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Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the Students of the Month for January, 2004.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Cori Glidden, Makayla Sullivan, Katie Butts, Daniel Yi; row 2 Zachary Hallisey, Tiara Rokita, Katie Greene, Billy Reddon, Kasey Burdick; row 3 Delbert Rowlands, Cody Staerker, Lauren Marco, Brieanne McCormick, Nicholas Wilmot; row 4 Cody Dibble, Andrzej Tomczyk, Austin Smith, Amberly Warner, Danielle Barnes.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Tiffani Colwell, Brett Deakin, Jesse Henderson, Brian Yi, Stephen Lee; row 2 Matthew Williams, Kimberly Aldrich, Sharon James, Jordan Boerner, Zachary Baker; row 3 Kaitlyn Adam, Christopher Kimble, Eric Fisk, Tyler Butts.
Dimock, PA - The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) is currently undergoing accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education. The Council is recognized by the US Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary occupational education institutions that offer non-degree and/or applied associate degree programs.
Administrators, faculty, staff, and Advisory Board members of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center recently met to welcome the Accreditation Team from the Council on Occupational Education. Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Scott Groover, SCCTC Worksite Coordinator; Eric Emmerich, SCCTC Board President; Alice Davis, SCCTC Vocational Director; Brian Mallery, Elk Lake Jr. High Principal; Dr. William Bush, Elk Lake / SCCTC Superintendent; Dr. Kenneth Cuomo, Elk Lake H.S. Principal; row 2 Jerry Burgess, Manager Pittston CareerLink; Harold Bender, SCCTC Board Director; Rep. Sandra Major; Gloria Baker, Procter & Gamble; Peggy Sheffler, SCCTC, Cathy Chiarella, Susquehanna County Literacy Program; Arden Tewksbury, SCCTC Board Director; Maria Fanning, Keystone College; Alice Carr, SCCTC Board Director; Janet Welliver, SCCTC; row 3 David Gabriel, Gabriel Earthscape & Utilities; Peter Butler, Procter & Gamble; Jim Gregory, Northern Tier Tech Prep Consortium; Jack Ord, Peoples Bank; Richard Stetz, Bradford County CareerLink; Richard Serfass, Gracious Living; Chuck Place, SCCTC Board Director; David Rice, Northern Tier Tech Prep Consortium; Rusty Hertzler, Student Keystone College; Judy Hinckley, SCCTC Cosmetology Instructor.
The goal of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in career and workforce development through accreditation by making available and selectively awarding a nationally honored seal of excellence for education and training based on validation of job skills; certification of skills for local, state, regional, and national application; portability of skill credentials; placement of graduates in jobs related to training received; linkages among employers, policy makers, business and industry, labor, and other parties with vital interests in workforce development.
Administration, faculty, and staff at the SCCTC completed a self-study over a two-year period and evaluated ten functional areas at the Center including Institutional Mission, Educational Programs, Programs and Institutional Outcomes, Strategic Planning, Learning Resources, Physical Resources, Human Resources, Organizational Structure, and Student Services and Activities.
In January, a team of vocational administrators from New Jersey, Tennessee, and Georgia spent four days conducting an intense evaluation of all aspects of the Center.
According to SCCTC Vocational Director Alice Davis, "The technical assistance visit went extremely well. The visitation team was very impressed with all aspects of the operation of the Career & Technology Center. Our curriculum, which currently ties in at the state level will now be recognized nationally."
The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center was established in 1984. Students from Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, Lackawanna Trail, Montrose Area, Susquehanna Community, and Tunkhannock Area School Districts attend. All programs are available to adults who can receive financial aid to include Pell and PHEAA. The Center also partners with Luzerne County Community College to offer college courses on-site.
For more information on the Council on Occupational Education or the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, call 278-9229, extension 781.
Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC Students of the Month for December, 2003. Pictured (l-r) are: Heather Stewart, Brittany Brown, Dianna Henry, Jeffrey Berkley, Nicole Chambers, Jeremy Brace, Steve Casella, Michael Bisch, Mrs. Davis. Absent from photo: Mae-Rene Krayeski, Keith Steffens, Jessica Vanderpool.
Two teams of fifth grade students at Blue Ridge Elementary School recently participated in the 15th annual Pennsylvania Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl competition. The 16 students were required to answer rapid-fire questions on a computer. The 100 multiple-choice questions covered a multitude of categories from classroom academics to current events and fun trivia.
Pictured are: Team 1 Frank Barton, Eric Brown, Lynette Dooley, Allison Hall, Rebekah Harris, Benjamin Hepler, Kaitlyn Krug, Alicia Osterhout; Team 2 Justin Banko, Shawn Carey, Scott Lobdell, Curtis Miller, Dylan Pruitt, Lexa Smith, Theresa Whitehead, Mark Willchock.
