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Blue Ridge AwardedNature Trail Grant
Brooke L. Hinkley Receives Award
Area Students Make Clarion Dean’s List
Elk Lake Junior High Students of the Month
Fabulous Finish For EL Forensics Team
Forest City Elementary 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
Forest City High School 2nd Period Honor Roll
Keystone College Fall Dean’s List
Local Students Make Mansfield Dean’s List
Area Students Named To S. U. Dean's List
SCCTC 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll
Susky Elementary Students Of The Month
Susky High Second Period Honor Roll

Blue Ridge AwardedNature Trail Grant

The Blue Ridge School District was awarded a grant to reestablish an Educational Nature Trail on Pennsylvania game lands, bordering the school property. The award was announced at the annual Lackawanna Valley Heritage Awards ceremony on January 25.

Pictured (l-r) are: Natalie Solfanelli, Director, LVHA; Robert Cordaro, Lackawanna County Commissioner; Robert Dietz, Blue Ridge Principal.

Blue Ridge has established a committee of administrators, faculty and students to work with Mr. Lipinsky from the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Commission to identify the land that will be used to create the nature trail. The nature trail will allow students and the community to become caretakers for our forest region. The project puts together teachers, students, forestry representatives and community environmentalists, working towards a common goal, providing an educational resource. The nature trail will be used as an environmental science laboratory for all Blue Ridge students.

If members of the community or organizations are interested in assisting with the project, contact Mr. Dietz, Elementary Principal, to become involved.

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Brooke L. Hinkley Receives Award

Brooke L. Hinkley, Hallstead, was one of four University of Scranton students who received a Rose Kelly Award at a recent awards ceremony on campus.

Kenneth R. Lord, Ph.D, associate dean of the Kania School of Management at the University of Scranton, presents Brook Hinkley with the Rose Kelly Award.

The Rose Kelly Award was established by a University of Scranton alumnus, Joseph Wineburgh, Ph.D, to link the efforts of educators to the achievements of college students. The award is presented jointly to a student in each of the four colleges who has completed two years at the University and to the teacher whom he or she recognizes as having a great impact on his or her life. Students are selected based on exemplary achievement in both academics and general campus involvement.

Ms. Hinkley, a third-year student in the university’s Kania School of Management, nominated her teacher from Blue Ridge High School, Patty Petula.

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Area Students Make Clarion Dean’s List

Several students from our area have been named to the Dean’s List at Clarion University of Pennsylvania for the first semester of the 2006-07 academic year. Dean’s List students must have earned a 3.5 quality point average or higher (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester. Those students are Nicholas J. Haskins, Brackney and Jedediah Daniel Millard, Montrose.

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Elk Lake Junior High Students of the Month

Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brain Mallery announced the January, 2007 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. Pictured (l-r) are: seated – Sarah-Jane Abate, Molly Saravitz, Caitlin Good, Cassie VanEtten, Cathlene Farnelli, Brittany Bender, Richard Guiton, Candace Garrison, Courtney Snyder; standing – Dylan Villeneuve, Ben Oliver, Mark Smurkowski, John Warner, Benjamin Burridge, Junior High Principal Mr. Brian Mallery, Christie Cokely, Mackenzie Franssen, Matt Arnold, Nicolas Hackett. Absent from photo: Jacob Eastman, Allison Krishak.

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Fabulous Finish For EL Forensics Team

Hoping to get a few more rounds in against quality competition, the Elk Lake Forensics team traveled to the Pennsbury Falcon Invitational, which brought together the top teams from New York, Maryland, Virginia, and eastern Pennsylvania, in suburban Philadelphia on February 2-3.

What the team received from the tournament was a lot more than just extra rounds. It was two elimination round competitors and a Lincoln-Douglas Debate Champion.

EL Forensics Team Place-Winners at PFI Tournament, Shea Skinner – 13th Place in LD Debate and Molly Copeland – LD Debate Champion.

