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Graduation Date: June 12, 2004
Picture of Class Officer
Front row, left to right:
Location: Forest City Regional High School Gymnasium
Valedictorian - Brianna Young
Daughter of Bryan Young and Carol Rosenkrans
National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Student Council, Key Club, Peer Tutoring, Ski Club President, Class of 2004 President, HOBY Leadership Conference, German National Honor Society
College: Houghton College
Daughter of Allen and Susan Harvey
National Honor Society President, Scholastic Team, Key Club, German Club Vice President, German National Honor Society Vice President, AP Club, Read Across America, Scholar of the Year, Eckerd drug associate
College: Temple University
Major: 6 year Doctorate of Pharmacy Program
Graduation: June 11, 2004
Senior Class Officers
President Heather Warneke; Vice President Amanda Fallon
Secretary Claressa Price; Treasurer Jessica Williams
Alexis C. Franks was awarded a Bachelors of Science Degree in Recreational Therapy at the May 16 commencement exercise held by Utica College of Syracuse University at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, NY. The 2000 graduate from Blue Ridge High School, was named to the Utica College Dean's Honor List for distinguished academic performance during the spring 2004 semester.
Alexis is currently pursuing her certification as a CTRS, Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, while working for UnitedHealth Services at Binghamton General Hospital. She is the daughter of Rick and Dawn Franks of Great Bend.
Chad F. Bennett, Kingsley earned his Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology through the College of Education and Human Development at Marywood University during Commencement ceremonies on May 9, 2004.
Chad also earned a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2002 from Marywood University.
Chad is the son of George and Leona Bennett, Kingsley.
Political Science Major Lora MacDonald graduated Magna Cum Laude on May 15, with the class of 2004, at Lock Haven University. With dedication to her education and future goals, Lora was not only on the Deans List but didnt waste one minute of her four-year stay at Lock Haven. Within that four years, Lora spent a semester abroad, in Morocco as well as spending this past semester excelling at an internship that she was awarded in Harrisburg, PA working with the Department of Children and Youth.
Lora, the daughter of Wendy and Paul Dudley of Oakland, and Kevin and Tammy MacDonald of Springville, has recently moved into the Reading, PA area. Future plans include beginning an intense Masters Degree program at Lehigh University, where she has been accepted for this fall.
County GOP Women Award Scholarships
The Susquehanna County Council of Republican Women has announced the scholarship winners for 2004. The "Carmel Sirianni Memorial Scholarship" was awarded to a student in each of our county high schools, who through community service involvement has exhibited exceptional leadership skills. Serving on the committee were Donna Cosmello and Mary Evans. The awards were presented by Marion OMalley, Donna Cosmello, Cathy Benedict, Unadine Wiseman, Alyssa Federici and Mary Evans.
The recipients were:
Charles Winschuh, Springville, was a May 8, 2004 graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree.
Christi L. Boughton graduated from College Misericordia with a Bachelors Degree in Medical Imaging. Christi has decided to continue her education at College Misericordia for her Masters in Organizational Management. She will also be attending Nuclear Medicine School at Wilkes-Barre General, in the fall.
Christi is the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Boughton, RR 2, Susquehanna.
The Susquehanna Community Elementary School Field Day was held on June 7, 2004. The following is a listing of first, second, third, fourth, and fifth place ribbon winners by grade level in each event (boys listed first, girls listed second).
Softball Throw: 1st Brady Towner, 2nd Christian Miller, 3rd Daniel Staros, 4th Jonathan Hilling, 5th Justin Stanford; 1st Samantha DeMaria, 2nd Olivia Rockwell, 3rd Nicole Barnes, 4th Nicole Shay, 5th Alisha Sanborn.
50 Meter Dash: 1st Lucas Brinton, 2nd Luke Falletta, 3rd Shawn Martin, 4th Brad Sherman, 5th Austin Felter; 1st Ana Smith, 2nd Ashley Fisk, 3rd Mikayla Hargett, 4th Marissa Hodge, 5th Sara Perry.
Running Long Jump: 1st Jonathan Hilling, 2nd Daniel Staros, 3rd Justin Stanford, 4th Zachary Colllins, 5th Kasey Burdick; 1st Katie Greene, 2nd Olivia Rockwell, 3rd Alisha Sanborn, 4th Nicole Barnes, 5th Ivy Christensen.
