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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The following students' names were not on the honor roll list published on Feb. 24. Recognized are: Amy Jasko, eighth grade, honor roll; Miranda Antiga, fifth grade, honor roll; and Jacob Burkhart, fifth grade honor roll.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Civilian Harold T. Fryer, Jr, son of Mary A. and Harold T. Fryer of New Ringgold 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.

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Jennifer Arner

Jennifer Arner, a junior at Muhlenberg College, has been named to the fall 2009 dean's list for the fifth straight semester.

A Muhlenberg Scholar, Jennifer is working toward a dual major in English and communications. She is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, where she coordinates the college volunteer program at an Allentown food bank, as well as participates in 2nd Mile, and after school program with Allentown elementary school students.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gina Heintzelman, daughter of Christine Heintzelman of Summit Hill, earned dean's list standing for the 2009-2010 fall semester at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

Students who carry three or more course units during a fall or spring term and attain a GPA for the term of 3.5 or higher are placed on the dean's honor list.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lehighton Area School District named Elementary Students of the Month.

At East Penn, they are: kindergarten: Mrs. Betz, Brandon Hall, Mrs. Geiser, Hailey Miller; first grade: Mrs. Bruch, Kyle Troxell, Mrs. Zerbe, Cole Schleicher; second grade: Mrs. Biery, Matthew Schaffer; third grade: Mrs. Bonser, Tyler Lilly, Mrs. Snyder, Ethan Kish; and fourth grade, Mrs. Breiner, Eddie Frye; and Mrs. Kattner, Sean Miller.

Monday, March 15, 2010
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Panther Valley Middle School has announced its February Students of the Month. From the left are Nathan Miller, sixth grade; Adam Nevenglosky, seventh grade; and Kayla Behler, eighth grade. Students are selected as top students from the student body in the school.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Lukasevich

Air Force Airman Peter K. Lukasevich 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.

He is the son of Barbara Lukasevich of Pine Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Nick Yelito, son of David Yelito of Coaldale and Diane Miller of Indiana, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Moravian College, Bethlehem. To earn dean's list status, students must carry a minimum of three course units per term and maintain a 3.50 or higher grade point average.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Army National Guard Spec. Stephannie N. Richards is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraqi or Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, respectively.

The soldiers return to Fort Dix, N.J. for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units.

The specialist served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Iraq Theater of Operations.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Sander

Derek A. Sander, Bowmans-town, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2009 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

On Sunday, Feb. 28, he was inducted into the Alpha Omicron Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges.

His outstanding academic record at LCCC made him eligible to join this prestigious organization.

Derek plans to continue his education at a four-year college, where he will major in elementary education.