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(DIMOCK, PA) The Northern Tier Industry Education Consortium (NTIEC) has announced the addition of a Montrose area businessman and a Towanda educator to the NTIEC Board of Directors. Arnie LaRue, a sales representative with The Ronco Group, based in Lake Winola, and Jack Fox, an advisor/counselor at Lackawanna Colleges Towanda Center, were both appointed in November.
The NTIEC was founded in 1993 as a school-to-work organization designed to promote career awareness and link students to available careers in the region. To date, more than 600 students have completed one-day-a-week, on-the-job apprenticeships and have successfully entered the job market or have continued their education at a local two- or four-year institution.
In accepting his appointment, LaRue stated that he has strong ties to the NTIEC Youth Apprenticeship program. His son, Joe, was a youth apprentice during the programs second year and eight years later is still working in the maintenance and paper making departments of Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany.
"The Youth Apprenticeship program gives students a chance to find out what kind of education is needed to improve their career chances. They get a chance to see what is out there and what they need to do to better their future. For the company, taking on an apprentice is a small amount of work for a great reward," LaRue reports. "As you create a learning plan for the students, it is a learning experience for those working with the students. The educational process goes both ways. Most mentors enjoy the opportunity to share their knowledge."
LaRue spent 29 years working at P&G before joining The Ronco Group. He and his wife have three children and live in Forest Lake.
In accepting his appointment, Fox noted that he became involved with the NTIEC shortly after the Colleges Towanda Center was opened in 1993 to help link the educational institution with business and industry in the area. "Industry needs an educated workforce. The NTIEC is an avenue that industries and educators can look at to help fill employment and educational needs."
Fox notes that since NTIEC apprenticeships are designed as a two-plus-two program - encouraging two years of high school followed by two years of post-secondary training for apprentices while they work- the college can offer support because its curriculum includes associate degrees in 14 areas and a variety of continuing education courses. An NTIEC study of industry training needs across the region, done in 1998 led to Lackawanna College adding an industrial degree that incorporated industry based technologies such as blue print reading, hydraulics and pneumatics.
Fox is a native of Western Pennsylvania, holds degrees from Clarion University and Elmira College and taught for 32 years at Towanda High School before retiring in 1992. He is also known for his many years spent coaching both football and wrestling. He and his wife have three daughters and live in Towanda.
Several students from Susquehanna County were recently honored in Harrisburg for earning McKelvey Foundation scholarships. Targeted to rural students, McKelvey Foundation scholarships provide up to $10,000 per year for each of the four years at a McKelvey partnering college within the recipient's state of residence. Pictured above (l-r) are: front row Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna); Blue Ridge School District guidance counselor Sue Cawley; scholarship recipients Joseph Barnes, Heather Warneke, Jason Clapper, Annette Conigliaro, and Alison McNamara; Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Susquehanna); Susquehanna School District guidance counselor Carol McNamara; Rebecca Darling; back row Michael House, Chris Morelli, Joseph Pipitone and Chad Hall. Scholarships were also awarded to some students from Montrose High School. Andy McKelvey is a graduate of Westminster College in Pennsylvania and the chairman and CEO of TMP Worldwide Inc.
The Wayne Highlands School District was recently awarded a Carol M. White Physical Education for Progress grant in the amount of $240,646. This federal grant will be used to implement the Fit 4 Life curriculum in all schools district wide. Wayne Highlands was one of only 256 schools across the nation to be awarded this grant in 2003. The Fit 4 Life Program encourages students to adopt an individualized lifetime fitness plan, leading to a healthy and productive lifestyle. To aid in this process, schools will equip on-site Cardiovascular Fitness Centers, develop Adventure Ropes Challenge Courses, and utilize Interactive Assessment Tools with state of the art technology equipment.
Teachers representing the Physical Education and Technology Departments and a School Board Director from the Wayne Highlands School District visited Titusville Area School District in Titusville, PA. Wayne Highlands representatives spoke to teachers and administrators on all grade levels about the PE 4 Life Program at Titusville. This site was selected for the visit because it is one of three school districts in the United States to meet the criteria of PE 4 Life.
Following is the Susquehanna Community High School Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2003-04 school year.
HIGHEST HONORS (93-100)
GRADE 12: Joseph Barnes, Nicholas Canzoneri, Melanie DeWitt, Amanda Fallon, Stephanie Graves, Sarah Lesser, Katherine McHale, Claressa Price, Amanda Russell, Brent Soden, Erick Stone, Lawrence Travis, Heather Warneke.
