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Local Teens Attend BUSTED! Conference
Blue Ridge Students Honor Veterans
Scary And Fun!
Best Students Name The Best Teachers
Kimberly Frechen Is Presidential Scholar
Local H. S. Students Make Who's Who
Stacy Lyons Is S U Senator
Local Students In Who's Who Edition

Local Teens Attend BUSTED! Conference

The TREHAB Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program, in conjunction with the PA Department of Health and the Students Against Smoking Coalition, held a BUSTED! One-Day Conference on November 1 at the Montrose Bible Conference.

BUSTED! is Pennsylvania’s anti-tobacco youth movement. Since 2001, teens have organized tobacco prevention programs, established smoke free campaigns, and advocated against tobacco companies under this program. Through regional meetings and statewide summits as well as local events, BUSTED! recruits youth throughout the Commonwealth to advocate against tobacco use.

The Susquehanna County conference was open to all area high school students. Thirty-nine teens representing four school districts in the county participated. Keynote speaker and American Lung Association representative Anthony Delonti shared programs offered to help deter tobacco use, especially among youth. Leadership topics such as team-building, public speaking, and communication skills allowed teens to meet new youth and work together to solve problems.

Individual youth and school or community groups interested in joining BUSTED! or the Students Against Smoking Coalition should contact Brandy Pitcher, TREHAB Tobacco Control Specialist, at (570) 278-5237.

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Blue Ridge Students Honor Veterans

On Wednesday, November 10, Blue Ridge Elementary students gathered together with Veteran visitors from the area to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Veterans Day. The program included a message from the Commander of the VFW, Eddy Arnold and introductions of all our area veterans that were represented by Richard Rood, Commander of the American Legion Post 357.

The fifth grade select choir, directed by Mrs. Snitzer honored the veterans in attendance and American Legion Women’s Auxiliary with song. The Veterans Day tribute is an annual event at Blue Ridge Elementary to extend a heartfelt thank you to our men and women for their service to our country.

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Scary And Fun!

The Creative Play Preschool celebrated Halloween on October 28 and 29, with their parents, grandparents and teachers, Norma Chacona and Judith Boerner.

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Best Students Name The Best Teachers

A select group of America’s teachers are being honored by their toughest critics – their former students – in the eighth edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

The following list contains the names of teachers in our area who have been nominated by former students as those who have shaped and inspired the students’ current achievements: Rae Belle Albeck, Irvin Aten, Alicia Bird, Terry Blaisure, Anne Bode, George Bragan, Jeffrey Burkett, Stacy Bushong, Gayle Cobb, Mary Coleman, Donald Cunningham, Mary Ann Cunningham, Michael Cutri, Debra Earley, James Eastman, Teri Edwards, Charlotte Empet, Rose Ann Escandel, Thomas Escandel, Mark Ezdebski, Joseph Farrell, Patrick Flynn, Darren Garges, Fred Garm, Thomas George, Tricia Gilboy, Susannah Graham, Shirley Granger, Jason Griffiths, Renee Hare, Judith Hinkley, Leslile Hoal, Barbara Holbert, Linda Horan, Kathleen Host, William Host, Anne Houghton, Lee Hulsizer, Diana Hurlburt, Gail Jackson, Jack Keihl, Christopher Lake, Julie Lartz, Sonji Lee, Deborah Lewis, Tom Lewis, Marc Lippman, Patricia Lock, Jill Lunger, Alec Mazikewich, Randy Miller, Gary Miluszusky, Chris Montross, Dennis Newhard, Carol Palmisano, Laurie Papi, Brenda Phillips, Nina Pierson, Jan Price, Edward Price, Karen Purtell, Cathleen Regan, Elaine Revie, Laurie Rood, Marianne Scott, Cynthia Singer, Joan Skarbez, George Smith, Heather Smith, Andrew Snitzer, Elizabeth Stackhouse, Sandra Summers, Linda Tingley, Cynthia Washine, Dorothy Weir, Pamela Weiss, Christopher Wendt, Sara White, Sharon Wolfe.

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Kimberly Frechen Is Presidential Scholar

Kimberly Frechen, a student at Susquehanna Community High School, will attend the Presidential Classroom (PC) Scholars Program June 2-9, 2005 in Washington, DC. Presidential Classroom, the leader in civic education, provides the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors unprecedented access to the leaders who shape America’s public policy.

During the week-long program, PC Scholars interact with Washington insiders, including members of Congress, presidential appointees, senior military officials, top business leaders and journalists. Students observe the US Congress in action, visit their congressional offices and debate current issues with peers from the United States and abroad. They also visit the renowned sites of our nation’s capital such as the White House (by special invitation), the US Department of State and Arlington National Cemetery. Additional program highlights include a seminar on the floor of the US House of Representatives, Central Intelligence Agency briefing and foreign embassy visits.

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Local H. S. Students Make Who's Who

The following students from our area are included in the 38th annual edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students, 2003-04.

Browndale: Patrick Brothwell, Shawn Brothwell, Bridget Brown, Stephanie Coleman, Merissa Daugherty, Nicole Marsicano, Megan Moro, William Orasin, Scott Richards, Lauren Risboskin, Tim Ryan, Rebecca Taylor.

Lenoxville: Ashley Krizauskas.

Nicholson: Kelly Choplosky, Sara D’Amario, Katherine Dietrich, Elizabeth Hargrave, Candice Kilmer, Erica Lally, Kristyn Lartz, Erica Loder, James Loder, Gale Matthews, Matthew McWhorter, Melinda Minick, Kimberly Morden, Amy Pencek, Kevin Santamour, Randy Schultz, Mitchellynn Sheridan, Peter Shivock, Alana Speth, Jessica Speth, David Wert, Jr.

