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The robotics team at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center is currently participating in the 2004 US FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) program. Thousands of high school students from around the world have been tasked with the challenge and excitement of designing and building an original robot in this years competition. In "FIRST Frenzy: Raising the Bar," students design their robots to race around a playing field collecting and passing 13-inch balls to human players who then shoot the balls into fixed and moveable goals. Additionally, robots may attempt to hang from a 10-foot high bar.
Time is of the essence for FIRST robotics participants. They have just six weeks from kick-off to work with their mentors to solve a common problem using a "kit of parts" and a standard set of rules. Once these young inventors design and build the robot, the team participates in a regional competition that measures the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration and partnerships, and the spirit and determination of students. The SCCTC team will have eight Elk Lake and six Lackawanna Trail students participate at the Regional Competition at Drexel University in Philadelphia April 2527. Teams are rewarded for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, professionalism and maturity, and ability to overcome obstacles.
SCCTC US FIRST Robotics team members make final adjustments on their robot prior to the Regional Competition at Drexel University. Pictured (l-r) are: Scott Decker, Jason Walters, Kyle Hinkley, Justin Yager.
Mr. Peter Regal, FIRST team coordinator at the SCCTC, is extremely proud of the students on this years team. "I was very impressed with the amount of enthusiasm that the students expressed. They worked after school and Saturdays in order to have our robot ready. We are looking forward to doing very well at the Regional Competition at Drexel." Other team coordinators include Elk Lakes Jim Phillips and Lackawanna Trails Boyd Semkin.
According to SCCTC Senior Tom SanFilipo, the inclement weather this winter added to the already tight schedule for completion of the robot. "We werent sure if we would have it ready for shipment by the deadline, but everyone pulled together and we made it. We just took it day by day."
According to Mrs. Alice Davis, Vocational Director at SCCTC, the US FIRST program is in its eighth year at the Center. "The US FIRST robotics program gives our students the opportunity to compete against students from across the northeast United States in an extremely technical field. Year after year, SCCTC students prove themselves to be among the best."
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the "Students of the Month" for February, 2004.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Joseph Sandfort, Ashley Foote, Baily Barnes, Trevor Passetti; row 2 Brad Sherman, Justin Acone, Daniel Staros, Billy Archambault, Brianna Burlingame; row 3 Valerie Hines, Kelly Gordon, Kyle MacDonald, Chaz Comstock, Trevor Hampton; row 4 Tyler Reed, Daniel Cordner, Kara Gow, Devin Breese. Absent from photo Jordan Honeywell.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Jared Lawson, Adam Stout, Jeremy Acone, Ashley Kapcsandi, Brandon Saddlemire; row 2 Shawn Delaney, Chester Cotter, Sean Leonard, Alex Price, Amanda Roth; row 3 James Walsh, Christopher Repa, Kaitlin Callender, Nicole Conklin.
A number of students from this area are included in the 37th annual edition of Whos Who Among American High School Students, 2002-2003.
Whos Who, published by Educational Communications, Inc., Austin, Texas, is the largest recognition program and publication in the nation honoring high achieving high school students. Students are nominated by high school principals and guidance counselors, national youth groups, churches and educational organizations based upon students academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities. Traditionally, 97% of Whos Who students are college bound.