Standing Long Jump: 1st Shawn Norton, 2nd Luke Falletta, 3rd Lucas Brinton, 4th Brad Sherman, 5th Dustin Hansen; 1st Sara Perry, 2nd Ashley Fisk, 3rd Ana Smith, 4th Shelby Brinton, 5th Marissa Hodge.
Softball Throw: 1st Brett Shelp, 2nd Fred Ainey, 3rd Sal Pelicci, 4th Joshua Wheeler, 5th Delbert Rowlands; 1st Mashawna Hargett, 2nd Emily Staros, 3rd Katelyn Sherman, 4th Larisa Stevens, 5th Brett Meixner.
50 Meter Dash: 1st Nick Acosta, 2nd Jonathan Felter, 3rd D.J. Price, 4th Austin DeVries, 5th Steven Frye; 1st Ciera Scepaniak, 2nd Kaelin Payne, 3rd Amber Dubanowitz, 4th Victoria Trynoski, 5th Desirae Hansen.
Running Long Jump: 1st Joshua Wheeler, 2nd Melvin Batson, 3rd Michael Yi, 4th Nolan Reddon, 5th David Hallisey; 1st Lauren Marco, 2nd Emily Staros, 3rd Mashawna Hargett, 4th Cynthia Houman, 5th Katelyn Sherman.
Standing Long Jump: 1st Jonathan Felter, 2nd D.J. Price, 3rd Nicholas Lloyd, 4th Austin DeVries, 5th Adam Rhone; 1st Ciera Scepaniak, 2nd Alexis Roe, 3rd Destiny Noble, 4th Sydney Avery, 5th Micaela Rhone.
Softball Throw: 1st Tyler Hines, 2nd Dylan Krall, 3rd William Terpstra, 4th Gerard Martin, 5th Donald Wilmot; 1st Callie Truex, 2nd Britney Glover, 3rd Brianne Bianco, 4th Casey Williams, 5th Devin Breese.
50 Meter Dash: 1st Andrzej Tomczyk, 2nd Troy Maby, 3rd Caleb Scepaniak, 4th Cole Mallery, 5th Alex Peksa; 1st Dominique Cina, 2nd Melissa Kukowski, 3rd Lindsey Glidden, 4th Ashley Sweeney, 5th Chelsea Sparks.
Running Long Jump: 1st William Terpstra, 2nd Donald Wilmot, 3rd Nathaniel Gunderman, 4th Tyler Hines, 5th Dylan Krall; 1st Callie Truex, 2nd Kyleigh Fiske, 3rd Emily Carmody, 4th Britney Glover, 5th Melayna Amrein.
Standing Long Jump: 1st Cole Mallery, 2nd Troy Maby, 3rd Alex Peksa, 4th Caleb Scepaniak, 5th Andrzej Tomczyk; 1st Lindsey Glidden, 2nd Melissa Kukowski, 3rd Danielle Barnes, 4th Dominique Cina, 5th Ashley Sweeney.
Softball Throw: 1st Stephen Lee, 2nd Thomas Maby, 3rd Vincent Matta, 4th Austin Cowperthwait, 5th Aaron Arthur; 1st Brooke Andersen, 2nd Courtney Arthur, 3rd Alisha Russo, 4th Jillian Truex, 5th Amber DeJean.
50 Meter Dash: 1st Greg Price, 2nd George Wilkes, 3rd Brandon Deakin, 4th Alexx Nelson, 5th Brian Yi; 1st Ashley Craig, 2nd Ashley Elliott, 3rd Melissa Valentine, 4th Toni Tesa, 5th Victoria Greenleaf.
High Jump: 1st Jared Kelley, 2nd Jared Lawson, 3rd Thomas Maby, 4th Stephen Lee, 5th Jamie Boerner; 1st Alisha Russo, 2nd Amber DeJean, 3rd Courtney Arthur, 4th Stephanie Zappe, 5th Stephanie Antolos.
Running Long Jump: 1st Greg Price, 2nd Alexx Nelson, 3rd Brandon Deakin, 4th Tim Flanagan, 5th Mark Conklin; 1st Ashley Elliott, 2nd Mary Kemmerer, 3rd Alexis Gerhardt, 4th Ashley Craig, 5th Victoria Greenleaf.