The teams practiced from Christmas vacation until the competition date of February 2, 2004. Top score was 964 points and 85% correct. This placed the Blue Ridge team 35th out of all the Pennsylvania participants. The contest has proven to be a valuable learning experience for students and the school is proud of their efforts.
Ellen Linde, Forest City, has been awarded a scholarship for the 2003-04 academic year from the University of Scranton. The university received a $60,000 Nursing Education Grant from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation, which has enabled the universitys Department of Nursing to provide scholarships for 13 students in its LPN-to-BSN program who wish to move from part-time to full-time attendance.
The Pennsylvania Higher Education foundation has awarded the UNIVERSITY of Scrantons Department of Nursing with a $60,000 Nursing Education Grant. Shown are members of the nursing scholarship selection committee with scholarship winner Ellen Linde. From left: Rhonda Waskiewicz, Ed.D., assistant professor and associate dean of the College of Professional Studies at the University of Scranton; Sharon S. Hudacek, RN, Ed.D., associate professor or nursing; Ellen Linde, scholarship recipient; Margaret McNulty, director of corporate and foundation relations; Patricia M. Cegelka, assistant director of financial aid at the University of Scranton.
The LPN-to-BSN program is designed to assist LPNs attain registered nurse licensure and a bachelors degree in nursing by awarding advanced placement credit recognition of prior experience and learning. Students may complete the program leading to a bachelors degree in nursing on a full-time or part-time basis. It is geared toward the adult student, with a focus on student retention. Adult learners are given individual advisement and remedial learning to assist them in being successful at the college level, and are aided in preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
Elk Lake High School Principal Kenneth Cuomo is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as December, 2003 Students of the Month.
Pictured (l-r) are: front row Heather Deacon, Savannah White, Kaala Myers; back row Shealynn Rogers, Andy Miner, Eric Mitchell, Dustin Sheridan, Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D., High School Principal. Absent from photo: Lacy Forkal, Tyler Emmerich.
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.
Wysox - Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative is searching for high school juniors interested in taking an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, this summer.
The Wysox-based utility will select eight students to participate in the 2004 Rural Electric Youth Tour, an annual event organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
The Youth Tour, set for June 13-18, draws more than 1,300 rural students from around the country to the nation's capital for a week of sight-seeing and socializing each year.
To receive an application packet or for more information about Youth Tour, contact Claverack member services representative Mike LaDue at (570) 268-1316 or 1-800-326-9799. Guidance offices at area high schools also have application materials available.
The contest is open to high school juniors whose parents or legal guardians receive electric service from Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative at their permanent residences.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the following students who made the Honor or High Honor Roll for the second marking period of the 2003-04 school year.
HIGH HONOR ROLL
GRADE 4: Courtney Arthur, Morgan Ofsharick, Stephanie Skurski, Brian Yi.
GRADE 5: Kelsey Carmody, Sean Leonard, Nicholas Marco, Kyle Napolitano, David Winn.
GRADE 6: Jordan Aldrich, Nicholas Felter, T.J. Kelly, Kyla Kemmerer, Shawn Norton, Brandon Stone, Jami Towner, Andrea Walker.
GRADE 4: Jamie Boerner, Brandon Deakin, Brett Deakin, Ashley Elliott, Timothy Flanagan, Justice Henderson, Matthew Hilling, Jared Kelley, Mary Kemmerer, Anthony Kimble, Thomas Maby, Vincent Matta, Jr., Zachary Stanford, Jeffrey Wayman.
GRADE 5: Kimberly Aldrich, Zachary Baker, Kalyn Cina, Chester Cotter, Susan Greene, Sarah Parsons, Basia Polak, Alex Price, Ryan Rosenthal, Amanda Roth, Timothy Sager, Theresa Whitehead, Derek Williams, Melissa Zawisky.
GRADE 6: Kaitlyn Adam, Scott Arthur, Philip Barnes, Breanna Bastion, Mindy Batson, Maria Elena Canzoneri, Benjamin Case, Kelly Conklin, Garrett Cuevas, Megan Garcia, John Herbert, Kristianna Lake, Maggie Lawrenson, Michael Nagel, Sonal Patel, William Silfies, Tylor Thomas.
Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned Deans List honors during fall semester 2003 (ending December 12).
To qualify for the SRU Deans List, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or higher on a 4-point scale while taking 12 or more graded hours of course credit.
Stephanie DeVincentis, Hallstead, was among those earning the honor.