Senior Molly Copeland opened the tournament with two losses but she battled back, won her next four rounds against debaters from Loyola-Blakefield, Notre Dame, Shikellamy, and Newburgh Free Academy high schools, and advanced to the Octa-Final Round, the top 16 debaters from a field of 45, as the seventh seeded debater.

Eighth-grader Shea Skinner defeated the runner up in LD Debate in the last two major tournaments, Jay Garlapati from Unionville High School, as well as a debater from Broad Run High School and two debaters from Catonsville High School in his journey to the Octa-Final Round, his first break to an elimination round in his career, as the 13th seed.

In Octa-Finals, Copeland had no trouble with Ben Schneider from Friends Select High School as she won a unanimous 3-0 decision.

Skinner struggled against LaSalle College High School junior John Diluilo and lost a 3-0 decision. As a result of this loss, he placed 13th in the tournament.

In Quarter-Finals, Copeland notched a split decision over Perkiomen Valley’s Karlyn Gorski, the second seeded debater, who was undefeated up to this point.

Evan Burke, the 11th seed, from Unionville High School was no problem for Copeland as she defeated him and advanced to Finals.

Copeland faced John Diluilo from LaSalle College High School in Finals. Copeland’s solid analysis and personable delivery earned her a split decision win and the PFI Lincoln-Douglas Debate Championship.

Copeland’s performance also landed her in the EL Forensics Team record book as the first debater to compete in 10 rounds in one tournament and only the second debater to win eight debates in a single tournament.

“This was an incredible performance from both of our debaters. Molly had the strongest performance of the season, and maybe, her career. As an eighth grader against a field of varsity high school debaters, Shea had an incredible tournament. Not only was it his first break to eliminations but it was his first break in varsity,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.

The EL Forensics Team was set to wrap up its regular season with a Scranton Catholic Forensics League Tournament at Pocono Mountain West High School on February 10.

On February 24, the team begins its qualifying season at the PA High School Speech League District 8 Championship Tournament at Scranton High School.

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Forest City Elementary 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Following is the Forest City Regional Elementary School Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2006-07 school year.

GRADE 4: Sonny Albright, Thorin Atkinson, Benjamin Baileys, Cody Barrese, Walker Bintliff, Christina Bramley, Alan Brucher, Michael Buck, Tyler Butler, Emily Carney, Patrick Coles, Cassidy Congdon, Tyler DeBrino, Joseph Dombkowski, Noah Fedak, Dalilah Garcia, Morgan Gasper, Scott Giles, Marissa Gillespie, Colleen Glavich, Shannon Glosenger, Sarah Gorton, Felicia Grosel, Jenna Hunter, Sarah James, Elizabeth Kelly, Katelyn Kernoschak, Christopher Larson, 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, Logan Sauls, 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.

GRADE 5: Jennifer Baron, Cassandra Bendyk, Rachel DeLucy, Megan Demcevski, Carly Erdmann, Christopher Fitzsimmons, Neil Foster, Amber Fotusky, Meagan Goben, Will Jonas, MacKenzie Keller, Michaela Konzman, Nicholas Kovaleski, Gregory Kowalewski, Ryan Long, Wayde Loomis, Nicholas Luchonok, Michaela Martines, Logan McHale, Doria Miller, Katherine O’Neill, Frank Piotrowski, Christian Retana, Kelsey Twilley, Jolyn Zawisky.

GRADE 6: Kirsten Bailey, Candice Baumher, Kylie Besz, Kylie Borick, Samantha Carey, John Cobb, Jason Curley, Tyler Daniels, Vincent DeLucy, Bruce Evans, Thomas Evertsen, Joseph Faust, Jacob Fedak, Matthew Gerchman, Miranda Glosenger, Danielle Liuzzo, Kiana Marcho, Megan Marcinkus, Nicolette Murray, Katherine Pecko, Alyssa Peters, Stephanie Ramos, Brittany Rutledge, Morgan Saul, Spencer Sauls, David Supko, Benjamin Terry.