Softball Throw: 1st Taylor Mroz, 2nd Taylor Cundey, 3rd Randy Stone, 4th Kyle Napolitano, 5th Alex Price; 1st Kelly Burke, 2nd Kacey Norris, 3rd Kaitlyn Halesky, 4th Maureen Lawson, 5th Kristen Wentzell.
50 Meter Dash: 1st Kevin Cavanaugh, 2nd Robert Hubal, 3rd Nicholas Vales, 4th Steven Schmidt, 5th Jordan Boerner; 1st Amanda Roth, 2nd Kim Aldrich, 3rd Kelsey Carmody, 4th Christine Compton, 5th Gabrielle Peksa.
High Jump: 1st James Norton, 2nd David Vales, 3rd Arron Bryson, 4th Devon Shelp, 5th Cody Colwell; 1st Brooklynne Baker, 2nd Susan Greene, 3rd Kelly Burke, 4th Kacey Norris, 5th Kristen Wentzell.
Running Long Jump: 1st Nicholas Vales, 2nd Kevin Cavanaugh, 3rd Steven Schmidt, 4th T.J. Gall, 5th Scott Cordner; 1st Amanda Roth, 2nd Gabrielle Peksa, 3rd Kelsey Carmody, 4th Mabel Masker, 5th Christine Compton.
Softball Throw: 1st Jordan Aldrich, 2nd Jacob Gladstone, 3rd John Herbert, 4th Philip Barnes, 5th Trent Kennerup; 1st Reva Nusbaum, 2nd Courtney Dininny, 3rd Kelly Conklin, 4th Kyla Kemmerer, 5th Lauren Reddon.
50 Meter Dash: 1st James Petriello, 2nd Gafston Stone, 3rd Craig Schutt, 4th Zachary Reed, 5th Chris Repa; 1st Alisha DeJean, 2nd Kayla Valentine, 3rd Maggie Lawrenson, 4th Ashlee Getter, 5th Brittany McGuane.
High Jump: 1st Philip Barnes, 2nd Nicholas Felter, 3rd Jordan Aldrich, 4th Harrison Piercy, 5th Chris Kimble; 1st Jami Towner, 2nd Kristi Lake, 3rd Alisha Martin, 4th Courtney Dininny, 5th Kylee Kelley.
Running Long Jump: 1st Justin Falletta, 2nd Gafston Stone, 3rd James Petriello, 4th Chris Repa, 5th Justin Johnson; 1st Sonal Patel, 2nd Ashlee Getter, 3rd Kayla Valentine, 4th Christie Jennings, 5th Mindy Batson.
On May 23, 2004, Kelly Rodden received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Fordham Law School, New York City. She graduated magna cum laude and received both the Addison M. Metcalf and Henrietta Metcalf awards for academic excellence.
Kelly is a 2001 graduate of Colgate University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She is a 1997 graduate of Elk Lake High School.
In September, Kelly will commence employment at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, in New York City.
Kelly is the daughter of Ken and Diane Rodden of Rush, PA.
Following is a list of local students who qualified to be inducted into the National Honor Roll: Joseph Bednarchik, Susquehanna; Joseph M. Bennett, Jr., Susquehanna; Dan Brenner, Hallstead; Jessica Burkett, Great Bend; Heather N. Carpenter, Susquehanna; Jordan Clapper, Great Bend; Tiffany Colewell, New Milford; Amanda Curry, Montrose; Neal A. Dawes, Hallstead; Stephen Delfino, New Milford; Nicole Denny, New Milford; Katelyn Donovan, Hallstead; Anthony Dorunda, Hallstead; Nicole Edwards, New Milford; Stephen J. Esposito, Hallstead; Travis Findley, Hallstead; Stacy Fisher, New Milford; Daniel C. Fuller, Hallstead; Sarah Gardner, New Milford; Joshua Gesford, Montrose; Andrea P. Gregory, Montrose; Danielle Gulick, Hallstead; Justin Herbert, New Milford; Glenn Hodges, Hallstead; Sarah Leann Holmes, Thompson; Frederick Janson, Jr., Susquehanna; J. L. Kimble, Thompson; Ken Krug, Susquehanna; Stephanie Kwader, Montrose; Melissa Lee, Hallstead; Kyle Leonard, Susquehanna; John L. Madas, Kingsley; Darci Margets, Great Bend; Valeen Marquez, Thompson; Jennifer McMicken, Montrose; Heather Mae Neary, Great Bend; Aaron J. Onyon, New Milford; Nicole Pagliarella, Hallstead; Victoria E. Paulo-Snyder, Hallstead; Becci Phelps, New Milford; Beatty J. Price, Union Dale; Claressa M. Price, Susquehanna; Marlena R. Price, Union Dale; Kasandra Ralston, New Milford; Amanda Russell, Susquehanna; Desireé Lynn Sheridan, Susquehanna; Jennifer Sheridan, New Milford; Debra L. Singer, Hallstead; Matthew E. Tierney, Hallstead; Lydia G. Tompkins, Montrose; Stephanie Tompkins, Susquehanna; Tiffanie A. Tompkins, Susquehanna; Helena Tyler, Montrose; Krista Van Ggaasbeck, Susquehanna; Adam David Wademan, Susquehanna; Jennifer Young, New Milford.
