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EL Forensics Team Victorious In Scranton
Blue Ridge Elementary Sends Holiday Stockings
Three New Student Scholarships Announced
Busy Schedule For Elk Lake K-Kids
Forest City 1st Period Honor Roll


EL Forensics Team Victorious In Scranton

The Elk Lake Forensics Team brought home three trophies, for the second time this season, at the Scranton Catholic Forensics League Tournament at the University of Scranton on December 3.

Leading the team was junior Molly Copeland in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate who compiled an undefeated four win and zero loss record in the preliminary rounds and advanced to Finals.

EL Forensics Team Champions at the Scranton CFL Tournament at the University of Scranton on December 3: Matt Wallikas – fifth place Varsity Student Congress; Max McKeon – second place Varsity Student Congress; Molly Copeland – first place Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate.

In Finals, Copeland won a unanimous decision over Jennie Hampton from Bishop Hoban High School.
In Student Congress, sophomore Max McKeon garnered his second trophy of the season by placing second in Varsity Student Congress.

Teammate and fellow Student Congress competitor junior Matt Wallikas placed fifth in the event.
“Considering how young the team is, this was a great second tournament for the entire team,” commented Elk Lake Forensics Director Keith Brosious.

The EL Forensics Team will travel to LaSalle College High School in Wyndmoor on December 10 to compete at the prestigious LaSalle Forum Tournament.

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Blue Ridge Elementary Sends Holiday Stockings

The five first grade classes (pictured) and one second grade classroom at Blue Ridge Elementary School brought in articles to fill stockings to send overseas to our military men fighting in the war. They gathered enough goodies to fill over 31 stockings. The children felt great being able to do something for the soldiers who put their lives on the line for all of us. Miss Lynch, the seventh grade English teacher, organized the drive and talked to the children about how much the soldiers would appreciate their kindness and thoughtfulness during the holiday season.

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Three New Student Scholarships Announced

Beginning in 2006 college students from Susquehanna County will benefit from three new scholarships that will be awarded by the Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. These perpetual scholarships will be replenished annually from the proceeds of their Community Foundation endowment Funds. The Funds have been generously established by local donors to reflect their own values and community concerns, or to honor loved ones who are no longer with us.

The Community Foundation Building on Lake Ave. in Montrose.

The Morgan Potter Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Montrose senior who exhibits a strong sense of school spirit, maintains a B+ average, and is active in extracurricular activities. Morgan was a Montrose High School graduate who passed away this year.

The Daniel Arnold Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Montrose senior who has played football and is going on to college. The Fund supporting this scholarship was established by the Arnold family and friends to honor Daniel’s sacrifice and service to his country. He was killed in action in Iraq.

The John J. and Ann Vitale Scholarship Fund has recently been established to provide assistance to a student from Susquehanna County who is in his or her final year of college or graduate school and has incurred student debt. The application for this scholarship is available at The Community Foundation at 278-3800 or HYPERLINK ""

Anyone who wishes to make a tax-deductible charitable donation to any of these Funds may send it to The Community Foundation, 36 Lake Ave., Montrose, PA 18801.

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Busy Schedule For Elk Lake K-Kids

The Elk Lake K-Kids celebrated their charter anniversary on November 14. At that meeting, Ms. Louise Hicks and Ms. Ginger Shadduck, co-advisors for the group reviewed the projects done and planned for this school year.

These students began their year making door hangers for area personal care homes and filling Halloween bags for the Kindergarten students at Elk Lake. During the Fall Open House at Elk Lake, the group provided a supervised area where parents were able to leave their child while they were in conferences. Children were able to do crafts while they were waiting for their parents. A bake sale was also help to raise money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. The bake sale raised $205.25.

At the Springville Women’s Bazaar which is held at Elk Lake each year, the K-Kids provided a baby-sitting service for parents. Children were entertained while the parents were able to shop.

On Saturday, November 13, the event which the group is most proud of was a "Mini Relay for Life." Thirty-three walkers which included K-Kids, fellow sixth graders and family members, participated in this Mini Relay which was held in the Elk Lake Elementary Gym. The K-Kids were pleased to have survivors attend this event. The event raised $1,293.48 for Breast Cancer Research.
On November 14, the K-Kids wanted the soldiers in Iraq to know they are thinking of them. Guardian Angels were made and sent to our soldiers.

