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The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently launched a new website, www.pabusted.com, designed to help members of Pennsylvanias youth anti-tobacco movement, BUSTED!, in their grassroots advocacy campaign against tobacco.
"BUSTED! provides the resources and network support; our young people provide the spirit and commitment in the fight against tobacco," Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Rob Muscalus said. "It is our hope that this website will be an easy way for BUSTED! teens throughout the state to stay connected, get their message out and inspire others in their mission."
Jed Millard, Montrose Area, and Sarah Rusek, Mountain View, teen members of the Board of Youth Advisors of BUSTED!, recently gave presentations for the Blue Ridge, Montrose Area and Mountain View high schools SADD and Key clubs. Eleven students subsequently signed up for the BUSTED! Movement.
Members of Blue Ridge High School SADD join BUSTED!
The development of the BUSTED! website involved teens and will continue to evolve by incorporating their input. The website will help fuel BUSTED!s fight against Big Tobacco by offering educational facts and health statistics. It also will highlight the accomplishments and activities of BUSTED! youth.
According to Joan Dooley, prevention specialist for TREHABs Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program, the objectives of BUSTED! include educating and training Pennsylvania youth about advocacy and the tobacco industry (particularly how the industry attempts to lure teen smokers through deceptive marketing practices), empowering them to use the movement as their vehicle for spreading anti-tobacco messages and preparing them to return to their communities and organize themselves to create change.
Regional meetings to educate and train youth are held on an on-going basis statewide. The training, under the direction of the Health Department, provides BUSTED! youth with advocacy skills, media training and resource development. A mini-summit for NE Pennsylvania will be held at Bloomsburg University on March 15 & 16. Four youths from Susquehanna County are expected to attend.
For more information about Pennsylvanias tobacco-prevention efforts and BUSTED!, visit the PA PowerPort at www.state.pa.us, PA Keyword: "tobacco."
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the January, 2003 Student of the Month Award winners.
Pictured (l-r) are: first row Rachel Pompey, Vanessa Otis, Tanessa Kalinowski, Will Bennett, Ricky Guiton, Jesse Gruver, Alyssa Pasquali; second row Troy Walter, Leona Noble, Gabrielle Hanna, Nicholas Marbaker, Seth Emerick, Chris OBrien, Carol Corter, Shannon Agredo.
Students in third and fourth 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.
Susquehanna Community High School held the "Hoops for Hearts" basketball shoot on Tuesday, February 25. The students raised $300.05 for the American Heart Association. Participating studends (pictured l-r) were: front row Ian Gordon, Damon Borne; back row Rashel Swanson, Ashley Yoder, Kim Elliot, Alex Kotran, Courtney Krall, organizer.
Mountain View Basketball Cheerleaders captured the "2002 Spirit Award" at the Forest City Rotary Basketball Tournament, held at Forest City High School, on December 28, 2002. They are coached by Mrs. Laurie Wilkins. Pictured (l-r) are: first row Margaret Daniels, Cieara Payne, Captain, Stacy Oakley, Shana Mack; second row Jody Molenko, Brittany Wilkins, Janice Johnson, Megan Shinn, Amy Carr, Katrina Reed; third row Kristen Smith, Erica Williams, Amber Ross.
Katie McHale and Amanda Fallon (pictured) of Susquehanna Community High School recently made regional orchestra. They will be participating at Dallastown High School, March 19 through 22.
Rhonda Scott of Susquehanna Community High School recently made State Chorus. She will be performing on April 9 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The first grade students at Blue Ridge Elementary School constructed a three-dimensional snowman out of super-size French fry containers, as part of a thematic unit on snow. On Career Day, the students and their families were invited to attend a field trip to McDonald's of Hallstead. At McDonald's, the first grade students were able to see his/her snowman displayed throughout the restaurant. Then the students were given a fun and educational guided tour throughout McDonald's. The first graders learned about the types of jobs available at their local McDonald's. The importance of education and job training to successfully obtain and keep a job was also emphasized. The field trip to McDonald's gave the students the opportunity to enjoy themselves while the state academic standards for Career Education and Work were being met. The first grade students and their teachers would like to extend a "super-size" thank you to the McDonald's of Hallstead, their families, and the bus contractor, Dean Lewis, who volunteered to take this special field trip.
Diana Evans Slick of Kingsley, PA has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC). Currently employed by Susquehanna Community School District, Slick joins more than 30,000 NCCs who are certified through the NBCC.
A graduate of Carbondale Area Jr. Sr. High School, Slick holds a M.S. in Counseling from Marywood University, and a B.S. in Speech Pathology from East Stroudsburg University. The daughter of Melba Evans and the late David Evans of Forest City, Slick resides with her husband, Robert, and son, Jeffrey Evans.
Anthony Rusnak, Forest City Regional High School principal, announces the following honor roll for the second marking period of the 2002-03 school year.
GRADE 7: Nicholas Baileys, Ashley Dix, Michael Forsette, Christine Guzzi, Ashley Hofer, Kristy Kitchura, Matthew Silfee.
GRADE 8: Matthew Beverly, Katelyn Brothwell, Laurel Evans, Georgia Galvin, Michael Gulbin, Danielle Long, Marlie Martines, Michael McGraw, Tara McGraw, Mickayla McHale, Taylor Myer, Justin Pisarcik, Tiffany Tyson.