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Forest City High School 2nd Period Honor Roll

Anthony Rusnak, Forest City High School Principal, announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2006-07 school year.


GRADE 7: Courtney Andrews, Katherine DeMark, Logan James Fitzsimmons, Phylicia Galvin, Richard J. Kresock, Sarah Kubus, Kristene Kuriger, Brian Nebzydoski, Tania Pollard, Dana Statkun, Taylor-Ray Tammero, Katie Zefran.

GRADE 8: Andrea Burleigh, Summer Demcevski, Cassie Erdmann, Sarah Forsette, Shannon Novak, Shauna O’Reilly, Kelsey Short, Dominick Sparks, Kevin Swartz, Jenna Tasso, Matthew Terry, Cree Townsend.

GRADE 9: Lyle Foster, Jessica Herbst, Bethany Hofer, Nicholas Lowry, Benjamin Paul, Andrew Salvi, Kaitlyn Schott, Jordan Underwood, Donald J. Yestrepsky.

GRADE 10: Paige Baron, Ryan Baron, Amanda Cino, Brianna Demchak, Kelsey Logar, Kristen Majdic, Jacklyn Smith, Kelsey Trichilo, Matera Wilczewski.

GRADE 11: Ashley Dix, Michael Forsette, Ashley Hofer, Kristy Kitchura, Lindsey Luchonok, Christopher Nebzydoski, Danielle Nebzydoski, Adam Salvi, Amber Sauls, Matthew Silfee, Coty Soltus.

GRADE 12: Katelyn Brothwell, Georgia Galvin, Jenna Kilmer, Danielle Long, Michael McGraw, Justin Pisarcik, Sarah Zedar.


GRADE 7: Emily Baileys, Chance Burleigh, Brian Carpenter, Emily Delamarter, Brian Demchak, David Durko Jr., Kelsey Glavich, Elizabeth Heller, Anthony Hiller, Jake Kull, Jenna Lucchesi, Jason McGovern, Joseph Munifo, Kathleen Piatkowski, Justin Rieman, Kaeleigh R. Schwartz, Seth Thomas, Anthony Vadala.

GRADE 8: Alyssa Corey, Jessica Gigliotti, Mitchel Goben, Nicole Guzzi, Hope Hoanzl, Rebecca Keller, Jacqueline McBride, Zachary Mendoza, Brianna Pavolone, Amy Saam, Jessica Strickland, Ellen Supko, George Twardy, Randall Weller III.

GRADE 9: Eric Graebner, Rachel Gulbin, Bradley Medved, Justin Merrigan, Alexandra Powell, Christina Turano.

GRADE 10: Jessica Butler, Justin Debevec, Holly Demianovich, Michael Kubus, Chelsea Lucchesi, Wade Malicky, Cheryl Pantzar, Michael Pasternak, Cassidy Strickland, Joseph Terry.

GRADE 11: Kent Corey, Jeffrey Eversten, Christine Guzzi, Christina Kane, Lauren Orasin, Briana Salvi, Chelsea Soltus, Sarah Terry, Eric Torres, Brittany Yestrepsky.

GRADE 12: Amber Conti, Marlo Madrid, Marlie Martines, Tara McGraw, Mickayla McHale, Nicole Mead, Jennifer Murnin, Jason Pisarcik, Tiffany Tyson, Amanda White.

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Keystone College Fall Dean’s List

La Plume – Dr. Robert Scott, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, today announced the full-time students who have been named to the President’s, Dean’s, and Honors List for the 2006 fall semester.

Full-time students who complete 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of 4.00 are named to the President’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s and Honors List, students must complete 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of 3.70-3.99 and 3.50-3.69 respectively.

