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The Susquehanna County Conservation District is elated at the success of the 2005 Susquehanna County Envirothon competition. Twenty teams and over 100 students from Susquehanna County schools participated in the event.
The Mountain View Mesa morphs were the champions of the 2005 Susquehanna County Envirothon, held May 4 at Camp Archibald. The Envirothon gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of environmental issues. Students work together as a team in a thirty minute per station format and are challenged in the areas of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current environmental issue, which was natural resource management and urban development. Upon completion of testing, all attending enjoyed group interaction and lunch sponsored by Susquehanna County Conservation District.
Members of the 2005 Envirothon winning team, Mountain View Mesamorphs (l-r) are: Roger Thomas - Advisor, Aaron Nichols, Matt Pfahl, Beatty Price, Nick Cicco - Captain and Mike Talibiska – Advisor.
The Mountain View High School’s win earns them the opportunity to compete in the statewide Envirothon competition. The state champion will represent PA. at the Canon Envirothon. The Members of the 2005 Envirothon winning team, Mountain View Mesa morphs, are Roger Thomas and Mike Talibiska- Advisors, Nick Cicco, Beatty Price, Shawn Mathews, Matt Pfahl and Aaron Nichols. The Canon Envirothon is the world’s largest environmental competition, and is hosted each year by a different state or province. Many Envirothon advisors credit the Envirothon competition as a resource which increases the student’s interest and eventually pursuing college degrees in various natural resource studies.
Steve Barondeau, Watershed Specialist, from Susquehanna County Conservation District, did a smooth job of running the event along with SCCD staff and representatives from USDA-NRCS, PA State Game Commission, PA Fish & Boat Commission, DEP, DCRN Bureau of Forestry, and Commissioner Warren.
Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the County Career & Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC’s Honor Roll List for the thirrd marking period of the 2004-2005 school year.
Rhonda Arnold, Tonya Benjamin, Stephanie Branning, Jessica Briar, Nathaniel Buckingham, Natasha Burton, Marie Butts, Joyce Carey, Crystal Casterline, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Holly Cobb, Melissa Compton, Laura Croasdale, Malinda Daniels, Amber Darling, Michell Drost, Christy Fassett, Brittany Fike, Sarah Gardner, Devan Gates, Shannon George, Lindsey Grosvenor, Kristina Gunn, Joseph Inman, Broc Jennings, Tiara Kelly, Jared Kloda, Alysha Kmieciak, April Lewis, Kelley McCarthy, Beverly Miszler, Kristi Newhart, Denise Nogick, Kara O’Malley, Corissa Paccio, Samantha Peck, Brittany Posten, Jennifer Ransom, Julie Robets, Dawn Rodd, Kaitlyn Shinn, Jessie Smoker, Amanda Squier, Sarah Stanley, Anne Stark, Melanie Stark, Kathleen Talcott, Casey-Jo Thoman, Joseph Truskolaski, Tina Welch, Alexis Wheeler, Clarissa Wilson, Heather Yankovich, Lisa Zionkowski.
Tom Albertson, William Allen, Michelle Batson, Chad Benson, Roxanne Bishop, Leila Blachek, Ashley Brewer, John Brooks, Nicolette Canfield, Bethany Carroll, Ashley Corbin, Alexander Eastman, Kristin Fredericks, Anthony Fuller, Samantha Furman, Ashley Garnett, Jennifer Guthrie, Jessica Hannigan, Deena Hibbard, Kyle Hinkley, Aaron Hitchcock, Angel Hubert, Danielle Hunsinger, Heidi Hunter, Heather Keller, Allyssa Lawrence, Brett Lewis, Caitlyn Marsh, Jordan McDaniels, Andrew Miner, Nicole Mokwa, Doug Moore, Adam Nagy, Linda Neer, Diann Nogick, Kristina Nye, Daniel Puzo, Brenda Rozell, Lucia Sacco, Jennifer Sheridan, Stacey Singer, Brian Slofkosky, Cassandra Smith, Nicole Snedaker, Tina Stark, Brett Sutton, Brooke Thomas, Michael Trowbridge, Chandell Underwood, Chuck Vullo, Thomas Walker, Jaimy Watson, Tamra Webb, Pati Welch, Ashley Westbrook.
Stephen Schell, a fourth-year architect major at Temple University, has been selected to study in Rome, Italy for the fall, 2005 semester. Steve is a graduate of the Class of 2002 from Susquehanna Community High School.
Stephen is the son of Joe and Linda Schell of Susquehanna.
Hershey, PA – Adam Albert of Susquehanna has completed a Doctorate of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.
Graduation ceremonies were held on Sunday, May 15, 2005 at Founders Hall of the Milton Hershey School. Degrees were conferred on 120 medical students and 47 graduate students.
Adam also holds a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Bachelor’s in Spanish from Kings College.
On Monday, May 16, Blue Ridge Elementary School held a Career Awareness Day. The purpose of this event was to expose students in grades K-5 to the world of work and to make them more aware of career options available to them.
Adults who presented their careers to the students were: Trooper Connie Devers - PA State Police, Chad Weaver – Susq. Co. Humane Society, Wade Robinson – Pump ‘n Pantry, Eric Hamby – Susq. Co. Recycling Center, Susan Gesford – Susq. Co. Independent, Susan Chance – Salt Springs State Park, Amy MacConnell – People’s National Bank, Kathy Wages – Barnes Kasson Hospital, Brandie Meng/Steve Firmstone – Newswatch 16, Victoria Wayman – Susq. Co. Literacy, Matthew Schell – Tedeschi’s Restaurant, Alan Wilmarth – United Health Services, Dr. Roger Scott – Barnes Kasson Hospital, Vince Birchard – Montrose Minute Men, David Berg – Greenhorne and O’Mara, Inc., Stefanie Berg – Asthma & Allergy Associates.
Students also had career awareness and exploration activities in their classrooms before and after presentations.
Students enjoyed the presenters and all they learned from them. Blue Ridge Elementary would like to thank all parents and community members who volunteered their time and energy to help students.
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