The following is a list of Susquehanna Community Elementary students who received a Reading Achievement Award for the fourth marking period. 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, Mikayla Hargett, Christian Miller, Billy Reddon, Olivia Rockwell, Allison Ryder, Rebecca Schiffer, Daniel Staros, Marty Swartz, Taryn Tross, Jacki Wheeler.
Mrs. Rowe 1-2: Shelby Brinton, Ivy Christensen, Jerry Hallisey, Brendan Lamb, Tyler Petriello, Brad Sherman, Max Webster, Samantha Yoskowitz.
Mrs. Davis 1-3: Kasey Burdick, Brianna Burlingame, Susan Chamberlain, Luke Falletta, Austin Felter, Ashley Fisk, Mykal Hilkert, Nicole Hines, Keith Hubal, Adam MacDonald, Anastasia Smith, Justin Stanford, Emily Stark
Mrs. Fancher - 1-4: Dakota Irwin, Dale Reid, Tiara Rokita, Shirlynne Wademan.
Mrs. Brieden LS-1: Justin Acone, Zachary Collins, Sara Perry, Joshua Stumbo.
Mrs. Hilling 2-1: Nicholas Acosta, Jonathan Felter, Rachel Hubal, Lauren Marco, Brett Meixner, Micaela Rhone, Emily Staros, Michael Yi.
Mrs. Chervanka 2-2: Melvin Batson, Kaitlyn Bray, Richard Brower, Mashawna Hargett, Alyssa Jacobs, Richard (Sal) Pelicci, Brandon Soden, Cody Staerker.
Mrs. Houghton 2-3: Chelsea Ayres, Amber Dubanowitz, Kaelin Payne, Nolan Reddon, Victoria Trynoski.
Mrs. Mazikewich 2-4: Sydney Avery, Nicholas Chamberlain, John DelaPlaine, Joseph DelaPlaine, Nicholas Lloyd, Kyle MacDonald, Ashley Miller, Ciera Scepaniak, Mark Zappe.
Mrs. Burdick LS-2: Kelly Gordon, Brooke Morrison, Cody Rockwell.
Mrs. Lubaszewski - 3-1: Brett Archambault, Mitchell Corse, Caitlynn ODell, Raymond Polak, Ryan Swanson, Ashley Sweeney.
Mrs. Stone 3-2: Melayna Amrein, Justin Collemacine, Kyleigh Fiske, Britney Glover, Callie Truex, Amberly Warner.
Mrs. Heath 3-3: Danielle Barnes, Derek Case, Daniel Cordner, Melissa Kukowski, Amanda Marco, Casey Williams.
Mrs. Soden 3-4: Megan Canfield, Lindsey Glidden, Chelsea Matta, Austin Smith.
Mrs. Rockwell LS-3: Kevin Bush, Cody Dibble, Tyler Reed, Lucas Wentzell.
Mrs. Hinkley 4-1: Brandon Deakin, Stephanie Skurski.
Mrs. Fuller 4-2: Jeffrey Wayman, Brian Yi.
Mrs. Stanley 4-3: Courtney Arthur, Thomas Maby.
Mrs. Homer 4-4: Matthew Hilling, Morgan Orsharick.
