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Pictured is the Mountain View Kindergarten visiting the Susquehanna County Recycling Center April 22 and 23 to learn about recycling and celebrate Earth Day.
Grantville, PA Abigail Onyon has been selected to join other young leaders representing as many high schools from throughout Central Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh OBrian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) from May 15-18, at Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville, PA.
Representing Blue Ridge High School, Abigail is the daughter of John and Bonny Onyon.
Abigail has participated in basketball, varsity soccer and varsity track and field at Blue Ridge. She is the President of her sophomore class, member of the National Honor Society, on the High Honor Roll, member of Student Council and on the Yearbook Staff at her school. Abby is also president of the North Jackson Ag and Community 4-H Club.
inner held on the evening of April 23, the Susquehanna Community School District honored its outstanding students for their academic achievements. A total of 37 students were inducted into the National Honor Society.
Senior Carrie DeWitt began by welcoming all who attended. She thanked parents, teachers, members of the school board and the selection committee for their continued support, "Without your support, our dreams would not become a reality. Our will to achieve would not be as strong."
An invocation was given by Mr. Brian Lewis. After dinner, senior Danielle Stone introduced the guest speaker, Atty. Jason Legg, Susquehanna Countys First Assistant District Attorney. She gave an outline of Mr. Leggs history and accomplishments and turned the podium over to Mr. Legg.
Mr. Legg began by joking that he had not been given any guidelines for his speech, and did not remember much about his own induction into the Society in 1988. He stated that the induction into the Society not only makes a statement about the student, but their families as well. He spoke of his own family, particularly his grandparents, who had both had to quit school at an early age to work, his grandfather in a coal mine at age 8, and his grandmother in a sewing factory at age 11. Both, he said had instilled in him the value of an education. "As hard as you work at something," he said, "thats what you will get out of it. Whatever you do in life, give an honest days work, whether at school or on the job."
Susquehanna County Assistant District Attorney, Jason Legg, keynote speaker at Susquehanna Community Schools Honor Society induction ceremony.
Both of his parents, who had married right out of high school, had held two jobs and had never had the opportunity to go to college. They, too, had stressed the importance of an education and the need to work hard at whatever you do, something that, unfortunately a lot of kids have not learned, particularly those he meets in his line of work. He stressed that students should take some time for fun while at college, but also learn to structure their schedules, to learn discipline, as it would carry through into the workplace.
Mr. Legg concluded by suggesting that, when a student becomes overwhelmed, they should think back on the people they know and love. "Learn through your family," he said. "Their life experiences will teach you. Be proud of your achievements. I wish each and every one of you luck. I hope you do well. Keep up the hard work."
The faculty committee members were introduced; the committee consists of Mr. Charles Fuller, Mr. David Lee, Mr. Michael Lisowski, Mrs. Carol McNamara, Mr. George Moore, Mr. John Seigle, and Mrs. Corinne Sohns. Also present were Dean of Students Bronson Stone and board members Johnine Barnes, Mary Wescott and Pat Stewart.
At this time, candles were lit, representing knowledge, scholarship, citizenship, service, leadership and character. Doing the honors were seniors Janine DeWitt, Jonathan Stewart, Daniel Lewis, Jennifer Benson, Elizabeth Leber and Shannon Williams.
All newly inducted members received National Honor Society shirts, compliments of the Student Council and Faculty Committee as recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. During presentation of certificates, students parents were asked to stand for recognition.
Seniors inducted, as well as their plans for continuing education are as follows: Luke Barnes, Bloomsburg University, Business Management; Jennifer Benson, Temple University, Communications/Public Relations; Erika Briar, Kutztown University, Business Administration; Ashley Depew, Bloomsburg University, Business Administration; Carrie DeWitt, Biology/Pre Med.; Janine DeWitt, University of Pittsburgh, Political Science; Ashley Gaffey, Colorado State or Texas A&M, Animal/Equestrian Science; Rachel Janson, East Stroudsburg University, Biology and Marine Science; Elizabeth Leber, Syracuse University; Daniel Lewis, Bloomsburg University, Finance; Adam Napolitano, Wilkes University, Pharmacy; Maria Reavey, Bloomsburg University, Nursing; Rhonda Scott, Marywood University, Music Education; Jonathan Stewart, Seton Hill University, Performing Arts; Danielle Stone, Wilkes University, Pharmacy; Shannon Williams, East Stroudsburg University, Biology/Environmental Science.
