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Friday evening, the 30th of May, was the setting for the 19th annual Honors Banquet at Elk Lake High School. Honor roll students, parents and friends were treated to a delicious dinner prepared by the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Food Services Department under the direction of Mrs. Donna Evans. The event was sponsored by the Elk Lake Education Association and was planned throughout the year by teachers in the district, who also acted as servers during the meal.
Elk Lake Senior Honor Students (l-r) are: front row Sarah Henry, Renata Schneider, LeeAnna Roberts, Robyn McMicken, Aimee Rezykowski, Blaire Lord Kelly Stockholm; back row Nicole Smith, Veronica Pistoia, Miranda Craige, Clint Childress, Matt Smith, Tony Rezykowski, Rusty Hertzler, Brandon Robinson, Alan Benscoter, Melissa Naylor, Bethany Payne, Amber Sickler. Absent from the photo: Paul Roman, Ceilia Seymour.
Following the dinner, a program celebrating the accomplishments of students in seventh through twelfth grades took place in the auditorium. At this time, three, one thousand-dollar scholarship were presented to deserving seniors. Those receiving these awards were: Robyn McMicken, of Dimock, daughter of Jean Swire and Neil McMicken; Rusty Hertzler, of Montrose, son of Lauren and Theresa Hertzler; Amber Sickler, of Hop Bottom, daughter of Russell and Margaret Sickler.
Senior Scholarship Recipients (l-r) are: front row Amber Sickler, Robyn McMicken; back row Mr. Joe Cimino, President of the Elk Lake Education Association, Rusty Hertzler.
All three seniors will be furthering their education next year at various institutions of higher learning. Robyn will be attending the University of New Haven majoring in Forensic Science. Rusty will be at Keystone College, majoring in Culinary Arts. Amber will also attend Keystone College, majoring in Elementary Education.
On Monday, May 19, the Elk Lake Education Support Personnel Association was pleased to award four $500 scholarships, at the Awards Assembly held at the Elk Lake High School.
Students were chosen because of the hard work they have shown during their high school years at Elk Lake. The recipients of these scholarships (pictured l-r) were: Alan Benscoter, LeeAnna Roberts, Kelly Stockholm, and Jessica Zdanciewicz.
Alan Benscoter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Benscoter of RR 1, Laceyville. Alan plans to attend Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus, majoring in Computer Science.
Jessica Zdanciewicz plans to attend Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit. Jessica is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Zdanciewicz of Springville.
LeeAnna Roberts is the daughter of Cindy Roberts of RR 2, Meshoppen. LeeAnna plans to major in Pre Med/Biochemistry at Moravian College.
Kelly Stockholm is the daughter of Lynn and Ruthann Stockholm of RR 4, Meshoppen. Kelly will major in Elementary Education at Mansfield University.
Scholarship money was raised by the ELESPA throughout this school year. Fund-raisers included holiday candy sales, basket raffles, and bake sales. The ELESPA was pleased to make awards of over $2,500 this year to students at the Elk Lake School.
Five Elk Lake seniors were presented with $100.00 savings bonds by the ELESPA at the Awards Program held at Elk Lake School on Monday, May 19. These students (pictured l-r above) were voted by the members of the Elk Lake Support Personnel Association as "Good Ambassadors for Elk Lake": Regina Alfieri, Alan Benscoter, Robyn McMicken, Nicole Nasser, Kelly Stockholm. The ELESPA was pleased to acknowledge students who represent Elk Lake in many ways and areas.
The Montrose Area Kiwanis Club was pleased to present two of their four community service awards this year to area Key Club members. Each student received $250.00.
President Thomas Bush presented Elk Lake Key Club members, Robyn McMicken and Aimee Rezykowski, with the Community Service Awards.
Robyn McMicken is the daughter of Jean Swire of Dimock and Neil McMicken of Meshoppen. Robyn plans to attend University of New Haven in West Haven, CT, majoring in Forensic Science.
Aimee Rezykowski is the daughter of Mike and Robin Rezykowski of RR 1, Springville. Aimee plans to attend Keystone College. She will major in Elementary Education.
Williamsport, PA Daniel Snee, son of Diane and Edward Snee, of Montrose, has been accepted to and is planning to attend Lycoming College in the fall of 2003. Daniel is currently a student at Montrose High School. Daniel has been a varsity starter on the football team for three years. He is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Art Club and Spanish Club. Daniel was on First Team All-Conference offense as a fullback and defense as a linebacker. He was also on first team All-Regional-Offense as fullback.
