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As Susquehanna County Dairy Princess and a student at the Forest City High School, I have been working with the school to bring a milk vending machine to the Forest City School. I have had several hurdles to climb but I’m pleased to announce the milk vending machine was approved at a recent school board meeting.
In Susquehanna County, Elk Lake, Mountain View, and Blue Ridge Schools already have milk vending machines and the Montrose School recently ordered a milk vending machine to be placed in their high school. I have found there are a lot of students that like to buy and drink milk during the day. Milk is a very healthy drink that has lots of calcium. School kids and adults should be drinking milk.
The nutritional value of drinking milk seems to be popping up in other places also. McDonald's was the first fast food chain to promote milk by offering milk with their happy meals for children instead of soda. Apparently other fast food restaurants are becoming aware of the nutritional value milk has in one's diet as several other fast food chains have now followed McDonald’s by offering milk as an alternative to drinking soda with their meals. I find many parents want their children to eat healthier and milk is an important source of calcium in a child’s diet.
Many children today do not get enough calcium in their diet. I believe by placing milk vending machines in the schools kids will be given the opportunity improve their diet. Along with milk being a rich source of calcium, milk contains protein, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, phosphorus, riboflavin, potassium and niacin. Milk’s nutrients are necessary for developing strong bones and teeth.
Remember it’s just not an apple a day that keeps the doctor away but it’s also 3-A-Day of dairy foods, milk, cheese and yogurt.
Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D., Elk Lake High School Principal, is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as January, 2005 Students of the Month.
Students of the month are selected by nominations of any student in grades 10 – 12 by a teacher for outstanding achievement. The student must show individual effort, community and school wide effort, as well as effort in the classroom.
Other important criteria includes: a showing of personal growth, skill development, dedication, leadership, academic growth and improvement, school service and community service.
On Monday, February 14 Blue Ridge teachers and staff wore pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
New Milford resident Mr. John Clirehugh recently presented his personal account of the events of December 7, 1941 to the tenth grade class at Blue Ridge High School. Mr. Clirehugh was a sailor aboard the USS Tautog, a submarine engaged in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Students prepared questions in advance for Mr. Clirehugh and the school presented him with a Blue Ridge jacket in appreciation for his informative and meaningful presentation. Pictured above are Mr. Mitch Less, American Studies II teacher, Mr. John Clirehugh, Pearl Harbor and WWII veteran, and Mr. Michael Thornton, Blue Ridge High School Principal.
Christina Cherundolo Roest received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies and English from Hunter College of the City University of New York on January 19, 2005. Christina, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated Summa Cum Laude and received Departmental Honors in English.
Christina resides in Jersey City, New Jersey, with her husband, Peter Roest. She plans to attend Rutgers University to pursue a Graduate Degree in Library Sciences.
Christina was a 1997 graduate of Montrose Area High School. She is the daughter of John and Cheryl Cherundolo, Montrose, and granddaughter of Shirley Hunter, Chinchilla.
Joanna H. Wallace, a junior majoring in Psychology at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2004 fall semester. A graduate of Blue Ridge High School, she is the daughter of Gerard Wallace of Pacifica, CA, and Lorraine Wallace of New Milford, PA.
All students earning a position on the Dean’s List, a recognition of academic excellence, must have a grade point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.
Slippery Rock, PA – Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned Dean’s List honors during fall semester 2004 (ending December 17).
To qualify for the SRU Dean’s List, a student must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4-point scale while taking 12 or more graded hours of course credit.
Students from the local area named to the list were: Jason Beardsley, Montrose; Alison McNamara, New Milford.
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