The members will be collecting toys in December for the Christmas Bureau. In January, they will have a movie night after school. The admission of a can of food will be donated to the Food Bank.
Also at the November 14 meeting, the club sponsor, Montrose Area Kiwanis, presented a banner to the Elk Lake K-Kids.

A total of 53 Elk Lake Sixth Grade students have joined the K-Kids for the 2005/2006 school year. As you can see these young people have found out what community service is about. They have reached many areas in their projects. The Montrose Area Kiwanis is proud to sponsor this club.

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Forest City 1st Period Honor Roll

Anthony Rusnak, Forest City High School Principal, announced the Honor Roll list for the first marking period of the 2005-06 school year.

Grade 7 – High Honors: Andrea Burleigh, Summer Demcevski, Sarah Forsette, Shannon Novak, Sara Selinsky, Kelsey Short, Dominick Sparks, Kevin Swartz, Jenna Tasso, Matthew Terry, Cree Townsend.

Grade 7 – Honor Roll: Jessica Babcock, Scott Bosack, Kiersten Collins, Cassie Erdmann, Jessica Gigliotti, Mitchel Goben, Nicole Guzzi, Rebecca Keller, Jacqueline McBride, Shauna O’Reilly, Brianna Pavolone, Zeeka Rousseau, Amy Saam, Jessica Strickland, Ellen Supko.

Grade 8 – High Honors: Lyle Foster, Rachel Gulbin, Bethany Hofer, Nicholas Lowry, Jeremy McGovern, Andrew Salvi, Kaitlyn Schott, Jordan Underwood.

Grade 8 – Honor Roll: Elizabeth Eversten, Eric Graebner, Jessica Herbst, Mary Alice McAndrew, Justin Merrigan, Benjamin Paul, Alexandra Powell, Alyssa Thomas, Donald J. Yestrepsky.
Grade 9 – High Honors: Jaclyn Arrigan, Brianna Demchak, Kelsey Logar, Kristen Majdic, Jacklyn Smith, Kelsey Trichilo.

Grade 9 – Honor Roll: Paige Baron, Ryan Baron, Jessica Butler, Amanda Cino, Adam Dyno, Cheryl Hunsberger, Chelsea Lucchesi, Wade Malicky, Mitchel Murtz, Cheryl Pantzar, Michael Pasternak, Brittany Schwartz, Edward Stone.

Grade 10 – High Honors: Ashley Dix, Michael Forsette, Christine Guzzi, Ashley Hofer, Kristy Kitchura, Christopher Nebzydoski, Danielle Nebzydoski, Adam Salvi, Amber Sauls, Matthew Silfee, Coty Soltus.
Grade 10 – Honor Roll: Jeffrey Eversten, Lindsey Luchonok, Mark Melvin Jr., Briana Salvi, Chelsea Soltus, Sarah Terry, Eric Torres, Amanda Kizziah.

Grade 11 – High Honors: Katelyn Brothwell, Laurel Evans, Georgia Galvin, Michael Gulbin, Jenna Kilmer, Danielle Long, Marlie Martines, Michael McGraw, Tara McGraw, Mickayla McHale, Jennifer Murnin, Taylor Myer, Justin Pisarcik, Alexander Schwartz, Bradley Sparks, Tiffany Tyson, Amanda White, Sarah Zedar.

Grade 11 – Honor Roll: Cody Alanskas, Steven Beautz, Andrea Befumo, Kira Brewster, Jonathan Chesnick, Amber Conti, Kristal Griffiths, Sara Hornbeck, Victoria Ignacio, Nicole Karausky, Tracy Lipko, Marlo Madrid, Nicole Mead, Torin Myer, William O’Dell, Ian O’Reilly, James Pasternak, Jared Pisarcik, Jason Pisarcik, Matthew Sibio, Justin Thomas, Michael Turano, Jerry Tuttle.

Grade 12 – High Honors: Tiffany Butler, David Costanzo, Michelle Giles, Joseph Grecco, Laura Heck, Heidi Lehmann, Tara Martines, Kathryn Nebzydoski, Suzann Paul, Steven Scavone, Stephanie Sterchak, Michael Zack.

Grade 12 – Honors: Joshua Balch, Kenneth Bennett, Carina Burton, Sean Goldman, Joshua Jensen, Bianca Marino, Rita Munifo, Mary Newak, Robyn Powell, Toni Ravnikar, Daniel Rokavec, Andrew Seaman, Brian Skotch, Michael Zack.

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