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Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brain Mallery announced the January, 2009 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Brittany DeLancey, Elizabeth Benscoter, Kirsten Hollister, Katelin Graves, Alayna Doolittle, Genevieve Whittaker, Kristi Krishak, Nate Krager; back row – Kane Kintner, Melvin Route, Meagan Bush, Dylan Simmons, Junior High Principal Brian Mallery, Jesse Borosh, Kayla Krishak, Lexi Baker, Marshall McCarty. Absent from photo: Kyleen Pisaneschi.
On January 8, forty-one students from grades 6, 7 and 8 assembled at the Elk Lake Junior/Senior High School auditorium to compete for the 2008-09 Elk Lake School Geography Bee.
Pictured (l-r) are: Jr. High School Principal Mr. Brian Mallery, Geography Bee Champion Gabrielle Melan, and Mr. Michael Cutri, Geography teacher.
It was a highly competitive geography bee, with many rounds needed before the competition was narrowed down to the final five contestants: Peter McGee (grade 7), Alex Manzek (grade 7), Justin Cobb (grade 7), Ricky Burger (grade 8), and Gabrielle Melan (grade 8). These five students then entered into the championship round of questioning.
Finally, the school’s geography bee champion was crowned based on the following question: Musical instruments similar to those found in Indonesia, like the valiha, a type of tube zither, are culturally significant on what large island off the east coast of Africa? The student who correctly identified the island was Gabrielle Melan. What was the answer to the question? Madagascar!
Congratulations to Gabrielle on being the new school geography champion. Gabrielle now moves on to the state level round of the National Geographic Bee.
Congratulations to all 41 participants in this year’s geography bee, each represented their grade level very well.
Dr. Alice M. Davis, Administrative Director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC), is proud to announce the SCCTC Students of the Month for December, 2008. Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Kaitlyn Pickering, Caryl-Anne Spinner, Christy Cokley, Michael Nicolette; middle row – Kara Thompson, James Doyle, Cody Ellis, Samantha Hallock, Kaydee Oliver, Brennan Thek, Dr. Alice M. Davis; back row – William Marcinkus, Bryan Ketchum, Robert Benscoter, Cody Fassett, Dan Smith.
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 following students from our area were among those who achieved the honor: Jonathan P. Bennett, Harford; Tiffany A. Butler, Vandling; Elizabeth A. Ficken, Lenoxville; Nicole M. Furch, Hallstead; Derek Gelormini, Union Dale; 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, Union Dale; 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.
The Pennsylvania State University has announced the Fall, 2008 Dean's List. A student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 and be full-time (12 hours or more) to be named to the list. Included are the following students from Susquehanna County: Cameron C. Arthur, Susquehanna; Shianne S. Barton, Thompson; Robert Bennett, Montrose; Sarah L. Biegert, Susquehanna; Maryann C. Cantone, Thompson; Catherine A. Caterson, Montrose; Jordan M. Clapper, Hallstead; Michael A. Davies, Forest City; Erin L. Dayton, Susquehanna; Michael T. Dayton, Susquehanna; Sofia L. Delousia, Brackney; Stephen K. Demianovich, Forest City; Nicole Ellett, Uniondale; Lindsay M. Franks, New Milford; Stephanie M. Gow, Montrose; Amber R. Johnson, Friendsville; Scott A. Jones, Montrose; David R. Kessler, Hallstead; Jared R. Kloda, Montrose; Carrie R. Lewis, Susquehanna; Lee-ann Loser, Forest City; Alyssa D. McBride, Forest City; Jaclyn M. McCawley, Uniondale; Marika N. Merritt, Susquehanna; Matthew B. Morgan, Hop Bottom; Robert J. Mullaney, New Milford; Andrew M. Nichols, New Milford; Patrick E. Propert, Susquehanna; Rona L. Russell, Friendsville; Michael J. Stahl, New Milford; Heather L. Stone, Thompson; Jonathan R. Torch, Vandling; Robin J. Tyborowski, Forest City; Emily V. Wychock, Brackney.
The Fall, 2008 commencement ceremonies, university-wide, were held on December 20, 2008 at Pennsylvania State University for approximately 3,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Following are the local students who earned degrees.
Michelle L. Bixby, Lanesboro, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism.
Stephen K. Demianovich, Forest City with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.
Daniel C. Frechen, Susquehanna with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre.
Robert J. Mullaney, New Milford, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Sciences and Technology.
Kassandra Stepniak, a sophomore at Wells College in Aurora, New York, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2008 semester. Kassandra is a resident of Montrose. To be eligible for Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).
New London, CT – Eric J. Moss, Class of 2010 at Connecticut College and a resident of Forest City, has been named to the Dean's List for the 2008 fall semester. Eric achieved Dean's Honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.3.
Doylestown, PA – Delaware Valley College Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Dorothy Prisco announced that Elizabeth Gerhard, Montrose, has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the fall, 2008 Dean's List.
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