GRADE 9: Tiffany Butler, David Costanzo, Michelle Giles, Joseph Grecco, Laura Heck, Heidi Lehmann, Tara Martines, Kathryn Nebzydoski, Stephanie Sterchak.
GRADE 10: Jeffrey Mead, William Orasin, Amanda Rizner, Jonathan Torch.
GRADE 11: Dana Bennett, Shawn Brothwell, Mean Chesnick, Marissa Cino, Rachel Herbst.
GRADE 12: Zachary Garm, Jill Smith, Michael Sterchak, Marilyn Torch.
GRADE 7: Heather Cook, Lindsey Luchonok, Anna McAndrew, Christopher Nebzydoski, Danielle Nebzydoski, Mary Scheller, Chelsea Soltus, Coty Soltus, Stephanie Zuidema.
GRADE 8: Dominic Cino, Jenna Rose Kilmer, April Kravitz, Marlo Madrid, Jennifer Murnin, Torin Myer, Kelsey Pazanski, Jared Pisarcik, Jason Pisarcik, Jaclyn Skubic, Bradley Sparks, Amanda White, Sarah Zedar.
GRADE 9: Joshua Balch, Kenneth Bennett, Amy Branning, Michael Dyno, Marissa Hall, Bianca Marino, Suzann Paul, Daniel Rokavec, Steven Scavone, Michael Zack.
GRADE 10: Michael Green, Heather Herbst, Dane Kozlevcar, Nicole Marsicano, Ann Nebzydoski, Matthew Pisarcik, Rachael Roeckel, David Shollock, Michael Tammero, Rachel Terry.
GRADE 11: Patrick Brothwell, Katherine Drop, Shane Malicky, Jillian Martines, Angel Ott, Elizabeth Pasternak, Philip Polesnak, Jonathan Poterjoy, Imke Thieme, Seth Wasnock, John Weaver.
GRADE 12: Jessica Andrews, Samuel Corey, Bridget Cost, Renee Dragwa, Ronda Hugaboom, Heather Jubinsky, Debbie Knapp, Adam Kulikowski, Jason Marsicano, Lauren Pantzar, Amy Richards, Kathryn Skarbez, Justine Zigon.
Mountain View School District will register children for kindergarten and first grade. If your child will be five before September 1, 2003, he/she may register for kindergarten at the Mountain View Elementary School on April 8, 9, and 10, 2003.
A set of registration papers will be sent to everyone on the pre-school list in order to make registration go faster. If you do not receive a packet by March 18, please call the Mountain View Elementary School (434-2181, Ext. 439) for an appointment.
An evening meeting for parents prior to registration is planned for Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 7:00 P.M.
If you believe that your school-age or pre-school aged child may be in need of special education services and related services, please arrange for a screening or evaluation. The programs and evaluations are at no cost to the parents. For parents of Pre-school aged children, call Katheryn Bonomo at 1-800-228-1750, for parents of school-aged children, please call Mary Hvezda at 434-2181.
From June 21 to 26, Brittany Phillips, Joshua Hartman, and Samantha Guthrie, all students from Blue Ridge Middle School will be attending the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. Each student has to raise $1,490, before April 15 to be able to attend. Right now, under the supervision of Lisa Pedro they have raised about $200 total. They have done fund-raisers throughout the school, and they are really hoping to go! Any donations would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to send a donation, address it to: Lisa Pedro @ Blue Ridge Middle School, RR 3 Box 220, New Milford, PA 18834.
Joseph Haley, a Susquehanna Community High School graduate, Mark Colleyacme a Binghamton High School graduate, and Matthew Fahrenbach, a Johnson City High School graduate, are recipients of the annual scholarships presented by the Penn State Chapter of Greater Binghamton. The scholarships are awarded annually to Penn State students living in the Susquehanna County, PA and greater Binghamton areas and are supported by more than 2000 Penn State Alumni families living in these areas.
Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTCs Honor Roll list for the second marking period of the 2002-03 school year.
HIGH HONORS: Brenna Beckwith, Aaron Benson, Michael Bisch, Colin Boecker, Linda Calcaine, Nicole Chambers, Jennifer Covert, Donna Daniels, Heather Deacon, Phyllis Derham, Brandon Griffiths, Kimberly Harris, Abigail Henry, Rusty Hertzler, Mae-Rene Krayeski, Kelley McCarthy, Jodi Mead, Amanda Mower, Ashley Mower, Heidi Newberry, Erica Perkovich, Crystal Seigle, Jessica Squier, Robert Squier, Patricia Stone, Jason Titus, William Tompkins, Lois Williams, Eric Wright, Sue Zeyher.
HONORS: Matthew Adams, Lewis Angelo, Jennifer Bennett, Justin Benson, Amber Birchard, Stephanie Branning, Steven Casella, Molly Dunn, Megin Durling, Angie Edwards, Kelly Foux, Stephen Fralick, Steve Garnett, Jason Gerhard, Keith Gregory, Stephanie Herman, Angelina Jacoby, Josh Millard, Patrick Miller, Andrew Miner, Amber Neild, Samantha Peck, Daniel Puzo, Ryan Roosa, Gina Rudock, Christopher Ryan, Thomas SanFilippo, Nicole Seymour, Jason Singer, Krystal Stephens, Daniel Stone, Timothy Sutton, Jaszmin Toman, Nikki Traver, Steven VanDerMark, David Walker.
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