President’s List: Jacqueline K. Ferenczi, New Milford; Jaelynne Goff, New Milford; Kirsten E. Hendricks, Hop Bottom; Michelle Naylor, Hallstead; Melody C. Phillips, New Milford; Aimee Rezykowski, Springville; Joyce A. Serniak-Decker, South Gibson; Tierra N. Shortt, Montrose; Kellie Sussman, Springville; Deborah A. Watson-Graves, Thompson; Bridget Zick, Kingsley.

Dean’s List: Heather M. Burridge, Montrose; Vicki A. Cain, New Milford; Casey Fitch, Springville; Erin L. Kasten, New Milford; Kimberly Kwitoski, Hallstead; Kristen M. Rickard, Great Bend; Kaitlyn M. Shinn, Springville; Amber Sickler, Hop Bottom; Tracy L. Soller, Great Bend; Mallery J. Stone, Thompson.

Honors List: Daniel Albert Arthur, Brooklyn; Brandon J. Bennett, Harford; Robin L. Cobb, Jackson; Kerri L. Green, Clifford; Jeanette L. Harvey, Hop Bottom; Gary W. Haskell, Jr., Jackson; Shawna M. Hill, Hop Bottom; Jenna Kogut, New Milford; Bradley J. Mead, Susquehanna; Danelle O’Neil, New Milford; John C. Pierson, Montrose; Robert B. Powers, Kingsley; George Rinker, Springville; Melissa A. Sussman, Springville; Emily R. Taylor, Friendsville; Brenda L. Walker, Hallstead.

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Local Students Make Mansfield Dean’s List

A total of 673 Mansfield University undergraduates have been named to the Fall, 2006 Dean’s List and President’s List. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be attending the university full-time and earn at least a 3.50 grade point average. Students were also honored by inclusion on the President’s List. To receive this honor, a student must attain a perfect 4.0 average for the semester.

Students from our area who were named to the Dean's List are as follows, with President’s List students noted with an asterisk: Alesia Ainey, Kingsley; Luke Albert*, Susquehanna; Kelly Jo Balent, Hop Bottom; Rachael Ballard, Susquehanna; Laura Carden, Friendsville; Rachel Hall*, Jackson; Geoffrey Harris, New Milford; Robert Harris, Brackney; Joseph Johnson, Nicholson; Molly Nasser, Springville; Veronica Pistoia, Hop Bottom; Katherine Shuren*, Montrose; Kyle Stockholm, Montrose; Brion Stone, Thompson; Andrew Taylor, New Milford; Emily Teter*, Montrose.

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Area Students Named To S. U. Dean's List

The following area students have been named to Syracuse University's Dean's List for the Fall, 2006 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

The students achieving the honor are: Anne Stankevich, Harford; Alyssa Jones, Friendsville.

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SCCTC 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll

Alice M. Davis, Administrative Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, has announced the Honor Roll list for the second marking period of the 2006-07 school year.


Tom Albertson, Randy Alden, Valerie Barnes, Cassie Benscoter, Brad Bonavita, Nicole Brooks, Kassandra Buckingham, Justin Butts, Pricilla Ceccoli, Jennifer Cina, Melissa Compton, Amanda Conklin, Malinda Daniels, Chris Delaney, Christopher Demchak, Monica Dommes, Brittany Donnelly, Amanda Edwards, Heather Edwards, Dustin Ely, Lauren Ferry, Sara Folk, Kristen Fredericks, Sarah Gardner, Britney Giberson, Lindsey Grosvenor, Jennifer Guthrie, Chelsea Hagen, Sharon Hatzis, Morgan Hermick, Courtney Hopkins, Misty Karhnak, Heather Kays, Jessica Kingdon, Jeremiah Layou, Heather Lewis, Liz Macey, Beau Marshall, Brandy McCarey, Ashley McGavin, Brittany McGraw, Doug Moore, Denise Nogick, Kaela Page, Lacey Posey, Caleb Prentice, Mary Jo Reedy, Julie Robets, Garrett Schneider, Marita Sellitto, Kathryn Sickler, Cory Simon, Stephanie Sobiech, Alyssa Sprout, Valerie Swetter, Brittany Taylor, Kayla Taylor, Justine Triebel, Danielle Uronis, Bridget VanHouten, Alicia Walker, Jayme Ward, Jessica Warren.