Newly inducted juniors are Patricia Albrecht, Joseph Barnes, Nicholas Canzoneri, Melanie DeWitt, Amanda Fallon, Daniel Frechen, Katherine McHale, Claressa Price, Marlena Price, Brent Soden, Erick Stone, Shasta Treadway, Heather Warneke, Jessica Williams.
Newly inducted sophomore members were Paula Freitag, Kevin Lee, Rasun Mehringer, Amanda Russell, Abralyn Stone, Heather Stone, Denise Walker.
High School Principal Michael Lisowski had the honor of giving closing remarks. He began by stating that he is "so very proud" of the districts faculty for the outstanding job they are doing, and of the student body. "I am so glad to be part of this school community," he said, "and I appreciate the public support of this school." He congratulated the Society members for their outstanding academic achievements, and gave each of them a "homework" assignment; "When you go home, give a big hug and a kiss to whoever nurtured you and helped you find yourself."
Celebrate our freedom as the Elk Lake Music Department proudly presents their spring band and chorus concerts on the following schedule.
A senior high concert will be held Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
A junior high concert will be held Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
A fifth and sixth grade concert will be held Thursday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend all three!
Following is the Mountain View Elementary Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2002-03 school year.
GRADE 4: Gregory Adams, Devan Alvord,Larry Bean, Andrea Beeman, Barbara Bennett, Alaney Berish, Taylor Brainard, Adam Conklin, Ashley Conklin, Paul Fontana, Lindsey Harvey, Chris Herman, Devin Hollenbeck, Carly Jesse, James Johnson, Bethany Kavka, Michael Keogh, Samantha Knowlton, Jessica Lotterman, Alexandria Lynn, Logan Mack, Andrea Mason, Michael Mikloiche, Anthony Miller, Brian Miller, Megan Monahan, Allan Phelps, Michael Purdy, Brittany Ressequie, Nathan Robbins, Cheyenne Scheer, Mary Skurnowicz, Katherine Stanziale, Joseph Valentine, Mary Walker, Megan Walker, Karsten Wallis, Ryan Walsh, Robert Weiler, Kalena Williams, Olivia Zick.
GRADE 5: Alena Beeman, Mark Bevacqua, Jessica Bodt, Taylor Carey, Adam Christina, Shawn Colwell, Mia Daniels, B.J. Davis, Brad Dmohoski, Ravi Figgles, Miranda Fisher, Duane Galambos, Sara Garavuso, Maggie Gething, Christa Gianetti, David Griffiths, Colin Hadnagy Rosene, Colleen Haley, Peter Hartman, Cody Horrocks, Kellina Hughes, Codie Jones, Chris Kimble, Jackie Kochmer, Cory Landes, Brittany Mason, Mark Miller, Kelly Morgan, Brandon Noldy, Bobby Novak, Jessie Porth, Kimberly Priest, Jeff Salak, John Salinkas, Jessica Schweppenheiser, Seth Tiffany, Luke Walker, Katherine Webster, Sean Whitaker, Kelsey Whitaker, Kyle Wilkins, Eli Wilson.
GRADE 6: Michael Aherne, Elaine Arsenault, Shawna Benedict, Darlene Bloxham, Calla Bufford, Julia Buselli, Justin Cerra, Eric Congdon, Michael Conklin, David Corbin, Bryce Edwards, Carrie Gardoski, James Gething, Jessie Green, Joshua Griffiths, Tim Harmer, Jordan Harvey, Joey Harvey, Shannon Hunter, Jessica Jennings O'Keefe, Ricky Keogh, David Krizauskas, Michelle Lahneman, Alexandra Laske, Erika Lewis, Derick Lipples, Macy Matthews, Daisy Matulevich, Brittany McGraw, Bill Merritt, Brandon Miller, Victoria Novajosky, Michael Oakley, Billy Owens, Alex Pashchuk, Stephanie Peterka, Joshua Pfahl, Felicia Prehn, Craig Randall, Brian Robinson, Amanda Schmidt, Suzanne Skurnowicz, Ashly Vieira, Eileen Walker, Jacqueline Wayman, Stewart Wenhold, Colleen Whitaker, Mariah White.
Ms. Eliza Vagni, assistant principal of Mountain View High School, announced the selection of Linda Misiura, daughter of Mr. Gregory Misiura, RR 1, Hop Bottom, PA, as the "Forest City Rotary Student of the Month" for May, 2003. She merited this special recognition because of high academic achievement, participation in numerous extracurricular and community activities, and great potential for future service to society.
