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Shane Wolf Accepted To U. Of Northwestern OH
Shane Wolf, son of Shane Wolf and Julie Thomas of Susquehanna, PA, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, OH to begin classes in the August session where he will be majoring in the High Performance Motorsports Technologies program. Shane attends Susquehanna Community High School.
Local Students Awarded At Science Convocation
LOCK HAVEN, PA - Lock Haven University held its 50th annual Science Convocation in Ulmer Planetarium on Friday, October 22. Students received awards for academic achievement in biological sciences, chemistry, geology, physics, and nanotechnology. Seventeen students received nanotechnology scholarships funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Local students receiving awards are as follows: Brandon Noldy, a freshman from Hop Bottom - NSF Nanoscience Scholarship; and Michael Schell, a freshman from New Milford - NSF Nanoscience Scholarship.
The tradition began in 1961 when the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and geology and physics met for the inaugural annual Science Majors Mixer. In 1971, the name of this annual event was changed to the Science Convocation and it grew to recognize both student and faculty achievement and to celebrate the rapport among faculty and students.
Susky High Announces Students Of The Month
The Susquehanna Community High School is proud to announce the September, 2010 Students of the Month: Ashley Ballard, Tyler Barber, Adam Boughton, Sean Branning, Kasey Burdick, Kelsey Carmody, Derek Case, Ivy Christensen, Dylan Cohen, Tiffani Colwell, Mark Conklin, Taylor Cook-Kelly, Donna Jo Decker, Cody A. Dibble, Alexandria Dominick, Jonathan Felter, Tim Flanagan, Lindsey Glidden, Joshua Harhut, Dessine Herzog, Justin Kerber, Ashley McKinney, Ashley Meck, Jamie Morden, Jessica Plutino, Dale Reid, Michaela Rhone, Joey Sandfort, Ana Smith, Nathanyl Smith, Zachary Stanford, Anthony Stark, Larisa Stevens, Brittany Swank, Ashley Sweeney, Stephanie Zappe.
Sixth grade students at Blue Ridge Middle School have been working on a project in Ms. Sarrah Dibble’s art class titled The Hexagon Project. Students use the hexagon shape to create a piece of art. Then, they relate their project to the theme of interdependence, which means living peacefully and respectfully with each other and working together.
Pictured (l-r) above: Brandy Baker, Skylar Secord, Devin Donnelly, James Goff, Grace Perera, Brooke Marvin, Lindsay Reinhart, John Calla, Bailey Shaw, Alex Degraw, Daniel Beesley, Nick Folk, Dulce Tobon- Montiel, Zack Visakay, Callie Wyatt, Mikhala Griemsmann, Allison Hewitt, Megan Houlihan, Autumn Brown, Sydney Repella, Logan Conrad and Jordan Mann.
This year the class chose to make “Hexagon Houses” where each would be transformed into a donation container that the students would display at a local business of their choice. The money the students raise will be given to the Susquehanna County Interfaith Fuel Program to help those who need assistance with heating costs for the winter.
Many local fuel oil suppliers require a minimum delivery amount. Interfaith’s assistance supplements what the families are able to give towards this amount, or enables families to obtain smaller amounts of fuel using cans. This assistance can include propane, firewood, fuel oil, kerosene, and other home heating fuel. Susquehanna County Interfaith hopes to increase funding to help clients in a greater way. Even just $50.00 more towards fuel for each family frees up money for food, medical expenses, or other bills.
It is a wonderful thing to see students excited about art and the idea of using it as a positive tool to help others. Students chose their own theme for their project. Some chose to stick with the “Hexagon House” idea, but others decided to come up with their own. They worked for a few weeks building the hexagons out of cardboard and plaster and painting and decorating them. Each also completed a writing assignment that helped them reach a deeper meaning of why they were making the art.
