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The following students from Susquehanna County have been recognized as a Provost Scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Monica Turner of Brackney, Nursing; Kelly Brant of Susquehanna, Sociology.
At the start of the fall semester, any undergraduate student who meets the following requirement is eligible to be named a Provost Scholar: a current junior with a minimum of 45 semester hours earned at IUP with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar recognition is given only once during a student's time of study at IUP.
The Blue Ridge High School is proud to announce the Honor Roll list for the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.
High Honors: Warren D. Armondi, Justin P. Banko, Walker G. Beebe, Jenna M. Bennett, Leif-Axel H. Berg, Brittany N. Birtch, Kristen D. Brown, Nathan D. Brush, Samuel D. Brush, Ronald D. Burris, Madison E. Button, Reonna E. Canfield, Alexander J. Cardoza, Troy D. Carey, Christopher R. Carlsen, Taylor J. Carlsen, Melody J. Carpenter, Mary E. Casella, Devin Z. Clapper, Morgan E. Clapper, Allison L. Coller, Adam J. Collins, Elizabeth M. Conklin, Katherine G. Conklin, Eric M. Conroy, Katie N. Cramer, Jordan M. Crook, Shawn J. Darrow, Annie L. Davern, Sawyer H. Dearborn, Taylor N. Decker, Rebekka R. DeJesse, Shauna D. DeJesse, Alexander C. Dennis, Shannon R. Dock, Shamika A. Dommes, Katie L. Drake, Tyler J. Drake, Annie M. Dunn, Zachary M. Edwards, Logan L. Ellis, Sabrina R. Ely, Kara J. Empett, Lewis W. Esposito, Adam M. Ferg-Demopoulos, Elizabeth R. Fink, Stephanie N. Fisher, Samantha K. Frailey, Austin L. French, Destiny G. Galu, Tamaaiga F. Galu, Michael J. Gathany, Eric J. Giangrieco, Morgan M. Gillespie, Adam M. Gordon, Kelly P. Gordon, Edward J. Gorick, Stacie B. Grubb, Emily L. Guinan, Allison N. Hall, Kristina C. Hall, Sierra N. Hall, Rebekah C. Harris, Carissa N. Hawk, Felicia N. Haynes, Benjamin C. Hepler, Emmalee S. Huston, Jessica C. Jhingoor, Dustin T. Jones, Daniel E. Kempa, Kelsey P. Kleiner, Ashley R. Klenchik, Marissa A. Kotar, Bethany A. Krug, Kaitlyn E. Krug, Julianne M. Kuhn, Matthew M. Laubach, Jessica A. Loomis, Rhonda E. Lynch, Ethan L. Mansfield, Kevin P. McCarey, Curtis J. Miller, David S. Miller, William N. Miller, Curtis J. Mills, James R. Murnock, Michelle R. Norton, Shannon A. O'Neill, Jessica M. Oakley, Alicia L. Osterhout, Sarah N. Parsons, Alexandra R. Phillips, Joseph D. Phillips, Sara A. Price, Malory G. Principe, Kailey C. Ragard, Amanda M. Rispoli, Ethan J. Robinson, Ian D. Robinson, Faith E. Rychlewski, Levi F. Schmidt, Zachary T. Smith, Nicole R. Soller, Tiffany J. Spencer, Sean M. Stanley, Randy T. Stone, Gregory H. Stonier, Thomas S. Towner, Brittany M. Ucci, Megan M. VanGorden, Mitchell J. Wages, Brooke A. Wallace, Macy A. Wega, Brooklyn Welch, Anja M. Whitehead, Theresa A. Whitehead, Nicole G. Whitney, Mark A. Willchock, II, Gabrielle G. Wolfe, Jacklyn M. Wolfe, Alyssa D. Wright, Shania K. Yachymiak.
Honor Roll: Christian C. Barrett, Frank H. Barton, Ashlee A. Brand, Matthew J. Brewer, Brooklyn K. Brulla, Rachel M. Casella, Brittany T. Chaffee, Darlene M. Cicon, Patrick C. Cramer, Alex C. Crandall, Amanda R. Dauro, Larissa C. Decker, Ashley A. DelLongo, Ionel H. Dennis, Lynette T. Dooley, Sian L. Emerson, Michael J. Ferra, Iliene M. Fitch, Thomas W. Frailey, Jacquelyn L. Furch, Dakota J. Gajewski, Rebecca M. Gardner, Brittany J. Gelineau, Casey L. Gorick, Kyle T. Hall, Kelsi G. Hine, Jacob R. Hinkley, Jacob C. James, Kellie M. Jesse, Mia L. Johnson, Staci L. Kelly, Makayla K. Kingston, Corey L. Kleiner, Zachary T. Kruger, Kristen M. Kubasti, Katharina Kuenne, Ernest J. Kuhn, Danika R. Lawson, Megan E. Lee, Morgan D. Lesjack, Tyler W. Marvin, Shanyn P. Mattocks, Karleen G. Mazzone, Andrew T. McGraw, Craig S. Monks, Mark F. Oakley, Eric S. Onyon, Bradley W. Palmatier, Joshua W. Potter, Will N. Ralston, Michael R. Robbs, Jenna K. Rupakus, William T. Rupakus, Nicholas R. Schell, Sara K. Schmidt, Amber E. Shibley, Paul C. Sieben, Daniel C. Smith, Sarah A. Smith, Stephen J. Starks, Amanda M. Tanzini, Jacob D. Tyler, Aaron M. Ward, Ashley R. Warren, Caleb J. Watts, Christopher L. Zawiski, Joseph A. Zawiski.