Following are the Susquehanna Community Elementary students who received a Reading Achievement Award for the second marking period of the 2003-04 school year. A student must maintain an A average (93-100) for the entire marking period in order to receive this award.
Mrs. Tingley 1-1: Billy Cobb, Brianna Graves, Christian Miller, Billy Reddon, Olivia Rockwell, Allison Ryder, Rebecca Schiffer, Daniel Staros, Marty Swartz, Taryn Tross, Jacki Wheeler.
Mrs. Rowe 1-2: Nicole Barnes, Lucas Brinton, Ivy Christensen, Katie Greene, Jerry Hallisey, Tyler Petriello, Brad Sherman, Maximillian Webster, Samantha Yoskowitz.
Mrs. Davis 1-3: Kasey Burdick, Brianna Burlingame, Luke Falletta, Austin Felter, Ashley Fisk, Mykal Hilkert, Nicole Hines, Keith Hubal, Adam MacDonald, Ana Smith, Justin Stanford, Emily Stark.
Mrs. Fancher 1-4: Dakota Irwin, Dale Reid, Tiara Rokita, Hunter VanLierop, Shirlynne Wademan.
Mrs. Brieden LS-1: Justin Acone, Sean Branning, David Fox, Sara Perry.
Mrs. Hilling 2-1: Nicholas Acosta, Jonathan Felter, Rachel Hubal, Roy Lewallen, Lauren Marco, Brett Meixner, Micaela Rhone, Alexis Roe, Emily Staros, Michael Yi.
Mrs. Chervanka 2-2: Melvin Batson, Kaitlyn Bray, David Hallisey, Mashawna Hargett, Alyssa Jacobs, Joseph Nusbaum, Richard (Sal) Pelicci, Brandon Soden.
Mrs. Houghton 2-3: Chelsea Ayres, Amber Dubanowitz, Steven Frye, Nicholas Hall, Kaelin Payne, Victoria Trynoski.
Mrs. Mazikewich 2-4: Sydney Avery, Nicholas Chamberlain, John DeLaPlaine, Joseph DeLaPlaine, Nicholas Lloyd, Kyle MacDonald, Ashley Miller, Mark Zappe.
Mrs. Burdick LS-2: Richard Delaney, Austin DeVries, Kelly Gordon, Desirae Hansen, Brooke Morrison, Adam Rhone, Tyler St. Andrew.
Mrs. Lubaszewski 3-1: Brett Archambault, Mitchell Corse, Caitlynn ODell, Ryan Swanson, Ashley Sweeney.
Mrs. Stone 3-2: Justin Collemacine, Kyleigh Fiske, Callie Truex.
Mrs. Heath 3-3: Danielle Barnes, Derek Case, Daniel Cordner, Melissa Kukowski, Amanda Marco, Casey Williams.
Mrs. Soden 3-4: Megan Canfield, Lindsey Glidden, Patricia Pauswinski, Austin Smith.
Mrs. Rockwell LS-3: Cody Dibble, Tyler Reed, Lucas Wentzell.
Mrs. Hinkley 4-1: Brandon Deakin, Alisha Russo, Toni Testa.
Mrs. Stanley 4-3: Courtney Arthur, Ashley Elliott.
Mrs. Homer 4-4: Matthew Hilling, Morgan Ofsharick.
Mr. Hall 5-1: Zachary Baker, Nicholas Marco.
Mrs. Conklin 5-2: Sean Leonard, Sarah Parsons, Ryan Rosenthal, Derek Williams.
Mr. Presley 5-3: Chester Cotter, Kyle Napolitano, David Winn.
Mrs. Steele 5-4: Kelsey Carmody, Robert Skiba.
Mr. Rezykowski 6-1: Nicholas Felter, John Herbert, Shawn Norton, Jami Towner.
Mr. Escandel 6-2: Breanna Bastion, Mindy Batson, Megan Garcia, Thomas Kelly, Michael Nagel, William Silfies.
Mrs. Glidden 6-4: Kaitlyn Adam, Maria Canzoneri, Kristianna Lake, Maggie Lawrenson, Andrea Walker.
Mrs. Vauter LS-6: Kayla Valentine.
Following is the Mountain View Elementary School second marking period Honor Roll for the 2003-04 school year.