Amber Allen, Robert Applegate, Samantha Appleman, Stephen Bartholomew, Adam Belles, Alex Bennett, Chantelle Betcher, Leila Blachek, Samantha Chandler, Rebecca Collins, Kristen Costigan, Laura Croasdale, Brittany Davies, David Deacon, Michelle Donahue, Paul Dudock, Jessie Erickson, Adam Esposito, Jessica Farr, Tricia Fassett, Suzanne Fauver, Simon Frailey, Nichole Fuller, James Golden, Sara Gregory, Jarrod Hall, Samantha Hallock, Brandy Helbing, Andrew Henry, Heather Holgate, Ashley Howlett, Ashley Jackson, Broc Jennings, Alysha Kmieciak, Arielle Kovalick, Randi Ladner, Zachary Larnerd, Dave Latwinski, Stephanie Latwinski, Abdul Lebdauoi, Amanda Lee, Nicole Levensailer, April Lewis, Brittney McDonough, Elizabeth McGuire, Chelsea Naples, Stephanie O’Dell, LeeAnn Peck, Devon Phillips, Brad Powers, Damon Sandle, Traci Sands, Cody Sickler, Joe Smith, Amanda St. Germain, Lyndsey Traver, Stacey VanGorder, Bobbi Jo Walker, Devin Walters, Steven Weiss, Ryan White, Samantha Wickizer, Melinda Williams, Ashely Woodruff.

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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 January, 2007.

Kindergarten, First, Second, Third

Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Eric Hall, William Perry, Michael Braun, Erika Knifer; row 2 – Chloe Haskins, Emily Lawrenson, Morgan Rivenburg, Jake Peters, Chelsea Bush; row 3 – Ashley Foote, Tyler Williams, Saige Perry, Hunter Vaughn, Gabrielle Glover; row 4 – John Slater, Ashley Hallisey, Joseph Sandfort, Alyssa Sweeney, Brandon Ferrante.

Fourth, Fifth, Sixth

Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Tiernan Shanley, Tyler Petriello, Amber Carpenetti; row 2 – Katelyn Sherman, Sal Pelicci, Taylor Kilmer; row 3 – Megan Canfield, Melissa Kukowski, Danielle Barnes. Absent from photo: Kevin Bush, Anthony Petronaci.

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Susky High Second Period Honor Roll

Following is the Susquehanna Community High School Honor Roll for the second marking period of the 2006-07 school year.


GRADE 12: Valerie Barnes, Sarah Biegert, Melanie Biesecker, Justin Butts, Andrew Crawford, Carla Gehman, Kristin Gumaer, Timothy Haynes, Courtney Hopkins, Ashley Hubal, Brian James, Kirsten Kemmerer, Jessica Lee, Carrie Lewis, Heather Lewis, William McHale, Nicole Ransbottom, Ellen Reavey, Marita Sellitto, Billie Jean Wilbur.

GRADE 11: Mary Jo Cotter, Michael Ervin, Christopher Felter, Tara Flor, Angela Petriello, Craig Price, Tamara Sager, Craig Soden.

GRADE 10: Ashley Aldrich, Sydney Carmody, Christy Glidden, Brittany Heller, Jessica Hubal, Hannah Price, Aaron Soden, Leann Terpstra, Jeffrey Williams.

GRADE 9: Nicholas Felter, Thomas Kelly Jr., Kyla Kemmerer, Shawn Norton

Brandon Stone.

GRADE 8: Sean Leonard, Nicholas Marco, Kirstin McCormick, Timothy Sager, Derek Williams, David Winn, Shane Wolf.

GRADE 7: Courtney Arthur, Karlene Cottrell, Alexandria Dominick, Matthew Hilling, Morgan Ofsharick, Stephanie Skurski, Jeffrey Wayman.

