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Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the "Students of the Month" for September, 2002.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Kasey Burdick, Felicia Hines, Samantha DeMaria, Billy Cobb; row 2 Amber Carpenetti, Melvin Batson, Richard Delaney, Nicholas Hall, Michael Yi; row 3 Robert Smith, Allen Westbrook, Kyleigh Fiske, Chelsea Matta, Austin Smith; row 4 Mary Kemmerer, Thomas Maby, Jeffrey Wayman, Ashley Ballard, Victoria Greenleaf.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Scott Rowlands, Theresa Whitehead, Mandalyn Corse, Kimberly Aldrich, Jacob Olson, row 2 Sonal Patel, Kyla Kemmerer, T.J. Kelly, Brian Glover, Nicholas Felter; row 3 Diana Greene, Misha Weldy, Connor Freitag, Kaylin Lindquist.
On October 1, the first grade students at Blue Ridge Elementary School attended a fun and educational field trip to Miller's Orchard Farm Market, in Clarks Summit.
Blue Ridge First Grade is "Good to the Core!"
At Miller's Orchard, the students listened to a tour guide while on a hay ride. On the hay ride, the students traveled through the orchards along the original stone walls and pumpkin fields, where he or she was given the opportunity to pick a pumpkin from the vine in the pumpkin patch. Before picking the pumpkin, the students were shown the process of growing and safely picking a pumpkin. The classes visited Johnny Appleseed's tree, the petting pasture, giant and mini hay bale mazes and the Candy Apple play area. Students were also given the opportunity to observe the process of bees making honey and the making of apple cider. The first grade students and their teachers would like to extend a special thank you to all parent chaperones for assisting on the trip and the Blue Ridge Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for donating funds for the trip.
The Susquehanna High School has developed a Community-Based Work Experience Program. This new endeavor allows students to learn valuable work ethics and experiences through the cooperation of local businesses. It also aids high school students in the transition from high school to the adult work force with ease and confidence.
The Community-Based Work Experience Program is implemented by Transition Coordinator Susan Haynes, Special Education Teacher Melissa Urbas and Robert Goodrich, Alternative Education Teacher. These teachers are responsible for on-site job evaluations with business supervisors to monitor student progress. The program is supervised by Joni Miller, Special Education Coordinator. Transportation to and from job sites is provided by the School District.
Participating businesses include Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna Free Library, Max and Kates Hair Salon, Schneiders Market, Kost Tires, New Milford Headstart Program, Susquehanna Home Center, Boughtons Auto, Ed Greene and Sons, and F&B Junk & Rubbish. Businesses that have indicated interest in providing placements include Reddons Drug Store, Lisa Winners Beauty Salon, and the Susquehanna Boro.
Bloomsburg Melissa Lankford, of Susquehanna was recently elected as a Columbia Hall representative for the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Community Government Association. Melissa is a junior majoring in social work.
The Community Government Association provides an opportunity for students to govern themselves in a democratic manner. The association also oversees the operation of various areas including community activities, Kehr Union, university store and the student recreation center.
Cedarville, Ohio New Milford native Ryan D. Stalker has received a Faculty Scholarship at Cedarville University (Ohio). Cedarville University awards Faculty Scholarships to first-year students who have high ACT/SAT scores and a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Ryan, a graduate of Blue Ridge High School, was a member of the State Mens Choir and State Honors Choir and is an Eagle Scout. A computer science major, he is the son of David and Deborah Stalker, New Milford.
Selinsgrove, PA First-year students at Susquehanna University, including Stacy Lyons, a mathematics major, daughter of Mark and Denise Lyons of Susquehanna, experienced the value of helping others during their first week on campus. On Freshman Community Service Day, Saturday, August 24, students participated in one of 43 volunteer projects in Selinsgrove and surrounding communities.
According to Deborah Woods, director of service learning and volunteer programs, "Many students find that they enjoy volunteer work, and so they continue it throughout college, and possibly for the rest of their lives." A number of the freshmen had also volunteered in their own communities before coming to college.
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