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Elk Lake junior Molly Copeland led the EL Forensics Team by capturing her second Scranton CFL title of the season in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate on January 28, at Lake Lehman High School.
Copeland compiled a 2 win and 1 loss record in the preliminary rounds in order to advance to Finals. In Finals, she defeated Joe Cabral from Danville High School on a unanimous decision.
This was Copeland’s second Scranton CFL title of the season. In December, she won the league’s other practice tournament at the University of Scranton.
In Student Congress, sophomore Max McKeon placed fifth in a field of 21.
Molly Copeland and Max McKeon.
This is the league’s final practice tournament before the National Qualifying Tournament on March 4, at Wallenpaupack High School. At this tournament, the top five place-winners in each event will qualify to represent the Scranton CFL at the CFL Grand National Tournament in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.
“This is a great finish to the league season for us,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
The EL Forensics Team will wrap up its regular season on February 10-11, at the North Hills Invitational Tournament, the largest invitational in the state, in Pittsburgh.
On December 21, the Blue Ridge Elementary School, supervised by Robert Dietz, principal, held their 20th Sharing Parade. Students filled the stage with food items, which were added to the canned hams and bags of potatoes donated by the PTO, and toys for elementary students given by Mrs. Hinckley and her high school students. All were boxed and distributed to over 30 families in the district. Then songs were sung and thoughts were shared. Guest speaker was Mario Salati, past principal of Blue Ridge and founder of the Blue Ridge Sharing Parade. Pictured (l-r) are: Melanie Amrein, Mr. Salati, Abby Roe, Page MacConnell, Samatha Frailey.
Ms. Eliza Vagni, Assistant Principal of Mountain View High School, Kingsley, announces the selection of Jacquelyn Buzzerd, daughter of Cynthia Roba, RR 1, Uniondale, as the Forest City Rotary Student Of The Month for February. She merited this recognition on the bases of high scholastic achievement, particpation in numerous extracurricular activities, and great potential for future service to society.
An honor student in the Class of 2006, Jacquelyn is a member of the National Honor Society, Senior Chorus, the Student Council, the Leadership Council, FBLA, and the yearbook staff. She has participated in several dramatic productions, Knowledge Master, the Science Olympiad, Envirothon, the Brain Bee, and the Science Fair. In addition, she has served as an office hop and was active in a local youth group. Her graduation project topic is "Music Therapy."
Following graduation from Mountain View this June, Jacquelyn plans to study to be a veterinarian. Having been accepted at Duquesne and Penn State, she is awaiting responses to her applications to several other major universitites.
Jacquelyn has been invited to attend the February 6 meeting as a guest of the Forest City Rotary Club.
Following are the Blue Ridge Elementary Citizens of the Month for January, 2006.
Kindergarten: Mrs. Johnson – Jaimi Schell, Mrs. Rhone – Jessica Spencer, Mrs. Skal – Alexa Stanley, Mrs. Small – Sequoia Marriott, Mrs. Whitehead – Mikayla Lambiase.
Grade 1: Mrs. Button – Callie Wyatt, Mrs. Farrell – Corbin French, Mrs. Reese – Paige MacConnell, Mrs. Scott – Tyrell Cheeseboro.
Grade 2: Mrs. Berger – Ashlee Derrick, Ms. Hepler – Kevin Lewis, Ms. Levine – Mariah Canfield, Mrs. Theophila – Kassidy Potter.
Grade 3: Miss Mead – Leeann Forthman, Miss Pease – Craig Stanley, Ms. Pitcher – Kellen Tangora, Mrs. Watkins – Trey Hillard.
Grade 4: Miss Daniels – Dylan Darrow, Mr. Goff – Shania Yachymiak, Mrs. Harter – Michelle Norton, Mr. Jones – Jenna Bennett.
Grade 5: Mrs. Buffington – Nichole Groover, Mrs. Chamberlain – Jessica Jhingoor, Mr. Mazikewich – Tyler Marvin, Mrs. Wolfe – Taylor Decker.
Mrs. Bleck – Justin Welch.
Mrs. Heal – Matthew Welsch.
Mrs. Hitchcock – Jason Gunn.
Mrs. Suchy – Johnathan Calla.
Mrs. Klenchik – Brittany Barnes.
The following local students graduated Penn State in the Fall, 2005 semester.
April A. Berger, New Milford, B S, Elementary And Kindergarten Education, With High Distinction.
Matthew M. Hartman, Harford, B S, Aerospace Engineering.
Matthew M. Hartman, Harford, B A, Japanese.
Jonathan L. Homan, Friendsville, B S, Communication Sciences And Disorders.
David L. Kurosky, Montrose, B S, Marketing.
Frances M. Mullen, Browndale, B S, Human Development And Family Studies.
Adam G. Nelson, Montrose, PA, B S, Nuclear Engineering, With High Distinction.
Adam G. Nelson, Montrose, PA, B S, Mechanical Engineering, With High Distinction.
Casey L. Pavelski, Jackson, B S, Special Education.
Laura E. Signorile, Great Bend, PA, B S, Special Education.
Lauren M. Tingley, Susquehanna, B S, Kinesiology, With Distinction.
The following local students were included on the Penn State, Fall, 2005 Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving Dean’s List with a 3.5 GPA or above were: April A. Berger, New Milford; Sarah M. Bollinger, Montrose; Erika A. Briar, Susquehanna; Anthony F. Capotosto, Friendsville; Megan F. Clough, Susquehanna; Christopher J. Connor, Forest City; William J. Dempsey, Forest City; Daynne C. Eaton, Susquehanna; Tyler D. Emmerich, Springville; Bryanne Farrell, Vandling; Lindsay M. Franks, New Milford; Brittany L. Harris, Brackney; Matthew M. Hartman, Harford; Jared R. Kloda, Montrose; Rachel L. Lambert, Kingsley; Brooke M. Lewis, Susquehanna; Daniel B. Lewis, Susquehanna; Melanie J. Loomis, Montrose; Aaron M. Mcginniss, Little Meadows; Frances M. Mullen, Browndale; Adam G. Nelson, Montrose; Wendy M. O Reilly, Friendsville; Jason A. Olcese, Uniondale; Jennifer R. Oliver, Hallstead; Casey L. Pavelski, Jackson; Timothy L. Ryan, Forest City; Laura E. Signorile, Great Bend; Kathryn E. Stevens, Little Meadows; Heather L. Stone, Thompson; Victoria A. Strope, Montrose; Lauren M. Tingley, Susquehanna; Andrew T. Vankuren, Little Meadows; Jessica L. Vanness, Little Meadows.
The University of Scranton has announced its Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2005 fall semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean’s List. The list includes students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies and Dexter Hanley College.
A total of 1,234 students were named to the Dean’s List, including the following area residents: Jessica L. Andrews, Forest City; Holly A. Benedict, Uniondale; Clayton D. Brooks, Montrose; Shawn M. Brothwell, Browndale; Joanna Fischer, Forest City; Megan I. Henry, Hop Bottom; Brooke L. Hinkley, Hallstead; Brittany L. Hollister, Montrose; Adele N. Kryger, Kingsley; Ellen B. Linde, Forest City; Danica L. Newman, Montrose; William D. Orasin, Forest City; Kathryn L. Skarbez, Browndale; Ward V. Stanford, Susquehanna; Brentt J. Swetter, Uniondale; Katherine N. Thullen, Thompson; Stephanie L. Woolbaugh, Hallstead; Brandon Yeager, Springville.
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