Mrs. Dubas LS-4: Brenda Kochmer.
Mr. Hall 5-1: Zachary Baker, Kelly Burke, Nicholas Marco, Basia Polak, Alex Price.
Mrs. Conklin 5-2: Sean Leonard, Sarah Parsons, Ryan Rosenthal, Derek Williams.
Mr. Presley 5-3: Kelsey Carmody, Robert Skiba, Melissa Zawisky.
Mrs. Steele 5-4: Kyle Napolitano, Nicholas Vales, David Winn.
Mr. Rezykowski 6-1: Kelly Conklin, Nicholas Felter, John Herbert, Shawn Norton, Jami Towner.
Mr. Escandel 6-2: Mindy Batson, Thomas Kelly, Jr.
Mrs. Dooley 6-3: Dillon Comstock, Courtney Dininny, Kyla Kemmerer.
Mrs. Glidden 6-4: Kaitlyn Adam, Kaitlin Callender, Maria Elena Canzoneri, Maggie Lawrenson, Brandon Stone.
On April 23, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association presented Mrs. Roseann Kello Barnes, formerly of Susquehanna, with the 2004 Citation of Excellence in Teaching. This distinguished honor comes as no surprise to those who know Mrs. Barnes, her teaching style, and her commitment to mentoring student teachers. Although Mrs. Barnes has taught in three elementary schools, when given a choice of schools, she opted to remain at Mary D. Lang, the school which most strongly reflects cultural diversity.
Sister Kathleen C. Doutt of Immaculata University works with Mrs. Barnes to introduce music education majors to the classroom. Sister Kathleen stated in her nomination letter that, "when my music education majors return from observing at Mary D. Lang, they are always energized and excited about the prospect of a career in music education. Mrs. Barnes energy and musicality motivate children, many of whom learn English as a second language and most of whom would never otherwise have the advantage of learning music."
Mr. Michael Solon, Curriculum supervisor said it best "Your music program could serve as a model for all music teachers!"
Roseann is the daughter of Lenny and Mary Rose Kello, Susquehanna.
Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC Honor Roll list for the fourth marking period of the 2003-04 school year.
Rhonda Arnold, Stephanie Benedict, Shelley Benson, Michael Bisch, Heather Boltz, Jessica Bunnell, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Heather Deacon, Stephanie Graves, Justin Hopkins, Jared Kloda, Kelley McCarthy, Amanda Mower, Ashley Mower, Samantha Peck, Jennifer Ransom, Brenda Rozell, Nicole Seymour, Jennifer Singer, Stacey Singer, Kristina Smith, Brianna Spencer, Heather Stewart, Erick Stone, Krista Strohl, Nikki Traver, Jessica Vanderpool, Katrina Walsh, Lisa Welsch.
Stephanie Branning, Natasha Burton, Anthony Butts, Nicole Chambers, Kenneth Coleman, Roberta Donahue, Richard Empett, Kelly Foux, Anthony Fuller, Dylan Griffiths, Tanya Herman, Aaron Hitchcock, Christopher Hughes, Erin Karpich, Danielle Kishbaugh, Henry Mast, Bryane McCarey, Andrew Miner, Tiffany Mitchell, Adam Nagy, Kristi Newhart, Diann Nogick, Cassandra Roth, Heidi Schell, Brian Slofkosky, Erik Tallada, Jason Titus, Jaimy Watson.
The University of Scranton conferred 1,044 graduate and undergraduate degrees on May 30, at its commencement ceremony. University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., presented 849 bachelors and associates degrees and 195 masters degrees at the ceremony.
Local undergraduate degree recipients were as follows.
Catherine M. Holleran, New Milford, with a BS in Elementary Education.
Janelle M. Mead, Great Bend, with a BS in Elementary Education.
Sarah A. Teel, Dimock, with a BS in Health Sciences, PT Track.
Local graduate degree recipients were as follows.
Amy R. Deming, Brackney, with an MS in Curriculum and Instruction.
Teri A. O'Reilly, Friendsville, with an MS in Educational Administration.
Ray G. Osburn, Kingsley, with an MS in School Counseling.
James T. Stiles, Kingsley, with an MS in Nursing.
Tammy E. Stone, Thompson, with an MS in School Counseling.
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