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Susky Elementary Students Of The Month
Depew Family Creates New Scholarship Fund
Elk Lake Elementary Students Of The Month

Susky Elementary Students Of The Month

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the "Students of the Month" for September, 2007.

Kindergarten, First, Second, Third

Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Dylan Crawford, Kailye Towner, Shania Megivern, Catherine Hugaboom; row 2 – Nicodemus Webster, Ryan Jennings, Andrea Westbrook, Angel Bieloski; row 3 – Jorge Bautista, Brodie Haskins, Kathy Meck, Breanna Treible, Marisa Kenny; row 4 – Dylan Talotta, Amber Hession, Makayla Sullivan, Amber Cina. Absent from photo: Kassandra Hall.

Fourth, Fifth, Sixth

Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Makala Sharer, Kaitlyn Gow, Rachel Serfilippi, Zachary Collins; row 2 – Brendan Lamb, Allison Ryder, Anthony Petronaci; row 3 – Dylan Cohen, Victoria White, Lauren Marco, Emily Staros, Rachel Hubal.

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Depew Family Creates New Scholarship Fund

The Depew and Kilmer families recently established the Gil Depew Memorial Scholarship Fund with The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties, that will annually provide a college scholarship to a high school graduate with diabetes. Seniors from the six high schools in Susquehanna County are eligible to apply for the scholarship, and applications will be available in the various guidance offices as well as on the scholarship page of The Community Foundation's web site,

A newly created Community Foundation scholarship fund has been named in honor of Gil  Depew.

Gil Depew is described by his friends as "a hard working quarry man." He was self-employed in the bluestone industry throughout Susquehanna County. In 1992, a year before Mr. Depew passed away at age 60 of diabetes, family and friends began holding a golf tournament at Rock Creek Golf Club to show support for Gil, and after his death to share fond memories. A year ago, the tournament became a fundraiser to benefit the National Diabetes Association.

This year the Depew family, along with Rock Creek Golf Club owners and Mr. Depew's in-laws, the Cecil Kilmer family, decided to bring that donation closer to home. Sharon Depew recounts her thought process, "We had been sending this money out of our area, and we really didn't know where it was going." Sharon and her family decided to move the tournament proceeds into a new Community Foundation fund that will provide annual college scholarships for Susquehanna County students living with diabetes. This year marked the event's 15th anniversary, with the younger generations, including Sharon and Lorraine Depew, now playing a larger role in the tournament, as well as in the recommendation of scholarship recipients. Furthermore, The Community Foundation is one of 32 scholarship organizations in Pennsylvania participating in a matching fund program that has the potential to double the value of Foundation scholarship awards.

Those wishing to honor the memory of Gil, and to further enhance the value of this scholarship for local diabetic students may send tax-deductible donations directly to The Community Foundation at 36 Lake Avenue in Montrose, 18801.

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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 September, 2007 Student of the Month Award winners.

Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Katie Godshall, Madison Sickler, Megan Tewksbury, Tyler Loomis, Megan Stevens, Amelia Comly, Troy Simmons, Aubree Budzinski; second row – Dakota Oswald, Jack Waldenberger, Chance Rockefeller, Samuel Bell, Alison Bell, Jacqueline Decker,
Matthew Bullock, Bradley Bower.

Students in kindergarten, first, and second 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.

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