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SCCTC Members Attend Conference
SCCTC Robotics Team Enters Competition
SCCTC Class Hosts First Health Fair
Elk Lake Debater Places 4th in State
Susky High 3rd Period Honor Roll

SCCTC Members Attend Conference

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, is pleased to announce that three members of the SCCTC Chapter of Skills USA/VICA attended the 2006 Pennsylvania Skills USA/VICA State Leadership Conference on March 13 – 15, at Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

During the conference, the SCCTC students competed with representatives from other Pennsylvania Chapters for top state honors in: Postsecondary Cosmetology, Sarah Lesser; Prepared Speech, Chris Baker; and Action Skills, Adam Belles. James Warren Jr., SCCTC Skills USA/VICA President, attended the conference as a Delegate.

Pictured (l-r) are: Sarah Lesser, Adult; Adam Belles, Elk Lake High School; James Warren, Jr., Blue Ridge High School, Chris Baker, Susquehanna Community High School.

The Skills USA Championships have been called the “Showcase of Technical Education”. The Skills USA Championships recognize career and technical students who excel in their occupational areas, as well as in the leadership development activities that are such an integral part of the Skills USA/VICA program in the classroom.

The involvement of industry in the Skills USA Championships program is essential. Leadership, health occupations, trade, technical, industrial and technical experts donate their time to serve as contest judges and as technical committee members. They assume responsibility for selecting the skills which are to be judged, determining the format of the contests and establishing the standards by which contests will be judged.

Besides showcasing students’ skills, the Skills USA Championships, by the very nature of competition, urge students to take pride in their work. It also provides prospective employers with an opportunity to see dedicated, motivated potential employees at work.

In January, students competed in the Skills USA/VICA Districts. In addition to first place finishers who received gold medals, the following students placed second in their area of competition and received silver medals and serve as alternates if gold medal winners are unable to attend and compete at the state competition: Josh Hunsinger, Cabinetmaking; Darin Ford, Action Skills; and the team of Chelsea Hagen, April Lewis, Angela Greene, Malinda Daniels, Ashley Howlett, Kristin Fredericks, and Amanda Ward, Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Congratulations to students who competed at Districts in January and States in March.

Students from seven area high schools attend the SCCTC. They are Blue Ridge High School, Elk Lake High School, Lackawanna Trail High School, Montrose Area High School, Mountain View High School, Susquehanna Community High School, and Tunkhannock Area High School. The programs available at SCCTC are open to high school students in grades ten through twelve and adult learners.

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SCCTC Robotics Team Enters Competition

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, is pleased to announce that members of the U.S. FIRST Robotics Team 284 competed in the U.S. FIRST Regional Robotics Competition in Philadelphia, from March 30 through April 2. The team is made up of students who attend SCCTC, Elk Lake High School and Lackawanna Trail High School. The team built a robot to specification in order to compete in a robotics game specified in the contest rules. Students and instructors spent time working on the project after school and on Saturdays. Winners at the regional event move on to the national competition to be held in Atlanta, Georgia April 27 through April 29.

Pictured (l-r) are: bottom row – Ben Phillips, Zeb Ridall, Zack Ridall, George Shiffer; top row – Mr. Peter Regal, Advisor, Dave Smarkusky, Victor Pavon Realpe, Angela Cosner, Kyle Singer, Jacob Hemenway, Nick Kohler, Justin Sirbak, Mr. Jim Phillips, Advisor.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is a career molding experience and a lot of fun. In 2006, the competition will reach over 28,000 high school aged young people on over 1,125 teams in 33 regional events. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of lots of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines, and deadlines.

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SCCTC Class Hosts First Health Fair

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC), is pleased to announce that the Health Care Technology Class recently held its first annual Health Fair. The class invited staff members from the SCCTC and the Elk Lake School District and public visitors to have their blood pressure, oxygen level, height, weight and pulse screened. Students made posters and had tables of informational pamphlets. After rotating through several stations, guests were invited to help themselves to healthy refreshments and drinks.

Pictured (l-r) are: bottom row – Elise Calkins, Brooke McKee, Kala Brown, Sarah Gardner; middle row – Brittney Davies, Kaela Page; top row –  Cassie Baker, Richard Coy, Adam Nagy, Mrs. Linda Hoover, Instructor, Brittany Brown, Ross Cameron, Jessica Antolos, Amanda Conklin.

Mrs. Linda Hoover, Health Care Technology Instructor, is very proud of the students. They planned and organized the event and were responsible for getting both monetary and food donations from the community. This was a positive experience for both guests and students. Approximately 55 people attended the Health Fair.

The Health Care Technology students would like to thank everyone involved for their support and positive attitude.

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Elk Lake Debater Places 4th in State

For Elk Lake junior Molly Copeland, the months of practice finally paid off as she brought home a fourth place trophy in Lincoln-Douglas Debate from the Pennsylvania High School Speech League State Championship at Susquehanna University on March 24-25.

Copeland, the PHSSL District 8 Champion in LD Debate, advanced to the Quarter-Final round, in a field of 24 debaters, in LD Debate by compiling a 2 win and 2 loss record in the preliminary rounds.

Pictured are EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious and EL junior Molly Copeland – Fourth Place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the PA High School Speech League State Championship.

In the Quarter-Final round, Copeland was seeded eighth and had to face top seeded, and undefeated, Carolyn Smith, last year’s PHSSL Runner-up in LD Debate, from Trinity HS in Camp Hill.

Copeland won a split decision and advanced to Semi-Finals, where she faced Dave McElhattan from North Allegheny HS.

Copeland lost a split decision to McElhattan and placed fourth overall.

