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EL Students Learn About Recycling
EL Team Wraps Winning Season
Local Students Make Chancellor’s List
Blue Ridge Elementary Citizens Of The Month
Elk Lake Elementary Students Of The Month
Local Teachers Make Who’s Who Edition
Blue Ridge Bails Out Principal
Susky Elementary Students Of The Month
Who's Who Among High School Students
Local Students Make National Dean's List

EL Students Learn About Recycling

Jessica Wells, a senior at Elk Lake School, finishes up her “Senior Class Project” in the classrooms. Shown here with Mrs. Cobb’s third grade class, Jessica teaches the students about the importance and benefits of reusing and recycling whenever possible.

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EL Team Wraps Winning Season

The Elk Lake Forensics Team opened their Scranton Catholic Forensics League season by bringing home four trophies at the league’s first tournament of the season on December 16 at Lake Lehman High School.

EL Forensics Team Champions at the Scranton CFL Tournament at Lake Lehman HS on December 16 (l-r) are: Ryne Carney – First Place in Novice Student Congress, Molly Copeland – First Place in Varsity LD Debate, Max McKeon – Second Place in Varsity Student Congress, Brad Flower – Sixth Place in Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking.

Three varsity team members, in three different events, captured trophies for Elk Lake in their final tournament of the first half of their season.

Leading the team, in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate was senior Molly Copeland. After compiling a 3 win and 1 loss record in the preliminary rounds, Copeland advanced to the Finals and defeated Meyers High School junior, Erin Koolman on a unanimous decision and captured the Varsity LD Debate title.

In Novice Student Congress, sophomore Ryne Carney, in his first tournament back after a season away from forensics, brought home championship honors.

Junior Max McKeon earned a second place trophy in Varsity Student Congress after a solid performance.

Senior Brad Flower, in Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking, made EL Forensics Team history by being the first EL competitor in Extemporaneous Speaking to ever advance to the Final rounds at a Scranton CFL Tournament. Flower placed sixth in finals.

“This was an incredible end to the first half of our season. However, we all know that there is a lot of work to do if we hope to continue the successes that we had today in the second half of the season,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.

The team opens the second half of its season on January 12-13 at the LaSalle Forum Tournament at LaSalle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA. They then travel to EL Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre for the annual Martin Luther King Tournament on January 20.

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Local Students Make Chancellor’s List

Following is a list of students from our area who are featured in the second annual edition of The Chancellor’s List: Amber Supko, Forest City; Brett Mullen, Great Bend; Jaime L. Benson, Susquehanna.

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Blue Ridge Elementary Citizens Of The Month

Following are the Blue Ridge Elementary students chosen as November, 2006 Citizens of the Month.

AGE 4 KINDERGARTEN: Mrs. Orner – AM – Erin Houlihan, Mrs. Orner – PM – Kayleen Conklin, Mrs. Whitehead – AM – Savannah Glover, Mrs. Whitehead – PM – Cameron Franks.

AGE 5 KINDERGARTEN: Mrs. Johnson – William Rudick, Mrs. Rhone – Lauren Stepniak, Mrs. Skal – Megan Hackett.

GRADE 1: Miss Bowman – Jared Tyler, Mrs. Button – Julia Rudick, Mrs. Farrell – Miranda Brulla, Mrs. Scott – Kelsey Gentile.

GRADE 2: Mrs. Hepler – Tyrell Cheeseboro, Ms. Levine – Karoline Berg, Mrs. Theophila – Paige MacConnell.

GRADE 3: Miss Pease – Alexandria Button, Ms. Pitcher – Bailey Cramer, Mrs. Tench – Abigail Roe, Mrs. Watkins – Jeremy Shiptoski.

GRADE 4: Miss Daniels – Dustin Ralston, Mr. Goff – Jeshua DeJesse, Mrs. Harter – Mary Mangel, Mr. Jones – Katherine Kempa.

GRADE 5: Mrs. Buffington – Abby Ruddock, Mrs. Chamberlain – Austin French, Mr. Mazikewich – Dakota Gulick, Mrs. Wolfe – Logan Ellis.

