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Alyssa Jones Makes S U Dean’s List
Carissa Stonier In N A M Pageant
David Kessler Gets Mason Scholarship
Jessica Dibble Graduates U of S

Alyssa Jones Makes S U Dean’s List

Alyssa Jones, Friendsville, enrolled in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2005 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.

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Carissa Stonier In N A M Pageant

Carissa Stonier, 14, of New Milford, was a state finalist for the National American Miss Pageant which was held recently in Harrisburg. the National American Miss Pageant is dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. All pageant activities are age-appropriate and family-oriented. The pageant program is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes toward competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishment of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.


During the three-day pageant, Carissa received four trophies. They included: participant trophy, Spirit trophy (for competing in five optional competitions), a second runner-up trophy for an optional acting competition, and a first place “Resume” trophy (this competition required all 163 girls to submit their academic achievements, as well as listing school and community activities).

Carissa attends Blue Ridge School District and was President of the National Junior Honor Society last year and has been elected as Class President for her upcoming ninth grade school year. She enjoys playing soccer, basketball, softball, choral activities, and loves to read. She resides with her father and mother, Roger and Lesley Stonier and two brothers, Tim and Gregory.

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David Kessler Gets Mason Scholarship

At the recent baccalaureate ceremony held at the Montrose High School, David Kessler received a $500.00 check from the Harlan Lott/Ray Adams Scholarship Fund. Presenting the check representing the Royal Arch Masons are John Krayeski (right) assisted by Fred Baker (left).

Photo by John A. Moore

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Jessica Dibble Graduates U of S

The University of Scranton conferred 236 master’s degrees at its commencement ceremony and recognized 24 graduate students for outstanding academic achievement in their academic area, including Jessica A. Dibble, Montrose. Ms. Dibble received an outstanding graduate award in nursing.

She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Marywood University in 2000. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she accepted a position at Endless Mountains Health System, Montrose. During her graduate studies, Ms. Dibble has continued to practice full-time at Endless Mountains, serving as medical care coordinator, clinic nurse manager and community educator. She has been nominated for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Ms. Dibble has a special interest in women’s health and plans to seek a position as a nurse practitioner in that specialty. She is the mother of a nine-year old son.

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