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Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces the "Students of the Month" for September, 2004.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
The second grade classes from Elk Lake Elementary School visited the Susquehanna County Recycling Center recently. They toured the facility and learned how all of the plastic, glass, metals and paper are processed for marketing so that it can be made into new products.
Dimock, PA - Did you know that the demand for qualified workers in the field of healthcare is at an all-time high in Pennsylvania? The field of healthcare is extremely diverse and offers a variety of career opportunities.
On November 3, a Health Career Day will take place at the Elk Lake High School/Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center in Dimock. Students in 9th grade from the various school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties will be bussed to this event. Students will have a chance to interact with health care professionals, as well as post-secondary educators that provide training in health care fields.
On November 8, Elk Lake School District 8th graders will participate in a virtual web cast experience. The virtual web cast will include a message from the Governor, a 30-minute video highlighting various health careers in demand and a question and answer session with a panel of local health care professionals.
Careers in healthcare are rewarding, challenging and diverse and offer vast opportunities for advancement. Featured healthcare careers include nursing, imaging, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, and medical technician/technologist. A career as a direct care worker offers rewarding opportunities to develop direct relationships with patients and provide hands-on working experience. Education and training services are available throughout the State for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and can be accessed through local PA CareerLink offices.
The Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission (NTRPDC), along with the Healthcare Awareness Week Advisory Committee, has planned and will act as facilitator at the events.
If your child would like to participate in the Health Career Day, contact the Guidance Office at the Elk Lake High School by calling (570) 278-1106.
News of the car crash death of Seton Catholic Central basketball star Bradley D. Conklin, 17, broke across area headlines during the week following the May 21st tragedy. His all-too-short life remains a shining light for those who knew him. Friends, family, coaches, teammates and even sports opponents recognize Brad for his love of life, positive outlook and his uncanny ability to seek and find good in every person and situation.
To commemorate this life and spirit the Bradley David Conklin Memorial Basketball Scholarship Fund has been established by the Conklin family and friends at the Community Foundation of Susquehanna County. It has grown from many generous contributions and now exceeds $38,000. It will continue to generate perpetual annual scholarships for local high school seniors whose lives reflect Brads hard work, love of basketball and life, and kindness.
The 2004 award winners of this scholarship are Michael F. Manni and John W. Miller, Jr. both of Binghamton, NY, Brian Fiore of Hazleton, PA, Vincent Scalzo of Shickshinny, PA, and Dustin Ralston of New Milford, PA. They each received $500 towards their school tuition.
Brad Conklin was a 6-foot-8 All-Metro basketball Player of the Year who had caught the attention of many Division I college coaches eager to recruit him. He did dominate games locally, averaging 23.9 points and ten rebounds per game, but it is his kindness that makes him especially missed. His family now reflects, "Brad knew in his heart and mind that all good things come from God, and he lived life to the fullest."
He once stopped to shake hands and thank a journalist who featured him favorably in an article. Coaches report that even though he exhibited an obvious natural talent he continued to work hard, leading the younger players, and never taking his ability for granted. He appeared as a "show and tell" basketball player before the third grade class of a buddys nine-year-old brother. The same youngster recalls Brad reading a childrens book to him on the way home from a game.
"The scholarship is meant to commemorate his spirit and his wonderful life," says family friend Tony Cerasaro who initiated the fund. Contributions are welcome and will continue to benefit local athletes and keep Brad Conklins memory alive into the future. The address is: c/o Community Foundation of Susquehanna County, 36 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.
Following are the Blue Ridge Elementary School Citizens Of The Month for September, 2004.
KINDERGARTEN: Mrs. Johnson Maura Gillespie; Mrs. Ogeka Devin Donnelly; Mrs. Rhone Bailey Shaw; Mrs. Small Allison Hewitt; Mrs. Whitehead Alex Buchanan.
GRADE 1: Miss Bowman Kathryn Carpenter; Mrs. Button Kevin Lewis; Mrs. Reese Nolan Hausser; Mrs. Scott Cassidy Church; Mrs. Skal Connor Hartman.
GRADE 2: Mrs. Hepler Erin Perry; Ms. Levine Cheyne Brulla; Mrs. Theophila Katherine Kempa; Mrs. Yurgosky Tyler Gunn.
GRADE 3: Mrs. Berger Brittany Welch; Mrs. Harter Sarah Yarosh; Mrs. Kelly Adam Collins; Miss Pease Dylan Darrow.
GRADE 4: Mrs. Bartkus Madison Button; Mrs. Eidenier Jessica Jhingoor; Mr. Goff Joseph Phillips; Mr. Jones Tyler Shiptoski.
GRADE 5: Mrs. Buffington Faith Rychlewski; Mrs. Chamberlain Ashley Warren; Mr. Mazikewich Jessica Chandler; Mrs. Wolfe Rachel Casella.
Mrs. Bleck Eden Lacey.
Mrs. Heal Logan Luce.
Mrs. Hitchcock Justin Carpenter.
Mrs. Suchy Matthew Welsch.
Mrs. McDonald Jessica Weber.
Donna Joy Gunning, New Milford, recently received an Associate in Science Degree from Luzerne County Community College.
Kathryn Jean Haberle, Union Dale, has been named to the Deans List at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the first and second summer sessions.
Washington, DC Larissa Fallon, a native of Kingsley and freshman at American University, recently participated in a community service project in which freshman students contributed more than 10,00 hours of service at 59 sites around the Washington, DC area. Larissa, a recent graduate of Mountain View High School, volunteered at Stanton Elementary.
Students served and prepared meals, rebuilt homes, cleaned local and national parks, and worked with children and the disabled. The Freshman Service Experience started in 1991 with only 30 students.
Michael J. Stracka, RR 3, Susquehanna, was among the Millersville University students who were awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health during MUs 2004 summer sessions.
Michael is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stracka, Susquehanna.
Chancellor's Scholarships at Syracuse University are awarded to entering first-year and transfer students and recognize outstanding academic achievement. To receive a Chancellor's Scholarship, students must have strong academic credentials in high school, be active in extracurricular and community activities, and demonstrate good character and citizenship. Awards are valued up to $8,000 per year and are renewable.
The following area residents were named Chancellor's Scholars at Syracuse University: Lisa Harasymczuk, Brackney, enrolled in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences majoring in biology; and Alyssa Jones, Friendsville, enrolled in Syracuse University's L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science majoring in bioengineering.
Susquehanna Community High School Theater Department will present the Neil Simon musical comedy "Sweet Charity" on November 12 and 13 in the High School Auditorium. Performances are Friday evening at 7:30, a Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30. Ticket reservations can be made by calling (570) 853-4692 or (570) 853-4921, ext. 2399 or 2344. Ticket prices are $6.00 adults, $5.00 students and senior citizens.
Theresa Hennessey-Scott received her Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, on August 12, 2004.
Theresa is the daughter of Richard and Pamela Hennessey of Susquehanna. She is currently practicing at the Meadowlands-York Hospital in York, PA.
Theresa resides in Shrewsbury, PA with her husband, Mitchell Scott.
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