GRADE 11: Paula Freitag, Kevin Lee, Rasun Mehringer, Nathan Napolitano, Carolyn Severs, Abralyn Stone, Denise Walker.
GRADE 10: Christopher Balliet, Kimberly Frechen, Ryan Lee, Curtis Walker.
GRADE 9: Sarah Biegert, Andrew Crawford, Meghan Gilleran, Kristin Gumaer, Timothy Haynes, Ashley Hubal, Jessica Lee, Carrie Lewis, William McHale, Nicole Ransbottom, Ellen Reavey.
Grade 8: Shayna Benson, Christopher Felter, Tara Flor, Jessica Nusbaum, Angela Petriello, Ashley Price, Tamara Sager, Geri Smith, Craig Soden, Jessica Welch.
GRADE 7: Sydney Carmody, Christy Glidden, Brittany Heller, Jessica Hubal, TyKim Johnson, Justin Lee, Angela Leonard, Hannah Price, Aaron Soden, Bradley Stone, Leann Terpstra, Jeffrey Williams.
GRADE 12: Brian Boughton, Brian Buzzell, Rebecca Darling, Stephen Dibble, Daniel Frechen, Jeffrey Keyes, Amanda Rockwell, Cassandra Roth, Jordan Tingley, Jessica Williams.
GRADE 11: Laura Plant, Elizabeth Rowe, Bridgette Stone, Heather Stone, Tiffany Tanner, Matthew Wolf, Tiffanie Yoder.
GRADE 10: Daniel Brinton, Aaron Callender, Melissa Leet, Stephen Sicovitch, Jeremy Travis.
GRADE 9: Melanie Biesecker, Abigail DeWitt, Kathryn DeWitt, Joshua Depew, Kaitlin Flor, Carla Gehman, Casey Glidden, Kirsten Kemmerer, Caitlin Piercy, Samantha Schmidt, Perri Weldy, Danielle Williams.
GRADE 8: Ellen Biegert, Kirk Fallon, Kristy Tyler.
GRADE 7: Daniel Boughton, Cody Scepaniak, Lacey Sholtiss.
MERIT ROLL (85-90)
GRADE 12: Patricia Albrecht, Veronica Andersen, Holly Backo, Melanie Batson, Darren Bishop, Tracy Cicon, Kenneth Coleman, Krystal French, John Guay, Frederick Janson, Ryan Newberry, Marlena Price, Ashley Skiba, Matthew Skiba, Holly Terpstra, Shasta Treadway, Lori Wade, Emily Walker, Samuel Whitney, Mary Winter, Jason Zawisky.
GRADE 11: Rachael Ballard, Michelle Batson, Shane Beamer, Jessica Briar, Holly Cobb, Kara Culnane, Keith Delaney, Ryan Dubas, Brandan Glover, Bethanie Kubus, Olivia Lesser, Angela LoVuolo, Theresa Pohorence, Joseph Truskolaski, Kelliann Walsh.
GRADE 10: Ashley Casillas, Heather Conroy, Ryan Gilleran, Tami Glover, Katie Lawrenson, Zack Pannepacker, Kyle Price, Timothy Redington, Allen Russell, Anthony Sellitto, Alexander Troup.
GRADE 9: Shianne Barton, Jeremy Boerner, Wendy Bohannan, Joseph DeCicco, Jia Luo Dong, Joshua Fisk, Amber Gaffey, Michael Herbert, Brian James, Andrew Napolitano, Anthony Neu, Brian Norton, Amy Stein, Billie Jean Wilbur.
GRADE 8: Kelli Angler, Dustin Barton, Caryn Conklin, Mary Jo Cotter, Amanda Depew, Daniel Downton, Joshua Jenkins, Brent Keyes, Alexandria Kotran, Jay Patel, Natalie Piercy, Craig Price, Justin Ross, Cynthia Williams, Megan Zappe, Brittany Zebrowski.
GRADE 7: Ashley Aldrich, Stephen Andujar, Christine Biegert, Amanda Cross, Molly Edwards, Connor Freitag, Timothy Gall, Jennifer Glover, Diana Greene, Kayshia Kruger, Lindsay Lawrenson, Michael Lloyd, Ellen Matis, Carrie Phetmoughkhoune, Kelly Sheriff, Kierstyn Slocum, Ashley Stein, Kelly Wademan, Anthony Wayman.
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