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Amy Fischer Named To Rider Dean’s List
Audubon Announces $4,000 Scholarship
Ellen Reavey Is Studying Abroad
Local Students On LCCC Dean’s List
Susky Elementary Reading Awards
Susky Elem. Second Period Honor Roll
Tina R. Curley Earns Degree
Local Students Make Widener Dean’s List
Blue Ridge Students “Wish Upon A Star”

Amy Fischer Named To Rider Dean’s List

Lawrenceville, NJ – Amy Fischer, a Secondary Education major from Hallstead, has been named to Rider University's Dean's List for the Fall, 2008 semester.

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Audubon Announces $4,000 Scholarship

The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society announced it is offering a $4,000 college scholarship to students who wish to pursue a career in one of the environmental sciences. The applicants must be from Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna, or Susquehanna County and must enroll in a degree program in a full-time accredited college or university. The winning applicant will receive $1,000 per year, for four years.

Interested students can find the application form at, or they can use the universal scholarship application form available at school guidance offices. Deadline for applications is April 1.

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Ellen Reavey Is Studying Abroad

Thompson resident Ellen Reavey is currently studying abroad through the Boston University (BU) International Programs office. A Biomedical Engineering major at BU’s College of Engineering, Ellen is currently enrolled in the Dresden Engineering Program through the end of the Spring, 2009 semester. Ellen is scheduled to graduate from BU in 2011.

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Local Students On LCCC Dean’s List

Luzerne County Community College announced that the following students have earned recognition for outstanding academic achievement during the fall, 2008 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, a student must earn a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. Students who attain a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99 are included on the Dean’s List, and those with an average between 3.25 and 3.49 are included on the Honors List.

PRESIDENT’S LIST: Michelle Mason, Laceyville; Deanna Stoddard, Kingsley; John Szuch, Union Dale; Deborah VanGorder, New Milford.

DEAN’S LIST: Beverly Begin, Montrose; Susan Birtch, Meshoppen; Dawn Dibble, Susquehanna; Angela Guzy, New Milford; Ronald Harvey, Meshoppen; Michele Herbert, Hop Bottom; Phyllis Hibbard, Springville; Darrell McGinness, Jackson; Roseann Paul, Union Dale; Jason Roe, Susquehanna; Heidi Rowe, Forest City; Tara Snarski, Hallstead; Christine VanTassel, Starrucca; Jennifer Vergari, Vandling; Melanie Williams, Union Dale.

HONORS LIST: Joshua Carpenter, New Milford; Katrina Colwell, Starrucca; Joanna Dooley, Susquehanna; Sarah Krause, New Milford; Suzann Paul, Union Dale; Jenna Rajnes, Brackney; Robinette Ramos, Forest City; Linda Van Cott, New Milford.

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Susky Elementary Reading Awards

The following is a list of the Susquehanna Community Elementary School students who received a Reading Achievement Award for the second marking period of the 2008-09 school year. A student must maintain an A average (93-100) for the entire marking period in order to receive this award.

Mrs. Tingley - 1-1: Nichole Anthony, Elizabeth Barnes, Dylan Crawford, Ryan Fisk, Taylor Huyck, Shania Megivern, Geena Miller, Jakub Tomczyk.

Ms. Deakin – 1-2: Carson Beamer, Zachary Chisek, Victoria Craig, Austin Groover, Kanor Haskins, Mackenzie Heath, Airyll Rockwell, Carlton Smith, Timothy Sweeney, Alecia Towner, Meaghan Towner, Quarry Weidow, Shenandoah Young.

Ms. Holleran – 1-3: Jeanette Abel, Paetan Benson, Drayk Fitch, Catherine Hugaboom, Jonathan Jenkins, Tyler Leonard, Alexis Macazan, Austin Presley, Joseph Roney, Siarah Talotta, Kailye Towner.

Mrs. Glidden – 1-4: Steven Brown, Jaycie Conklin, Ryan Koziol, Deegan Lee, Sidney Martin, Jacob Moser, Colin Shanley, Christopher Skurski, Malinda Slocum, Samantha Voege, Brianna Wallace.

Mrs. Whitney: Kyle Barton, Glenn Costanzo, Katy Gladstone, Kathryn Meck, Taylor Millard, Nicholas Wayman.

Mrs. Hilling – 2-1: Cierra Cotter, Anthony Dolfini, Devon Dubanowitz, Eric Hall, Canyon Stone, Ashley Wallace, MacKenzie Williams.

Mrs. Hinkley – 2-2: Sean Argust, Kaylee Landry, Kamdin Maby, Cody MacDonald, Chloe Tinklepaugh, Sara Yi.

Mrs. Downton – 2-3: Christopher Ayres, Angel Bieloski, Brandon Buman, Rylee Cook, Garrison Kiernan, Bethany Maby, Robert Palonis, McKenzie Rhone, Gavin Tanner.