When you are in a local business and see a hexagon shaped donation container, please think about placing a few of your coins inside to help the cause. Being interdependent and with the power of creative minds, we can make a difference! For more information on The Hexagon Project please visit www.interdependencedaynepa.org.
Elk Lake Elementary Students Of The Month
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the September 2010 student of the month award winners.
Pictured (l-r) above: 1st row - Tyhler Bray, Hailey Walter, Amanda Voll, Shirley Roe, Shelby Kerr; 2nd row - Nick Oruska, Abigail Pettyjohn, Morgan Robinson, Zachery Carrier, Jessa Hall, Josey Sobeck; 3rd row - Alexander Morgan, Jenna Newhart, Mikayla Pratt, Alexas Hawthorne, Anna Comly, Daniel McGee, Zayne Shupp; absent from photo - Grace Werkeiser.
Students in kindergarten, first, and second 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 these students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
Elk Lake Senior High Students Of The Month
Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D., Elk Lake High School Principal, is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as September 2010 “Students of the Month.”
Pictured above: Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D, High School Principal, Jerri Traver, Cody Quick, Sarah Shuren, Tracie Golden; absent - Katie Baker, Melvin Route, Bri Hollenbeck, Mark Smurkowski.
Students of the month are selected by nominations of any student in grades 10-12 by a teacher for outstanding achievement. The student must show individual effort, community and school wide effort, as well as effort in the classroom.
Other important criteria includes: a showing of personal growth, skill development, dedication, leadership, academic growth and improvement, school service and community service.
Local Students Learn To Ease X-Ray Fears
DALLAS, Pa. - The Department of Medical Imaging at Misericordia University has introduced a service-learning component to the course, Radiographic Procedures, to help ease young children’s fear of radiographic procedures.
Twenty-eight, four- and five-year-old children from Little Meadows Learning Center and Adventures in Learning day care facilities in the Back Mountain are being introduced to x-rays through an array of interactive lesson plans during the fall semester at Misericordia University’s Bone Academy. MU sophomore medical imaging majors in the class are acting as “bone coaches’’ for the children and are facilitating various projects and introducing the pre-schoolers to science and radiography by engaging them in fun projects.
Children enrolled in Adventures in Learning in Dallas learn about radiographic procedures from Misericordia University medical imaging majors, including area student Jeffery Williams (right) of Thompson.
A coloring project introduces children to a disarticulated skeleton and they learn about the body’s 206 bones by playing with a bucket of bones. The children also are introduced to the various functions of medical imaging equipment through hands-on activities in the MU medical imaging laboratory with students and Lorie Zelna, M.S., R.T., (R)(MR), associate professor of medical imaging.
“It is my hope that this activity will heighten the children’s knowledge of bones and reduce the potential fear in the event that they will need to have imaging done,’’ Zelna explained. “For my students, I hope that this project has a positive impact on communication skills with the pediatric population and fosters their transfer of the information taught in class to the children through discovery learning.’’
The class’ capstone project involves the children assembling a full-size skeleton using radiographs. The children will have their bodies traced to a large piece of paper and they will assemble a full-size skeleton using radiographs provided by Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
The service-learning course also delves into the psychology of working with children and adolescents in the medical imaging field. The 29 Misericordia students in the class worked with Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Misericordia University, to address their own concerns about working with this population.
Area Misericordia University medical imaging majors participating in the service-learning course include Bryce Edwards of Nicholson and Jeffrey Williams of Thompson.
For more information about the medical imaging program at Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/mi or call (570) 674-6400.
Elk Lake Junior High Students Of The Month
Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brain Mallery has announced the September 2010 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. Pictured above: front - Mari-Josephine Hollister, Linsey Dudock, Danielle Callas, Kelly Darling, Phil Cussins, Rebecca Warholic, Jourdan Aten; back - Jeremy Crane, Bailey Tyler, Dalton Sherman, Junior High Principal Brian Mallery, Justin Cobb, Randi Teed, Kelly Oliver, Justin Bennett; absent from photo - Haley Skinner.
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