GRADE 4: Tess Berish, Jeffrey Bishop, Jacob Black, Sarah Bowman, Aaron Chidester, Jonathan Chipelo, Nathaniel Chipelo, Marissa Christina, Katie Cure, Tabitha Drum, Ryan Falkenberg, Maria Garavuso, Michaela Gates, Brian Goble, Ralph Grecco, Dominique Horrocks, Joseph Jarrow, Jesse Johnson, Ashley Jones, Shannon Kavetski, David Kern, Angelica Kester, Jennifer Kochmer, Megan Kress, Ryan Lahnemann, Alexis Lewis, Elizabeth Lockwood, Joel Madas, Jeffrey McAndrew, James McGovern, Jr., Melinda Miller, Melissa Monahan, Nathan Moyer, Elissa Muller, Jordan Noldy, Bradley Owens, Kelly Purdy, Jeffrey Smalley, Gary Smith, Devon Suhadolnik, Alixandria Taylor, John Valentine, Michael Wakalowski, Nate Wnuk.
GRADE 5: Greg Adams, Thor Banks, Alaney Berish, Taylor Brainard, Adam Conklin, Ashley Conklin, Paul Fontana, Karch Frantz, Lindsey Harvey, Carly Jesse, James Johnson, Bethany Kavka, Michael Keogh, Samantha Knowlton, Alexandria Lynn, Logan Mack, Julia Madas, Andrea Mason, Michael Mikloiche, Brian Miller, Michael Purdy, Brittany Resseguie, Nathan Robbins, Kristen Shuster, Mary Skurnowicz, Joseph Valentine, Mary Walker, Karsten Wallis, Ryan Walsh, Robert Weiler, Kalena Williams, Olivia Zick.
GRADE 6: Alena Beeman, Mark Bevaqua, Jessica Bodt, Rachel Christian, Adam Christina, Shawn Colwell, Brian Davis, Shaya Davis, Kristina Fallon, Ravi Figgles, Miranda Fisher, Duane Galambos, Sara Garavuso, Hannah Gow, Amanda Grecco, Jamie Greene, Stephanie Grushinski, Colin Hadnagy, Rosene Colleen Haley, Kellie Hughes, Luke Jenkins, Sharon Jones, Jackie Kochmer, Cory Landes, Michael LoSapio, Elaine Mackey, Jonathan McBride, Mark Miller, Kelly Morgan, Brandon Noldy, Robert Novak, Amber Peterka, Amanda Roberts, Jeff Salak, Troy Schermerhorn, Kyle Shostek, Leah Tantanella, Seth Tiffany, Lucas Walker, Kate Webster, James Wescott, Kelsey Whitaker, Sean Whitaker, Kyle Wilkins.
Bethlehem, PA Certificates of achievement were awarded to 1,322 Lehigh University students who were named to the Dean's List for the spring, 2003 semester. Undergraduates on the Dean's List earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better-on a 4.0 scale and carried at least 12 hours of courses.
Achieving the honor from our area was Kristen Gerhard, Starrucca.
Justin Radwanski, Hop Bottom was among those graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania at fall commencement. Justin received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications.
Jennifer Marcho, Class of 2004, Susquehanna, PA, an Individualized Studies Major at Elmira College, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Marcho has been named to the Deans List of Academic Achievement for the Fall, 2003 term. The Deans List recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher for the Fall, 2003 academic term.
Jedediah Daniel Millard, Montrose, has been named to the Deans List at Clarion University of Pennsylvania for the first semester of the 2003-04 academic year.
Deans List students must have earned a 3.5 quality point average or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Danielle R. Chianese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chianese, Susquehanna, has been named to the Deans List for the fall, 2003 semester at Clarkson University. Deans List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 GPA and also carry at least 14 credit hours.
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 9 Chorus Festival was held from January 28 to 31, at the Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth, PA. There were 188 high school students participating in the festival from 38 school districts. These students were chosen from among 360 singers who auditioned for the festival last October. Five counties are represented in District 9 Wyoming, Susquehanna, Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wayne. Blue Ridge High School was the top school, with the most students from any one school in the chorus. Seventeen Blue Ridge students, from grades 10 through 12, participated in the four-day event which culminated with a concert sung to a packed auditorium on Saturday afternoon. Blue Ridge has held the honor of being the top school at the District 9 Chorus Festival for over a decade.
Auditions were held at the District Festival to select the singers who will then continue on to the Region IV State Chorus Festival, which will be held March 10 to 13. Once again, Blue Ridge was the top school, with 12 students selected, through auditions to go to the Regional Festival in Dallas, PA.
Blue Ridge students sing under the direction of Mr. Nino Bennici. With Mr. Bennicis support, encouragement, and enthusiasm, the students spend long hours practicing their music. Mr. Bennici and his students work hard for the results that they get staying after school to practice, as well as during school holidays. Learning the music for the District concert this year included singing in Latin, French, Spanish, Finnish, and German, as well as English.