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GRADE 12: Shianne Barton, Christopher Delaney, Kathryn DeWitt, Jia Luo Dong, Stephanie Ficarro, Kaitlin Flor, Amber Gaffey, Meghan Gilleran, Casey Glidden, Craig Hubal, Andrew Napolitano, Brian Norton, Amy Stein, Deanna Stone, Danielle Williams, Ashlie Yoder.

GRADE 11: Shayna Benson, Ellen Biegert, Amanda Canfield, Aleshia Napolitano, Ashley Price, Jessica Welch, Cynthia Williams.

GRADE 10: Daniel Boughton, Kayshia Kruger, Angela Leonard, Lacey Sholtiss.

GRADE 9: Philip Barnes, Mindy Batson, Kaitlin Callender, Nicole Conklin, Megan Garcia, Maggie Lawrenson, Adam Macazan, Michael Nagel Jr., Courtney Slocum, Jami Towner, Andrea Walker, Matthew Welch.

GRADE 8: Kimberly Aldrich, Kelly Burke, Kelsey Carmody, Kalyn Cina, Susan Greene, Kyle Napolitano, Steven Skurski, David Vales.

GRADE 7: Brandon Deakin, Timothy Flanagan, Rex Fullam V, Alexis Gerhardt, Thomas Maby, Sierra McConnell, Jessup O’Dell.


GRADE 12: Mercedes Allen, Cameron Arthur, Debra Barton, Allison Bates, Jeremy Boerner, Rebecca Collins, Andrew David, Joshua Depew, Abigail DeWitt, JoAnna Dooley, Josh Fisk, Adam Glover, James Golden, Anthony Neu, Pedro Rodas, Kimberly Seamans, Nicole Tarbox, Jessica Terpstra, Brant Thomas, Theresa Wademan, Michael Walsh, Perri Weldy, Ryan White.

GRADE 11: Kelli Agler, Caryn Conklin, Amanda Depew, Kristen Edwards, Kirk Fallon, Daniel Gall, Kalin Gerhardt, Brent Keyes, Alexandria Kotran, Danielle Roy, Shawnee Soules, Jared Stewart, Ashley Troup, Megan Zappe, Brittany Zebrowski.

GRADE 10: Dylon Beamer, Christine Biegert, Caitlin Burke, Amanda Carvin, Brittany Conroy, Monique Drag, Amanda Garcia, Jennifer Glover, Diana Greene, Chelsea Henry, David Jackson, Lindsay Lawrenson, Justin Lee, Michael Lloyd, Joshua McKinney, Cody Scepaniak, Kelly Sheriff, Mary Tarbox, Anthony Wayman.

GRADE 9: Jordan Aldrich, Scott Arthur, Breanna Bastion, Tyler Butts, Benjamin Case, Kelly Conklin, Donald Cottrell, Garrett Cuevas, Jakilyn DeCicco, Tyler Dibble, Courtney Dininny, Melinda Fitch, Dominic Gerhardt, Brian Glover, Matthew Leet, James Marion Jr., Lauren Reddon, Gafston Stone, Kayla Valentine.

GRADE 8: Brooklyn Baker, Zachary Baker, Kacie Chesnick, Mandalyn Corse, Chester Cotter, Maureen Lawson, Ryan Lee, Kacey Norris, Basia Polak, Alex Price, Cooper Rockwell-Cook, Ryan Rosenthal, Amanda Roth, Alex Sheriff, Robert Skiba, Landrea Stevens, Courtney Sullivan, Nicholas Vales, Kristen Wentzell.

GRADE 7: Jeremy Acone, Tabitha Bibalo, Jamie Boerner, Duane Consla, Brett Deakin, Mary Kemmerer, Brenda Kochmer, Vincent Matta Jr., Alexx Nelson, Zachary Ord, Zachary Stanford, Adam Stout, Melissa Valentine.

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