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Students in all seven Susquehanna County elementary schools recently submitted entries to TREHAB’s Drug Free/Anti Tobacco Bookmark & Placemat Contest. The contest encouraged students to express themselves by creating a bookmark to alert readers to the dangers of or alternatives to using drugs, or a placemat to remind diners of the hazards of tobacco use or secondhand smoke.
First, second and third place winners were chosen from each school along with several honorable mentions. Winning bookmark entries were reproduced and distributed through the elementary libraries, and winning placemat entries will be reproduced for use in local restaurants during tobacco-free events such as the Great American Smoke Out and Kick Butts Day. The students were also awarded certificates and cash prizes.
Contest winners, by school, were as follows.
Elk Lake: first – Joseph Wood, second – Kirsten Hollister, third – Emily Williams.
Choconut Valley: first – Emily Hare, second – Tie – Amber Villanella, Courtney Kimmell, third – Tie – Jacob Kerbaugh, Makayla Dearborn, honorable mention – Maria Phillips, Robert Schomp, Timothy Preston.
Forest City Regional:first – Nicholas Rutledge, second – Brittany Rutledge, third – Scott Giles.
Susquehanna Community: first – Nicole Barnes, second – Lewis Sparks, third – Brad Sherman.
Lathrop Street: first – Rachael Zona, second – Seana Kuhne, third – Shaun Andersen.
Mountain View: first – Megan Getz, second – Lauren Wallis, third – Lindsay Hanas, honorable mention – Stephanie Virbitsky, Caitlyn Tague, Carly Lewis, Owen Flannery, Sarah Hosie, Seth Decker.
Blue Ridge:first – Michelle Norton, second – Brett April Meixner, third – Sierra Hall, honorable mention – Kristen Lee Cobb.
Following is the Forest City Regional Elementary School Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2006-07 school year.
GRADE 4: Sonny Albright, Benjamin Baileys Cody, Barrese, Helen Bowes Christina, Bramley, Alan Brucher, Michael Buck, Tyler Butler, Emily Carney, Patrick Coles, Cassidy Congdon, Tyler DeBrino, Joseph Dombkowski, Noah Fedak, Morgan Gasper, Scott Giles, Marissa Gillespie, Colleen Glavich, Shannon Glosenger, Sarah Gorton, Jenna Hunter, Sarah James, Elizabeth Kelly, Katelyn Kernoschak, Christopher Larson, Cheyanne Lewis, Caelin Logar, Shane Loomis, Alex Lucchesi, Sean McCormick, Madison McGraw, Destiny Megivern, Richard Mikloiche, Adam Morris, Angelina Munifo, Matthew Nevins, Steven Ramos, Kyle Rivenburgh, Nicholas Rutledge, Emily Statkun, Brandon Striefsky, Amanda Tomlinson, Tyler Trichilo, Andrew Trotter, Colin Turner, Jamie Walsh, Johnathon Weber, Keegan Werner, Abbigail Westgate, Nicole Williams, Ella Williamson, Alexis Woody, Tyler Yadlosky, Paige Zack, Katelyn Zembrzycki.
Jennifer Baron, Cassandra Bendyk, Brandon Custard, Rachel DeLucy, Megan Demcevski, Carly Erdmann, Christopher Fitzsimmons, Neil Foster, Amber Fotusky, Isaac Garcia, Meagan Goben, Will Jonas, MacKenzie Keller, Michaela Konzman, Nicholas Kovaleski, Gregory Kowalewski, Alexander Kresock, Samantha Kuriger, Raymond Long, Ryan Long, Wayde Loomis, Nicholas Luchonok, Michaela Martines, Logan McHale, Doria Miller, Katherine O’Neill, Charles Olfano, Avery Parente, Frank Piotrowski, Christian Retana, Sabrina Sacco, Kelsey Twilley, Jolyn Zawisky.
GRADE 6: Kirsten Bailey, Candice Baumher, Kylie Besz, Kylie Borick, Kayla Cangialosi, Samantha Carey, Craig Chaple, Jason Curley, Tyler Daniels, Vincent DeLucy, Bruce Evans, Jacob Fedak, Matthew Gerchman, Alicia Giresi, Miranda Glosenger, Matt Jones, Danielle Liuzzo, Kiana Marcho, Megan Marcinkus, Nicolette Murray, Katherine Pecko, Stephanie Ramos, Brittany Rutledge, Morgan Saul, Spencer Sauls, Zachary Sosnowski, Drew Stark, David Supko, Benjamin Terry.
Following is the Mountain View High School Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2006-07 school year.