The Blue Ridge Middle School is proud to announce the Honor Roll list for the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.
High Honors: Ethan Aldrich, Michael Allen, Kyle Bayle, Karolina Berg, Logan Burdick, Tyrell Cheeseboro, Logan Conrad, Isabella Cosmello, Andreya Darrow, Hayleigh Fekette, Stephen Forsyth, Corbin French, Mikhala Griemsmann, Allison Hewitt, Megan Houlihan, Paige MacConnell, Jordan Mann, Brooke Marvin, Eric Peters, Jessie Purdum, Britney Reinhart, Skylar Secord, Bailey Shaw, Adreanna Skinner, Kendra Skinner, Kandance Smith, Marceia Tanzini, Sierra Watts, Evan Aldrich, Katee Allen, Lindy Arzola-Velez, Brittani Biermann, Brianna Brewer, Taylor Bronson, Lexi Button, Kathryn Carpenter, Katherine Colwell, Zachary Conrad, Jonathan DeMartino, Ashlee Derrick, Jordan Goff, Connor Hartman, Nolan Hausser, Ty Herbert, Dakota Jones, Kimmy Klim, Kaitlyn Konsur, Viktoria Layton, Nicole Luce, Janelle Oakley, Harrison parsons, Thomas Perera, Kassidy Potter, Abby Roe, Kayla Roses, Makala Sharer, Natasha Shibley, Jamie Smith, Mikayla Tanzini, Audrey Tyler, Cayli Allen, Caroline Bartkus, Rebekah Bayle, Cheyne Brulla, Gabby Button, Amber Carey, Kristine Carlsen, Dustyn Carpenter, William Cawley, Austin Darrow, Jeshua DeJesse, Heidi Fitch, Faith Galu, Tyler Gunn, Brett Hepler, Colten Hewitt, Trey Hillard, Stephen Jesse, Katherine Kempa, Amelia Kerr, Dana Kruse, Shelby Ladley-Dallas, Mary Mangel, Sierra Marriott, Sara Osterhout, Jessika Pagano, Addison Parsons, Erin Perry, Casey Purdum, Chloe Randall, Marisa Rumage, Rebecca Schiffer, Karlee Shibley, Craig Stanley, Julia Stanley, Autumn Stoddard, Allen Weed, Austin White, Laurren Whitney.
Honors: Brandy Baker, Dane Beers, Dan Beesley, Alex Buchanan, Damian Burgess, Adam Crook, Jake Decker, Devin Donnely, Kyle Donovan, Nick Folk, Kaylee Gelatt, Cody Gleason, James Goff, Chris Graf, Alex Konsur, Greg Lee, Jarred Mills, Grace Perera, Dominick Rogers, Bryanna Shelanskey, Dulce Tobon-Montiel, Zach Visakay, Justin Vogel, Shania Welch, Callie Wyatt, David Austin, Jonh Borovicka, Storm Butts-Weaver, Cassidy Church, Mikaela Conrad, Austin Harper, Terry Jackson, Dylan Monks, Sarthak Patel, Tray Perry, Brett Phillips, Jeremy Shiptoski, John Slater, Marc Stanton, Briar Susavage, Nick Swaha, Bethany Yarrison, Mike Ballard, Garrett Beebe, Austin Cardoza, Dan Cicon, Jake Davenport, Destiny Delgado, Kenny Ely, Leeann Forthman, Loretta Forthman, Aubrey Fronduto, Jason Gunn, Kayla Helms, Nick Kogut, Katie Opet, Jake Pomeroy, Dustin Ralston, Corey Rogers, Stanley Shidagis, Dylan Springer, Jessy Visakay, Kelsey Wages.
On December 2, the stage of the Blue Ridge High School Theater was transformed into the Kingdom of Sweets as fifth grade chorus members performed a musical version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” The musical follows a young girl named Marie whose nutcracker doll magically comes to life and guides her on a tour of the Kingdom of Sweets, where they are entertained by Sugar Plum Fairies, Russian Bakers, Arabian Dancers, Flowers, and many others.
