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The Elk Lake Education Association held its annual Scholarship Banquet on May 28 in the high school gym. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the occasion, which honors students in grades 7-12 for academic achievement. Teachers served a delicious dinner, created by Mrs. Donna Evans and her food management classes, to approximately 250 students and parents.
Seniors are eligible to receive one of three, $1,000 scholarships given by the teachers at the awards program at the conclusion of the evening. This years recipients were Erin Karpich, Lara Beth Winschuh, and Kara Talcott.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the April, 2004 Student of the Month Award winners.
Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas. Those four areas are academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.
Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the May, 2004 Student of the Month Award winners.
Students in kindergarten, first and second grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas. Those four areas are academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.
Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
Elk Lake High School is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as April, 2004 Students of the Month.
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.
Nine Elk Lake students and their director attended the PMEA District 9 Band Festival held at Dallas Middle School on April. 30. Over 200 students from all over Northeastern Pennsylvania participated in this day-long festival. The music was prepared in their respective schools and then they practiced all day and performed a concert in the evening for parents and friends. Mr. Lou Piazza of the Dallas Middle School was the host director.
Misti and Erica Mroz (pictured), daughters of Michael and April Mroz, Hallstead, PA.
Misti graduated with her Master of Architecture Degree in an afternoon commencement at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on May 15, 2004. Misti also attended a graduation event at the College of Architecture in a special morning ceremony, with a graduating class of eight master students.
Misti received her Bachelor of Architecture from Clemson University, SC in 2001.
Misti graduated from Blue Ridge High School, Class of 1997.
Erica graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the one hundred fifty-fourth commencement of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA on May 23, 2004.
Erica was valedictorian of the class of 2000 at Blue Ridge High School, New Milford, PA.
Erica will be working as a software engineer for Raytheon Systems in State College, PA.
The Montrose Area Kiwanis was pleased to give two community service awards to Elk Lake Key Club members. At the senior high awards program Kiwanian Ed DeWitt presented Krystal Stephens and Kara Talcott with a $250 community service award.
Krystal plans to obtain employment in the Cosmetology field. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goulding of RR 1, Laceyville.
Kara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Talcott of Factoryville. She will be attending Shippensburg University majoring in Pre-Law and Business/Finance.
Danielle R. Chianese received a BS in Computer Science, Engineering Science Minor and Mathematics from Clarkson University on May 9, 2004.
Danielle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chianese, RR 2, Susquehanna.
A total of 1,501 students were eligible for the Spring 2004 Deans List at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. This recognition is given to students who received a quality point average of at least 3.60 while carrying at least 12 hours of credit for the semester.
Qualifying for the honor from our locale were: Brian M. Aldrich, Montrose; Tamra L. Bomford, Springville; Erika A. Briar, Susquehanna; Benjamin M. Carbone, Forest City; Maria T. Conigliaro, New Milford; Jon R. Dickison, Union Dale; Erin K. Griffiths, Forest City; Deirdre D. Philpott, Lanesboro; James R. Wolfe, Union Dale; Rebecca K. Wood, Jackson.
LaPlume, PA Keystone College recently celebrated its 133rd Commencement during ceremonies on the colleges 270-acre campus in LaPlume, PA.
Charlotte Ravaioli, vice president of academic and student affairs and dean of the college, and Albert G. Albert, chairman of the Board of Trustees, conferred the degrees. Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr., college president, officiated the ceremony. Degrees were conferred on 299 students, the largest graduating class in the colleges history and over half of the graduates received a baccalaureate degree.
Students who received a cumulative grade point average of 3.804.0 graduated summa cum laude. To qualify for magna cum laude and cum laude honors, students achieved a grade point average of 3.503.79 and 3.203.49 respectively.
Rachel A. Arrieta, Susquehanna, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Tara D. Backlund, Equinunk, graduated cum laude with an Associate in Fine Arts Degree.
Jeremy Biesecker, Gibson, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Mindi L. Carr, New Milford, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Amy J. Paolucci, New Milford, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Jennifer J. Pisasik, Kingsley, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Amanda A. Wheeler, Susquehanna, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Brian L. Wilder, Hallstead, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Alicia Wisnewski, Thompson, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Hershey, PA Penn State College of Medicine held its thirty-fourth commencement Sunday, May 16 at Founders Hall of the Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA. The Class of 2004 was comprised of 114 medical degree candidates and 38 doctoral degree candidates.
Kirk Hinkley, IV Hallstead was among the 152 students to receive their degree.
Kirk is the son of Kirk and Kathy Hinkley, Hallstead.
On May 15, 2004, approximately 9,000 students graduated from The Pennsylvania State University at Spring Commencement ceremonies, many of whom are from our readership area.
Following are students from our locale achieving the milestone.
Ashley R. Aldrich, Hallstead, AS, Occupational Therapy.
Jason J. Baldwin, Lawton, BS, Information Sciences and Technology.
Misty R. Bennett, Clifford, AS, Nursing.
John J. Carlin, Montrose, BS, Information Sciences and Technology.
Thomas M. Denkenberger, Montrose, BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, With Highest Distinction.
Jeremiah L. Fearnley, Montrose, BS, Animal Sciences.
Hilary S. Ferrel, Uniondale, BA, International Politics.
Christina M. Gardner, Susquehanna, AS, Nursing.
Angela F. Harris, Hallstead, BS, Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.
Kirk S. Hinkley, Hallstead, MD, Medicine.
Christopher C. Jerauld, Montrose, BS, Turfgrass Science.
Maren E. Johnson, Montrose, BA, Psychology With High Distinction.
Maureen E. Kane, Montrose, BS, Animal Sciences With Distinction.
Kerri A. Kaufman, Montrose, BA, Journalism.
Jocelyn M. Klim, Uniondale, AS, Nursing.
Rebecca A. Lesch, Brackney, BS, Information Sciences and Technology.
Amber P. Mizerak, Uniondale, BA, Advertising-Public Relations.
Michael J. Pinkowski, Montrose, BS, Business Logistics.
Kerri A. Pratt, Kingsley, BS, Chemistry, With High Distinction.
Stefanie D. Pribula, Clifford, Aengt Architectural Engineering Technology.
Nicholas R. Remington, Montrose, BS, Civil Engineering.
Melissa A. Rihl, Friendsville, BS, Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management, With Distinction.
Zachary W. Roeder, Montrose, BS, Forest Science.
Jennifer P. Stanis, Susquehanna, BS, Information Sciences and Technology.
Judith Stiles, Kingsley, BS, Nursing.
Jason C. Stockholm, Hallstead, BS, Computer Science.
Brian J. Winnie, New Milford, BS, Music Education.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced that there will be a make-up day for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration on Wednesday, June 23. Registration for kindergarten will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and pre-kindergarten registration will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Elementary Health Office.
Any parent who registers a child must bring a birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization records. A general health history form and pupil transportation form should be filled out at the time of registration.
A student must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2004 in order to be eligible for kindergarten, and four years of age on or before September 1, 2004 to be eligible for pre-kindergarten.
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