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Susky Students Make District Band, Orchestra
Elk Lake Elementary Students of the Month
SCCTC Announces Students of the Month
New VICA Officers
Ag Scholarship Program Continues
Susky Teachers Research Program
Correction To SCHS Honor Roll

Susky Students Make District Band, Orchestra

Susquehanna Community High School announces that six of its students have been selected for District 9 Band. Mikela Ackley was selected for performance on the bass clarinet, Amy Landry and Jessica Williams were chosen for clarinet, Heather Warneke will perform on the baritone, and Katherine McHale and Amanda Fallon qualified to play French horn. This was truly an honor for these students to be chosen for performance in early January. When the students perform at that time, they will also compete for the Region IV Band which will be performing in March. Two sophomore band members from Susquehanna were honored with selection for the District Orchestra. They are Katherine McHale and Amanda Fallon.

Susquehanna Community High School’s District 9 Band members pictured (l-r) are: Amanda Fallon, Amy Landry, Jessica Williams, Heather Warneke, Katie McHale, Mikela Ackley.

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Elk Lake Elementary Students of the Month

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the October, 2001 Student of the Month Award winners.

Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Nicole O’Dell, Lauren Gruver, Cassie Ruhf, Ariel Ross, Laura Nulton, Shane Welsh, Christine Solsman; second row – Randy Herman, Paul Baldwin, Sean Eckert, Brandon Holzlein, Ben Copes, David Jensen, Darrin Smith. Absent from photo: Caitlin Good.

Students in kindergarten, first, second and third grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas. Those four areas are academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.

Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.

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SCCTC Announces Students of the Month

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC’s "Students of the Month for October, 2001, pictured (l-r): front row – Jason Hiza, Steve Cavanaugh, Andrea Hollister, Mrs. Alice Davis; back row – Chris Capwell, Brandon Griffiths, Shane Whitney. Absent from photo: Eric Wright and Jessica Titus.

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New VICA Officers

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the following General Officers of the Skills USA-VICA, 2001-2002: president, Nikki Hettinger; vice president, Melissa Kingdon; secretary, Dayna Taluba; treasurer, Melissa Voorhees; reporter, Crystal Seigle; parliamentarian, Rusty Hertzler. Pictured (l-r) are: Rusty Hertzler, Nikki Hettinger, Dayna Taluba, Melissa Kingdon, Crystal Seigle, Melissa Voorhees.

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Ag Scholarship Program Continues

Monsanto and American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture are again cooperating to provide a special college scholarship program, targeted to students of farm families. College bound high school seniors are eligible for one of 100 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. The student must be pursuing a career in agriculture and be from a farm or ranch family that is actively engaged in production agriculture. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s interest and involvement in agriculture, extracurricular activities and ability to communicate their potential. Applicant does not have to be a member of the Farm Bureau or FFA. Selection is based on leadership activities, work experiences, academic record and essay questions.

Kathie Shelly, Susquehanna County Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Chairperson states, "The goal is to help young people from farm families develop their skills for a challenging future in agriculture – so they will return their knowledge to America’s rural communities." Kathie has applications available. She can be reached at (570) 756-2429. All applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2002.

An impartial selection committee, composed of agricultural educators and agri-business representatives will select winners, by June 1.

The National FFA Foundation is administering this program and any questions should be directed to them at National FFA Center (317) 802-4321. Applications are also available on-line at or

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Susky Teachers Research Program

On November 16, Mr. Bronson Stone, Mr. Joe Zabielski, and Mr. Matt Misiura of the Susquehanna Community High School traveled to Troy Middle School in Troy, PA to observe Accelerated Math in action. Accelerated Math is a computer software program designed to help classroom teachers teach mathematical concepts while holding the students accountable for their own learning. At the heart of the program is individualized learning. Students who use the program progress at their own pace, mastering basic concepts before moving on to more advanced topics. All three educators were impressed with the program and how the students responded to it. More research is to be completed to see if such a program would be feasible at Susquehanna.

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Correction To SCHS Honor Roll

Following is the correct listing for Susquehanna Community High School’s Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2001-02 school year.


GRADE 12: Mikela Ackley, Lynette Bedford, Danielle Brindstedt, Steven Cavanaugh, Virginia Coleman, Kathleen DellaValle, Katherine Edwards, Erin Geiser, Stacy Lyons, Kimberly Moore, Rachael Passetti, Jordan Rood, Holly Sherman, Steffin Stone, Paul Truskolaski, Daniel Walker.

