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An actor, a stewardess, a pilot, a doctor, a sheriff, a newspaper features editor, a tattoo artist and a news anchor are careers enjoyed by just a few of the unfamiliar faces recently gracing the classrooms of the eighth grade wing at Blue Ridge Middle School.
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Pictured is Michael Riecke, a graduate of Blue Ridge High School and Syracuse University, who is an anchor and reporter for Channel 9 News, Syracuse, NY.
During the weeks of May 23 – June 2, Blue Ridge eighth graders enjoyed career visitations by over 30 people from many professions who willingly gave their time to share and in some cases demonstrate aspects of their careers. Career weeks in May were the culminating activity to a yearlong career exploration by eighth graders facilitated by Mrs. T. Gilboy, grade 8 reading instructor, and a assisted by Mrs. J. Rumage, instructional support aide. Each eighth grade student traveled to a college to learn about that possible future avenue, wrote a research paper about a field of their choice, and had an opportunity to job shadow in the field. Fifteen students were even able to visit UHS in Johnson City, NY, and experience what happens in a laboratory situation.
The final career speaker on June 2 allowed the students to meet Michael Riecke, a Blue Ridge graduate, who is a news anchor and reporter with Channel 9 in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Riecke spoke to the students and allowed them to role play positions on a news team and also learn of his recent trips to New Orleans to report on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and to Sri Lanka following the Tsunami.
Through career explorations, hopefully the students have gained some insight into what lies ahead for them; perhaps one day some of them will return to Blue Ridge as Michael Riecke did, to share their successes.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the April, 2006 Student of the Month Award winners.
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Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Katie VanEtten, Codi Teel, Bernarda Lopez-Jimenez, Kyle Kupscznk; second row – Joey Tyler, Jordan DuBois, Zach Sigirci, Brandon Roman, Joey Campbell, Josh Charles; standing – Austin Cohen, Alyssa Mowry, Vincent DeCicco, Karl Eckert, Jessica Prevost, Lydia Watkins, Matt Cuomo, Elizabeth Benscoter, Emily Herring. Absent from photo: Rodger Creamer, Justin Helsel.
Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grade were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as Student of the Month from four different areas: academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.
Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
The Garden Club of Montrose recently established the Jean Rose Memorial Education Fund with The Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. Gladys Bennett, President of The Garden Club, explains this fund will support a college scholarship that is available to graduates of the high schools throughout Susquehanna County. The recipient will pursue a course of study in some phase of the environmental sciences, including horticulture or botany, and will be chosen annually by the Garden Club. Proceeds from the fund will also support membership educational projects of the club.
This is the second fund The Garden Club has established with The Community Foundation. The Past Presidents Fund, started with seed money contributed by Barbara and Ted McLaughlin, supports the civic beautification projects conducted by the Garden Club. Anyone wishing to make tax-deductible donations to either of these funds may send contributions to The Community Foundation at 36 Lake Avenue in Montrose, PA 18801.
On Sunday, May 21, the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra presented their annual Spring Concert under the direction of Conductor Barry G. Peters.
Melissa Leet, daughter of Brian and Rita Leet, Thompson, PA, was among the graduating seniors who were recognized during the program.
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For five years, Melissa has played flute, piccolo and bassoon with the Senior Orchestra.
On May 21, she received the Bernard Shifrin Award, which is given to the senior who is judged to have made a major contribution to the orchestra.
Upon graduation from Susquehanna Community High School, she will be attending Wilkes University to pursue a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minor in music.
The Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties would like to congratulate the following 2006 high school graduates upon receiving scholarships managed by the Foundation, and wishes them good luck in their future endeavors.
The Daniel Arnold Memorial Scholarship: Robert O’Malley of Montrose Area High School will attend Eastern Kentucky University.
The Dr. Raymond Bennett Memorial Scholarship: Collin Musa of Montrose Area High School will attend Liberty University.
The David Clark Memorial Scholarship: Joy Mokwa of Tunkhannock Area High School will attend Shippensburg University.
The Bradley Conklin Memorial Scholarship: Josh Kovalski of Crestwood High School will attend Kings College.
Nathan Pease of Blue Ridge High School will attend Lockhaven University.
Mathew Cline of Seton Catholic Central High School will attend Broome Community College.
Jerome Gosney of Seton Catholic Central High School will attend Marywood University.
Daniel Lane of Seton Catholic Central High School will attend Marywood University.
Claudia Mazza of Seton Catholic Central High School will attend Marywood University.
James Torto of Seton Catholic Central High School will attend Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Julia Frystak Memorial Scholarship: Collin Musa of Montrose Area High School will attend Liberty University.
The Ferdinand Graf Memorial Scholarship: Anthony Pipitone of Blue Ridge High School will attend Alfred University.
The Agnes and James W. Holbert Memorial Scholarship: David Teetsel of Elk Lake High School will attend Bloomsburg University.
Jeffrey Oleniacz of Montrose Area High School will join the Navy.
The John Krupinski Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Staats of Montrose Area High School will attend DeSales University.
The Morgan Potter Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Davenport of Montrose Area High School will attend Wells College.
The Nicholas Severcool Memorial Scholarship: Stephen O’Malley of Montrose Area High School will attend Wyotech College.
The Andrew W. Snitzer Memorial Scholarship: Laura VanCott of Blue Ridge High School will attend Kutztown University.
The Mathew White Memorial Scholarship: Sofia DeLousia of Montrose Area High School will attend The Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus.
The Robert Wood Memorial Scholarship: Aubrey Wood of Montrose Area High School will attend Marywood University.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces the following "Students of the Month" for March, 2006.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
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Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 - Christopher Swanson, Jr., Matthew Kane, Kathryn McDonald; row 2 – Haley Rhone, Seth Acosta, Briana Ferrante, Hunter Vaughn; row 3 – Brandon Stauffer, Sean Elliott, Jessica Staros, Haley Aldrich; row 4 – Justin Acone, Tyler Petriello, Adam MacDonald, Brianna Williams, Willard Cobb. Absent - William Dixon IV.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
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Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 - Tyler St. Andrew, Sal Pelicci, Kyle Cohen; row 2 - Benjamin Elliott, Michael Frye, Raymond Polak; row 3 - Jamie Boerner, Jon-Michael Marino, Stephanie Zappe. Absent - Jack and Joseph DeLaPlaine.
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