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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Roberts

By |2019-04-12T08:04:49-04:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Latest News, CPFA News, Staff Spotlight|Tags: , |

Dr. Allyson Roberts first joined PALCS in 2005 as a music teacher when the school was just starting out and when the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) was a mere idea. Now Dr. Roberts is in her 14th year at PALCS as the music department chair and student academic advisor at CPFA, a Doctor of Music Education and Pedagogy, holds a National Certification in Music Education and teaching piano, and is going to be begin her 24th year of teaching music. Dr. Roberts recently had an article published in the July 2018 issue of the Christian Chronicle.

PALCS Student Involved in the Silent Voices Project

By |2019-04-12T08:23:50-04:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Latest News, Student Spotlight|Tags: |

Anagha Kapsi, PALCS 7th grader, is helping others figuratively speak through music. Anagha is involved in the Silent Voices Project, which evokes the ideas and words of children who lived and often died during the Holocaust through the music of contemporary children. The project aims to spread awareness that such inhumane acts should never be forgotten and never be repeated.

Back in the Spotlight: William McGregor

By |2019-04-12T09:00:43-04:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Latest News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , |

William McGregor has had an incredible journey here at PALCS, which was recently covered in his Student Spotlight. However, this soon-to-graduate double bass player’s high school journey is not over just yet. William has been nominated as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, an honor which only 60 students in the entire country receive.

Student Spotlight: Audrey Emata

By |2019-10-03T15:00:26-04:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Latest News, Student Spotlight, USP News, National Honor Society|Tags: , , |

Presidential Scholar nominee, PALCS graduating junior, scholarship winner, flutist, sister, and proud daughter are just a few terms to describe Audrey Emata. At only sixteen years old, Audrey has already accomplished so much, including being named as a nominee for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Award, an honor that only 60 students in the entire country receive. We recently had the opportunity to speak to Audrey’s mother, Christina, about her talented daughter’s future goals and her journey to becoming a Presidential Scholar.

Two PALCS Students Named Presidential Scholars Nominees

By |2019-04-12T09:22:37-04:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: School News, Latest News, Student Spotlight|Tags: , , |

PA Leadership is ecstatic to announce that two of our extremely hard-working and talented students have been chosen as the Pennsylvania nominees for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Congratulations to USP students Audrey Emata and William McGregor, among the winners of the annual YoungArts competition.

PALCS USP Activity Group Accomplishments and Victories

By |2019-04-15T10:14:15-04:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Latest News, Student Spotlight, USP News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The PALCS University Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to join a long list of student activity groups. Such groups include: the Mock Trial Team, Moot Court Team, Academic Team, Drama Activity Group, The Algorythms: USP’s A Capella Group, and many more. These activity groups not only kicked off 2017 with victories and triumphs, but are ending 2017 in the same way!

Alumni Spotlight: Vinh Le

By |2019-10-03T14:59:49-04:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Latest News, Student Spotlight, National Honor Society|Tags: , , , |

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.

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