Some parents in Lehigh County want to know why Emmaus High School’s championship rifle team was not included in the school’s new yearbook.
Parents said Andrew Moxey, the high school’s yearbook advisor, suggested that Herb did not turn in the picture on time. They said that angered Herb, who told one of them: “I’m really upset. I feel like I got thrown under the bus.”
The parents said Herb told them the rifle team photo was one of the best he took for the yearbook. He’s offered to send it to all rifle team members for free.
Donatelli said some families purchased the yearbook even though their children have not yet graduated, because they fully expected the rifle team’s accomplishments would be in it.
He said parents trying to find out what happened first contacted Dennis Ramella, the high school athletic director, “who claims no involvement. Mr. Herb says he fulfilled his requirement and Mr. Moxey, to date, has not come back with a satisfactory answer.”
He asked the school board for the name of the person who oversees Moxey’s position as yearbook advisor.
Donatelli suggested that everyone who gets a yearbook should receive a supplemental page showcasing the accomplishment of the rifle team.
“This issue, if not addressed, will only fester,” he warned the school board.
“I’m not going to let it lie,” said Donatelli after the meeting.
“Me either,” said parent Lorraine Husack, whose son Jonathan, an EHS junior, is on the rifle team.
Husack said she was shocked that the team’s photo was not in the yearbook.
Rochelle Bachman said her daughter Siera also is a junior on the rifle team.
Bachman said Moxey told her he never received the photo of the rifle team to include in the yearbook. She then contacted Herb, who assured her the picture had been sent. ....