Theater owners' group awards $1,500 scholarship to area teen
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Tyler Laubach earned a $1,500 scholarship from the National Association of Theater Owners of Pennsylvania.
Tyler Laubach of Lehigh Township has earned a $1,500 scholarship from the National Association of Theater Owners of Pennsylvania.
Cindy Deppe of Becky's Theater, Berlinsville, mentioned to Tyler's mother Mary, there were applications for the scholarship on the web.
This is Laubach's second season of working at Becky's, where he does both security work and working at the concession counter.
For the security job he did a lot of work keeping in touch with others via walkie talkie.
He intends to go to Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind., a school with only 3,500 students. He said he was looking for a school with good academic qualities as well as athletics.
He participated in track and field and cross-country while at Northampton High School. He qualified to go to states for two years in cross-country and was runner up in the Lehigh Valley Conference League meet.
In track he got to the District 11 championships twice for the 3200 meter and 1600 meter races.
Laubach took advanced placement courses in environmental science, biology, government, chemistry, English, calculus and macroeconomics.
"They were a lot of work, but not overwhelming. I had friends in the classes and we worked together, so it was not too difficult," he said.
Tyler will major in biology for pre-med, but does not yet know in what branch of medicine he will specialize.
His first two years will be spent on campus, but there is a good choice of campus housing.
His mother thinks the scholarship is wonderful. She has also worked at Becky's since 2005. Laubach has a sister, Alli. His father is Thomas.