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WILKES-BARRE, PA - Casey Nicole Gow, a resident of Montrose, will be featured in Wilkes University's fall musical theatre production, Adding Machine, A Musical, November 19-21.
A comedy with an edge, this atypical musical is not afraid to smile at the darker side of life and death. It is the story of Mr. Zero, a man with a nagging wife, a would-be lover, and a tolerable job crunching numbers until one fateful day when he learns he will be replaced… by a machine. Mr. Zero plunges further than he thought his rock-bottom life would allow, eventually winding up in afterlife, which is really no better than his old life at all.
Gow plays Daisy Devour in this production. She is a junior studying musical theatre at Wilkes. Gow appeared previously at Wilkes in The Love of the Nightingale, Brenda Bly: Teen Detective, and most recently, One Acts at Wilkes. She is the daughter of Donna Noldy.
For more information about the 2010-2011 theatre season at Wilkes University, please call Joseph C. Dawson at 1-800-WILKESU, ext. 4420.
DELHI, NY - Chase Devine of Brackney, a Culinary Arts major, was awarded the following medals at the 12th annual SUNY Delhi American Culinary Federation (ACF) Regional Competition: a Gold award, Best in Show in the Student Hot Food category; and a Silver award in the Professional Hot Food category.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the October 2010 student of the month award winners.
Pictured (l-r) above: 1st row - Devin Bennett, Shyanne Bennett, Hadyen Reeve, Caitlyn Brown, Megan Bosscher; 2nd row - Sarah Cobb, Victoria Clark, Jacqueline Decker, Marcus Bean, Shane Rogers.
Students in third and fourth grades 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 their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
On Thursday, October 28 Barbara Hill and Luke Gorham from the New Milford Rotary Club handed out dictionaries to 3rd grade students at Blue Ridge Elementary School. Pictured above, Lucas DeBella, Daimen Manzer and Tori Morse, all of Mrs. Sharon Watkin’s classroom, receive their dictionaries. Students were very excited about acquiring this educational tool.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, is pleased to announce the “Students of the Month” for October, 2010 for kindergarten through 6th grade.
Kindergarten, First, Second and Third
Pictured (l-r) above: row 1 - Brianna Bills, Zachary Staria, Kelsea Benson, Kaylie Denney; row 2 - Rockell Rockwell, Cora Hadden, Megan Decker, Cassidy LaBar; row 3 - Rachel Ballard, Cole Soden, Jeff Bradley, Anthony Palonis; row 4 - Jonas Sjogren, Kailye Towner, Leah Reyes, Kelsie Rumola, Paetan Benson; absent - Robert Wolf.
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
Pictured (l-r) above: row 1 - Michael Braun, Payton Rhone, Cody MacDonald; row 2 - Kolby Baker, Jorge Bautista, Tristan Megivern; row 3 - Jake Peters, Alexandria Warring, Saige Perry; absent - Marisa Conklin and Jonathan Teribury.
For the second consecutive week, the Elk Lake Forensics Team closed out the Finals of Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
On November 6, at the Kickoff Tournament at Shikellamy HS, EL debaters Richard Guiton and Austin Cohen once again closed out the Finals in Varsity LD Debate.
EL Forensics Team place-winners at Kickoff Tournament: Austin Cohen, 1st place in LD Debate and Richard Guiton, 2nd place in LD Debate.
Cohen advanced to Finals by compiling an undefeated four win and no loss record in the preliminary rounds by defeating debaters from Danville and Southern Lehigh High Schools. Cohen was the only undefeated debater in the field and was seeded first in Finals.
Guiton compiled a three win and one loss record in the preliminary rounds. His wins came over debaters from Meyers, Danville, and Abington Heights High Schools. His only loss came to Ashita Mittal from Danville HS.
Because of Guiton’s record and his speaker point total, he was seeded second after the preliminary rounds.
This Finals placement reversed last week’s Finals placement at the Wilkes University tournament.
Cohen’s performance now gives him an impressive season record of 9 wins and 0 losses.