An honor student in the class of 2003, Linda is a member of the National Honor Society; the Student Council (PASC Delegate for two years); the Senior Chorus; the Mock Trial Team (roles as both lawyer and witness); and the Scholastic Bowl and Knowledge Master Open teams. She served on the Assistant Principals Student Leadership Committee, the yearbook staff, and the Prom Committee and was a soccer video technician. In addition, Linda attended Penn State as a PCC Summer Delegate.
Lindas interest in the arts is indicated by her study of dance (ballet, tap, and jazz) for fourteen years and by her participation in the Mountain View Performers Circle, with roles in Crazy for You and Hello, Dolly. Also, Linda serves this year as editor of The Eagles Eye.
Following graduation from Mountain View in June, Linda plans to attend college to major in English and minor in Journalism.
Linda and her father were invited to attend a May 5 dinner meeting as guests of the Forest City Rotary Club.
Superintendent Mike Ognosky of the Montrose Area School District is pleased to announce the results of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) for the Class of 2003. With the advent of the federal "No Child Left Behind" legislation, public school districts in the state of Pennsylvania are required to meet established levels of performance in Reading and Math on the PSSA or be identified as in need of school improvement. Each district in Pennsylvania must have at least 35% of this years graduating seniors score at the Advanced or Proficient level in Mathematics and at least 45% of those seniors score at the Advance or Proficient level in Reading. In accordance with their performance, students are placed at one of four levels of achievement: Advanced, Proficient, Basic and Below Basic. The Class of 2003 had 41.7% score at the Advanced and Proficient levels in Mathematics and 58.3% score at the Advanced and Proficient levels in Reading. In addition, students also received honors for scoring at the Advanced or Proficient levels on the PSSA Writing Assessment. 72.1% of the Class of 2003 scored at the Advanced or Proficient levels in Writing.
Five students of the Class of 2003 performed at the Advanced level on all three assessments and received "Gold Certificates of Distinction" from the Department of Education. Students honored included Lori Cooper, Emily Hotchkiss, Kyle Lattner, Michael Stahl and Julie Teed.
In addition, 22 students of the Class of 2003 performed at the Advanced level on at least one of the areas tested and at the Proficient level in the remaining areas. Students honored included Rachel Bennett, Paul DiBiase, Ashley Frey, Colin Huntley, Cameron Kane, Michael Kurosky, Jonas Lahr, Charles Little, Joshua Lodge, Sarah MacNeal, Victoria Marlowe, Dylan Maxey, Aaron McGinniss, Matthew Oakley, Sara OBrien, Jennifer Oliver, Morgan Potter, Wells Rider, Ryan Russell, Daniel Sokoloski, Molly Sullivan and Katelynd VanNess.
Finally, 20 members of the Class of 2003 performed at the Proficient Level on all three assessments and received "Silver Certificates of Proficiency" from the Department of Education. Students honored included Jamie Aldrich, Mark Aldrich, Lisa Carden, Cory Conway, Daniel Gaster, Jennifer King, Ryan Lima, Stephanie MacNamee, Jedediah Millard, Kodie Morrison, Amber Neild, Andrew Nice, Bruce Piggot, Lacey Ross, Bryan Schmitt, Joseph Sechrist, Darren Small, D.J. Tullar, Coleen Walsh and Rachel Woods.
Congratulations to all members of the Class of 2003 who performed at the Advanced and Proficient levels in the areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Students who scored at those levels of achievement will be honored at graduation and presented with Certificates of Distinction and Proficiency from the Department of Education. A complete list of all students follows:
Advanced: Lori Cooper, Paul DiBiase, Emily Hotchkiss, Colin Huntley, Michael Kurosky, Jonas Lahr, Kyle Lattner, Charles Little, Joshua Lodge, Aaron McGinniss, Matthew Oakley, Sara OBrien, Jennifer Oliver, Morgan Potter, Daniel Sokoloski, Michael Stahl, Molly Sullivan, Julie Teed, Katelynd VanNess.
Proficient: Jamie Aldrich, Mark Aldrich, Nathaniel Aton, Christina Bennett, Rachel Bennett, Ryan Calby, Lisa Carden, Cory Conway, Robert Dean, Douglas DePue, Ashley Frey, Daniel Gaster, Joseph Griffin, Matthew Hornak, Ryan Housen, Cameron Kane, Jennifer King, Bryan Lavo, Ryan Lima, Stephanie MacNamee, Sarah MacNeal, Victoria Marlowe, Dylan Maxey, Jedediah Millard, Kodie Morrison, Amber Neild, Andrew Nice, Bruce Piggot, Matthew Remington, Wells Rider, Lacey Ross, Ryan Russell, Bryan Schmitt, Joseph Sechrist, Nathan Shinn, Darren Small, D.J. Tullar, Coleen Walsh, Bradley Watts, Rachel Woods, Chad Yonkin.
