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Two students from Elk Lake School were accepted into the PMEA District 9 Chorus held at Riverside High School from January 26 - 29, 2005. Students auditioned for placement into the chorus in October. Matthew Wallikas (right), son of Mrs. Brenda Wallikas and Mr. Joe Polons of Auburn, and Tim Jones (left), son of Mrs. Edith Jones of Dimock were accepted on the Bass I part. The chorus performed under the direction of Dr. Rodney Eichenberger from Florida State University. Matt and Tim are students of Mrs. Barbara Holbert, Elk Lake Choral Director.
A large group of chorus members from Elk Lake School were selected and participated in the Susquehanna County Music Festival held at Forest City Regional High School on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2004. Students were divided into two performing groups, Junior and Senior Chorus. Junior Chorus, students in grades 7-9, performed under guest conductor Mrs. Barbara Holbert from Elk Lake. Accompanist for the group was Elk Lake freshman Christina Jensen. Senior Chorus members sang under the direction of Mr. Alan Crab from New York State. The festival ran smoothly under the guidance of festival host, Mrs. Mary Ferraro, Choral Director at Forest City. The event concluded in an excellent performance that evening.
Pictured (l-r) are members of Elk Lake Junior Chorus: first row – Ashley Hoffman, Mackenzie Franssen, Karley Mosier; second row – Nicole Brooks, Megan Bennett, Lyric Warner, Jessica Jayne, Katelyn Chambers, Erika Shuren; third row – Rachel St. Pierre, Gina Ice, Emily Golden, Meagan Ploof. Absent from photo: Cassie Benscoter, Courtney O’Connor, Cody Anderson.
Pictured (l-r) are members of Elk Lake Senior Chorus: first row – Randy Alden, Aaron Boner, Carly Dibble; second row – Nicolette Addice, Matt Wallikas, Tim Jones, Alan Gage, Heather Shadduck, Josh Wood, Lorelle Bomford, Brandi Smith; third row – Garrett Schneider, Virginia Wilmarth, Molly Copeland, Erin Smurkowski. Absent from photo: Travis Laudeman.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the Students of the Month for January,2005.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Briana Ferrante, Austin Chisek, Lacee Hodge; row 2 – John Slater, Abby Burdick, Alyssa Hubal, Cori Glidden; row 3 – Nicholas Acosta, Austin Felter, Ivy Christensen, Dale Reid, Samantha DeMaria; row 4 – Lauren Marco, Kaitlyn Bray, Ronald Welch, Dessine Herzog. Absent from photo: August Cotter.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Dominique Cina, Danielle Bentler, Callie Truex, Valerie Hines; row 2 – Courtney Arthur, Aaron Arthur, Elizabeth Acosta; row 3 – Brooklynne Baker, Kalyn Cina, Robert Skiba, Kacie Chesnick. Absent from photo: Danielle Conklin.
Philadelphia – Amber Cronk, a resident of Montrose, PA and a sixth year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, has completed the sixth of eight clerkship rotations at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Philadelphia).
Amber spent previous rotations at Moses Taylor Hospital (Scranton, PA), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Cooper Medical Center (Camden, NJ), Vox Medica (Philadelphia), and CVS Pharmacy (Philadelphia).
WYSOX – Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative is searching for high school juniors interested in taking an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, this summer.
The Wysox-based utility will select eight students to participate in the 2005 Rural Electric Youth Tour, an annual event organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
The Youth Tour, set for June 19-24, draws more than 1,300 rural students from around the country to the nation’s capital for a week of sight-seeing and socializing each year.
Participants from Pennsylvania stop at the Gettysburg battlefield for a tour before traveling to Washington for the national gathering. While there, students visit the Smithsonian, Vietnam and Korean War memorials, National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, Mount Vernon and the National Zoo.
They also travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, take an evening boat cruise on the Potomac River, attend a dinner and dance that brings together all 1,300 Youth Tour delegates and enjoy a live theatrical production.
Claverack holds a contest to select its student delegates. Entrants must complete an application form and write a short essay on the topic, “My electric cooperative: How it affects my life.” The deadline for submitting applications and essays is Friday, March 25.