GRADE 7: Tess Berish, Jeffrey Bishop, Allison Davis, Tabitha Flowers, Michaela Gates, Anthony Gaynor, Brian Goble, Joseph Jarrow, Shannon Kavetski, David Kern, Angelica Kester, Jennifer Kochmer, Cassandra Kudzinowski, Stephen Landis, Elizabeth Lockwood, Liam Maloney, Melissa McEntee, Melinda Miller, Jordan Noldy, Kelly Purdy, Alixandria Taylor, John Valentine, Michael Wakalowski.
GRADE 8: Gregory Adams, Thor Banks, Andrea Beeman, Taylor Brainard, Adam Conklin, Paul Fontana, Ryan Gongliewski, Aaron Goodenough, Lindsey Harvey, Christopher Herman, Carly Jesse, James Johnson, Megan Karhnak, Bethany Kavka, Michael Keogh, Samantha Knowlton, Brian Landis, Alexandria Lynn, Logan Mack, Julia Madas, Daniel McWhirr, Michael Mikloiche, Anthony Miller, Brian Miller, Christopher Powers, Michael Purdy, Brittany Resseguie, Cody Robbins, Jillian Roeski, Mary Skurnowicz, Katherine Stanziale, Joseph Valentine, Mary Walker, Ryan Walsh, Julian Williams, Kalena Williams, Olivia Zick.
GRADE 9: Alena Beeman, Jonathan Buzzerd, Ravi Figgles, Duane Galambos, Colleen Haley, Cody Horrocks, Luke Jenkins, Codie Jones, Sharon Jones, Jacqueline Kochmer, Cory Landes, Elaine Mackey, Jonathan McBride, Mark Miller, Kelly Morgan, Amber Peterka, Alyssa Regan, Amanda Roberts, Jeffrey Salak, Leah Tantanella, Seth Tiffany, Katherine Webster, James Wescott, Kelsey Whitaker.
GRADE 10: Michael Aherne, Elaine Arsenault, Jonathan Belcher, Shawnna Benedict, Tarah Benedict, Darlene Bloxham, Sarah Bradley, Calla Bufford, Jamie Buzzerd, Justin Cerra, Michael Conklin, David Corbin, Sara Evans, Angela Ferrence, James Gething, Michaelene Gongliewski, Joshua Griffiths, Nicholas Hancock, Joseph Harvey, Max Henry, Misty Karnhak, Michael Kovacs, Michelle Lahnemann, Alexandra Laske, Erika Lewis, Scott Martens, Macy Matthews, Daisy Matulelvich, Brittany McGraw, Chase McLaud, Brandon Miller, Michael Oakley, William Owens, Alexander Pashchuk, Felicia Prehn, Amanda Schmidt, Amanda Secor, Jessica Short, Suzanne Skurnowicz, Melissa Sohns, Donald Tantanella, Shelbey Twining, Sarah Walker, Jacqueline Wayman, Colleen Whitaker, Mariah White.
GRADE 11: Alecia Beeman, Maura Bocan, Allison Bodt, Michael Brown, Krystal Chubirka, Gina Cicco, Esther Erdos, Kelly Griffin, Joshua Harris, Kyle Holgate, Joshua Jarnagin, Amy Kern, Amanda Leach, Brian Lockwood, Amanda Makosky, Christie Marcho, Zachary Matulevich, Matthew Morgan, Justin Moser, Andrew Nichols, Wade Nordahl, Justine Pevec, Gladys Porchetta, Matthew Powers, Kelly Rafferty, Kendra Rafferty, Kristin Repchick, Nicole Rhodes, Casey Schweppenheiser, Ashlee Sherman, Megan Shipsky, Marc Taylor, Rachel Vauter, Justina Wadge, Michelle Wedin, A'Leia Weida, Christina Zick.
GRADE 12: Jessika Armetta, Sarah Bishop, Andrew Chaparro, Melinda Chidester, Phillip Cicco, Melissa Compton, John Corbin, Malinda Daniels, Kyle Davidson, David Evans, Tiffany Fancher, Diipali Figgles, Meghan Gardoski, Derek Gelormini, Steven Gillman, Kenneth Jesse, Robert Johnson, Jessica Kimble, Sarah Knowlton, Chad Lasher, Valerie Maciuska, Jaclyn McCawley, Gregory Misiura, Julie Novak, Adam Oakley, Jeffrey Oakley, Matthew Potter, Steven Resseguie, Joseph Scanlon, Kristen Sheare, Hilary Shinn, Brendan Smith, Melanie Smith, Nicholas Stoud, Lucas Tantanella, Whitney Twining, Amanda Tyler, Alisha Ward, Bethany Zablotsky.