MRS. BLECK – Vincent DeBella.

MRS. HEAL – Autumn Wayman.

MRS. HITCHCOCK – Cassondra Roberts.

MRS. SUCHY – Nathan Brant.

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Elk Lake Elementary Students Of The Month

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at the Elk Lake School is pleased to announce the December, 2006 Student of the Month Award winners.

Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Seth Ives, Devin Dilmore, Hunter Cook, Lane Southworth, Noelle Walters; second row – Reilly Shingler, Kelsey Day, Jay Ruhf, Issac Dibble, Alex Brown, Courtney Shafer; third row – Michael Durbin, William Diaz, Hannah Bennett, Zoe Shafer, Meriah Millier, Dakota States, Francisco Lopez. Absent from photo: Kale Decker, Robert Sauerstein.

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 our students and congratulate them for their accomplishments.

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Local Teachers Make Who’s Who Edition

Following is a list of teachers from our area who are featured in the tenth annual edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Forest City: Ms. Charlene Collins, Ms. Donna M. Melvin, Mr. Daniel J. Nebzydoski, Ms. Annette M Seber, Ms. Joann M. Warhola.

Nicholson: Mrs. Julie Lartz.

Union Dale: Sara K. White.

Montrose: Mrs. Laurie A. Barlow, Ms. Melody Bennett, Mrs. Debra L. Early, Mrs. Colleen Gesford, Mrs. Kathleen E. Host , Mrs. Jo A. Leonard, Ms. Kathryn A. Pierce.

Brackney: Ms. Mary Madigan.

Brooklyn: Mr. James A. Fluck.

Friendsville: Ms. Carolyn L. Morrison, Mrs. Polly E. Pritchard.

Hallstead: Mr. Cory J. Valentine.

Jackson: Mrs. Michele L. Conklin.

New Milford: Mrs. Mary A. Cunningham, Mrs. Mary A. Cunningham, Mr. Robert R. Fisher, Mrs. Laurie J. Rood, Ms. Heather Smith.

Springville: Mrs. Barbara Bush, Mrs. Debbie A. Caines, Mrs. Eliza Comly, Ms. Gloria Williams.

Susquehanna: Mrs. Diane M. Dunn, Mrs. Robin L. Glidden , Ms. Sharon A. Wolfe.

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Blue Ridge Bails Out Principal


On December 14, the Blue Ridge Elementary Principal, Mr. Dietz, was a prisoner for the day to raise support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The students enjoyed viewing Mr. Dietz’s in-house arrest while they rallied to contribute to support his release. The dollars raised will support research for the disease through the sponsorship of the “Lock-Up of Sayre” MDA Program. Pictured are: Principal, Mr. Dietz, and elementary students (l-r), Reed Guzy, Logan Sullivan, Isabella Cosmello.

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Susky Elementary Students Of The Month

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the "Students of the Month" for November, 2006.

Kindergarten, First, Second, Third

Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Mikaela Swank, Cierra Cotter, Kamdin Maby, Adam Rockwell; row 2 – Madisson Stanford, Stephanie Ballard, Johnathan Hallisey, Alan-Michael Anderson; row 3 – Codi O'Dell, Brook Murphy, Alexandria Warring, Lauren Soden, Griffin VanLierop; row 4 – Ashley Foote, Jacob Smith, Alyssa Hubal, Marissa McConnell. Absent from photo: Justin Belvedere.

Fourth, Fifth, Sixth

Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Dale Reid, Jacki Wheeler, Jerry Hallisey; row 2 – Brooke Morrison, Ciera Scepaniak, Rachel Hubal, Matthew Hugaboom; row 3 – Brandon DeRose, Cole Mallery, Daniel Cordner.

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Who's Who Among High School Students

More than 7,000 nominators selected the students included in the 40th edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students. Each year, public, private and parochial schools, youth groups and service organizations are invited to nominate students who have achieved a "B" grade point average or better, and who have demonstrated leadership in academics, athletics or extracurricular activities. Following are students from our area included in this year’s edition.

