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Demo Scholarship Award Winners
Lauren Zefran Gets U of S Recognition
Benjamin Hoopes Gets JASSO Scholarship
Deborah Graves On K C Dean’s List

Local Students Make IUP Dean’s List
Valerie L. Brand Is Juniata Graduate

Demo Scholarship Award Winners

Martha Chamberlain, chairperson of the Scholarship Election Committee for the Susquehanna County Democratic Women’s Club has announced the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards. Each year the club presents awards of $100.00 to a graduate in each of the county’s six schools.

Elk Lake School
Beverly Ann Miszler will attend Maryland Community College in North Carolina and study Criminal Justice.

Blue Ridge High School
Brittany Pavelski will attend Marywood University and study Physical Education.

Mountain View High School
Matthew Georgetti will attend Johnson College and study Computer Information Technology.

Montrose High School
Stephanie Gow will attend Penn State, Hazelton and study Elementary Education.

Susquehanna Community High School
Bridgette Stone will attend College Misericordia and major in Occupational Therapy.


Forest City High School
Destiny Hart
(no picture supplied)
will attend Luzerne County Community
College and major in Pharmacy.

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Lauren Zefran Gets U of S Recognition

Lauren E. Zefran, Browndale, was among the 66 outstanding members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2005 recognized for their achievement during the university’s commencement exercises. Students from the university’s four academic divisions were honored for outstanding academic achievement in their fields of study. Ms. Zefran received the Excellence in Chemistry Business Award.

Lauren E. Zefran, Browndale, is congratulated by Beth E. Barnett, provost/vice president for academic affairs at The University of Scranton.

A graduate of Forest City Regional High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry/business and philosophy with a minor in mathematics. Ms. Zefran is a member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts program, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Sigma Tau and the Math Club. She is employed by Ernst and Young in their business risk services division, New York City.

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Benjamin Hoopes Gets JASSO Scholarship

Benjamin Hoopes of Susquehanna received the JASSO scholarship for a year of study in Japan. In addition to the JASSO scholarship, he received the Freeman-Asia Scholarship for financial support for study in an Asian country, but declined so that another student would have the opportunity to study in Asia.

The JASSO scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship provided by the Japan Student Services Organization within the Japanese government for students studying in Japan. Recipients receive a monthly stipend and economy airfare.

Hoopes, the son of Buzz and Sharon Hoopes, will study marketing at the Hokusei Gakuen University in Sapporo, Japan for the 2005-2006 academic year. He is a 2003 graduate of Susquehanna Community High School.

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Deborah Graves On K C Dean’s List

Deborah Watson-Graves, of Thompson completed her sophomore year at Keystone College majoring in Criminal Justice and was named to the Dean’s List (again) with a 3.8 grade point average. She was also inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and is a member of the National Dean’s List.

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Local Students Make IUP Dean’s List

The following students from Susquehanna County have been named to the spring, 2005 Dean’s List at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve Dean’s List status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Locals achieving the honor are: Jeremiah S. Rosenkrans, Montrose; Suzanne Eleanor Creps, South Gibson; Kathryn Jean Haberle, Union Dale.

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Valerie L. Brand Is Juniata Graduate

Three hundred and three seniors were awarded Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees on May 14 during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 127th commencement.

Among the graduates, Valerie L. Brand of Montrose, daughter of Fred and Julie Brand, received a Bachelor of Science degree in social work and history. Valerie was a member of the social work honor society, Sigma Phi Alpha, the history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the national leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. She plans to attend Marywood University for the Advanced Standing Master’s of Social Work program. She is a 2001 graduate of Montrose Junior-Senior High School.

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