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SHS Wins Two Freddy Awards at the 2016 Award Show

By Samantha Perkins

Salisbury High School received two Freddy Awards for their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the awards show on Thursday, May 26. Seniors Carolyn Boulay, Dane Galbraith, and Abigail Garrigan won Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance for their performance of “The I Love You Song” and Dane won a Freddy for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as William Barfee.

The Freddy Award winners were blown away by the success of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Freddy Awards. Carolyn said, “When they called our names as the Freddy Award winners for Outstanding Small Ensemble, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. All of Abby’s, Dane’s, and my hard work had paid off in the best way imaginable.” Carolyn also said, “For all three of us, it had been a dream since childhood to win a Freddy Award and we finally achieved that goal with the extremely moving ‘I Love You Song.’ We were happy with our work on the song prior to receiving the award, but being recognized for our achievements was really the icing on the cake and a great way to finish out senior year and our high school theatre experiences.”

Abby said, “Winning a Freddy with some of my best friends was one of the best feelings and moments ever to happen to me. I remember watching the Freddy’s when I was younger and always dreaming of winning a Freddy and last Thursday my dream came true! I was so excited that I was able to share the win with two of my best friends. Winning the Freddy for the ‘I Love You Song’ made it even better because we worked so hard on [it] and we put everything we had into it. When I was onstage singing the song with the two of them, it felt as if we were in our own world and we could connect with the song emotionally. I am just so honored to have won our first Freddy in 12 years with those two.”

When asked how it felt to win not just one, but two Freddy Awards, Dane said, “It felt unreal. Salisbury hasn’t won a Freddy [in 12 years] and [Abby, Carolyn and I] didn’t really think we’d win. When they called our names it was the best feeling in the world. I really didn’t expect to win the second [award], I didn’t even write [an acceptance] speech. But when I did [win] I was extremely happy. Everyone screamed and it was hands down one of the best nights of my life.”

Unfortunately, Abby did not win Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress for her role as Olive Ostrovsky. Rather, Madison Lahr from Northampton Area High School won for her role as Nancy in the school’s production of Oliver! While there were three hours’ worth of awards and performances, the awards everyone was waiting for were Outstanding Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Leading Role, Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School, and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical.

Emma Marhefka won Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Maria in William Allen High School’s production of West Side Story, Noah Ruebeck won Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Edward Bloom in Moravian Academy’s production of Big Fish, and Moravian Academy won Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School for Big Fish. Dieruff High School won Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical for The Producers, the second time in a row the school was awarded with this honor. Dieruff High School was actually the top winner at the 2016 Freddys, taking home a total of five awards.

Now that the 2016 Freddy Awards season is over, it’s time to look forward to next year, when participating schools will deliver a slew of new musicals, select new casts, and display new talent for the Lehigh Valley to enjoy.

SHS Students Attend Other High School Proms

By Claudia Crouthamel

Prom season has come to an end and all that is left of these amazing nights are pictures and memories. Looking at other people’s prom pictures, many people from Salisbury High School went to another school’s prom in addition to the Salisbury prom. That experience could be really fun or kind of intimidating depending on who you talk to. Also, being a girl and having to prepare for two proms sounds so overwhelming. Buying two dresses, getting your hair done twice, and having to do your makeup twice is just so much work… although if you’re a guy it’s not much of a problem. I talked to a couple people in Salisbury who went to another school’s prom and the responses were quite surprising.

Senior Lindsay Bauer went to Palmerton’s prom at the Stoudsmoor Country Inn. Lindsay said, “Overall I liked Palmerton’s prom better than Salisbury’s.” She also said, “The difference between Salisbury’s prom and Palmerton’s prom was that Palmerton had a senior prom and everyone who went took party buses or limos to the prom.” Two seniors from Salisbury attended Parkland’s prom: Tanner Fritz and David McCarthy. They both liked the Parkland prom very much because of the music and the DJ, but they did like our venue better. They also mentioned that there was an After Prom for the students of Parkland, which is kind of like an “after party” at the Parkland High School. There were games, massages, food, and bouncy houses for the students to enjoy. They even gave away money, laptops, iPads, and a car! The students also mentioned how it wasn’t weird being around new people because they were having fun with their dates. Prom is a fun time for Salisbury students, and attending other schools’ proms allow for kids to see different ways people party it up at prom!

Horoscope Weekly May 23 – 30

By Samantha Perkins

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) – Don’t be incredibly competitive at the beginning of this week. It’s better to put the “other guy” first if you want to keep everybody happy. Throughout the rest of the week, expect to become lost in your own thoughts. There’s a lot on your mind right now, and a little time spent reflecting on various issues may be just what you need. Over the weekend, you’ll be at your adventurous and assertive best, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Now’s the time to plan group outings to places you’ve never been before.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) – Your Monday may start off dull, but friends and coworkers may find a way to make the day more exciting for you. Your moodiness may get the better of you this week if you’re not careful. Be sure to keep a lid on any overly intense emotions, especially ones like jealousy and possessiveness. Over the weekend, work on getting your ideas across to others successfully, but also be sure to try and see things from another person’s perspective.

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Adam’s Fun Walk for NPC

The annual Race for Adam, now named Adam’s Fun Walk for NPC, will be taking place this year on June 4, 2016. Registration takes place at 8:00 AM and the walk will begin at 9:00 AM. Adam is the son of Salisbury Middle School teacher, Mr. Recke. The walk raises money to help find a cure for Niemann Pick type C, a rare disease Adam has. Despite it usually taking place down at the parkway, the Race for Adam will be held at Salisbury High School this year. For more information on the walk or disease, visit, or email

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