Thompson: Amber Gaffey, Ashley Hubal, Douglas Jones, Jessica Lee, Ryan Lee, Laura Plant, Kyle Price, Bridgette Stone, Deanna Stone.

Union Dale: Megan Chesnick, Kyle Hauser, Bethany Stockdale, Brynna Stockdale, Sara Zigon.

Laceyville: Mindy Adams, Danielle Bennett, Lacey Brewer, Emily Hoffman, Erica Huyck, Anthony McKennas, Christine McKennas, Christopher Tewksbury, Joel Weir, Megan Zaner.

Meshoppen: Brianne Buckingham, Nicole Chambers, Jesse Childress, Carly Dibble, Sara Greene, Micheal Hitchcock, Travis Hubert, Derek Johnson, Shawn Lees, Ryan McClain, Katie McKeon, Michael Mowry, Tiffany Remington, Shealynn Rogers, Heather Shadduck, Mandee Shingler, Erin Smurkowski, Brittney Sprout, Tia Terebieniec, Jason Walters, Josh Wood.

Montrose: Dominique Baltzley, Ashley Birchard, Shaloam Birchard, Halsey Carley, Autumn Carpenter, Aubrey Chance, Willow Chance, Gina Cherundolo, Amanda Curry, Sofia DeLousia, Krista DeRiancho, Ashley Donato, Elizabeth Gerhard, Joshua Gesford, Stephanie Gow, Andrea Gregory, Ashley Griffis, Brett Hagstrom, Beth Hance, Christopher Holinej, Carin Hoppe, Luke Jemmott, Joanna Kelley, Adrian Marie Kinney, Kaitlyn Kuroosky, Krystle Loomis, Emily Luff, Beverly Miszler, Samantha Peck, Kristin Shingler, Elisabeth Small, Erica Smith, Loren Smith, Jeffrey Snyder, Hilary Travis, Jude Mary Turner, Helena Tyler, Jessica Wells.

Brackney: Keith Boll, Sofia DeLousia, Thomas Depue, Amy Ellis, Benjamin Frantz, Lisa Harasymczuk, Brittany Harris, Heather Reed, Victoria Strope, Brianna Young.

Dimock: Ashley Benninger, Amanda Curry, Michelle Pellew, Samantha Post, Danielle Spadine.

Friendsville: Amber Johnson, Zach Jones, Jada Lyn Mancini, Jessica Meehan, Jessica Meehan, Bridgette Teed, Kyle Teed.

Great Bend: William Bennett, Jessica Burkett, Todd Ferry, Katie Hall, Nathan Hall, David Janda, Darci Margets, Michael Mullen, Jessica Romano, Tracy Soller, Malinda Van Gorden.

Hallstead: Megan Allen, Sarah Barnard, John Bovencamp, Jessica Calla, Neal Dawes, Kate Donovan, Anthony Dorunda, Kathleen Ann Gates, Elizabeth Gaughan, Tyler Gulick, Melissa Lee, Nicole Pagliarella, Victoria Paulo-Snyder, Seth Pavlisak, Shayna Porter, Fran Roach, Matthew Tierney, John Vitellaro, Jeremy Wescott, Jessica Williams.

Harford: Brandon Bennett, Jonathan Bennett.

Hop Bottom: Holly Corbin, Sarah Corey, Leon Feduchak, Margaret Klees, Stephanie Noble, Bethany Zablotsky.

Kingsley: Alesia Ainey, Tiffany Holgate, Luke Kavka, Amanda Sue Marcy, Benjamin Thomas, Heather Thomas.

Rushville: Samantha Post, Makaya Russick, Sarah Stang.

Little Meadows: Daniel Preston.

New Milford: Donald Cunningham, Stephen Delfino, Colin Dixon, Katelyn Franks, Lindsay Franks, Justin Herbert, Becci Phelps, Jordan Smith, Jennifer Young.

Springville: Jasmine Goodman, Troy Hinkley, Erin Karpich, Jessica Oakes, Lacey Payne, Chris Rezykowski, Julianne Spadine.

Susquehanna: Rachael Ballard, James Banko, Shawna Bodtman, Heather Carpenter, Megan Fae Clough, Benjamin Frye, Kenneth Krug, Francis Lake, Ginny Lynn Lane, Kevin Lee, Sachi Patel, Lisa Marie Paterno, Allen Russell, Amanda Russell, Leah Simko, Melinda Stanton, Abralyn Stone, Tiffany Tanner, Stephanie Tompkins, Tiffanie Tompkins, Curtis Walker, Denise Walker, Kelliann Walsh.

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Stacy Lyons Is S U Senator

Selinsgrove, PA – Stacy Lyons of Susquehanna, PA, has been elected junior class senator of the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. She will hold the position for the entire 2004-05 academic year.

SGA provides a responsible and representative student organization to assure an active student voice and role in governing the university. The Student Senate, the legislative branch of the association, provides a forum for student opinions. It deals with issues of concern to the entire student body and seeks solutions to campus problems. SGA representatives serve on university committees and the board of directors to promote communication and cooperation among students, faculty, and the administration.

Stacy, a mathematics and economics major, is a 2002 graduate of Susquehanna Community High School and the daughter of Mark and Denise Lyons.

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Local Students In Who's Who Edition

The following students from our area are included in the 2003-04 edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students – Sports Edition.

Forest City: Caitlyn McBride.

Nicholson: James Loder.

Thompson: Katherine Stinavage.

Laceyville: Donny Warner.

Montrose: Joanna Kelley, Beverly Miszler, Jeffrey Snyder.

Great Bend: Michael Mullen.

Hallstead: Joshua Rudock.

Kingsley: Lueas Mack.

New Milford: Heather Kelsey, Felisha Schaffer, Jordan Smith.

Susquehanna: Scott Meagley.

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