The 2017/2018 school year proved to a busy one for the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center. As a school that is very active within the community, this was by far one of the most far reaching school years. From completing our 4th student built house, to adopting families for Christmas, to raising donations for breast cancer research, the staff was constantly involved in community projects.
Pictured (l-r) are Little Library Construction Students: Thomas Martin - Montrose Area HS, Cameron Wasko – Susquehanna Community HS, Joe Wright – Adult Learner, Mr. Bruce Castelli – Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Instructor
Students of the SCCTC have made doghouses for True Friends, bird houses for a local sanctuary, built and installed numerous Little Free Libraries, hosted veterans for makeovers, adopted local families for Christmas and served countless buffets. The proceeds from the Annual Car Show once again supported the Wounded Warriors Project.
Once again this year the SCCTC partnered with Elk Lake to host the Claverack Annual Picnic, for over 1,000 people. The Christmas Family Adoption project provided numerous gifts for entire families. The families were overwhelmed when the staff knocked on their doors and had dozens of wrapped gifts. Both the staff and students take great pride in community involvement.
The SCCTC will begin classes on August 27, 2018 and they look forward to providing for the community through theses valuable programs in 2018 and 2019.
Jordan Traver, Friendsville, PA was among twenty-two rising high school students who entered The University of Scranton's University of Success program. The four-year, pre-college mentorship program began for the new participants with a two-week summer institute, which took place on the University's campus in July.
Pictured (l-r) are: Andrea Mantione, D.N.P., director of the Leahy Community Health and Family Center; Jordan Traver; Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director
During the summer institute, students participated in "hands-on" physics classes where they learned how physics is applied to harness wind energy, as well as for amusement rides that included a day of roller coaster riding at Dorney Park. They learned about exercise physiology and visited the University's Loyola Science Center for a lesson that included live turtles, tortoises and a snake. The students participated in service projects at the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and the Children's Advocacy Center. They also visited the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park and the Pocono Environmental Education Center.
Adam Collins of Great Bend, PA, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from Cazenovia College in the class of 2018.