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News Makers

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sherry Ambrose, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton announces May Students of the Month: early childhood, Avery Hosler and Katie Kattner; preschool, Emma Gower and Sydney Miller; kindergarten, Madison Lutsko; first grade, Hayley Lentini and Paige Loftus; second grade, Angelina Romito; third grade, Caleb Kovach; fourth grade, Alexis Rohlfing, Zoryana Duda and Anna Nelson; fifth grade, Joseph Curran; sixth grade, Devin Stern; seventh grade, Jacob Fischer; and eighth grade, Ashton Galasso.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Elementary Students of the Month were recently named for Lehighton Area School District.

At East Penn Elementary School, selected were, kindergarten: Mrs. Betz, Devin Warnkin; and Mrs. Geiser, Arerielle Searfoss; first grade, Mrs. Bruch, Azahni Simmons; and Mrs. Zerbe, Austin Kern; second grade, Mrs. Biery, Rachael DeSanto; third grade, Mrs. Bonser, Shawn Cope; and Mrs. Snyder, Jagur Lynn; fourth grade, Mrs. Breiner, Noah Sensinger; and Mrs. Kattner, Alexia Priegue.

Friday, May 21, 2010
Rachel Sverchek

Rachel Sverchek of Lehighton has attained the dean's list for the fall semester at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

Rachel has attained the dean's list every semester at Ithaca since beginning her studies in the fall of 2008. Rachel is a sophomore majoring in international business at the Park School of Business. Ithaca College is located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York and is consistently ranked high in the U.S. News and World Reports College Review.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mauch Chunk Trust Company announced the promotion of Michele Baker to Loan Officer/Loan Compliance Administration Specialist. She is responsible for providing consumer and mortgage lending services to customers and potential customers; assisting the Loan Division Manager with compliance and process/implementation issues; training processing staff on commercial loan documentation along with being the primary administrator for the Loan Operating System and other loan related computer software systems.

Friday, May 21, 2010
Taptich

Michael Taptich will be the student marshal for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 14. He will receive a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

He has chosen Michael Gooseff, assistant professor of civil engineering, to be his faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Friday, May 21, 2010
Reifinger

Corey Michael Reifinger, of Slatington, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kutztown University's College of Visual and Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, with a Dual Concentration in Advertising and Graphic Design and a Minor in History, at the Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 8, in Keystone Field House.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Marine Corps Pfc. Brett M. LaBar, a 2008 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, Brodheadsville, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

LaBar and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, LaBar spent numerous hours in classroom and field

Friday, May 21, 2010

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James W. Kuzo, son of Janet L. Munoz of Nesquehoning and Nicholas A. Kuzo of Newburgh, Ind., recently reported for duty with Marine Aviation Logistic Squadron 29, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, N. C.

Kuzo is a 2008 graduate of Panther Valley Senior High School and joined the Marine Corps in February 2009.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Army National Guard Pfc. Makinde Taiwo has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Civilian Zachery D. Herman, a 2009 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh.

The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

Herman will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.