We recently had the chance to catch up with PALCS alumnus, Vinh Le, and learn about what he has been up to since graduating from PALCS. As a member of the Class of 2015, Vinh had first enrolled at PALCS in 2005 as a 5th grader. He was a member of the National Honor Society, served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Student Government Observer, and was the chairman of the Student Legislative Initiative committee which drafted real legislation that was brought to the Pennsylvania Senate. Vinh has been playing the piano for the past 15 years; with a passion for music, he recently released his very first music video – a piano medley of the themes in the "Lord of the Rings" soundtrack.
Julia Zane, PALCS student and up-and-coming country singer, has been keeping very busy this summer with weekly performances around the tri-states area. She is even hosting her very first Open Mic Benefit, raising funds for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on Saturday, July 22nd from 3 pm - 7 pm at the Red Iron Pub in the Crimson Lounge located in Springfield, PA.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 was no ordinary day for the PALCS community; it was a momentous occasion for all involved. PALCS staff, 170 members of the Class of 2017 and their families and friends joined together in Lancaster, PA for a day dedicated to celebrating the graduates and their accomplishments. It was a beautiful day with the sun shining bright and the anticipation of all that is too come for our Class of 2017.
We have many wonderful programs offered here at PALCS. From our Center for Performing and Fine Arts to our University Scholars Program, students can take advantage of many opportunities. Another wonderful program within PALCS that some may not know about is our School of Professional Studies program (SPS).
Meet Carey and Doug Manternach: two caring parents who want the absolute best education for their three children, Kaylene, Kaleb and Sammi. The Manternach family had previously lived in Illinois for seven years before moving to Pennsylvania, where they were faced with some challenges when it came to educating their children. Prior to PALCS, they attended their local district’s brick and mortar school in Luzerne County, which did not meet their students’ individual needs. In 2015, they chose to enroll in PALCS and will now be going into their 3rd year with us this upcoming fall. Carey recently shared her family’s story with us and all that has changed since choosing PALCS for the education of her children.
Happy Summer! School is out and the summer has arrived, but what will you do with kids to keep them busy and feed their creative minds? Use your imagination! Not only is there so much to do in the summer, but a lot of summer activities are affordable or even free!
Happy Graduation, PALCS Class of 2017! We will be celebrating over 300 students graduating from PALCS, many of whom will be traveling to Lancaster from around the state to stand on stage with their fellow graduates and faculty at the Lancaster Mennonite High School. Just like last year, there will be a livestream of the graduation ceremony beginning at 2 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Happy Last Day of School! As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, we want to reflect on what a wonderful school year this has truly been! Our students and staff have worked so hard all year long and we could not be more proud.
The good news keeps on coming for PALCS 11th grader William McGregor. On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the 42nd Stulberg International String Competition, 17 year old William won first place and the gold medal for the double bass.
Many people are surprised that as a cyber school, PA Leadership still holds prom every year. Prom is an annual event students and faculty look forward to each year. It is a momentous occasion for all involved and this year was no different. Two proms are held, one on the East and one on the West part of the state.