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Memory of Josh Johnson a 2012 NAHS Graduate
Thomas Moll

Director of Athletics and Coordinator of Student Activities
Check out a new website for Nazareth news as I Teamed up with Stephanie at
In Memory of Bill Boandl 
Nazareth's Trick and Treat will be Saturday November 1st Everybody!
Feel Free to Contact Us:

Herbs to Your Success

64 S. Main St.

Nazareth, PA 18064

Phone: (610) 365-8996

Seniors are reminded to schedule their senior portrait session at Christmas City Studios. The deadline is November 10th if students wish to appear in the yearbook. Christmas City Studios can be contacted at 610.691.2109.

The Comet Yearbook staff thanks you!

Alan Davis

Follow Me on Twitter @NazHSPrincipal
Colleges Coming to Nazareth High:

Thursday October 23:
Juniata College at 1:45pm

Tuesday October 28:
Gwynedd Mercy University at 1:45pm

Thursday October 30:
Hofstra University at 1:45pm
Shippensburg University at 2pm

Monday November 3:
University of Scranton at 1:45pm

Wednesday November 5:
Kings College at 1:45pm
Castleton State, Vermont at 1:45pm

Monday November 17:
Moravian College at 1:45pm

Calling All Blue Eagles Class of ’94!
Nazareth Area High School Class of 1994 to Host 20th Reunion
Nazareth, PA- The Nazareth Area High School (NAHS) Class of 1994 Reunion Committee has scheduled a 20th Reunion for Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Foundry Room at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem located at 77 Sands Boulevard. All classmates are invited to attend this affair, which is the first organized reunion for the class since graduation. RSVPs requested by Wednesday, October 1.
“This promises to be an evening of laughter, friendship, and nostalgia,” said Reunion Committee Leader Abbie (Price) Mueller.
The cost for the reunion is $40 per person. Included are hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and live music by Pop/Rock singer and guitarist Mark Prestifilippo of Nazareth, PA. Cash bar will be available.
Please RSVP and send your payment by Wednesday, October 1 to Bryan Haas, 20 Springfield Road, Easton, PA 18042. Please provide your name (including maiden name), return address, phone number, and email with your payment so that the committee can provide a receipt.
The Reunion Committee has also reserved discounted blocks of rooms at the following Bethlehem hotels for the evening of the reunion— Sands Casino Resort at 77 Sands Boulevard, Comfort Suites at120 West 3rd Street, and Hyatt Place Bethlehem at 45 West North Street.
Please contact Abbie (Price) Mueller at if you have questions regarding the NAHS Class of 1994 Reunion.
About Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
To learn more about the reunion’s venue, click to
Media inquiries to Melissa (Hahn) Davis at 610-207-2429 or
Congrats to Dan Hingston as Homecoming King and Kim Barr as Homecoming Queen for 2014 At Nazareth! 
From Dr. Riker:

Nazareth Area Middle School Receives National Blue Ribbon Award

As the Superintendent of the Nazareth Area School District, I am very proud of all of the educational programs we provide for our children. The District will continue to examine and implement educational practices that will enable our students to be successful in all of the endeavors during their time with us, and after they have graduated. Our mission is:


The mission of the Nazareth Area School District, a catalyst for excellence in education, is to develop students through rigorous educational and co-curricular programs into critical, reflective thinkers with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively, to integrate technology for learning, and to contribute to an ever-changing, diverse community.


The entire staff in the Nazareth Area School District – support, professional, and administrative, needs to be commended for their on-going efforts to move our District forward. Our students strive for excellence in and outside of the classroom. Our parents and community are involved and support the beliefs of the District. The Nazareth Area School District Board of Education is very dedicated and committed to ensure that the quality of our educational programs continues.


At this time, it is my privilege to announce that the Nazareth Area Middle School, under the leadership of Mr. Robert Kern, Principal and Mr. Robert Zemanick, Assistant Principal, have received the recognition of NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL for 2014. Our Middle School is one of 337 schools across our country that has received this level of recognition. The United States Secretary of Education, Mr. Arne Duncan, states: “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.”


Congratulations to the students, staff, Board of Education, and the Nazareth Area School District community for obtaining this very distinguished award.


Dr. Dennis L. Riker

Superintendent of Schools

Nazareth Area School District
Speaking at the 2014 NAHS Homecoming Pep Rally in September 2014!
2014 NAHS Field Hockey Team holding this sign at a recent Home Game!
Horizons For Youth
13th Annual Fall Youth Scholastic Chess Championship Saturday, November 15, 2014
College Center, 2nd Floor
 On site registration begins 7:30 AM
On site registration closes 8:45 AM sharp
Pre-registrants arrive by 9 AM
First match for both tournaments begins
9:30 AM
Both tournaments will run independently of each other (see details below)
Food/beverages available to purchase all day

