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The Susquehanna County Harvest of the Art’s committee presented Aaron Boner of the Elk Lake School District with a $100.00 award for his outstanding musical ability. This award is from a portion of the proceeds of SCDA’s 2008 “Harvest of the Arts” event, which was a gathering and celebration of our regional talents. The Harvest of the Arts Committee is dedicated to promoting regional arts and has selected a graduating senior from each of the six Susquehanna County high schools for this award. The awards are not only to reward someone who will pursue a career in the arts, but to encourage students to continue making art regardless of career choice. This year’s Harvest of the Arts festival is scheduled in Historic Susquehanna Depot on September 19 and 20. In addition to the Fine Art Exhibit & Sale and County Youth Art Exhibit, the event will include an International Food Market, hosted by the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, live music, an open air juried Fine Arts Show & Sale and a Kid’s Corner that includes story telling, magic shows, puppet shows, tie-dye shirts, crafts and more.
Ashley Coller of New Milford has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Northampton Community College. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
WILKES-BARRE - A Susquehanna Community School student garnered one of the three top prizes for eastern Pennsylvania in Pennsylvania American Water’s 7th annual Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest.
Fifth-grader Alyssa Rockwell earned second place for her artwork, waterways running into a cup, titled “Protect Our Watershed, Protect Our Water.” Led by fifth-grade science teacher Mary Fancher, approximately 60 students from Susquehanna Community School participated in this year’s art contest.
Pictured (l-r) are: fifth grade teacher Mary Fancher; Jennifer and Dana Rockwell, with daughter Alyssa; Don Kessler, Pennsylvania American Water; and Robert Keyes, Susquehanna Community elementary school principal.
Statewide, approximately 670 fifth-grade students submitted artwork for Pennsylvania American Water’s Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest. The students accompanied their artwork with a short description of how watershed protection affects them personally. After judging the entries, the company selected three top drawings from both eastern and western Pennsylvania before picking a state-wide grand prize winner.
Alyssa received her award on Monday, June 1 from Pennsylvania American Water Field Operations Manager Don Kessler, along with Susquehanna Community School Principal Robert Keyes, and Ms. Fancher. In addition to a framed print of her entry, Alyssa received a gift card to Barnes & Noble for her winning entries.
"The contest enables students to use their creative skills to illustrate the importance of protecting Pennsylvania’s watersheds," said Pennsylvania American Water President Kathy L. Pape. "Every year, we see more and more children participating and sending us artwork, which we believe helps increase their understanding of how humans impact the watersheds, and ultimately, our drinking water resources."
Michael and Rachel Pavelski are proud to announce that their son, Jose Arrieta, received his masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on Global Market and Finance from America University in Washington D.C. on May 6, 2009. He works at United States General Service Administration as a contracting officer and resides in Arlington, PA. Jose is also a coach for an AAU girls’ team.
Susquehanna Community Elementary School students read “at the beach” on Thursday June 4 as the kick off for a school wide summer reading challenge. Elementary teachers worked together to collect almost 2,000 new and used books to give out to Pre-K through 6th grade students to read during the summer. During the kick off students stretched out on beach towels all over the school and grounds to read silently.
Research shows that children who read during the summer months do not experience the “summer slide.” Summer readers will do better in school in the fall. Susquehanna Community elementary children will read books and do projects for three or more books this summer. Incentives and prizes will be awarded at a fall assembly.
The University of Scranton conferred 856 bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Wachovia Arena.
Bachelor’s Degrees were awarded to the following students from Susquehanna County: Patrick J. Brothwell, Browndale; Bridget E. Brown, Forest City; Richard T. Jones, New Milford; Shawn Matthews, Uniondale; Thomas I. Onuska, Hallstead; William D. Orasin, Forest City; Matthew R. Pfahl, Clifford; Kelsey L. Tyson, Browndale; Seth D. Wasnock, Forest City; Abralyn P. Weidow, Thompson.
The Mountain View Elementary School is proud to announce the fourth period Honor Roll list for the 08-09 school year.
Fourth grade: Natalie Barlow, Logan Burdick, Cailin Burney, Audrey Cameron, Heather Chrzan, Michael Daniels, RyanEvans, Jessica Fanelli, Cara Farnham, Zebin Feduchak, Israel Ficarro, Nathan Freeman, Jesse Gerfin, Hunter Harris, Jocilyn Hill, Nathaniel Jones, Nick Judd, Jordan Kochmer, Matthew Lavin, Evan Liepinis, Keegan Mack, Jon Master ,Emily McHale, Kayla Mecca, Abagail Mecca, Amanda Moran, Melisa Pearce, Malachi Phillips, Bridgette Reed, Monica Reich, Kendra Sabuacak, Lauren Schmidt, Audrey Shay, Emily Shevchuk, Krista Short, Austin Spencer, Hollyanne Stanziale, Jamie Supancik, Chelsea VanGorder, Jeffrey Virbitsky, Tyler Wakalowski, Madison Ware, Colten Weida, Joshua Wright.