GRADE 11: Jennifer Benson, Carrie DeWitt, Janine DeWitt, Ashley Gaffey, Rachel Janson, Elizabeth Leber, Adam Napolitano, Maria Reavey, Rhonda Scott, Jonathan Stewart, Danielle Stone.

GRADE 10: Nicholas Canzoneri, Melanie DeWitt, Amanda Fallon, Daniel Frechen, Katherine McHale, Claressa Price, Brent Soden, Heather Warneke, Jessica Williams.

GRADE 9: Marissa Franchak, Paula Freitag, Kevin Lee, Amanda Russell, Abralyn Stone, Heather Stone, Denise Walker.

GRADE 8: Christopher Balliet, Aaron Callender, Kimberly Frechen, Katie Lawrenson, Ryan Lee, Melissa Leet, Zack Pannepacker, Stephen Sicovitch, Curtis Walker.

GRADE 7: Cameron Arthur, Sarah Biegert, Melanie Biesecker, Tiffany Carpenter, Andrew Crawford, Kathryn DeWitt, Kaitlin Flor, Carla Gehman, Meghan Gilleran, Casey Glidden, Kristin Gumaer, Timothy Haynes, Ashley Hubal, Brian James, Kirsten Kemmerer, Jessica Lee, Carrie Lewis, William McHale, Andrew Napolitano, Ellen Reavey, Perri Weldy, Danielle Williams.

HONORS (90-93)

GRADE 12: Luke Albert, Sara Ballard, Mandi Briar, Tiffany Casterline, Nicholas DeAngelis, Matthew Eromenok, Daniel Kelly, Nicole Miszler, Daniel Snyder, Adam Soden, Ward Stanford, Brion Stone, Richard Watt.

GRADE 11: Luke Barnes, Erika Briar, Ashley Depew, Daniel Lewis, Cindy Wayman, Shannon Williams.

GRADE 10: Patricia Albrecht, Joseph Barnes, Darren Bishop, Stephen Dibble, Lee Song Son, Erick Stone, Jordan Tingley, Shasta Treadway.

GRADE 9: Keith Delaney, Benjamin Frye, Olivia Lesser, Beverly Miszler, Nathan Napolitano, Laura Plant, Carolyn Severs, Melanie Stark, Bridgette Stone, Matthew Wolf, Sean Wolf.

GRADE 8: Ryan Gilleran, Kyle Price, Allen Russell, Jeremy Travis.

GRADE 7: James Birtch, Andrew David, Michael Herbert, Sean Lawson, Cody Norris, Amye Pelly, Cameron Rae, Samantha Schmidt, Deanna Stone, Jessica Terpstra, Teri Upright, Ryan White, Ashlie Yoder.

MERIT ROLL (85-90)

GRADE 12: Tara Burke, Nicholas Cicon, Stacy Golden, Nicholas Holmes, Megan MacDonald, Bradley Mead, Ashley Meagley, Oscar Monks, David Nalbone, Stephen Schell, Heather Serra, Jason Skarbez, Nadine Taylor, Jesse Walker, Adam Wolf.

GRADE 11: Michelle Brady, Melinda Butts, Dusty Cartrette, Jordon Downton, Kimberly Harris, Benjamin Hoopes, Melissa Phillips.

GRADE 10: Holly Backo, Brian Boughton, Brian Buzzell, Tracy Cicon, Rebecca Darling, Krystal French, Sarah Holmes, Katherine Janoski, Jeffrey Keyes, Vera Petriello, Ashley Skiba, Emily Walker, Samuel Whitney.

GRADE 9: Rachael Ballard, Shane Beamer, Roxanne Bishop, Holly Cobb, Ryan Dubas, Tiffany Fiske, Brandin Gockley, Ami Goff, Ivan Marrero, Melissa Mattos, Scott Meagley, Theresa Pohorence, Shawn Reed, Elizabeth Rowe, Tiffany Tanner, Kelliann Walsh, William Whitmore, Tiffanie Yoder.

GRADE 8: Daniel Butts, Troy Clowes-Swift, Elizabeth Hanrahan, Brooke McKee, Marisa MitchellFlanagan, Casey Phetmoungkhoune, Bryan Price, Julia Wallace, Christopher Wescott.

GRADE 7: Shianne Barton, Jeremy Boerner, Amy Butts, Ty Cundey, Abigail DeWitt, Joshua Depew, Stephanie Ficarro, Joshua Fisk, Francis Lake, Bernadette Mann, Dustin Perry, Caitlin Piercy, Nicole Ransbottom, Amy Stein, Nicole Tarbox, Brianne Thomas.

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