Local students selected include: Forest City Bridget Brown, Christopher Connor, Julianna Craparo, Merissa Daugherty, Renee Dragwa, Bryanne Farrell, Brittany Frederici, Zachary Garm, Matthew Georgetti, Michael Green, Kristin Hornbeck, Heather Jubinsky, Jason Marsicano, Nicole Marsicano, Megan Moro, William Orasin, Scott Richards, Tim Ryan, Kathryn Skarbez, Rebecca Taylor, Robert Tomazic, Seth Wasnock; Lenoxville Ashley Krizauskas; Nicholson Kelly Choplosky, Elizabeth Hargrave, Jaime Himka, Erica Lally, Kristyn Lartz, Molly Mahoney, Kimberly Morden, Amy Pencek, Kevin Santamour, Peter Shivock, Matt Smarkusky, Alana Speth, Jessica Speth, Jennifer Tewksbury, Danielle Wells, David Wert; Thompson Dan Brinton, Amanda Fallon, Ashley Gaffey, Laura Plant, Kyle Price, Teresa Stinavage, Bridgette Stone, Danielle Stone, Heather Stone, Jessica Williams; Union Dale Megan Chesnick, Melissa Clementoni, Kyle Cobb, Jessica Lynn DeArmond, Jena Garavuso, Kyle Hauser, Jessica Owens, Marlena Price, Michael Tammero, Justine Zigon, Sara Zigon; Laceyville Margaret Beacham, Alan Benscoter, Dustin Cooswell, Amanda Ely, April Hartshaw, Blaire Lord, Ben Lyne, Anthony McKennas, Jennifer Stevens, Michael VanDeMark; Meshoppen Brianne Buckingham, Matt Buckingham, Mackenzie Cameron, Nicole Chambers, Dylan Gates, Sara Greene, Mindy Harvey, Micheal Hitchcock, Robert Holley, Derek Johnson, Katie McKeon, Michael Mowry, Shawn Pickering, LeeAnna Roberts, Heather Shadduck, Matthew Smith, Tia Terebieniec, Jason Walters, Savannah White; Montrose Amanda Arnold, Christina Bennett, Shaloam Birchard, Ryan Calby, Autumn Carpenter, Aubrey Chance, Miranda Craige, Amanda Curry, Krista DeRiancho, Matthew Fearnley, Brett Hagstrom, Karen Halesky, Beth Hance, Sarah Henry, Brittany Hollister, Rebecca Kelsey, Adrian Marie Kinney, Megan Kinney, Sheena Koziel, Lawrence LaRue, Amber Lattner, Ryan Lima, Krystle Loomis, Robyn McMicken, Kodie Morrison, Amber Neild, Renata Schneider, Tierra Shortt, Tasha Smith, Daniel Snee, Amanda Stewart, Hilary Travis, John Watts, Jennifer Wilcox; Brackney Keith Boll, Sofia DeLousia, Douglas DePue, Amy Ellis, Ashley Frey, Brittany Harris, Colin Huntley, Rebecca Maynard, Chad Reed, Bryan Schmitt, Victoria Strope, Ryan Van Tassel, Brianna Young; Dimock Megan Davies, Anthony Rezykowski; Friendsville Jada Mancini, Veronica Pistoia, Heather Stewart; Great Bend Todd Ferry, Katie Hall, Michael Keiser, Darci Margets, Brett Mullen, Jessica Romano, Tracy Soller, Malinda Van Gorden; Hallstead Jamie Brooke Aldrich, Lisa Marie Bajkowski, Sarah Barnard, Amber Clapper, Neal Dawes, Scott Fuller, Elizabeth Gaughan, Melissa Lee, Alison Mayes, Jennifer Oliver, Nicole Pagliarella, Victoria Paulo-Snyder, Seth Pavlisak, Sara Resseguie, Fran Roach, Melisa Secord, Steven Spencer, Julie Teed, Matthew Tierney, John Vitellaro, Jessica Williams; Harford Brandon Bennett, Jonathan Bennett; Hop Bottom Holly Corbin, Sarah Corey, Leon Feduchak, Margaret Klees, John Maher, Linda Claire Misiura, Amanda Noble, Stephanie Noble, Alicia Oakley; Jackson Robin Cobb, Brittany Pavelski, Corey Pavelski; Kingsley Keisha Alden, Jessica Alquist, Rachael Gardoski, Luke Kavka, Cicara Payne; Little Meadows Zachary Kuhn; New Milford Summer Brandon, Donald Cunningham, Curtis Darrow, Stephen Delfino, Nicole Denny, Aundreah Derr, Colin Dixon, Kelly Drake, Maria Fancher, Justin Herbert, Bethany Martens, Abigail Onyon, Katie Onyon, Becci Phelps, Jonathan Pitcher, Justine Rood, Jordan Smith, Daniel Peter Ulco, Felecia Wilmot, Jennifer Young; South Montrose Allison Jerauld; Springville Melisa Naylor, Bethany Payne, Aimee Rezykowski; Susquehanna Abralyn Stone, Patricia Albrecht, Chris Balliet, Rachael Bayard, Shawna Bodtman, Brian Buzzell, Heather Carpenter, Hope Cosentino, Daniel Frechen, Amanda Hadlick, Katie Janoski, Rachel Janson, Kenneth Krug, Kevin James Lee, Brittany Page, Julie Page, Sachi Patel, George Paterno, Lisa Marie Paterno, Margaret Pelly, Claressa Price, Allen Russell, Amanda Russell, Deanne Sellitto, Melinda Stanton, Stephanie Tompkins, Tiffanie Tompkins, Shasta Treadway, Kelliann Walsh, Ashley Westbrook.