To receive an application packet or for more information about Youth Tour, contact Brent Raupers, director of member services, at (570) 268-1315 or 1-800-326-9799. Guidance offices at area high schools also have application materials available.
The contest is open to high school juniors whose parents or legal guardians receive electric service from Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative at their permanent residences.
Philadelphia – Courtney Cunningham, a resident of New Milford, PA and a sixth year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, has completed the seventh of eight clerkship rotations at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (Darby, PA).
Courtney spent previous rotations at Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia), Moses Taylor Hospital (Scranton, PA), Lech’s Pharmacy (Laceyville, PA), Geisinger Plan (Danville, PA) and CVS Pharmacy (Philadelphia).
Jessica Griffith, Hallstead, enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2004 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.
Following is the Mountain View High School Guidance Office second marking period Honor Roll for the 2004-05 school year.
Grade 7: Alena Beeman, Kristina Fallon, Angela Ferrence, Ravi Figgles, Miranda Fisher, Sara Garavuso, Luke Jenkins, Codie Jones, Jacqueline Kochmer, Cory Landes, Michael LoSapio, Jonathan McBride, Kelly Morgan, Amber Peterka, Amanda Rogan, Jeffrey Salak, Leah Tantanella, Seth Tiffany, Katherine Webster, Sean Whitaker.
Grade 8: Elaine Arsenault, Shawnna Benedict, Darlene Bloxham, Calla Bufford, Jamie Buzzerd, Michael Conklin, David Corbin, Bryce Edwards, Christopher Getzie, Nicholas Hancock, Timothy Harmer, Jordan Harvey, Joseph Harvey, Misty Karhnak, David Krizauskas, Michelle Lahnemann, Alexandra Laske, Erika Lewis, Gerard Lockwood, Jr., Brandi Manzer, Daisy Matulevich, Brittany McGraw, Chase McLaud, Brandon Miller, Michael Oakley, Jessica Okeefe, William Owens, Alexander Pashchuk, Kenneth Robbins, Brian Robinson, Amanda Schmidt, Jessica Short, Suzanne Skurnowicz, Zakkary Snedeker, Melissa Sohns, Donald Tantanella, Shelbey Twining, Ashly Vieira, Colleen Whitaker, Mariah White.
Grade 9: Maura Bocan, Allison Bodt, Michael Brown, Alisha Burgess, Crystal Chubirka, Gina Cicco, Matthew Daniels, Sierra Daniels, Nicholas Durling Christopher Fallon, Kelly Griffin, Joshua Harris, John Heuskin II, Kyle Holgate, Joshua Jarnagin, Christina Kane, Amy Kern, Patrick Lambert, Amanda Leach, Brian Lockwood, Zachary Matulevich, Matthew Morgan, Andrew Nichols, Wade Nordahl, Justine Pevec, Matthew Powers, Kelly Rafferty, Kendra Rafferty, Kristin Repchick, Nicole Rhodes, Erin Robinson, Stephanie Satunas, Casey Schweppenheiser, Megan Shipsky, Brittany Stankiewicz, Bonnie Thompson, Rachel Vauter, Justina Wadge, Michelle Wedin, A'Leia Weida, Christina Zick.
Grade 10: Dustin Barlow, Melinda Chidester, Ashley Compton, William Conklin, John Corbin, William DaVall, David Evans, Julio Faramelli, Diipali Figgles, Meghan Gardoski, Melinda Gentelia, Steven Gillman, Sonya Greenberg, Kymber Groover, Kenneth Jesse, Robert Johnson, Katie Kelley, Jessica Kimble, Sarah Knowlton, Adreanna Konsur, Chad Lasher, Josephine Littman, Valerie Maciuska, Chelsea Marcho, Jaclyn McCawley, Christopher Melia, Gregory Misiura, Julie Novak, Adam Oakley, Jeffrey Oakley, Kyler Piasecki, Matthew Potter, Joseph Scanlon, Brendan Smith, Melanie Smith, Nicholas Stoud, Lucas Tantanella, Jocelyn Thomas, Whitney Twining, Jacqueline Urda, Alisha Ward.
