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Students Participate In Mock Interviews
Students Participate In Mock Interviews
Over 60 tenth grade students from Blue Ridge High School participated in a mock interview on January 7, as the culmination to the mandatory “Keys to Career” class that is part of their senior project.
For the past four years, personnel from several area businesses have volunteered to conduct these semi-annual “real-life” simulations that give most of the students their first taste of interviewing.
The “Keys to Careers” class is a one-semester course that enables students to investigate their personal interests and skills, and to take those results to research related career fields and the necessary education and training required to excel in the workforce.
Coordinating the “mock interviews” is a substantial undertaking, but Blue Ridge Business education faculty members Brian Lewis and Joe Conigliaro feel the experience and insight the students gain is immeasurable. Both Lewis and Conigliaro try to teach a process that the students can use as a template as their interests and options change throughout their adult lives.
All of this could not happen without the help and cooperation of a lot of people and without the support of the Blue Ridge Administration and School Board.
Area businesses who have participated over the years include Peoples National Bank, Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna County Library, New Milford Hardware, Northeast Exposure, and The Susquehanna Transcript.
Molly Copeland On C W M Dean’s List
Molly Copeland, Little Meadows, was recently named to the Dean's List at the College of William and Mary for the fall, 2008 semester. In order to achieve Dean's List status, a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester.
Local Students Graduate From Clarion University
Two area students received diplomas during commencement ceremonies at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on December 13.
Nana H. Pietriyk, Montrose, graduated with a Master of Library Science Degree.
Jessica L. Sidener, Montrose, graduated with a Master of Library Science Degree.
Elk Lake Junior High Students of the Month
Elk Lake junior high school principal Brain Mallery announced the December, 2008 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Barbie Zapolski, Christian Sprout, Shante Mowry, Erin Walker, Curtis Whitney, Brett Welsh, Devon Greenwood, Kati VanEtten; back row – Trevor Gowin, Olivia Smurkowski, Alexis Schrader, Vanessa Otis, Junior High Principal Brian Mallery, Kali Cennamo, Ali Canfield, Chad Swift, Matt Woolcock, Peter McGee.
U of S Announces Fall Dean’s List
The University of Scranton has announced its Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2008 fall semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean’s List. The list includes students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. Students named to the school’s Dean’s List include the following area residents: Jonathan P. Bennett, Harford; Tiffany A. Butler, Vandling; Elizabeth A. Ficken, Lenoxville; Nicole M. Furch, Hallstead; Derek Gelormini, Uniondale; Tiffanie M. Grover, Forest City; Samantha R. Guthrie, New Milford; Ashley M. Hofer, Herrick Center; Paulina R. Maida, Hallstead; Amanda S. Marcy, Kingsley; Shawn Matthews, Uniondale; Tara L. McGraw, Vandling; William D. Orasin, Forest City; Megan M. Shipsky, Forest City; Jeremy J. Travis, Lanesboro; Seth D. Wasnock, Forest City; Abralyn P. Weidow, Thompson; Virginia L. Wilmarth, Springville.
Joseph M. Smith Receives Degree
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania conferred 622 degrees at its winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 13, 2008. Local student Joseph M. Smith, Hallstead, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Marketing.
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