“This was another impressive performance by the debaters. I can’t remember another time in team history when we have had closed out finals for two consecutive weeks,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
WeatherBug®, the leading provider of live, local weather information, announced that Forest City Regional School has joined the WBRE WeatherBug Schools Program. The school installed a new WeatherBug Weather Station, high-definition camera and lightning sensor, which will make it possible for the school to provide weather data and imagery for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton television station WBRE-TV to broadcast online and on-air. The Weather Station and accompanying WeatherBug Achieve interactive educational software is being used to enhance the school curriculum by enabling students to more effectively learn about the science and technology of meteorology. School officials will also be notified with more advanced warning of lightning and other forms of severe weather.
The program kicked off as a result of the efforts of 12th grade Forest City student Brady Kuruts, who recently moved back to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area from Austin, Texas. Kuruts, a part-time EMT and firefighter, became interested in bringing the WeatherBug Schools Program to Forest City after seeing firsthand how it benefited his previous school, EMS unit and community by providing advance weather information and alerts, especially during severe weather. At the urging of his teachers, Kuruts made purchasing and installing the WeatherBug weather station and software into his senior project.
Forest City Principal, Christine D. Acevedo, said, “Forest City high-school senior Brady Kuruts did a tremendous amount of work and preparation in order to successfully bring the WeatherBug program to our school. The participation of Forest City will enable our students to learn, in a hands-on manner, about the science of meteorology. In addition, having a WeatherBug station atop our school is helping to keep students and the community safer in the event of severe weather.”
The weather station, camera and lightning sensor and accompanying WeatherBug Achieve software suite were funded by The Forest City Education Foundation, The Community Foundation of Susquehanna, Forest City PTO, Forest City Fire Department, Forest City Rotary Club and private donations. Kuruts developed and delivered presentations to these groups, gaining valuable organizational and public speaking experience.
The WeatherBug media partner in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, WBRE-TV, leverages the WeatherBug national network of weather stations to offer area residents the most local, up-to-the-second weather information available in Forest City and throughout the country. Now, WBRE-TV will also be able to feature neighborhood-level reports from Forest City during its daily on-air newscasts and online.
The WeatherBug Schools Program is committed to providing an engaging teaching tool for schools nationwide. The WeatherBug interactive software program, WeatherBug Achieve, enables teachers to apply real-world conditions in math, science, and geography. Teachers and students in K-12 have access to weather data from any WeatherBug site across the country. Using WeatherBug Achieve, teachers can create customized learning activities based on current and historical weather conditions, such as wind speed or humidity, in their own school districts. In addition, students can compare local weather conditions to data from more than 8,000 other WeatherBug Weather Stations nationwide.
For more information on the WeatherBug Schools Program, visit www.weatherbugschools.com.
Mountain View students recently raised $1,900 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Senior Chris Powers, along with Future Business Leaders of America co-presidents Jimmy O'Brien and Olivia Zick, coordinated the fundraising.
They worked with area hairstylists Liz Thomas, Heather Gregory, Judy Molenko and Diane Rusek, who volunteered their time to put a pink streak in students’, faculty and staff members' hair that made a donation. They collected $800 for their efforts. Students also had a donation bucket in the cafeteria. If $500 was raised, science teacher Mr. Schulte agreed to dye his whole head pink. At the end of the fundraising efforts more than $1,068 was collected in the bucket and Mr. Schulte was joined by fellow teachers Mr. Sinkovich and Mrs. Kelsey in having their whole heads dyed pink for the effort.
Wednesday nights have been busy this month at Blue Ridge Elementary School with Title 1 presenting Family Math and Reading Nights. Grades PreK-5 have been invited to spend an hour with Title 1 teachers, Mrs. Brandy Gaylord, Mrs. Peg Glezen, Mrs. Kathy Roe, Mrs. Sarah Templeton and principal Mr. Matthew Button playing math and reading enrichment games. The evening consists of grade-level activities which families are shown how to play, engage in that activity and then are able to take home all the materials. This year, grades 3-5 family night focused on technology that is available for students to use at school and at home. Pictured above, Blue Ridge Elementary students, Mary and Gary Gorton, share a fun evening with their Grandmother Debbie Gorton at a Family Math and Reading Night.