Unrated Tournament
--Ages 14 and under, play only against kids your own age
--Great for first time at a chess tournament --Great for kids who just have learned how to
play or have some experience --Tournament will run independently of rated
tournament schedule --Chess equipment provided
--Everyone plays 5 rounds of chess --Each round provides up to one hour of
playing time, which is more than enough time for this tournament. To keep the day moving faster, subsequent rounds will start 15 minutes after last game played in previous round.
--Positive, fun atmosphere
--Random draw prizes at end of tournament --Trophies & Medallions in age categories -
Ages: 5-7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13-14 --Projected time for awards presentation is 3pm
or sooner

Rated Tournament --Ages 18 and under
--Great for the more serious chess player
--Two sections – Open and 1200/UNR – Cash Prizes
for Top 2 ($200 & $100) in Open Section; Cash
Prize for Top ($75) in U1200/UNR section --Follow USCF (United States Chess Federation)
Rules - write moves down, chess clock must be
--Bring chess equipment
--Must be a USCF member, cost is approximately
$20 for 1-year membership. Separate fee from the registration fee.
--If not a member yet, go to option,com_wrapper/Itemid,323/
This will make the registration process easier.
--Everyone plays 5 rounds of chess
--Schedule - 9:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm --Random draw prizes at end of rated tournament --Trophies – Open:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and Best Under 1400
1200/UNR: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best Under 1000,
800, 600, UNR
--Projected time for awards presentation is 4:30pm

--For more information call 610-861-4120 or e-mail Scott Zrinski, Tournament Director, at Course Code: HFY150. (6) $30.00 when you pre-register.
Pre-registration ENDS THURSDAY, November 13.
To view the refund policy visit:
On site registration will be available the day of the Tournament payable by credit card, cash or check, 7:30-8:45 AM only. Cost is $35.
Click Login
If you do not have an account, click Create a new Customer Account and create an account in your child’s name
Search for HFY150
Call 1-877-543-0998 while at your computer for help in establishing your account.
Six Week Program Begins January 9, 2015
Bus Schedule
3:00 pm 3:15 pm 3:45 pm 9:45 pm
10:15 pm
Depart Nazareth High School Depart Nazareth Middle School Arrive at Camelback
Depart from Camelback
Return to Schools
For Nazareth Area High School and Middle School Students.
Trip Cancellations
Cancellations due to inclement weather will be decided by 11:00 am the day of the trip and then posted on the Nazareth YMCA website. Announcements will also be made at the schools. Cancelled trips will be made up at the end of the scheduled program.
A minimum of two Y Chaperones are always on the bus and available at the Y table located in the main lodge; participants can easily locate a chaperone with any questions or concerns. Additional chaperones are available on the slopes throughout the evening.
Parents with questions can contact the Y at 610-759-3440 or a group leader’s cell phone at 610-730-1448 or 610-554-6201.
For More Information:
Nazareth PA 18064
P 610 759-3440
F 610 759-6292
Nazareth, PA 18064
SIX TRIPS IN 2015!!!
Six trips this Year!!!
Camelback is one of the largest ski areas in the Pocono Mountains offering more than 34 trails, all lighted for night skiing. Camelback Ski and Snowboard School offers lessons specifically designed to safely teach young snowboarders the latest tricks. For skiers, there are more than two dozen trails for all skill levels. Y Ski & Snowboard Club participants may purchase one of several combination packages to best suit their needs and abilities.
#1 Lift, Lesson * & Ski Rental
#2 Lift, Lesson* & Snowboard Rental
#3 Lift & Ski Rental
#4 Lift & Snowboard Rental
#5 Lift & Ski Lesson*
#6 Lift & Snowboard Lesson*
#7 Lift Only
$334 $345
$334 $345
$289 $304
$289 $304
$279 $294
$279 $294
$234 $249
 No lesson or make up for week #6 50% deposit due Oct 29, 2014
Full payment due Nov 13, 2014
Helmet and wrist guards are not included in packages. Both are available for rental ($50) or purchase. Wrist guard rental only - $20.
Parent/Guardian Name Street Address
City, State, Zip
Please Circle and Complete
Ski Rental YES Snowboard Rental YES Helmet Rental YES Wrist Guard Rental YES
Ski / Snowboard Ability Snowboard Stance
*Please choose your package carefully! Please refer to the parent agreement for Camelback restrictions on changes in selected packages.
Night Rider Season Pass: CHECK HERE if you want the Night Rider Season Pass rather than five lift tickets. This pass allows students ages 6 to18 unlimited skiing and riding seven days/ week after 3 p.m. from Jan 4 to Feb 28 and unlimited open to close skiing and riding after March 1, 2015. Season pass also includes 25% off the retail rate for rentals when not skiing with the Club. This must be purchased at the time of registration. A parent must accompany child under18 to Camelback to collect his/her season pass.
Please read the following section carefully. The financial responsibility for any injury incurred is the obligation of the parent/guardian. In the event of injury, your child must be picked up by a parent/ guardian or they will be transported by ambulance to Pocono Hospital.
I/We give my/our child  permission to take part in the Nazareth YMCA Ski & Snowboard Club at Camelback and release the Nazareth YMCA, employees of the Nazareth YMCA and those persons designated as chaperones from any liability for injuries which my/our child may sustain in said activity of skiing or snowboarding. I/We understand that said child will engage in skiing/snowboarding noted on this brochure and we accept and acknowledge responsibly for said child’s physical condition. I/We hereby give permission for the Y group leaders, chaperones and ski patrol of Camelback to authorize immediate medical treatment and transportation of said child to the nearest medical facility if deemed necessary. I/We further understand that the chaperones are not with the children at all times on the slopes or in the lodge at Camelback. Parents are required to sign their child off the buses at Camelback if said child is not going to ride the bus home. I/We understand that a parent should be present to meet the bus promptly at 10:30 pm when the bus arrives at school.
Phone School
Participant Height Participant Weight Street Shoe Size
Y Member
#3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Amount Enclosed $
Insurance Company Name Emergency Contact #1 Emergency Contact #2 Parent/Guardian Signature
Insurance ID # Phone
Come out and Enjoy an Exclusive Shopping night at the Missong Missing Piece:

''Because you are always missing that little something.''

Featuring Chamilia, Vera Bradley, Brighton and much more!

Reader's Choice #1 Gift Shop two years in a row!

Wednesday October 22, 2014

6:30pm to 8:30pm

589 East Lawn Road, Nazareth, PA 18064

Proceeds to benefit the Nazareth HS Boy's Lacrosse Program

Special Thanks to Karen and Rick Sampson.

(Refreshments will be served)
2014 Boys Basketball – 5th & 6th Grade Lehigh Valley Travel Teams (Jr. Cadet’s)
Evaluations will be held on Oct 6th, 10th, & 20th at the Intermediate School gym; arrive 6:30-6:45, end 8:55. Cuts will be made after each date; those not cut MUST attend all remaining dates.
Players are expected to attend ALL tryout sessions – not just one.
A short registration process and parents meeting will occur prior to the beginning of the first evaluation night, thus requiring a parent to arrive with each player. Please plan to attend since no exceptions will be made.
There will be two teams chosen to participate in the Lehigh Valley League, a highly competitive league comprised of teams from many of the area school districts. There are no “A” and “B” teams playing in this league, but rather extremely competitive teams from different size school districts, playing in two separate divisions. Further information can be found at
Any boy in 5th or 6th grade who lives in the Nazareth Area School District, and who plans on attending the Nazareth Middle School in 7th grade is eligible for the team.
The selection of the team(s) will be based on evaluations conducted by area youth coaches and independent evaluators, including middle and/or high school coaches from Nazareth.
Each team will consist of 10 players.
In order to be selected on this team, the player and parents must be committed to attend practices and be prepared to play in more games than the CBL League. In general, playing for the travel teams means that the player will be playing >20 games during the season, as well as playing in a pre-season and Christmas holiday tournament.
Additional fees, beyond the community organization registration fees, will be required to offset the costs of the extended season, uniforms, and tournaments. Registration fees provided to the community organization will be transferred to the Jr. Cadet program, for those players chosen for the teams.
Any questions or concerns please contact:
Tom Kresge 610-849-3227
Saturday, November 29th Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs Norfolk Admirals
PPL Center • 7:05 PM
Tickets: $20 with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society
Nazareth Blue Eagles Boys Basketball
Pre-Season Apparel Sale Easy on-line shopping
Variety of merchandise
Store open October 13 through October 27
Proceeds benefit Nazareth Blue Eagles Boys Basketball.
Fall Fun at
Bushkill Elementary School 960 Bushkill Center Rd, Nazareth
Saturday, October 25 (Raindate October 26)
Train and Apple fest
10:00a.m.– 4:00p.m.
Train Rides Y Games Y Vendors Live Music Y Crafters Y Car Show
Y Gourmet Food Haunted Halloween Train Rides
5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. for the younger ones 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. for those who like a good scare
Climb aboard for a frightfully good time with lots of thrills and shrills in the scenes along the track in our haunted environmental center.
(No costumes please. Anyone in costume will not be allowed to participate. Children must be accompanied by adults.)

Sponsored by the Nazareth Area Science Project Proceeds benefit the Nazareth School District’s Planetarium & Environmental Center
For more information, visit our website:
Physicals will be held in the Nazareth High School Gymnasium on Wednesday November 12th from 4pm-8pm. Winter Sports Teams are scheduled as follows:

  Boys Basketball (all levels) from 4pm-5pm

  Girls Basketball (all levels) from 5pm-6pm

  Wrestling (all levels) from 6pm-7pm

  Swimming (all levels) from 7pm-8pm

Met Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin!
Thursday October 23 NASD Scoreboard:

Nazareth Girls Soccer beat Emmaus 1-0 (2 OT)

Nazareth Girls Volleyball beat Liberty 3-0