Pictured above, the Nutcracker (Lauren Canfield) defeats the Mouse King (Garrett Mansfield) in a rehearsal for the Blue Ridge Fifth Grade Chorus production of “The Nutcracker.”
Principal speaking parts were filled by Lauren Canfield (Nutcracker), Jessica Marvin (Marie), Logan Foote (Fritz), and Charles Randall (Judge Drosselmeier) and a chorus of sixty students sang and danced under the direction of elementary music teacher Kristen Burkhart.
For the fourth consecutive tournament, the Elk Lake Forensics team closed out the Final Round of Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate at a tournament.
This time, sophomore Austin Cohen and senior Shea Skinner went undefeated during the preliminary rounds of the Scranton Catholic Forensics League Tournament at Wallenpaupack Middle School on December 4.
Pictured above, EL Forensics Team place-winners: Austin Cohen, 1st place in Varsity LD Debate; Shea Skinner, 2nd place in LD Debate.
Cohen defeated debaters from Meyers, Crestwood, and Dallas high schools to compile an undefeated 4 win and 0 loss record in Varsity LD Debate during the preliminary rounds of the tournament and earned him a spot in the Final Round.
Skinner accumulated his 4 wins, and the second spot in finals, by defeating debaters from Danville and Meyers high schools.
As a result of his 6 speaker point advantage, Cohen was awarded first place in Varsity LD Debate.
This is the fourth consecutive tournament that two EL debaters have closed out the finals in LD Debate. Cohen, Skinner, and junior Richard Guiton have combined for a 42-6 record this season.
“This was another incredible performance. Closing out finals for four consecutive tournaments is unheard of in forensics. In 19 years, Elk Lake has never closed out more than one tournament in a single season,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
The recipient of the Teacher Enrichment Grant from the Susquehanna Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees is the First Grade Team of Blue Ridge Elementary School.
Pictured (l-r) above: front - Theresa Parker, Gary Parker, Joan Peters, Robert Orner, Barbara Kelly; back - Krista Treible, Cheryl Farrell, Robin Orner, Kelly Button, Lisa Carden.
At an assembly program attended by Mr. Matthew Button, Elementary Principal, and first grade teachers and students, members from the Susquehanna Chapter of PASR presented to these teachers - Robin Orner, Kelly Button, Cheryl Farrell, and Krista Treible - a check for $300.00 which is to be used to purchase specific books and materials to enrich the reading curriculum.
The selection committee for this grant included Gary Parker, Past President of Susquehanna Chapter; Robert McNamara, President-Elect; and Betty Campbell, Anita Millard, and Joan Peters.
The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center’s Administrative Director, Alice M. Davis, Ph.D., is proud to announce the SCCTC’s SkillsUSA Officers for the 2010-2011 school year. Pictured above are: back - Timothy Jensen, President; Josh Kiefer, Vice-President; and David Jensen, Treasurer; front - Derek Diskin, Reporter; Dominique Horrocks, Parliamentarian and Jerri Traver, Secretary.
Matthew Morgan, a Mountain View High School 2008 graduate, Hayley Chechatka, a Union Endicott High School 2008 graduate, and Ryan Ligi, a Maine-Endwell High School 2009 graduate, have received the 2010-11 scholarships presented by the Penn State Chapter of Greater Binghamton. The chapter presents scholarships annually to Penn State students living in the Susquehanna County, PA and the Greater Binghamton chapter areas. The chapter’s endowed scholarship fund at Penn State is supported by more than 2000 Penn State Alumni families living in the Northern Susquehanna County, PA and Greater Binghamton areas.
Teachers at Blue Ridge School District decided not to have the annual Christmas party in order to give back to others this holiday season. In years past teachers have held a Christmas party at Inn of the Abingtons, The Summit and Armetta’s. This year, instead of having a party, each building will collect money and donate it to a charity or deserving family. The elementary building has decided to adopt two families; the Middle School is raising money for a scholarship fund; and the High School will adopt a deserving family as well.
Blue Ridge teachers have always given back to the community with programs such as Good Start and Pie in the Face, as well as purchasing picnic tables for students to eat outside the cafeteria. Good Start is a program where the teachers donate money, purchase, and distribute book bags and supplies for students in need. This fall, 100 book bags were filled with crayons, pens, pencils, notebooks and folders. During Pie in the Face teachers volunteer to be pied and the money is donated to The Caring Café.
The Middle School is again holding Secret Santa. Mrs. DeVincentis and Mrs. Cook were kind enough to make stockings, and the teachers filled them up with gifts to be distributed to students who could use some extra cheer.
Teachers at Blue Ridge have always been very generous. They have purchased clothing, shoes, field trip tickets, lunches and supplies for students in need. So yes, there is a Santa Claus at Blue Ridge School District this holiday season.
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