The Mountain View High School is pleased to announce the Honor Roll list for the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.
Grade 7: Leanna Allen, Devin Ball, Robert Belcher, Jordan Bomersheim, Collin Burt, John Dougherty, Deon Faramelli, Seth Fluck, Brandon Freely, Shelby Galambos, Travis Hartman, Anna Housel, Emmett Jodon, Adam Lynn, James McDermott, Natalie Meagher, Emmillie Miller, Trevor Mills, Matthew Obrien, Stephanie Ostir, Katelyn Papa, Natalia Parjane, Hannah Pepper, Hannah Phillips, Blake Reed, Hannah Richner, Deborah Roberts, Rachel Russell, Ewan Sands, Abigail Sekely, Alison Showalter, Emily Supancik, Schae Thomas, Rebekah Tiffany, Morgan White.
Grade 8: Christopher Andzulis, David Bradshaw, Garrett Cameron, Maryrose Costigan, Sabrina Fallon, David Fox, Jr., Ariana Gabriel, Lindsay Hanas, Kyle Heide, Ryan Lavin, Keith Maitland, Hayley Maloney, Sydney Miller, James Mordent, Robert Perry, Alicia Schmidt, Masen Suhadolnik, Daniel Thompson, Christian Tomaino, Makenna Whitaker, James White, Jolie Winemiller, Amanda Wright.
Grade 9: Andrew Adams, Brett Crowley, Zachariah Feduchak, Matthew Heller, Benjamin McCarty, Matthew Mecca, Kate Moore, Ashley Nichols, Sarah Nichols, Alexis Oakley, Rebecca Perkins, Mikaela Phillips, Nicholas Schermerhorn, Colby Thomas, Brianna Twining, Jaye Winemiller.
Grade 10: Alicia Belch, Shannon Bollard, Jessica Bostjancic, Rebekah Brown, Krista Chidester, Alyssa Clarkson, Brooke Colombo, Alexis Hancock, Kerri Jarnagin, Lucas Jodon, Kristy Kozlowski, Adam Liepinis, Brian Liepinis, Benjamin Maitland, Tiffany Masters, Caroline Miller, James O'Brien, Bradley Pfahl, Jordan Roeske, Nicholas Sabuacak, Victoria Sterling, Caitlyn Tague, Dylan Thomas, Katie Valentine, Tomika VanVleck, Isabella Vietri, Stephanie Virbitsky, Tyler Walsh, Kari Zupanovich.
Grade 11: Ridge Bernosky, Allison Davis, Isaac Dean, Jeannette Donahue, Brandon Gabriel, Michaela Gates, Deanna Hansen, Kevin Holgate, Joseph Jarrow, Shannon Kavetski, David Kern, Angelica Kester, Jennifer Kochmer, Megan Kress, Stephen Landis, Megan Lewis, Elizabeth Lockwood, Liam Maloney, Melinda Miller, Jordan Noldy, Carmelitta Oakley, Bradley Owens, Tyler Puorro, Kelly Purdy, Alixandria Taylor, Michael Wakalowski.
Grade 12: Gregory Adams, Thor Banks, Andrea Beeman, Barbara Bennett, Alaney Berish, Taylor Brainard, Ashley Conklin, Karch Frantz, Aaron Goodenough, Christopher Herman, Carly Jesse, James Johnson, Megan Karhnak, Samantha Knowlton, Brian Landis, Alexandria Lynn, Logan Mack, Michael Mikloiche, Brian Miller, Eric Potter, Christopher Powers, Michael Purdy, Brittany Resseguie, Bethany Reyes, Jillian Roeske, Nathaniel Suchnick, Ryan Walsh, Robert Weiler, Kalena Williams.
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