Clifford: Hilary C. Shinn.

Forest City: Marcella S. Baileys, James M. Bond, Tiffany Butler, Nicole Karausky, Bianca I. Marino, Marlie C. Martines, Mark E. Melvin, Mark R. Melvin, Dan Rokavec, Steven J. Scavone, Nicole Sherry, Jessica L. Short, Amanda L. White, Brittany Yestrepsky.

Nicholson: Thomas P. Cawley, Lauren Couey, Patrick J. Hricko, Katie Kilmer, Kristin E. Stanton, Jade E. Steele, Brittany L. Wilkins.

Thompson: Ashley N. Hubal, Jessica J. Hubal, Jessica Lee, Angela R. Leonard, Kyle E. Price.

Union Dale: Jaclyn M. McCawley, Robyn L. Powell, Jenna Regan.

Montrose: Samantha L. Barnhart, Brandi A. Bennett, Ashley Birchard, Colin R. Burridge, Willow P. Chance, Elysia Curry, Amber L. DePue, James A. Demann, Matthew R. Douglas, Jonathan Eddy, Brittany Ely, Caitlin J. Ely, Elizabeth A. Gerhard, Leeanne E. Hawley, Anthony Juser, Michelle Reagen, Erica R. Smith, Loren A. Smith, Stephen A. Stahl, April N. Tyler, Jessica A. Wells, Heather S. Yonkin.

Brackney: Sofia L. Delousia, Colin J. VanZandbergen, Kyle K. VanZandbergen, Angelica West.

Friendsville: Melina M. Smart, Bridgette M. Teed, Michelle Wolf.

Great Bend: Jessica N. Burkett, Zachary S. Pomeroy.

Hallstead: Tara Chiarella, Neal Dawes, Katelyn M. Donovan, Anthony N. Dorunda, Cortney M. Gordon, Emily A. Knott, Zachary D. Knott, Ashleigh E. Mattocks, Nicole M.Pagliarella, Fran C. Roach, Blaise T. Ross, Cassandra E. Summers, James M. Treible, Jessica K. Williams.

Hop Bottom: Danielle Congdon, John Corbin, Amber L. Ross.

Jackson: Adreanna Konsur.

Kingsley: Tegan M. Aherne, Ashley L. Franklin, Amanda S. Marcy, Justina K. Wadge.

Lanesboro: Daniel S. Boughton.

Little Meadows: Cortney H. Krause, Douglas J. Neville.

New Milford: Caitlin M. Denny, Megan R. Kleiner, Ashley M. Luce, Aaron J. Onyon, Jonathan M. Onyon, Jordan S. Smith, Nick A. Smith.

South Montrose: Aubrey A. Wood.

Springville: Kimberly J. Caines, Angela J. Cosner, John M. Mandziara, Julianne Spadine, Ross G. Williams.

Susquehanna: James E. Banko, Shawna L. Bodtman, Phylicda A. Deccico, Christopher J. Felter, Meghan E. Green, Matthew B. Krug, Vincent J. Lake, Justin T. Lee, Kaitlyn S. Molteni, Brian W. O'Connor, Sachi Patel, Hannah C. Price, Allen Russell, Allen J Russell, Becky J. Stone, Bethany R. Stone.

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Local Students Make National Dean's List

Following are students from our area who were included in 29th annual edition of the National Dean's List.

Forest City: Christopher Connor, Kerrie A. Richards.

Nicholson: Janelle Brant, Rebecca Corby, Gale D. Matthews, Kimberly M. Morden.

Starrucca: Christine P. VanTassel.

Montrose: Renata J. Schneider.

Forest City: Katie Kowalewski, Lori F. Miller.

Hallstead: Neal Dawes, Ashley M. Tierney, Tabitha M. Umphress.

Lanesboro: Rachel E. Hobbs.

New Milford: Barbara J. Randall, Corey M. Smith, Tiffanie Tompkins.

Springville: Richard Emmons.

Susquehanna: Rachael Ballard.

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