Lebanon Valley College Chamber Choir at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conference at Susquehanna University on Nov. 11. Krall, a graduate of Wilson High School, is pursuing a bachelor of music in audio and music production and digital communications at The Valley.

The choir was one of our regional choral groups selected from an application process which consisted of sending in sample pieces of the choir’s work to a panel board of directors.

“The ACDA is a professional organization that serves choral directors in all walks of life, whether they are middle school, elementary school, high school, college, community, or church choirs,” said Dr. Matt Erpelding, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at LVC. “They hold several conferences throughout the year, and this happens to be the state conference that we are attending.”

“It is a lovely honor to be recognized by peers for the work that your students are doing,” said Dr. Erpelding. “I am really excited for the choir to be on that stage and that they get to share their music with an appreciative and well-informed audience. In all, the whole thing is quite humbling.”

Learn more about the Music Department at LVC by visiting www.lvc.edu.

Wilson High School Graduate Elected to Student Government at Susquehanna University

Samantha Borkhoche, of Reading, Pa., has been elected to the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. Borkhoche will hold the position of Class of 2020 treasurer for the 2017-18 academic year.

The SGA is a representative student organization that ensures an active student voice and role in governing the university. The Student Senate, the legislative branch of the association, provides a forum for student opinions. It deals with matters of concern to the entire student body and seeks solutions to campus issues. SGA representatives serve on university committees and on the Board of Trustees to promote communication and cooperation among students, faculty and the administration.

Borkhoche is an international studies- diplomacy and economics major in the Class of 2019. A 2016 graduate of Wilson High School, she is the daughter of Alexandre and Amale Borkhoche.

Local students prepare incoming first-years for their first college experience at Susquehanna University

Several students from the Office of First Year Experience and the residence Life staffs served as orientation team leaders at Susquehanna University. The orientation team is composed of upper-class students with a desire to help new students make the transition to life at Susquehanna. During the four-day student orientation, team leaders answer questions, help new students and their families unload their cars and move into residence halls, attend orientation events with new students and facilitate small group discussions.

Joshua Hughes, of Reading, is a business administration major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Antietam High School, he is the son of Doug and Diane Hughes.

Marquise Richards, of Reading, is a communications-digital multimedia-broadcasting major in the Class of 2018. A 2012 graduate of Reading High School, he is the son of Nicole Richards and Giovanni Antonetti.

Emily Lepore, of Hereford, is an early childhood education major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School, she is the daughter of Ronald and Kathy Lepore.

Alyssa Gehris, of Sinking Spring, is a digital multimedia- journalism major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Wilson High School, she is the daughter of Steven and Debra Gehris.

Annamaria Rudderow, of Blandon, is a psychology major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, she is the daughter of Claudia Rudderow and Joe Rudderow III.