Advanced: Rachel Bennett, Lori Cooper, Paul DiBiase, Ashley Frey, Emily Hotchkiss, Jonas Lahr, Kyle Lattner, Sarah MacNeal, Victoria Marlowe, Aaron McGinniss, Matthew Oakley, Morgan Potter, Wells Rider, Ryan Russell, Michael Stahl, Julie Teed.
Proficient: Michael Adams, Kenton Adriance, Jamie Aldrich, Mark Aldrich, Amanda Arnold, Lisa Bajkowski, Sterling Barefoot, Jessica Canfield, Lisa Carden, Toni Clary, Cory Conway, Joseph Cosmello, Betsy Darrow, Douglas DePue, Amy Farthing, Mark Fraser, Daniel Gaster, Karen Halesky, Colin Huntley, Cameron Kane, Leah Kelly, Rebecca Kelsey, Erin Kika, Jennifer King, Michael Kurosky, Kimberly Lathrop, Kayla Legg, Ryan Lima, Charles Little, Joshua Lodge, Stephanie MacNamee, Dylan Maxey, Jedediah Millard, Kodie Morrison, Amber Neild, Andrew Nice, Audrey Norris, Bridget Nowik, Sara OBrien, Jennifer Oliver, Meghan OMalley, Bruce Piggot, Amanda Poodiack, Shirley Reim, Lindsay Rosenkrans, Lacey Ross, Abigail Rounds, Bryan Schmitt, Joseph Sechrist, Sheena Severcool, Nathan Shinn, Charlene Slusser, Darren Small, Daniel Sokoloski, Emily Sorensen, Thera Sousouris, Holly Stoddard, Molly Sullivan, D.J. Tullar, Katelynd VanNess, Daniel Walker, Coleen Walsh, Bradley Watts, Rachel Woods.
Advanced: Amanda Arnold, Lori Cooper, Matthew Fearnley, Emily Hotchkiss, Cameron Kane, Kyle Lattner, Bryan Lavo, Victoria Marlowe, Dylan Maxey, Sara OBrien, Michael Stahl, Julie Teed.
Proficient: Michael Adams, Kenton Adriance, Jamie Aldrich, Mark Aldrich, Christina Bennett, Rachel Bennett, Leslie Branning, Heather Brewster, William Bucksbee, Jamie Bullins, Ryan Calby, Lisa Carden, Toni Clary, Sarah Conaty, Cory Conway, Joseph Cosmello, Betsy Darrow, Robert Dean, Paul DiBiase, Michele Ellis, Christina Estell, Amy Farthing, Mark Fraser, Ashley Frey, Daniel Gaster, Joseph Griffin, Matia Guyette, Karen Halesky, April Henry, Colin Huntley, Leah Kelly, Erin Kika, Jennifer King, Michael Kurosky, Jonas Lahr, Tiffany Lake, Kimberly Lathrop, Kayla Legg, Ryan Lima, Charles Little, Joshua Lodge, Shane MacNamee, Stephanie MacNamee, Sarah MacNeal, Aaron McGinniss, Jedediah Millard, Kodie Morrison, Amber Neild, Andrew Nice, Audrey Norris, Bridget Nowik, Matthew Oakley, Jennifer Oliver, Tabitha Olszewski, Megan OMalley, Mindy ORourke, Bruce Piggot, Amanda Poodiack, Ashley Porter, Morgan Potter, Shirley Reim, Matthew Remington, Wells Rider, Lindsay Rosenkrans, Lacey Ross, Michael Rucker, Ryan Russell, Bryan Schmitt, Joseph Sechrist, Sheena Severcool, Darren Small, Daniel Sokoloski, Emily Sorensen, Holly Stoddard, Molly Sullivan, Emily Teter, Kasey Thomas, D.J. Tullar, Katelynd VanNess, David VanNort, Daniel Walker, Coleen Walsh, Rachel Weaver, Matthew Wilcox, Collet Wood, Rachel Woods, Chad Yonkin.
Luzerne County Community College schedules for the summer and fall semesters are available at the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association and the Susquehanna County Assistance Office.
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