2023 Student Showcase
Intermediate Unit 1 hosted the annual Convention and Student Showcase on Tuesday March 28th, 2023, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA. This year, 12 school districts and 2 Career and Technology Centers, as well as IU1 Early Intervention, Adult Education, Mental Health, and 3 campus schools were represented by students and teachers who came to present their various talents and achievements from within the classroom. Over 45 tables were set up showcasing things like paintings, woodworking, robotics, and screen-printing projects, while Cosmetology student demonstrations and Culinary Art student-made snacks were just some of the CTC highlights. Guests were also treated to special music throughout the day which included the Peters Township acapella group, Chartiers Houston Jazz Ensemble, Bethlehem Center drumline and chorus, McGuffey chorus and band, and Canon McMillan Jazz Ensemble.
The formal portion of the convention began with a “welcome” by IU1 Board of Directors President Mr. Robert Mitchell, followed by the Invocation led by IU1 Board of Directors Vice President Mr. John Greenlee. A delicious dinner prepared by the Hilton Garden Inn was enjoyed by all, before Mr. William Martin of Radcliffe Law read the results of the IU1 Election. At this point in the program, Mr. Thomas McMurray, IU1 Board of Directors member from the Peters Township School District, was given the 40 Year Recognition Award for his longstanding service and dedication to Intermediate Unit 1. The audience was then treated to a video slideshow of pictures from all the events and activities from the previous year leading up to that day.
In closing, Executive Director Dr. Martin and Assistant Executive Director Dr. Szewczyk took the time to recognize the Member District Superintendents and School Board Presidents before Dr. Martin wrapped up the evening with some final remarks.
The day was a complete success, and as always, we are already looking forward to next year’s convention!