Fifth grade: Justin Alessi, Leanna Allen, Shawny Barnes, Robert Belcher, Jeffrey Bevacqua, Courtney Bognatz, Amber Bollard, Jordan Bomersheim, Collin Burt, Kaitlyn Crandall, John Dougherty, Deon Faramelli, Sam Flannery, Seth Fluck, Shelby Galambos, James Goodenough, Travis Hartman, Breeona Hinkley, Dempsey Hollenbeck, Anna Housel, Emmett Jodon, Elijah Latimer, Emma Loch, Adam Lynn, Douglas Martin, Natalie Meagher, Trevor Mills, Matt O'Brien, Matthew Ord, Stephanie Ostir, Julio Padilla, Katelyn Papa, Hannah Pepper, Hannah Phillips, Alexandria Pollock, Blake Reed, Hannah Richner, Deborah Roberts, Rachel Russell, Ewan Sands, Abigail Sekely, Alison Showalter, Emily Supancik, Lexis Thompson, Rebekah Tiffany, Lexie Twining, Kaitlyn Tyson, Alexis Wansacz, Karlee Weida, Morgan White, Autumn Whitehead.
Sixth grade: Jacob Baranski, Edward Bognatz, Jesse Chidester, Kyle Chidester, Maryrose Costigan, Matthew Cowan, Delaney Esslinger, Nikolas Estabrook, Sabrina Fallon, Keegan Ficarro, Ariana Gabriel, Jason Germain, Jared Griffin, Lindsay Hanas, Eliza Himko, Traci Kromko, Lucas LaRue, Ryan Lavin, Lindsey Leschak, Hayley Maloney, Sydney Miller, Bryan Owens, Robert Perry, Alyssa Royce, Alicia Schmidt, Christopher Schutz, Paige Spencer, Masen Suhadolnik, Christian Tomaino, Emily Tracy, Allison Virbitsky, Lauren Wallis, Thomas Ware, Makenna Whitaker, James White, Sunny Wilder.
Penn State University held commencement ceremonies May 15, 16 and 17, 2009. In all, approximately 10,875 diplomas were awarded to students university-wide who completed associate, baccalaureate, master's, medical, law and doctoral degrees. The following area students graduated from PSU during those commencement ceremonies:
Erika L. Brown, Montrose, B.S. Psychology; Gina M. Cherundolo, Montrose, B.A. Advertising/Public Relations Anthropology; Lindsay M. Franks, New Milford, B.A. Communications; Erin C. Gray, Uniondale. B.S. Animal Sciences; David R. Kessler, Hallstead, B.S. Aerospace Engineering; Jared R. Kloda, Montrose, B.S. Mechanical Engineering; Melanie J. Loomis, Montrose, B.A. Advertising/Public Relations; Brian C. Perry, Brackney, B.S. Chemistry; Laura M. Plant, Thompson, A.S. 2-yr. Nursing; Katherine A. Ralston, New Milford, B.S. Business; Katie J. Salansky, Uniondale, B.S. Agricultural Science; Amy E. Shingler, Browndale, M.Ed. Teaching And Curriculum; Carol A. Stevens, Little Meadows, B.S. Supply Chain And Information Systems; Heather L. Stone, Thompson, B.S. Communication Sciences And Disorders.
On Wednesday, June 3 the community gathered at Blue Ridge to witness the creative side of its elementary students. Teachers displayed class work and projects, live and video performances were ongoing in the auditorium, the sixth grade art club painted a mural as spectators watched and art work was hanging everywhere.
This night is an annual event at Blue Ridge for grades pre-kindergarten to third grade. The hard work of the students and teachers was undeniable when entering the gymnasium and viewing performances.
Pictured above, Kathy Marvin and daughter Jessica De la Mora enjoy a special moment during AAA Night at Blue Ridge.
Penn State University announced that there were approximately 20,411 students achieving the Dean's list for the Spring, 2009 semester university-wide. To be named to the Dean’s list, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 and be full-time (12 hours or more). The following area students were named to the PSU Dean’s list:
Cameron C. Arthur, Sarah L. Biegert, Jamie L. Brainard, Catherine A. Caterson, Gina M. Cherundolo, Jordan M. Clapper, Erin L. Dayton, Sofia L. Delousia, Nicole A. Feduchak, Lindsay M. Franks, Stephanie M. Gow, Heather M. Griffiths, Timothy J. Haynes, Laura A. Heck, Amber R. Johnson, Scott A. Jones, Stefania A. Kloda, Jared R. Kloda, Ashley E. Krizauskas, Carrie R. Lewis, Melanie J. Loomis, Danielle N. Mayes, Alyssa D. Mcbride, Jaclyn M. Mccawley, Marika N. Merritt, Erika A. Mills, Matthew B. Morgan, Andrew M. Nichols, Dale J. Perry, Patrick E. Propert, Katherine A. Ralston, Rona L. Russell, Katie J. Salansky, Roger P. Sporre, Michael J. Stahl, Heather L. Stone, Jonathan R. Torch, Robin J. Tyborowski, Jessica L. Vanness, Emily V. Wychock, Paul E. Zipprich.
The Susquehanna Community Elementary School held its Awards Assembly on June 5, 2009.
Students were recognized in the following academic areas: reading achievement, reading recognition, honor/high honor roll, perfect attendance, presidential academic fitness, sixth grade promotion, Harford Fair prize winners and band. The elementary principal/scholarship award was also given to Keith Hubal.
Congratulations are extended to all students who received academic awards, as well as to all of the students in the Susquehanna Community Elementary School who worked hard during the 2008/09 school year to reach their maximum potential.
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