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Daniel Edward Kelly graduated from Bloomsburg University on December 16, 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a minor in History. Dan is a 2002 graduate of SCHS, and the son of Roberta and Tom Kelly, Susquehanna.
Elk Lake’s Molly Copeland captured her first Lincoln-Douglas Debate title of the season at the 27th annual Monsignor William R. Lyons Tournament at Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, PA on December 2.
Elk Lake’s Molly Copeland – First Place in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the 27th annual Monsignor William R. Lyons Tournament at Delone Catholic HS.
Copland compiled an undefeated, 3 win and 0 loss record in the preliminary rounds by defeating two debaters from LaSalle College High School and one debater from Gettysburg High School.
In the final round, Copeland was paired against Carolyn Smith, who Copeland beat in the Quarter-Finals at the PA High School Speech League State Championship last year, from Trinity High School in Camp Hill.
This round went the same way for Copeland as she defeated Smith on a split decision to capture the title.
“After struggling at Scranton last month, this was a significant title for Molly,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
The EL Forensics Team will travel Basking Ridge, NJ to compete at the Ridge High School Debate Tournament on December 8-9. They will then compete at the Scranton CFL Tournament at Lake Lehman HS on December 16.
The Elk Lake Forensics Team continued its success as it crossed the border into New Jersey to compete at the Ridge Debates at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge on December 8-9.
At a tournament that included the top debaters from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Massachusetts, Elk Lake senior Molly Copeland continued her successful season in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and junior Max McKeon placed at his first tournament of the season in Student Congress.
Pictured are Elk Lake Forensics Team Place winners at Ridge Debates: Max McKeon – Fifth Place in Student Congress; Molly Copeland – Twelfth Place in Varsity LD Debate.
In a field of 52 varsity LD Debaters, Copeland compiled a four win and one loss record in the preliminary rounds by defeating debaters from Milburn, Pocono Mountain West, Randolph, and Hendrick Hudson high schools.
Her record propelled her into the Octafinal round, the round of 16, where she was seeded sixth overall.
Copeland lost the Octafinal round to Johanna Katz from Horace Greeley High School and placed twelfth overall in the tournament.
In Student Congress, Max McKeon had a successful tournament and placed fifth in a competitive field.
“This was a very significant tournament for us. We were competing against excellent debaters from outside of our league. The team’s success in this tough field shows just how much work we have put in this season,” commented EL Forensic Director Keith Brosious.
The Elk Lake Forensic Team was scheduled to travel to Lake Lehman High School on December 16 to compete at the first Scranton Catholic Forensics League Tournament of the season.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at the Elk Lake School is pleased to announce the November, 2006 Student of the Month Award winners.
Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Patrick Sekely, Brittany Gevert; second row – Jeremy Flood, Jesse Gouin, Taylor Watkins, Kayla Wood, Kayla Krishak; third row – Jason Vermeulen, Courtney Erat, Gabriel Malandri, Carley Bennett, C.J. Bevan, Tristen Vaow. Absent from photo: Desiree Penny.
Students in fifth and sixth grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas. Those four areas are academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.
Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D., Elk Lake High School Principal, is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as November, 2006 Students of the Month.
Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Lyric Warner, Sarah Ives, Amber Sheridan; back row – Lucrezia Holgate, Jeremiah Layaou, Paul Brojack, Jeremy Vaskas, Dr. Kenneth Cuomo, High School Principal. Absent from photo: Matthew Wallikas.
Students of the month are selected by nominations of any student in grades 10 – 12 by a teacher for outstanding achievement. The student must show individual effort, community and school wide effort, as well as effort in the classroom.
Other important criteria includes a showing of personal growth, skill development, dedication, leadership, academic growth and improvement, school service and community service.
Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brain Mallery announced the November, 2006 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine.
Pictured (l-r) are: seated – Katie Herring, Rachel Pompey, Donald Jones, Ayla Capwell, Keek Morahan, Michael Baldwin; standing – Samantha Malandri, Nick Hollister, Samantha Ulrich, Mark Bush, Kurt Steele, Junior High Principal Mr. Brian Mallery, Brandon Brewer, Edward Darling, Brittany Fassett, Lisa Waldron.
Jeneane Fugel, Montrose, was one of 29 students who received a nursing scholarship at the University of Scranton as part of a nursing scholarship initiative from Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation (PHEF) and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. PHEF has awarded the university an $86,000 Nursing Education Grant for the 2006-07 academic year, and Blue Cross of NEPA, through PHEF, has provided a supplemental grant in the amount of $12,555. The funding is part of a nursing scholarship initiative designed to close the gap between demand for nurses and the nursing resources available. Nurses are particularly critical in NEPA, where there is a large elderly population.
Blue Ridge Elementary participated in Scholastic’s Read for 2007: Read for Life. The event, which was held on Wednesday, December 6, encouraged students to read for 2007 seconds (33 ½ minutes) along with millions of other children throughout the world.