Three students from this area are included in the 2002-2003 edition of Whos Who Among American High School Students Sports Edition.
Whos Who Sports Edition, published by Educational Communications, Inc., Austin, Texas, is part of the largest recognition program in the nation honoring high school students. The Whos Who Sports Edition honors outstanding student-athletes.
Athletes are nominated by coaches, teachers, and sports organizations based on athletic achievement and participation in extra curricular activities.
Local student-athletes selected include: Katherine Stinavage, Thompson; Lauren McCawley, Union Dale; Lucas D. Mack, Kingsley.
The Guidance Department of the Montrose Junior/Senior High School will offer "Eighth Grade Curriculum Night" for parents of eighth grade students on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend to gather information in regard to the course selection process and programs of study for the next four years. A presentation explaining course requirements, graduation requirements, and other aspects relative to the course selection process will be offered by guidance staff.
Eighth graders will be asked to consider their educational goals in a classroom guidance class this spring. The team of parent, child, and guidance counselor will then need to make decisions on course selections that will help meet those educational goals.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served.
The Blue Ridge School District is in the process of getting ready for the April registration of the 2004-05 kindergarten students. According to school board policy, a child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if she/he has attained the age of five years by September 1.
All parents of potential Blue Ridge kindergarten students must contact the school for information regarding registration. If you have not made any contact, call 465-3141, ext. 609.
Jeffrey A. Rood, Susquehanna, is among the 1,505 people who were named to the Deans List for the fall semester 2003 at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff had to receive a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99 to qualify for the honor.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of the Susquehanna Community Elementary School, has scheduled the registration of Kindergarten students for the 2004-2005 school year on March 17 and 18. Registration will be conducted in the LGI room and the nurses office from 9:00 a.m. to 3: 00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17, students whose last name begins with: A 9:00 a.m.; B 10:00 a.m.; C 11:00 a.m.; D, E, F, G 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 18, students whose last name begins with: H, I, J, K 9:00 a.m.; L, M, N, O, P 11:00 a.m.; Q, R, S 12:00 p.m.; T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z 1:00 p.m.
In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a student must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2004.
Birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, medical emergencies form, school entry health history forms, vision consent/registration form, and pupil transportation form should be presented at the time of registration.
During kindergarten registration on march 17 and 18, vision, hearing and speech tests will be conducted. A school readiness quiz will be administered, and a brief parent interview will be conducted.
Parents who register after 2:00 p.m. are requested to park in the school parking lot, not in the bus lane on the front side of the school building.
If you have any questions, please call the school at 853-4921.
Janelle M. Mead, Great Bend, and Catherine M. Holleran, New Milford, have been included in the 2003 edition of Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. They are among the 63 students from the University of Scrantons undergraduate colleges who have been selected as national outstanding leaders.
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