Mrs. Stanley – 2-4: Dallas Cude, Destini DeLong, Lia Heath, Erika Knifer, William Perry, Rhiannon Potter, Adam Rockwell, Andrea Westbrook.

Mrs. Steele – 3-1: Christian Burke, Emily Frye, Kayla Marino, Kaylin Trynoski, Stephen Vivona.

Mrs. Stone – 3-2: Travis Acosta, David Armitage, Eric Lee, Kaylee Matone, Tristan Megivern.

Mrs. Heath – 3-3: Bridget Iveson.

Mrs. Soden – 3-4: Emily Lawrenson, Lucas Marco.

Mrs. Homer – 4-1: Evan Cantone, Saige Perry.

Mrs. Fuller – 4-2: Jessica Lamb.

Mrs. Presley – 4-3: Karina Polak, Hunter Vaughn.

Mrs. Rockwell: Marisa Conklin, Logan Dunbar, Dylan Talotta, Taylor Williams.

Mr. Hall – 5-1: Michael Armitage, Daniel Braun, Cori Glidden, Alyssa Hubal, Rachel Serfilippi.

Mrs. Conklin – 5-2: Miranda Rhone, Daniel Yi.

Mrs. Fancher – 5-3: Breanna Bushong, Kaitlyn Gow, Samantha Irwin, Jessica Plutino, Tyler Seidel.

Mr. Emmons – 6-1: Keith Hubal, Dakota Irwin, Brendan Lamb, William Reddon, Olivia Rockwell, Justin Stanford, Samantha Yoskowitz.

Mrs. Vauter – 6-2: Brianna Burlingame, Susan Chamberlain, Luke Falletta, Austin Felter, Jonathan Hilling, Tiara Leonard, Adam MacDonald, Brad Sherman, Anastasia Smith, Emily Stark.

Mrs. Armitage – 6-3: Willard Cobb, Anthony Petronaci, Dale Reid.

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Susky Elem. Second Period Honor Roll

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the following students who made the Honor Roll or High Honor Roll for the second marking period of the 2008-09 school year.


GRADE 4: Garret Grausgruber, Saige Perry.

GRADE 5: Daniel Braun, Cori Glidden, Alyssa Hubal.

GRADE 6: Willard Cobb, Luke Falletta, Austin Felter, Keith Hubal, Brendan Lamb, Tiara Leonard, Anthony Petronaci, William Reddon, Olivia Rockwell, Brad Sherman, Justin Stanford.


GRADE 4: John Abruzzo, Holden Aylesworth, Evan Cantone, Slone Chandler, Austin Chisek, Marisa Conklin, Annabelle DiNoto, Gabrielle Glover, Kassandra Hall, Jessica Lamb, Chad Lee, Karina Polak, Alexia Presley, Tyler Towers, Hunter Vaughn, Alexandria Warring, Kathryn Woodruff.

GRADE 5: Michael Armitage, Baily Barnes, Ashley Foote, Kaitlyn Gow, Jessica Plutino, Miranda Rhone, Rachel Serfilippi, Nathanyl Smith, Daniel Yi.

GRADE 6: Nicole Barnes, Kasey Burdick, Brianna Burlingame, Katie Greene, Mikayla Hargett, Jonathan Hilling, Felicia Hines, Dakota Irwin, Adam MacDonald, Christian Miller, Tyler Petriello, Dale Reid, Allison Ryder, Victoria Sjogren, Anastasia ,Smith, Emily Stark, Samantha Yoskowitz.

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Tina R. Curley Earns Degree

Chicago, IL – Tina R. Curley of Laceyville has been awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Tina's accomplishment was celebrated during a live graduation ceremony on January 31 in Miami.

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Local Students Make Widener Dean’s List

Widener University School of Law Dean Linda L. Ammons announced the Fall, 2008 Dean's List of students for the Delaware campus. Students named to the list earned a grade point average in the top 20 percent of their class and division for the semester. The students are working toward Juris Doctor Degrees. The list includes local students Ryan Turner, Carbondale and Jessica Connor, Forest City.

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Blue Ridge Students “Wish Upon A Star”

Blue Ridge Elementary kindergartners joined together on Tuesday, February 3 to give audiences a show they won’t soon forget! The theme for this year’s show was When You Wish Upon a Star. Students danced to the songs, Hey Good Lookin’, Hound Dog, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Be Our Guest, You’re a Grand Old Flag, and When You Wish Upon a Star. Scenery was also created by the kindergarteners. It consisted of colorful stars against a black backdrop. The stage show was created and directed by Artist in Residence, Mrs. Billye Kubiak. This is the fourth year that Mrs. Kubiak has visited Blue Ridge to work with the kindergarteners. This program satisfies the Arts & Humanities Standards for the kindergarten curriculum.

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