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SCCTC Students To Attend Conference
Blue Ridge Students In Quiz Bowl
Former Local Makes Student of the Month
Demoratic Women's Club Scholarship Available
Matthew Batzel On F & M Honors List

SCCTC Students To Attend Conference

Three members of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America will attend the 2003 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference April 7, 8 and 9 at the Seven Springs Resort, Champion, PA.

During the conference, the SCCTC students will compete with representatives from other Pennsylvania chapters for top honors in Business Law (Cynthia Yanchick - second place), Business Communications (Monica Turner - first place), and Public Speaking (Jessica Squier - first place). Other members who placed at the regional competition, but did not qualify for the state conference include Nicole Chambers and Patricia Stone (Desktop Publishing - fifth place).

Pictured (l-r) are: Monica Turner, Cynthia Yanchick, Jessica Squier and Lisa Smith (advisor).

At the awards ceremony, Habitat for Humanity, the recipient of this year’s state project, will be given a monetary contribution to be used toward the organization’s programs in Pennsylvania. Other highlights of the conference include individual, chapter, and team competitive events relating to business skills and leadership.

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Blue Ridge Students In Quiz Bowl

Two teams of fifth grade students at Blue Ridge Elementary School recently participated in the 14th annual Pennsylvania Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl competition. The 16 students were required to answer rapid fire questions on a computer. The 100 multiple-choice questions covered a multitude of categories from classroom academics to current events and fun trivia.

Team 1 (in alphabetical order): Debra Barton, Andrew Bovenkamp, Cheyenne Childress, Danay Holbrook, Caleb Park, Michael Romano, Kenneth Seamans, Scott Sienko.

Team 2 (in alphabetical order): Christopher Brown, Courtney Collins, Taylor Guinan, Jessica Kovitch, Michael Pipitone, Mark Rowe, Anthony Tompkins, Kasandra Whitney.

The teams practiced from Christmas vacation until the competition date of February 3, 2003. Top score at the school was 1065 points and 89% correct. This placed the team 33rd out of 64 PA participants. First place had 1260 points and last place had 623 points. The contest has proven to be a valuable learning experience for Blue Ridge students and the school is proud of their efforts.

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Former Local Makes Student Of The Month

Jamie DeLarco has been named Student of the Month for January for Crystal River High School, Florida, it was announced by the West Citrus Elks Lodge No. 2693.

Jamie, 18, is the daughter of Larry and Lynne, of Crystal River, Florida, formerly of Susquehanna, PA.

Jamie has been active in Student Council as secretary/treasurer, Student Government representative for three years, Student Board for Disabilities, hospital volunteer, Key Club, varsity basketball and softball, and more.

Scholastically, she has a 4.31 grade-point average, is a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Girls’ State nominee, Academic Booster Recipient (four years), won second place in the Regional Science Fair, named to the Gulf Coast Athletes Conference Academic Award and was awarded a Bright Futures Scholarship.

Upon graduation, Jamie will attend college and pursue a career as a lawyer.

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Democratic Women’s Club Scholarship Available

The Susquehanna County Federated Democratic Women’s Club is again offering a one hundred dollar scholarship to a senior in each of the six high schools in the county.

Applications are available at each school’s guidance office. Deadline is April 15.

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Matthew Batzel On F & M Honors List

Lancaster, PA – Matthew Batzel, Susquehanna, received academic honors for the Fall, 2002 semester at Franklin and Marshall College.

A student earns Honors List recognition for achieving a 3.7 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

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