Blue Ridge Elementary fifth grade students Round Up A Good Book. Pictured (l-r) are: Lewis Esposito, Sierra Hall, Kristen Cobb, Patrick Cramer.
Blue Ridge Elementary chose the theme, “Round Up A Good Book” and decorated classrooms and hallways in a western theme in order to unify the event. Students, faculty, and staff wore western apparel, including cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and flannel shirts. The PTO provided each child with a colorful bandana. A special western lunch was provided by the cafeteria.
Students selected books of their choice to read and were allowed to lay on blankets, lounge in bean bags, or simply stay at their desk to read for the 33 ½ minutes. A snack and drink was given to each child to complete the event.
The activity gave the students and teachers the opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading along with others around the world.
WILKES-BARRE – Blue Cross of NE PA has joined forces with the Luzerne County Community College in Susquehanna County to relieve the nursing shortage. As part of a statewide effort led by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation (PHEF), Blue Cross is providing more than $35,670 in scholarships to students studying nursing at the Luzerne County Community College campuses in Luzerne and Susquehanna Counties.
Participating in the check presentation at LCCC’s Susquehanna Campus, (l-r) are: Walter Pratt, R.N. and Ann Teeter, R.N., 2006 nursing graduates; Dr. Dana Charles-Clark, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, Luzerne County Community College; Cynthia Yevich, Senior Director of Foundation and Community Affairs, Blue Cross.
Blue Cross’ pledge to nursing education comes at a time when local doctors and hospitals are coping with a significant shortage of nurses. Statewide, Pennsylvania needs more than 17,000 nurses by 2010 to meet an increasing demand for these specialized medical professionals.
Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the SCCTC Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2006-07 school year.
Randy Alden, Chantelle Betcher, Leila Blachek, Kassandra Buckingham, Nicolette Canfield, Pricilla Ceccoli, Jennifer Cina, Melissa Compton, Kristen Costigan, Malinda Daniels, Monica Dommes, Dustin Ely, Brittany Faux, Lauren Ferry, Sara Folk, Kristin Fredericks, Nichole Fuller, Sarah Gardner, Ashley Garnett, Kayla Garren, Britney Giberson, Lindsey Grosvenor, Sharon Hatzis, Felicia Head, Trish Heckman, Andrew Henry, Morgan Hermick, Heather Holgate, Katherine Hunting, Broc Jennings, Misty Karhnak, Heather Kays, Candace Kelley, Jessica Kingdon, Alysha Kmieciak, Brandy Knight, Tenisun Kronmiller, Julie Kronmuller, Randi Ladner, David Latwinski, April Lewis, Heather Lewis, Liz Macey, Kayla Marks, Caitlyn Marsh, Brandy McCarey, Brittany McGraw, Sarah Miner, Chelsea Naples, Denise Nogick, Caleb Prentice, Julie Robets, Virginia Santoro, Garrett Schneider, Ethan Schumacher, Marita Sellitto, Jessica Silfee, Stephanie Sobiech, Alyssa Sprout, April Stevens, Valerie Swetter, Kayla Taylor, Kim VanDeMark, Stacey VanGorder, Bridget VanHouten, Jayme Ward, Jessica Warren, Samantha Wickizer, Suzanne Winningham, Ashely Woodruff.
Tom Albertson, William Allen, Samantha Appleman, Mara Baldwin, Stephen Bartholomew, Adam Belles, John Brooks, Justin Butts, Samantha Chandler, Alex Clapper, Gabriela Cozzoli, Laura Croasdale, Danielle Czekalski, Chris Delaney, Aaron Delgado, Chris Demchak, Marilyn DiMichele, Michelle Donahue, Jessie Erickson, Jessica Farr, Leighanna Fassett, Tricia Fassett, Suzanne Fauver, Devan Gates, James Golden, Jennifer Guthrie, Chelsea Hagen, Jarrod Hall, Deena Hibbard, Angel Hubert, Eddie Huffsmith, Ashley Jackson, Carley Jennings, Stephen Johnson, Amber Jones, Courtney Keiper, Arielle Kovalick, Kodi Lakowitz, Zachary Larnerd, Amanda Lee, Nicole Levensailor, Beau Marshall, Brittney McDonough, Elizabeth McGuire, Mara Mitchell, Doug Moore, Jeffrey Norton, Allen Plant, Brad Powers, Lindsay Radcliff, Damon Sandle, Cody Sickler, Cory Simon, Amanda St. Germain, Justine Triebel, Bobbi-Jo Walker, Steven Paul Weiss, Ryan White, Melinda Williams.
Suzanne Creps, South Gibson, has been honored with the designation of Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the fall, 2006 semester. To be named a Provost Scholar, a student must be a junior at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar recognition is given only once during a student's time of study at IUP.
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