The students who were selected for District Chorus from Blue Ridge are: Alisha Austin, Alexis Axtell, Elizabeth Gaughan, Bethany Page, Laura Van Cott, Malinda Van Gorden, Joe Bednarchik, Tim Carey, Brandon Collins, Steve Delfino, Sean Farrell, Aaron Galloway, Steve Garnett, Mike Keiser, Billy Liepinis, Josh Osterhout, and Matt Weber.
Performing at the concert were two soloists who were chosen from the choir. Joe Bednarchik and Steve Garnett, both Blue Ridge students, were selected for this honor.
Also awarded at the concert was the Gasbarro Scholarship. This scholarship is a very special award given to two outstanding senior music students within the band, orchestra, or chorus from District 9. This scholarship was created in memory of the late William Gasbarro. He believed in supporting young music students who, like himself, exemplify the characteristics of persistence, determination, hard work, and musical excellence. To receive this award the student must be going into a music field. The Blue Ridge Choir program has the distinct honor to announce that Elizabeth Gaughan, Blue Ridge senior from Hallstead, was one of the two winners of the Gasbarro Scholarship for 2004.
Following is the Blue Ridge Middle School Honor Roll for the second marking period of the 2003-04 school year.
GRADE 8: Amanda Boman, Ashley Boman, Kelly Brant, Amanda Button, Tyler Calkins, Joseph Cash, Erin Dayton, Michael Dayton, Abby Emmert, Samantha Guthrie, Erin Keene, Nicole Keklak, Zachary Knott, Ashley Luce, MacKenzie McCain, Marika Merritt, Ashley Miller, Brittany Phillips, Heather Seamans, Sarah Smith, Sara Tompkins, Marissa Willchock.
GRADE 7: Joshua Allen, Jason Bennett, Christa Conigliaro, Evan Cook, Nikolas Decker, Caitlin Denny, Timothy Esposito, Lauren Findley, Nicholas Glennon, Cortney Gordon, Amber Hadlick, Allison Hawk, Jared Haynes, Rebecca Hinkley, Brianna Kaminski, Dayna Keene, Emily Knott, Maegan Lewis, Brandy Luce, Emily Lynch, Ashleigh Mattocks, Kelsey ONeil, Alissa Richardson, Devin Smith, Nicholas Smith, Carissa Stonier, Cassandra Summers, James Treible, Briana Whitehead, Adam Wnorowski, John Michael Zawiski.
GRADE 6: Samantha Aldrich, Jonathan Banko, Debra Barton, Alexander Burkett, Ashley Canfield, Carissa Carpenter, Taylor Guinan, Victoria Hartt, Jessica Kovitch, Caleb Park, Nicole Price, Meghan Ragard, Michael Romano, Michael Schell, Kenneth Seamans, Scott Sienko, Anthony Tompkins.
GRADE 8: Dustin Anderson, Otia Anderson, Holly Carey, Janelle Collins, Amanda Conklin, Michelle Conroy, Lauren Ferry, Sara Folk, Danielle Foreman, Melanie Gillespie, Jarrod Hall, Joshua Hartman, Richard Klim Jr., Matthew Krug, Rebecca Latz, Jessica Lobdell, Lindsey Onufry, Jonathan Onyon, Aislynn Paccio, Catilin Pavlisak, Thomas Walker.
GRADE 7: Devin Abbott, Amanda Cramer, Daniel Cramer, Joseph Crook, Dustin Diaz, Robert Dorunda, Christopher Empett, Ryan Galloway, Gregory Garnett, Stephono Griffin, Sara Grover, Bradley Hine, Nathan Hine, Megan Kleiner, Heather Lobdell, Zachary Mansfield, Kaitlyn Moteni, Stacy Pearson, Kurt Post, Jonah Robinson, Alyssa Romano, Joshua Rumage, Morgan Sinnett, JoAnna Steinberg.
GRADE 6: Kelsie Arthofer, Ashley Barry, Brittany Barry, Andrew Bovenkamp, Katrina Brizzolara, Christopher Brown, Courtney Collins, John Colton, Jared Conklin, Mindy Corbin, Kaitchen Dearborn, Tara Doubrava, Matthew Empett, Shani Fancher, William Fisher, Jackson Franks, Heather Glover, Shayna Hettinger, Danay Holbrook, Benjamin House, Katie Klim, Kyle Muzzy, Jocelyn Oakley, Mark Rowe, Arianna Smith, Samantha Smith, Kyle Ulrich, Liberty VanKuren, Daniel Welch, Alexandrea White, Kasandra Whitney, Kathryn Whitney.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of December, 2003 graduates. Among the candidates for bachelors and masters degrees, the following students from our area earned degrees.
Amy Bennett, South Montrose, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Jill Benson, Susquehanna, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
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