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Knights of Columbus John V. OReilly Council #3255, Holy Name of Mary Church, recently awarded scholarships to two graduating seniors of the parish. Recipients of this years awards were Jordan LaRue, who attends Montrose Area High School, and Lucas Mack, a senior at Mountain View High School. Jordan has been accepted to Mansfield University, where she will study Communications and minor in Pre-Law. Lucas Mack plans to attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology where he will study Diesel Technology.
"Jordan and Lucas were chosen to receive this years scholarships because of their many years of faithful service to the Holy Name of Mary Church," said Grand Knight Ken Janoski. "We are proud to honor these students, and we also offer our best wishes to the all of the graduating seniors in our church and community."
These scholarships were made possible through fundraising efforts by members of the council. The Knights invite you to purchase a homemade, freshly baked pie for your Memorial Day Picnic during the Montrose Sidewalk Sales on Saturday, May 29. The Knights pie stand will be located in front of Montrose Sporting Goods on Public Avenue. Proceeds of this sale benefit the Knights Scholarship Fund. Those wishing to donate pies may leave them at Montrose Sporting Goods before 7 p.m. on Friday, or by 9 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, call Grand Knight Ken Janoski at 278-2424.
Nearly 300 elementary students submitted posters for the annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest sponsored jointly by the PA Liquor Control Board, PA Department of Education, and TREHAB, along with local banks and businesses. The contest encourages students and their families to become more aware of the consequences of underage drinking while reinforcing the positive concept that young people can reach their goals by remaining alcohol free.
Four school districts were represented in the contest. A $50 savings bond, provided by a local bank, was awarded to the first place winner from each school, and local businesses provided prizes for the first, second, and third place winners.
Johnine Barnes, Brandy Pitcher, and Christina Carter, Prevention Specialists for TREHAB, presented awards at the schools during the final weeks of the school year, and delivered several winning posters to local businesses for display.
The following, by school, are contest winners: Elk Lake, first Cody Bushnell, second Kyleen Sisson, third Morgan Bender; Choconut Valley, first Thomas Lewis, second Alana Yeomans, third Johanna Hripto; Blue Ridge, first Cyera Jones, second Dalton Church, third Alex Cardoza; Susquehanna, first Ashley Craig, second Heather Gordon, third Matthew Hilling, HM Vincent Matta, HM Amber DeJean; Lathrop Street, first - Bryanne Clark, second Kimber Blaisure, third - Liana Stinson.
Arika Ann Ficarro, daughter of County Transcript owners Charles and Rita Ficarro graduated Thiel College May 8, 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Juvenile and Family Justice and Sociology.
Arika will continue her education at Edinboro University, for her Masters Degree this fall.
Brian Keith Pennypacker, Montrose, received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA.
Rachel Arrieta, daughter of Rachel and Michael Pavelski, Susquehanna, is leaving her home at Keystone College this semester, graduating May 22, 2004 with her Bachelors Degree in Communications.
Rachel plans on taking her wisdom to Disney this summer, where she will be completing an internship.
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