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Blue Ridge Elementary students learned the best gift of all is helping others. This holiday season students in four classes decided to forgo the usual boy/girl gift exchange and instead donated the money they would have spent on a gift to Toys N Tots. The classes that participated were Mrs. Chamberlain fifth grade, Mrs. Kelly third grade, Mrs. Button 1st grade and Mrs. Scott 4th grade. Together they contributed over $450.00. With the donations, the teachers bought toys, clothing and games to create a special holiday for the needy children in our community.
Blue Ridge Elementary students and faculty gather together to celebrate their generosity for our community Toys N Tots Program.
The students and teachers were very excited to present these many gifts to Mrs. Kristen Hinkley who with husband, Mike Hinkley, created the program Toys N Tots for our community.
Elk Lake High School Principal Kenneth Cuomo is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as November, 2003 "Students of the Month."
Pictured (l-r) are: front row Brian Hughes, Tom SanFilippo, Mark Golden, Colby Rockefeller; back row Kenneth Cuomo, Ed.D., High School Principal, Brian Decker, Kristen Oakley, Allen Sperry, Cassie Baker, Jamie Warner, Jason Walters. Absent from photo: Stephanie Kingdon.
Students of the Month are selected by nominations of any student in grades 1012, by a teacher for outstanding achievement. The student must show individual effort, community and school-wide effort, as well as effort in the classroom.
Other important criteria includes: a showing of personal growth, skill development, dedication, leadership, academic growth and improvement, school service and community service.
Former Susquehanna resident, Nick Zincone, son of the late Mary Ann Burdick and Chuck Burdick, of Oakland, PA and Bill and Dianne Zincone, Binghamton, NY, was named Teacher of the Year 2003/2004 at Woodstock High School, located in Metro Atlanta, GA. Woodstock High School has a student body of 2200 students, grades 9 through 12. Nick teaches Economics, World History and World Geography. He was recognized by his peers and students for his enthusiasm, creativity and positive role in the classroom.
In 2003, Nick was one of 20 Metro Atlanta teachers to win the Atlanta Braves/Bell South "Excellence in Education" Award. He was chosen from over 800 nominees and presented a desk clock/pen set on the field at Turner Field, prior to an Atlanta Braves baseball game.
Upon receiving teacher of the year award, Nick acknowledged the influence of his teachers at Susquehanna Community High School. Most important was Dan Wolfe, who believed in him and never gave up on him, and Rick Mazikewich, whose "Mecca of Education" Nick incorporates into his classroom.
Nick and his wife, Anna reside in Canton, GA, with their three children, Anthony, 10, Marina, 8, and Jack, 20 months. Nick still bleeds purple and gold every Sunday, for his beloved Vikings!
Jeremiah Rosenkrans, a junior athletic training/exercise science major, son of Janice Rosenkrans, Montrose was named a Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during the fall 2003 semester.
A student must be a junior who has completed a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to earn this award.
Jeremiah is a 2001 Montrose Area High School graduate.
Kristin N. Sanner, Montrose, has joined the English Department at The University of Scranton as a lecturer as of fall 2003, according to Beth E. Barnett, Ed.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Ms. Sanner was coordinator of teaching assistant training and development at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. She earned a Bachelors Degree in English literature from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from The University of Scranton. Ms. Sanner is pursuing a Ph.D. in English Literature at Binghamton University, which she expects to receive in January.
Nearly 400 students petitioned to graduate from Pennsylvania College of Technology at the conclusion of the Fall, 2003 semester.
In commencement ceremonies on December 20, at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, students who met the requirements for graduation received Bachelors Degrees, Associates Degrees and Certificates from the College, which is a special-mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.
December, 2003 graduates from our area are as follows.
John Patrick Boyle, Brackney, with an Associate of Applied Science in Heavy Construction Equipment Technology.
Jose Manuel Fernandez, Little Meadows, with an Associate of Applied Science in Heavy Construction Equipment Technology.
Patrick Christopher Fisher, Hallstead, with an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Networking and Technical Support.
Michael Arnold Tennant, Friendsville, with an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Networking and Technical Support.
Nicholas DeWitt, a Susquehanna Community High School graduate, Andrew Repine, a Montrose High School graduate, and Benjamin Infantolino, a Vestal High School graduate, are recipients of the 2003-04 scholarships presented by the Penn State Chapter of Greater Binghamton. The scholarships are awarded annually to Penn State students living in the Susquehanna County, PA and greater Binghamton areas and are supported by more than 2000 Penn State alumni families living in these areas.
A total of 2,022 students were named to the Shippensburg University Deans List for the fall, 2003 semester. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
Following are the names of students from our locale who achieved the honor: Richard Ainey, Jr., New Milford; Christopher Lewis, Great Bend; Heather Teed, Hallstead.
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