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The Mountain View Elementary School expressed the true meaning of the Christmas season with their outstanding participation in the 2004 Toys for Tots program. This was the first endeavor of this type undertaken by the student council of Mountain View Elementary and the effort was supported with overwhelming enthusiasm throughout the entire school.
Student council members visited classrooms and made flyers to hang throughout the school, requesting the toys early in December. Day by day toys started coming in and the pile kept getting bigger and bigger. In just a little over two short weeks the amount grew to over 600 toys! It was a show of support by Mountain View students and staff!
Pictured (l-r) are: HM Nass, Mrs. Birosak (advisor), Alex Lynn, Connie Schmidt, Olivia Zick, Travis Groover, Corey Brewer, Greg Adams, Adam Conklin, Lance Corporal Doblovosky.
The toys were picked-up by the Marines on December 21 and Mountain View Elementary School was given the Commander’s Award for outstanding achievement in support of the 2004 Toys for Tots Program. The Mountain View Elementary student council would like to applaud the students and staff of Mountain View Elementary School for their overwhelming support and generosity during the holiday season.
Kaitlin Wallace, formerly of Great Bend, PA was recently published in the “Who’s Who of Young American High School Students.”
Kaitlin is presently s Sophomore at LaFayette Junior/Senior High School, LaFayette, NY.
Kaitlin prides herself on her academics and has served as a mentor for younger students as well as a current member of the high school band and high school chorus. Her sports hobbies include cross country, lacrosse, volleyball and snowboarding. She is also a current member of the “People To People” program.
Kaitlin is the daughter of Wayne Wallace of North Syracuse, NY and James Fancher and Colleen Wallace-Fancher, LaFayette, NY. Kaitlin is also the granddaughter of Bernard and Joan O’Neil of Hallstead, PA and James and Helen Wallace, Montrose, PA and Joan Fancher, Great Bend, PA.
The Mountain View Elementary Chimette Choir has had a successful and busy season in 2004. The group started meeting in mid-September, once a week for 40 minute practice sessions.
Chimettes are similar to hand bells. Although they are not as expensive and don’t require as much maintenance, the technique is still very much the same. Each member of the choir has certain chimettes they must ring at the proper time. When all of them play together, the individual notes combine to make music.
Pictured (l-r) are: front row - Olivia Zick, Ashley Conklin, Andrea Mason, Lindsey Harvey, Mary Walker, Diandra Bucksbee, Samantha Knowlton.; middle row - Bethany Kavka, Mrs. Birosak (director), Alex Lynn, Alaney Berish; back row - Kalena Williams, Karsten Wallis, Ryan Walsh, Gregory Adams, Corey Brewer.
The group did a lot of performing this year, starting with a performance in November for the Lupus Foundation in Scranton. For three days in December they played for many places in our area, among them Gracious Living Estates in South Montrose, Meadowview Senior Living Center in Montrose, the NEIU early intervention program in New Milford, Faith Mountain Christian Academy in New Milford, Barnes Kasson in Susquehanna and both the Personal Care and Nursing Centers in Forest City. They also played at the Viewmont Mall one Sunday afternoon in December for Christmas shoppers passing by.
These students have done outstanding work! It requires intense concentration and practice to be successful at chimettes. Hats off to this fine group of young people!
Following is the Blue Ridge Elementary School first marking period Honor Roll for the 2004-05 school year.
HIGH HONOR ROLL
Mrs. Buffington - Sonja Campbell, Autumn Hadlick, Meagan Hoyt, Keith Paumgardhen.
Mrs. Chamberlain - Amanda Reese, Mitchell Wages, Wesley Ward, Ashley Warren.
Mr. Mazikewich - Margaret Darrow, Kevin McCarey.
Mrs. Wolfe - Austin Barrett, Rachel Casella, Kailey Ragard.
Mrs. Buffington - Shamika Dommes, Kyle Frailey, Ethan Mansfield, Gage Piechocki, Faith Rychlewski, Brittney Thomas, Megan VanGorden.
Mrs. Chamberlain - Shawn Darrow, Kellie Jesse, Kayla Muzzy, Kelsey Ralston, Michael Robbs, Levi Schmidt, Sean Stanley.
Mr. Mazikewich - Jessica Chandler, Annie Dunn, Jacqueline Furch, Amber Gard, Amanda Garnett, Cyerah Jones, David Miller, Caleb Watts, Nicole Whitney.
Mrs. Wolfe - Alex Cardoza, Mike Dorunda, Keely FitzGerald, Emmalee Huston, Danika Lawson, Nicholas Schell, Stephen Starks, William Weber.
Following are the Blue Ridge Elementary Citizens of the Month for December, 2004.
Kindergarten: Mrs. Johnson - Kandace Smith; Mrs. Ogeka - Amber Cavanaugh; Mrs. Rhone - Corbin French; Mrs. Small - Hayleigh Fekette; Mrs. Whitehead - Dulce Tobon-Montiel.
Grade 1: Miss Bowman - Cassidy Green; Mrs. Button - Deborah Roberts; Mrs. Reese - Taylor Hall; Mrs. Scott - Dylan Monks; Mrs. Skal - Wesley Richardson.
Grade 2: Mrs. Hepler - Allen Weed; Ms. Levine - Ben Frailey; Mrs. Theophila - Erin Hoyt; Mrs. Yurgosky - Marisa Rumage.
Grade 3: Mrs. Berger - Craig Monks; Mrs. Harter - Michelle Norton; Mrs. Kelly - Jessica Loomis; Miss Pease - Sara Price.
Grade 4: Mrs. Bartkus - Ashby Guzy; Mrs. Eidenier - T.J. DeMartino III; Mr. Goff - Riley Fekette; Mr. Jones - Will Ralston.
Grade 5: Mrs. Buffington - David Entrot; Mrs. Chamberlain - Jacob Hinkley; Mr. Mazikewich - Amber Gard; Mrs. Wolfe - Alex Cardoza.
Mrs. Bleck - William Weber.
Mrs. Heal - Dustin Canfield.
Mrs. Hitchcock - Abby Hall.
Mrs. Suchy - Jason Gunn.
Mrs. Klenchik - Natasha Luce.
The following area students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University were named to the Deans List for the Fall 2004 semester. To qualify for the Deans List, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.
Local students achieving the honor were Lisa Harasymczuk, Brackney, and Brandon Robinson, Springville.
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