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On Wednesday, September 27, the students and staff at Susquehanna Community Elementary School had the opportunity to see an excellent Hot Air Balloon presentation.
Susquehanna Elementary Principal, Mr. Robert Keyes, taking a hot air balloon ride.
The program was conducted by Mr. Carroll Teitsworth of Liberty Balloon Company, and was divided into three parts.
First, all students and staff had the opportunity to go outside to see the inflation of the huge balloon and to witness three short demo rides. The whole school was excited to see their principal and a few of the teachers taking turns going up in the balloon!
The second part of the program consisted of a slide presentation, whereby students learned many basic facts about balloons. For example, the students learned about the two different kinds of balloons, how the hot air makes the balloon go up, and how cooler air helps in the descent of the balloon. They also were told about how the balloon is de-inflated, as well as other interesting information.
Lastly, the students got to see the balloon partially inflated in the gym. All students and teachers had the opportunity to go into the inflated balloon and listen to some basic facts about hot air balloons.
All in all, it proved to be a very exciting day at Susquehanna Community Elementary School.
Krystle Loomis, a sophomore at St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY, has achieved the Dean's List for the 2006 Spring term. Krystle is enrolled in the College of Journalism and intends to pursue a career in journalism, in reporting or in marketing. She worked as a summer intern for Business First Magazine near Buffalo, NY and will be attending St. Bonaventure this fall as a junior.
At St. Bonaventure, Krystle works as a resident assistant for the university, writes articles for the school newspaper, and broadcasts for the school radio station.
Krystle is the daughter of Jeff and Jan Loomis, Montrose; the granddaughter of Irving and Jean Loomis, Montrose; and the granddaughter of the late Alex and Marjorie Gawron, Susquehanna.
Penn State University announced the Dean’s List for the summer, 2006 semester. Students from our area who achieved a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 are as follows: Christopher J. Connor, Forest City; Daynne C. Eaton, Susquehanna; Ryan M. Ehrie, Montrose; Brooke M. Lewis, Susquehanna; Kyle S. Shearer, Friendsville.
The Susquehanna Community School District received a gift from local county stone quarries in the form of a massive Pennsylvania bluestone rock. The stone is located at the entrance to the high school. The large granite stone both welcomes visitors to the campus, and gives tribute to the PA bluestone quarry industry that is centered in Susquehanna County.
The donated bluestone monument at the entrance to the Susquehanna Community High School.
Susquehanna County is one of the largest sources of Bluestone in the world. The gift/tribute came through the collaboration between two quarries, the school, and SCHS student Tony Neu. The B & S Quarry located in Susquehanna PA and Endless Mountain Stone Quarry of Brushville donated the huge stones needed to construct the monument. The B&S Quarry donated the large granite block and Endless Mountain donated the foundation stone and provided engraving services. The manpower to deliver and set the stone was supplied by both quarries.
Senior student Tony Neu did the engraving on the rock and foundation to satisfy his Senior Graduation Community Service Project requirements.
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