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Donations are now being accepted for the Don Connelly Scholarship Fund.
Don was a teacher at Blue Ridge High School for 32 years and lost his courageous battle with cancer last October. Throughout his own high school and college years, and many of his teaching years at Blue Ridge, Don was very active with the wrestling program. In memory of Dons dedication, a monetary award will be given annually to a Blue Ridge graduating wrestler who meets the following criteria: Someone who is 1.) majoring in education, preferably health and physical education; 2.) entering a trade, technical or specialized school; 3.) majoring in a health related field, or; 4.) enlisting in the active military forces. Other attributes would be someone who has demonstrated his determination and commitment to goals in school and/or wrestling. Mitigating circumstances might include overcoming personal adversity or financial need.
If you would like to make a contribution in Dons memory, checks may be made payable to Blue Ridge School District (be sure to note in the memo section that it is for the Don Connelly Scholarship Fund). Checks can be dropped off at any office of Peoples National Bank, or mailed to Peoples National Bank, P.O. Box A, Hallstead, PA 18822.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces the "Students of the Month" for February, 2003.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Sara Perry, Olivia Rockwell, Emily Stark, Jessica Houck; row 2 Chelsea Gaskill, Brittany Swank, Lauren Marco, Rachel Hubal, D. J. Price; row 3 Britney Glover, Brooke Sampson, Tyler Hines, Caitlynn O'Dell; row 4 Jared Kelley, Jared Lawson, Anthony Ballard, Jillian Truex, Stephanie Zappe. Absent - Tyler Barber.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Brittany Gelineau, Randy Stone, Kyle Napolitano, Sinie Smith, Alex Price; row 2 Courtney Slocum, Alysha DeJean, Brittany Collemacine, Gafston Stone; row 3 Ian Smith, Joshua McKinney, Stephen Andujar, Bradley Stone. Absent - Raymond Barnes.
On Monday, March 3, the Susquehanna Community Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with the Read Across America Program. Read Across America encourages elementary students to do extra reading during the month of March.
Students (K-6) had green eggs and ham for breakfast and Dr. Seuss birthday cake for dessert at lunch. The children also received special stickers and bookmarks.
The students and faculty enjoyed guest readers from our local and surrounding communities. Guest readers included Binghamton Senators Chris Bala and Jason Spezza, Father Charles Connor, Alice Gilleran, Pastor Fred Johnson, Principals Robert Keyes and Mike Lisowski, Genevieve Leet, Attorney Jason Legg, Rita Price, Dan Wolfe, Bronson Stone and Debra Williams.
The students would like to extend a special thanks to all the wonderful guest readers.
The elementary students will also participate in a month-long reading competition using the Accelerated Reader. The winners will receive ice cream sundaes and a movie.
Collegeville, PA 14 Ursinus College undergraduates will take part in the 17th National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. The conferences mission is "to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education."
Students present their findings from laboratory work, independent research, and honors projects in-progress on an array of topics in several fields, including business and economics, biochemistry and molecular biology, and psychology.
At Ursinus, students of outstanding caliber are permitted to undertake yearlong, independent or honors research for academic credit. Research criteria includes a rigorous, in-depth study of a specific topic related to a students major, one-on-one work with a faculty mentor, and a final, substantive product normally a research paper and accompanying presentation to a student-faculty board.
Joseph Klim, Class of 2003, Montrose, PA, a biochemistry and molecular biology major will present "Effects Of Fluazifop On Host Stimulants Involved In Receptor-Mediated Germination of The Parasitic Weed Striga." Co-authors are Andrew Foy, Wilmington, DE, chemistry, and Andrea Mountney, Souderton, PA, biology.
The TREHAB Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program, in collaboration with the PA Departments of Education and Health and the PA Liquor Control Board, is again sponsoring the Alcohol Awareness Poster Program for Susquehanna County. This marks the tenth year for this event, in which tens of thousands of students throughout Pennsylvania have participated over the years.
All fourth grade students in Susquehanna County schools are invited to participate by creating posters with a message discouraging underage drinking. While designing these posters, the students learn about the possible consequences of drinking lowered grades, relationship problems, vehicle crashes, addiction, to name a few.
First place winners from each participating school will receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond, compliments of area banks. Several selected posters will also be forwarded to Harrisburg for judging at the state level, where two winning entrants will be awarded $100 U.S. Savings Bonds and one student from each grade will receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.
TREHAB is asking local businesses to help recognize local students by donating prizes for first, second and third place winners in each participating Susquehanna County school. Sponsors will have an opportunity to display selected posters for all to see in May. Judging will be on the basis of the alcohol message, medium and presentation.
TREHAB Prevention staff remind county elementary schools that the deadline for participation is earlier this year than last, and that they should contact TREHAB ASAP at 278-5229 for more information.
The Blue Ridge School District is in the process of getting ready for the April registration of the 2003-04 kindergarten students. According to school board policy, a child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if she/he has attained the age of five years and no months by September 1.
All parents of potential Blue Ridge kindergarten students must contact the school for information regarding registration. If you have not made any contact, call 465-3141, ext. 609.
Windsor High School will be presenting their annual spring musical on Friday and Saturday evenings, March 21 and 22, at 8:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This years production is a revival of the 1980s hit, "Footloose."
Play tickets are $6.00. All seating is reserved.
To order tickets, call Linda Yonchuk, at (607) 655-8250. Please indicate which evening you are ordering tickets for and any special seating needs.
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