In May, 8,711 Penn State students graduated from the Pennsylvania State University at a Spring, 2003 Commencement ceremony, many of whom are from our area.
Graduates from our locale included the following.
Cheryl R. Birchard, Montrose, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies.
William B. Bush, Dimock, with a Ph.D. in Vocational Industrial Education.
Nicole L. Chianese, Susquehanna, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies.
Kimberly A. Coleman, Vandling, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
Elizabeth A. Conrad, South Gibson, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services.
Aaron Craige, Montrose, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation and Park Management.
Jill M. Daniels, New Milford, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, With High Distinction.
Timothy L. Hauenstein, Forest City, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education.
Jessica L. Hein, Montrose, with an Applied Science Degree, Two-year Nursing.
Christopher J. Kuruts, Forest City, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Sciences and Technology.
Robert L. Lambert, Kingsley, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Bryan C. Leber, Thompson, with a Two-year Electrical Engineering Technology Degree.
Daniel G. Leins, Browndale, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology.
Russell J. Martin, Montrose, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.
Craig H. Matos, Forest City, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering, With High Distinction.
Martin J. Maywalt, New Milford, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.
Meghan M. McAndrew, Vandling, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
Francis M. McAndrew, Lenoxville, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
John M. Stinavage, Thompson, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Sciences.
Nicole L. Tingley, Susquehanna, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The Susquehanna Community High School faculty, staff and administration would like to congratulate the following seniors for earning Certificates of Distinction and/or Certificates of Proficiency in Math, Reading, and/or Writing on the Pennsylvania State System of Assessment (PSSA).
Certificate of Distinction in Mathematics, Reading, and Writing: Erica Briar, Carrie DeWitt, Janine DeWitt, Ashley Gaffey, and Danielle Stone.
Certificate of Proficiency in Mathematics, Reading, and Writing: Jennifer Covert, Ashley Depew, Jordon Downton, Christopher Harcar, Kimberly Harris, Ben Hoopes, Margaret Pelly, Rachel Smith, Shawn Venesky, and Cindy Wayman.
Certificate of Distinction in Mathematics: Melinda Butts, Jennifer Benson, Rachel Janson, Maria Reavey, Rhonda Scott, and Jonathan Stewart.
Certificate of Distinction in Reading: Jennifer Benson, Rachel Janson, Daniel Lewis, Adam Napolitano, Maria Reavey, Rhonda Scott, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Vadovsky, and Shannon Williams.
Certificate of Proficiency in Mathematics: Daniel Lewis, Adam Napolitano, Mike Vadovsky, Ann Wilbur, and Shannon Williams.
Certificate of Proficiency in Reading: Danielle Baker, Melinda Butts, Jeff Delaney, Shelia DeAngelis, Michelle Brady, Luke Barnes, Sarah Hobbs, Elizabeth Leber, Keith Lindquist, Melissa Phillips, Geno Plutino, Mary Ann Potter, Scott Wheeler, and Lee Ann Wolf.
Certificate of Proficiency in Writing: Danielle Baker, Luke Barnes, Jennifer Benson, Melinda Butts, Shelia DeAngelis, Jeffery Delaney, Meghan Dooley, Sarah Hobbs, Rachel Janson, Ashley Keenan, Sarah Kuss, Elizabeth Leber, Keith Lindquist, Kristina LoVuolo, Adam Napolitano, Heidi Newberry, Ivylynn Noble, Melissa Phillips, Maria Reavey, Rhonda Scott, Jonathan Stewart, Charity Turner, Mike Vadovsky, Cortney Valentine, Patton Weidow, Scott Wheeler, Jennifer White, Ann Wilbur, Shannon Williams, and LeeAnn Wolf.
Danielle R. Chianese, a Senior Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Major, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chianese, RR 2, Susquehanna, was named to the Deans List for the spring, 2003 semester at Clarkson University. Deans List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 GPA and also carry at least 14 credit hours.
The following local students made the Deans List for the Spring, 2003 semester at the Pennsylvania College of Technology: Joshua A. Boner, Springville; Justin L. Davis, Montrose; Justin C. Garner, Montrose; Jason R. Hawley, Montrose.
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