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Blue Ridge Elementary Partners With Legion
Peter Butler Named To Education Comm.
Jessica Griffith Makes S U Dean's List
Stephanie Bossert Graduates T T U
Local Students Make U of S Dean's List

Blue Ridge Elementary Partners With Legion

Commander Richard Rood of the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead, PA recently presented calculator/alarm clocks to all students in grades 3-6 in the Blue Ridge School District. Mr. John Manchester, Middle School Principal, and Mr. Robert Dietz, Elementary School Principal, accepted the calculator/alarm clocks for the students.

Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Students, Ashley Klenchik, Carmelitta Piasecki, Dominic Babcock, Monica Green, Danay Holbrook; back row – Robert Dietz – Elementary Principal, Commander Richard Rood – American Legion, John Manchester – Middle School Principal.

This is part of an on-going partnership between the American Legion and the Blue Ridge School District. The American Legion holds annual writing contests to promote good citizenship in students. The calculators are going home with all students for personal and school activity use.

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Peter Butler Named To Education Comm.

Dimock, PA – Peter R. Butler, co-chairman of the Northern Tier Industry Education Consortium (NTIEC) and an engineering manager at Procter & Gamble, has been named to the Commission on Rural Education (CORE), created by the PA House of Representatives to examine challenges facing rural education in the Commonwealth.

The Commission was created by a House Resolution in February of 2003, and includes 25 individuals including legislators, the State Secretary of Education, the chair of the State Board of Education and representatives from both higher education and basic education. According to House Speaker, Matthew Ryan, the Commission is hosting hearings throughout the state to examine and study the status of rural education in this Commonwealth and make recommendations for enhancing the quality of education in rural communities.

Butler, of Anderson Acres, Tunkhannock, has 28 years with P&G in Manufacturing Management, including Production, Maintenance, Training & Development, and Engineering. He is founder and co-chair of the NTIEC, a nationally-recognized Business/Education Partnership covering the Northern Tier, including Wyoming, Susquehanna, Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan Counties.

In conjunction with his work at the NTIEC, he has served as a Past Member of the National Alliance of Business’ School-To-Work Advisory Board, and is a Member of the PA State Literacy Council (ABLE ICC). He is also a Member of the PA Workforce Investment Board and serves as the Chair of State Youth Council.

He is also past president of the Tyler Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors, still serving as a board member, and currently serves as a board member of the Northeast Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC). He also serves on the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center Advisory Council, and the Susquehanna County American Red Cross’ Board of Directors.

He holds a BS in Engineering from Clarkson University and served four years as a Combat Engineer with the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Marleen have four children, a son, John, and daughters, Shawna, Susan and Allison.

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Jessica Griffith Makes S U Dean's List

Jessica Griffith, Hallstead, a senior majoring in Music Industry in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2003 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

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Stephanie Bossert Graduates T T U

Lubbock, TX – Texas Tech University conferred over 1,500 degrees to students at fall commencement. The ceremonies took place Saturday, December 20 in the United Spirit Arena on campus.

Over 5,000 Texas Tech University students made either the President’s List or the Dean’s List for the Fall, 2003 semester. To be on the President’s List or the Dean’s List, a student must have taken 12 quality hours during the semester and maintained either a 4.0 or a 3.5-3.9 grade point average, respectively.

Stephanie Denise Bossert, RR 1, Kingsley, received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance.

Stephanie, daughter of Frances Bossert, also made the Fall, 2003 Dean’s List at TTU.

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Local Students Make U of S Dean's List

The University of Scranton has announced its Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2003 fall semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean’s List. The list includes students from the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies and Dexter Hanley College.

A total of 1,197 students were named to the Dean’s List, including the following area residents: Clayton D. Brooks, Montrose; Margo K. Christiansen, Forest City; Charlene M. Collins, Forest City; Catherine M. Holleran, New Milford; Ellen B. Linde, Forest City; Marja N. Litwin, Nicholson; James A. Marsicano, Vandling; Janelle M. Mead, Great Bend; John D. Reuther, Forest City; Steffin J. Stone; Brentt J. Swetter, Uniondale; Sarah A. Teel, Dimock; Lauren E. Zefran, Browndale.

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