Grade 11: Tegan Aherne, Donald Belcher, Jonathan Bennett, Sierra Buck, Jacquelyn Buzzerd, Robin Cobb, Ashley DelGuercio, Shanna Eshelman, Jenna Fancher, Elizabeth Ficken, Kerri Green, Colleen Griffin, Luke Kavka, April Kern, Margaret Klees, Joseph Kochmer, Ashley Krizauskas, Autumn Laske, Nathaniel Leach, Shaynna Mack, Amanda Marcy, Bethany Martens, Caitlyn McBride, Jody Molenko, Kenneth Morcom, Stacy Jo Morrison, Alicia Oakley, Matthew Panasevich, Rebecca Phelps, Jenna Regan, Jessica Rudock, John Salansky, Raunlyn Vail, Jessica Wedin, Whitney Williams, Kara Winder.
Grade 12 : Kara Ainey-Franklin, Daniel Arthur, Chad Batzel, Dawn Belcher, Jared Bradley, Amanda Breese, Crystal Butcher, Rhett Butler, Sarah Button, Nicholas Cicco, Sarah Daniels, Amanda Drum, Amanda Estabrook, Christine Estabrook, Christopher Ford, Marissa Franchak, Matthew Georgetti, Ashley Gregory, Shawna Hill, Tiffany Holgate, Douglas Jones, Bruna Kalil, Stephen Kane, Marisa Kilmer, Melissa MacDonald, Shana Mack, John Madas, Ashley Marquez, Brenton McHugh, Brandy Oakley, Kristin Olcese, Joann Parkinson, Kyle Parsons, Jennifer Payne, Beth Pelton, Aaron Peterka, Nicholas Pratt, Jason Robertson, Rebecca Rose, Holly Smith, Jenna Snyder, Anne Stankevich, Spenser Stoud, Tennille Straitiff, Ashley Thatcher, Emily Wise, Bethany Yohe.
If your child will be five before September 1, 2005, he/she may register for kindergarten at the Mountain View Elementary School on March 21, 22, or 23, 2005.
A set of registration papers will be sent to everyone on the pre-school list in order to make registration go faster. If you do not receive a packet by February 28, please call the Mountain View Elementary School (434-2181, Ext. 439) for an appointment.
An evening meeting for parents prior to registration is planned for Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m.
If you believe that your school-age or pre-school aged child may be in need of special education services and related services, please arrange for a screening or evaluation. The programs and evaluations are at no cost to the parents. For parents of Pre-school aged children, call Katheryn Bonomo at 1-800-228-1750, for parents of school-aged children, please call Mary Hvezda at 434-2181.\
Selinsgrove, PA – More than 750 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2004 semester at Susquehanna University. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a minimum 3.4 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 for the semester, while completing a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Local students who are Dean’s List scholars include: Katie Hawley, Montrose; Katherine McHale, Starrucca; Heather Warneke, Thompson.
After a six-hour van trip and two grueling days of competition, Elk Lake sophomore Molly Copeland came within one debate of making it to Finals in Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the 31st Annual North Hills Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament, the largest high school invitational tournament in PA, on February 11-12.
Copeland defeated debaters from North Allegheny, Mercyhurst, and Hawkin High Schools en route to compiling a four win and one loss preliminary round record and a fifth seed in the Octafinal round.
EL Forensics Team member Molly Copeland – third place in LD Debate at 31st Annual North Hills Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament.
In Octafinals, Copeland defeated Sarah Bailey from Hawkin HS in Ohio.
Then in Semi-Finals, Copeland, after a period of confusion in the tab room, defeated Justin Famoso from Wheeling Park HS in West Virginia.
Alyssa Lane, the eventual LD champion, from Hawkin HS ended Copeland’s bid for a berth in the Final Round. As a result of her earlier seeding, Copeland finished third in LD Debate.
“This is an incredible finish for a young debater at an extremely difficult tournament. Over the past 12 years, we have only had two other debaters make it past the Octafinal round at this tournament,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
This tournament marked the end of the regular competition season for the Elk Lake Forensics Team.
On February 26, the EL Forensics Team will travel to West Scranton High School to compete at the PA High School Speech League District Championship. The top two place-winners in each event will advance to the PHSSL State Championship at Susquehanna University on April 22-23.
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