The Mountain View Elementary School students gathered November 10 to honor the services and sacrifices made by the members of our armed forces.
Pictured (l-r) at the Veterans Day ceremony at Mt. View Elementary School are: Sgt. Devin O'Neil, Jan Price, Sr. Master Sgt. Phillip Price, MV Elem Principal Peg Foster, LTC David Palmer, A1C Grant Palmer.
LTC David Palmer, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, A1C Grant T. Palmer, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Sgt. Devin O’Neil, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and Senior Master Sergeant Philip Price, Air Force Reserve served as honor guard, posted the colors, and opened the program. After learning about the history and significance of each of the service’s flags, the student body sang the anthems for each branch of the armed forces.
The main component of the morning’s program was the rededication of the burial flag for deceased Navy veteran Carl Muhly. Mr. Muhly was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans aboard the U.S.S. Roy O’Hale (DE-336). Mr. Muhly passed away in 1975, at which time the flag was presented to his wife. Today, he has no surviving immediate family to give the flag to. In such circumstances it is appropriate and considered a high honor to rededicate the flag and present it to a civic or veterans’ organization. Margaret S. Foster, Elementary Principal received the flag and will fly it over the elementary school until Thanksgiving in honor of Carl Muhly.
Memorabilia from Mr. Muhly’s service to our Navy is on display in the lobby of the elementary school until its transfer to the American Legion Giles Biondi Post 63, Bound Brook, NJ where Mr. Muhly served as post commander.
Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC Students of the Month for October, 2006. Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Bridget VanHouten, Britney Giberson, Melissa Compton, Alicia Walker, Felicia Head (September Health Care Tech.), Mrs. Alice Davis; back row – Broc Jennings, Cory Simon, Zach Larnerd, Paul Dudock, Chris Delaney, Ryan White Brad Bonavita.
The Susquehanna Community Elementary School second grade classes recently participated in the annual Community Walk Day. The students had a very enjoyable time learning about the different services and goods available in the town of Susquehanna.
Susquehanna Elementary second grade students with Officer Laura Watson at the Susquehanna Boro Police Department on Community Walk Day.
Mrs. Pam Tilley taught the classes about the workings of the post office. Mr. Ron Dubas let the students “shop” for items on their list at Schneider’s Market. Mrs. Darlene Slocum showed them around at Peoples National Bank. Librarian, Mrs. Paterno reminded the classes how much fun it is to visit the local library. Police Officer Laura Watson fingerprinted them and explained the important service provided by the police and about Halloween safety. Mayor Reddon taught how local government works. The class was able to hold a “mock” council meeting, in which they voted that school should have two-hour recesses every day!
After the tour, American Legion Post 86 provided a delicious lunch for the class. The children had a great day, and although it was not expected, the many treats and souvenirs that were given out were very much appreciated as well.
In celebration of Governor Edward G. Rendell proclaiming November 13-17 as Pennsylvania Health Careers Week 2006, approximately 288 students from school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming County explored careers in Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Direct Care Workers, Medical Records, Radiology, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Social Services, Family Physician, Physician Assistant and others on November 15 at the Health Career Fair held at Elk Lake High School.
Students interview healthcare professionals at the Elk Lake High School Career Fair.
The event was sponsored by the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission and the Northern Tier Workforce Investment Board, Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium, The Trehab Center, Elk Lake High School, and the Susquehanna Co. Career and Technology Center.
Representatives included Tyler Memorial Hospital, Endless Mts. Health Systems, Barnes-Kasson, WNEP Channel 16, NEPA AHEC, Lackawanna College, Tri-County Human Services, and Blue Cross of NEPA. Students were treated to presentations from various health care professionals and were then able to interview each speaker about the aspects of their job.
The annual Susquehanna University Scholars Dinner was held on Friday, November 10 to recognize and congratulate Susquehanna’s most successful student scholars. In order to be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equivalent credit hours of part-time study. Students from our area who achieved the honor are as follows.
Elizabeth Gaughan, Hallstead, is a junior music education major. A 2004 graduate of Blue Ridge High School, she is the daughter of Joe and Cindy Gaughan.
Katherine McHale, Starrucca, is a junior public relations major. A 2004 graduate of Susquehanna Community High School, she is the daughter of Mark and Karen McHale.
Heather Warneke, Thompson, is a junior psychology major. A 2004 graduate of Susquehanna Community High School, she is the daughter of Robert and Barbara Warneke.
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