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Local Students Receive Academic Recognition
Democratic Women Award Scholarships
Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Suzanne Creps On Findlay Dean’s List
Three SCHS Students Attend HOBY Seminar

Local Students Receive Academic Recognition

Brooke L. Hinkley, Hallstead and Brentt J. Swetter, Union Dale, were among the 64 outstanding members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2008 recognized for their academic excellence and/or service during the university’s Class Night. Students from the university’s four academic divisions were honored for achievement in their fields of study.

Harold W. Bailie, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at The University of Scranton, congratulates Brentt J. Swetter (left) and Brooke L. Hinkley (right) for their academic achievements at The University of Scranton’s Class Night.

Ms. Hinkley is the recipient of the Excellence in Management Award and The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. A graduate of Blue Ridge High School, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, with a minor in Finance. She received the William G. McGowan Scholarship and the Frank O’Hara and Rose Kelly Awards, and was named to the Business Leadership Program and Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society. Ms. Hinkley was a member of the women’s varsity volleyball team, where she received honors such as being named to ESPN The Magazine’s District 2 All-American Team, awarded conference Player of the Year, First Team All-Star, and Senior Scholar Athlete. She also served as a team captain for two years. She has accepted a position in Lockheed Martin’s Finance Leadership Development Program, Syracuse, NY.

Mr. Swetter is a the recipient of the Excellence in Neuroscience Award. A graduate of Lakeland Junior/Senior High School, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience. He was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He was a member of Nu Rho Psi, Psi Chi, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Psychological Society, the Eastern Psychological Society, the Neuroscience Society, the Psychology Club and the American Psychological Society Student Caucus. Mr. Swetter was also the chair of The University of Scranton Psychology Conference and co-chair of the Kids Judge Neuroscience. He worked with Dr. J. Timothy Cannon in the Faculty/Student Research Program. Mr. Swetter plans to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut.

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Democratic Women Award Scholarships
By Martha Chamberlain

The Susquehanna County Federated Democratic Women’s Club announced the recipients of its 2008 scholarship awards of $100 each to the following students in five of Susquehanna County’s high schools.

Angela Cosner, Elk Lake High School, will be attending Clarkson University and will major in Mechanical Engineering. She is the daughter of Warren and Rosemary Cosner.

Brittany Kozlowski, Mt. View High School, will be attending McCann School of Business and Technology and plans to pursue a degree in Accounting. She is the daughter of Edward J. Kozlowski III and Melanie Kozlowski.

Charles Benjamin Link, Montrose High School, will be attending Temple University and will major in Secondary Education – Social Studies. He is the son of Charles and Deborah Link.

Samantha Guthrie, Blue Ridge High School, will be attending the University of Scranton and major in Pre Med. She is the daughter of Wesley and Dorothy Guthrie.

Ellen Biegert, Susquehanna High School, will be attending Temple University and major in Fine Arts. She is the daughter of Steve and Margaret Biegert.

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Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Submitted By Peter Quigg

The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties wishes to thank the individuals, families, and organizations that have established college scholarship endowments with The Foundation over the years. Together, for the graduating class of 2008, we are providing more than $43,000 in college tuition assistance for local students. Two scholarships provide assistance throughout a four-year college career. With The Community Foundation’s participation in a statewide matching grant program, many of these awards will be eligible to be considered for matching funding. We congratulate the following students on their achievements and wish them luck in their future endeavors.

Adult Scholarships: John & Ann Vitale Scholarship – Mike Shingler of Montrose attends Marywood University.

Blue Ridge School District: Brad Conklin Scholarship – Erin Dayton will attend Penn State, Worthington; Jonathan Onyon will attend Lackawanna College; Brittany Phillips will attend University of Scranton. Donley Family Scholarship – Freshman Jonathan Onyon will attend Lackawanna College; Sophomore Thomas Drake attends Bob Jones University; Junior Heather Brown attends SUNY Binghamton; Senior Danielle Gulick attends Mansfield University. David Hwang Scholarship – Erin Dayton will attend Penn State, Worthington. Andrew Snitzer Scholarship – Kelly Brant will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Montrose Area School District: Dan Arnold Scholarship – James Kane will attend SUNY Syracuse. Dr. Raymond Bennett Scholarship – Mariah Castrogiovanni will attend Lock Haven University. Danny Crisman Scholarship – Brackney Brotzman will attend Keystone College. Julia Frystak Scholarship: Shannon Elbrecht will attend University of The Sciences in Philadelphia. Agnes & James Holbert Scholarship – James Kane will attend SUNY Syracuse. John Krupinski Scholarship – Emily Travis will attend Cazenovia College. Morgan Potter Scholarship – Benjamin Link will attend Temple University. Nicholas Severcool Scholarship – Caleb Prentice will attend Universal Technical Institute. Mathew White Scholarship – Brackney Brotzman will attend Keystone College. Robert Wood Scholarship – Mark LaRue will attend Broome County Community College.

Mountain View School District: Kingsley Civic Club Scholarship – Brian Lockwood will attend Syracuse University; Amanda Makosky will attend U. Mass., Boston; Kristin Repchik will attend Marywood University. Robert Klenk Scholarship – Kelly Rafferty will attend Keystone College. Mt. View Alumni Assoc. Scholarship – A’Leia Lewis will attend Slippery Rock University.

Susquehanna Community School District: Edwards/Napolitano Music Scholarship – Mathew Parsons will attend Luzerne County Community College.

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Suzanne Creps On Findlay Dean’s List

Findlay, Ohio – The Dean’s List for the spring, 2008 semester at The University of Findlay has been announced by Daniel J. May, vice president for academic affairs. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have attained a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Suzanne Creps of South Gibson, a Nuclear Medicine Technology major was named to the list, with a grade point average of 4.0.

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Three SCHS Students Attend HOBY Seminar

On May 14- 18, not one, but three students representing Susquehanna Community High School attended the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Seminar at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA.

The Hugh O’Brien Leadership Program (H.O.B.Y.) was founded by former actor Hugh O’Brien after a trip to Africa, when he met the world-renowned Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who inspired him with his selfless sense of humanitarianism. Schweitzer believed that the most important thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves. After meeting Dr. Schweitzer, Hugh O’Brien created the nationwide H.O.B.Y. program in order to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities which will empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. This year, H.O.B.Y. celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of empowering our future leaders of tomorrow.

Sophomore T.J. Kelly was selected as the ambassador for 2008. His future plans are to attend college and pursue a career in political law.

In order to return to the seminar each year, an alumna must have completed at least 100 hours of community service. Junior Hannah Price attended the seminar as an alumna. Hannah plans to attend college and pursue a degree in international communications.

Senior Tara Flor will attend St. Bonaventure University this fall, and plans to study neuroscience. Tara plans to remain involved with H.O.B.Y. throughout her college career.

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