“This was an incredible performance by Molly (Copeland). She put in a lot of work this season and it paid off as she beat some of the best debaters in the state,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.

The EL Forensics Team will wrap up their season at the Spartan Invitational Tournament at Southern Lehigh HS on April 29.

Copeland will represent EL at the Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament over Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago, IL.

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Susky High 3rd Period Honor Roll

Following is the Susquehanna Community High School Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2005-06 school year.


GRADE 12: Jessica Antolos, Christopher Balliet, Daniel Brinton, Aaron Callender, Stephanie Crandall, Amanda Figueroa, Kimberly Frechen, Jeremy Jumper, Ryan Lee, Brooke McKee, Zack Pannepacker, Stephen Sicovitch, Jeremy Travis, Curtis Walker.

GRADE 11: Sarah Biegert, Andrew Crawford, Carla Gehman, Meghan Gilleran, Kristin Gumaer, Timothy Haynes, Ashley Hubal, Jessica Lee, Carrie Lewis, William McHale, Nicole Ransbottom, Ellen Reavey, Danielle Williams.

GRADE 10: Christopher Felter, Tara Flor, Angela Petriello, Tamara Sagar, Craig Soden.

GRADE 9: Christine Biegert, Sydney Carmody, Christy Glidden, Angela Leonard, Hannah Price, Lacey Sholtiss, Aaron Soden, Bradley Stone, Leann Terpstra, Jeffrey Williams.

Grade 8: Courtney Dininny, Nicholas Felter, Thomas Kelly Jr., Kyla Kemmerer, Maggie Lawrenson, Adam Macazan, Shawn Norton, Sonal Patel, Brandon Stone, Andrea Walker.

GRADE 7: Zachary Baker, Kelly Burke, Kelsey Carmody, Sean Leonard, Nicholas Marco, Kyle Napolitano, Sarah Parsons, Alex Price, Kristen Wentzell, Derek Williams, David Winn.

HONOR ROLL (90-93)

GRADE 12: Matthew Butts, Melissa Leet, Casey Phetmoungkhoune, Allen Russell, Julia Wallace.

GRADE 11: Allison Bates, Melanie Biesecker, Wendy Bohannan, Kathryn DeWitt, Jia Luo Dong, Kaitlin Flor, Kirsten Kemmerer, Andrew Napolitano, Perri Weldy.

GRADE 10: Mary Joseph Cotter, Alexandria Kotran, Ashley Price, Shawnee Soules, Jessica Welch, Jamie White, Cynthia Williams, Brittany Zebrowski.

GRADE 9: Ashley Aldrich, Stephen Andujar, Brittany Conroy, Jennifer Glover, Diana Greene, Brittany Heller, Jessica Hubal, David Jackson, Lindsay Lawrenson, Michael Lloyd, Joshua McKinney.

GRADE 8: Scott Arthur, Mindy Batson, Kaitlin Callender, Kelly Conklin, Jakilyn DeCicco, John Herbert, Matthew Leet, Michael Nagel Jr., Courtney Slocum, David Szili, Jamie Towner, Crystal Williams.

GRADE 7: Kalyn Cina, Susan Greene, Basia Polak, Ryan Rosenthal, Timothy Sager, Steven Skurski, David Vales.

MERIT ROLL (85-90)

GRADE 12: Ryan Gilleran, Jordan Jackson, Mary Kuhn, Katie Lawrenson, Marisa MitchellFlanagan, Michelle Nagel, Kyle Price, Gabrielle Reina, Heather Roe, Mark Shannon, Armando Vivenzio, Marissa Weidow.

GRADE 11: Cameron Arthur, Debra Barton, Joshua Depew, JoAnna Dooley, Stephanie Ficarro, Amber Gaffey, Casey Glidden, Brian James, Brian Norton, Allen Plant, Shannon Roe, Samantha Schmidt, Kimberly Seamans, Deanna Stone, Jessica Terpstra, Teri Upright, Theresa Wademan, Ryan White, Billie Jean Wilbur, Ashlie Yoder.

GRADE 10: Kellie Agler, Julian Andujar, Shayna Benson, Ellen Biegert, Caryn Conklin, Amanda Depew, Kristen Edwards, Michael Ervin, Daniel Gall, Robert Glover, Shannon Hugaboom, Brent Keyes, Lucas Marion, Emily Mead, Aleshia Napolitano, Mathew Parsons, Craig Price, Justin Ross, Samuel Ross, Danielle Roy, Chelsey Saam, Brady Stark, Kevin Sylvester, Ashley Troup, Kristy Tyler, Casi Wescott, Megan Zappe.

GRADE 9: Dylon Beamer, Daniel Boughton, Amanda Carvin, Monique Drag, Connor Freitag, Chelsea Henry, Kayshia Kruger, Justin Lee, Ellen Matis, Heather MitchellFlanagan, Cody Scepaniak, Kelly Sheriff, Samantha Soules, Anthony Wayman, Misha Weldy.

GRADE 8: Jordan Aldrich, Tyler Butts, Benjamin Case, Dillon Comstock, Nicole Conklin, Tyler Dibble, Justin Falletta, Eric Fisk, Robert Hornish, Shane Hugaboom, Patrick Johnson, Thomas Kubus, Kristianna Lake, Kelly Landry, James Marion Jr, Brittany McGuane, Lauren Reddon, William Silfies, Gafston Stone, Matthew Welch.

GRADE 7: Kimberly Aldrich, Kacie Chesnick, Christine Compton, Chester Cotter, William Dolph, Jesse Redington, Alex Sheriff, Robert Skiba, Zachary Stark, Courtney Sullivan, Nicholas Vales, Shane Wolf, Melissa Zawisky.

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