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Adam Soden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick (Sharon) Soden, Starrucca, PA has been awarded a $1,000.00 Jesse F. Cole Memorial Scholarship for the Spring, 2006 semester at Penn State University, for distinction in his field of engineering studies by the faculty of the Department of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Penn State.
Adam also qualified for high honors on the Fall, 2005 Dean’s List at Penn State.
Thirteen was a very lucky number for the Elk Lake Forensics Team at the Pa High School Speech League District 8 Speech and Debate Championship on February 25 at Scranton High School.
Elk Lake’s Molly Copeland won the school’s 13th consecutive PHSSL District 8 Lincoln-Douglas Debate Championship.
Copeland defeated debaters from Pocono Mountain West, Meyers, and Southern Lehigh High School en route to a 4 win and 0 loss record and the District Championship. She will now represent Elk Lake at the PHSSL State Championship Tournament at Susquehanna University on March 23-25.
Elk Lake Forensics Team Member Molly Copeland - Pa. High School Speech League District 8 Lincoln-Douglas Debate Champion.
“Molly has put in a lot of effort and has struggled at times this season. However, winning a District Championship makes all of the hard work worth it,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
Elk Lake’s Brad Flower placed third in Extemporaneous Commentary, for the first time, and missed qualifying to the State Championship Tournament by one place.
The Elk Lake Forensics Team has been in existence since 1992. The team won its first District 8 LD Debate Championship in 1994, in the team’s second season, and has one every year since.
The team will travel to Wallenpaupack High School on March 4 to compete at the Scranton Catholic Forensics League National Qualifying Tournament. The top five competitors in each event will earn the right to represent the league at the Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament over Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago.
Khayla Shearer, a Senior at Montrose Area School District, has been named Montrose Rotary Club student of the Month. The Montrose Rotary Club’s motto is “Service above self. He profits most who serves best.” The Montrose Rotary Club looks for seniors with high ethical standards who have consistently shown interest in the welfare of others. Khayla received a certificate and a plaque from the Montrose Rotary Club which reads: “The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”
Khayla is 18 years old residing in Friendsville, PA. She is a member of Student Council, Treasurer of Ions Club, Vice-President of Student Government, Vice-President of National Honor Society, a member of French National Honor Society, Geocaching Club, Advanced Placement Club, Captain of Varsity Cross Country, Captain of Varsity Track and Field, Captain of St. Joseph/St. Augustine Parish CYO Basketball, Student Coach Volunteer for Choconut Valley Youth Athletic Association Basketball, Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Khayla has been accepted to attend Penn State University at University Park, PA, in the Fall of 2006 majoring in Chemical Engineering.
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