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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Vella

Kresgeville resident Vinny Vella, a sophomore at La Salle University in Philadelphia, was named editor-in-chief of the student newspaper for the 2010-11 year.

A communication major, Vella was the features editor this past year for the weekly newspaper, the Collegian.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ethan Robles, a freshman general studies major at Lycoming College, performed in the play "Time out for Ginger." Robles is a resident of Slatington and a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School. He played the role of Tommy Green.

The play was directed by Dr. Frederic M. Wild, assistant professor of theatre and communication at the college.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Seaman Recruit Jason E. Krawchuk, son of Michele D. and Jan E. Krawchuk of Slatington, recently completed U.S.Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Krawchuk completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Watson

Air Force Airman Kyle N. Watson graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training on March 12, from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

He is the son of Tracy Watson of Sanford, N.C., and the grandson of Donald L. and Irene R. Smith of Lehighton.

Kyle is a 2006 graduate of Western Harnett High School in Lillington, N.C.

Monday, April 19, 2010
Staller

Air Force Airman Nicole L. Staller graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

She is the daughter of Dawn Staller of Indian Run Road, New Ringgold.

Monday, April 19, 2010
Staller

Air Force Airman Brian D. Staller graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Palmerton Area Junior High School Principal, Mr. Thaddeus Kosciolek, is pleased to announce the students who achieved principal's list and honor roll for the third marking period.

PRINCIPAL'S LIST: 90-100, no grades lower than an A-

EIGHTH GRADE: Ty Achtermann, Jessica Debski, Joshua Evans, Nicholas Frey, Abigail Haines, Leah Heffelfinger, Kassandra Hertzog, Taylor Hontz, Erin Williamson

Monday, April 12, 2010
Lazar

Courtney Lazar a student at Panther Valley High School was selected to represent the school at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Scholarship Conference. The conference will be held at Millersville University from May 20-23. She is an honor roll student and very active in the school's JROTC and band programs. She is the daughter of Mark and Helene Lazar, 227 North Chestnut Street, Summit Hill.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Zachary Dean Smith, a 2006 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and the son of Scott and Tracy Smith of Palmerton, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Zack earned a 3.5 GPA and is majoring in park and recreation management with an emphasis in outdoor leadership.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Guy Bowe, a Tamaqua Area High School graduate, was inducted into the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. The society is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB. Criteria for membership requires student to be in the top 10 percent of his or her class.