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Elk Lake Elementary Students of the Month
Meteors’ FBLA Off To State Conference
Blue Ridge Family’s 23rd Sharing Parade

Elk Lake Elementary Students of the Month

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the December,  2008 student of the month award winners.

Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Payton LaRue, Emma Sherwood, Elijah Decker; second row – Nicholas Warriner, Harley Askew, Mersadies Franklin, Dakota Carvin, Alexas Hawthorne, Kayla Brotsman, Tamara Voda, Jared Kerchner; third row – Dakota Herne, Mitchell Schwarztrauber, Kale Decker, Brian Traver, Brant Marshall. Absent from photo: Elijah Whittaker, Anthony Gachenaur.

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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Meteors’ FBLA Off To State Conference

Claiming 12 top-four finishes in regional competition, 21 members of the MAHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the 2008 Regional Leadership Conference at Keystone College on December 18, according to FBLA adviser Duane Benedict.

Seven of the 12 finishers qualified for the state competition to be held at the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey from March 29 through April 1. Four others finished well enough to be the first alternates to attend and compete at the state conference.

The team of seniors Gena Rapisardi, Tom Jagel and Courtney Haggerty took first place in the category of Global Business. Freshmen Chris Jordan and Alex Charles snagged first and second places respectively in Introduction to Business. Junior Chris Stevens captured second place in Technology Concepts, and junior Nichole Hoflund and senior Sara Jones took second place in Entrepreneurship, a team event.

Senior Carol Small placed third in the job interview category, while senior Tony Bistocchi took fourth in Sports Management, and the senior team of Kristy Birchard and Jack Rechlitz finished fourth in Desktop Publishing.

In each category, students were required to take written tests, complete a skills performance test, give a presentation, participate in an interview, or a combination of the above.

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Blue Ridge Family’s 23rd Sharing Parade

Blue Ridge Elementary students, faculty, and staff once again joined together to provide 31 local families with food this holiday season. The PTO provided each family with potatoes and a ham. Blue Ridge students were asked to donate a non-perishable food item, which was added to the meat and potatoes to give each family a bountiful array of foods. Blue Ridge High School’s Pride Club purchased gifts for the children in each family.

Pictured is Ms. Kristen Small, directing the fifth grade as they lead the school in Sharing Parade songs.

This is the 23rd year that Blue Ridge Elementary has held its Sharing Parade. Mrs. Kathy Roe, Mrs. Peg Glezen, and Ms. Kristen Small organized the event, along with piano accompanist Mrs. Liz Benedict and an adult “sharing thought” from Mrs. Holly Snitzer. A student from each grade level was also selected to give their special “sharing thought.” Those selected were: Kindergarten – Carson Koehler and Trinity Whitmore; First Grade – Jacob Canute; Second Grade – Aleks Carr; Third Grade – Emma Mangel; Fourth Grade – Isabella Cosmello; Fifth Grade – Janelle Oakley.

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