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Friday, March 26, 2010

Air Force Airman Joshua A. Hill 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 Lisa Neff of Mahoning Street, Lehighton.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Civilian Justin O'Gorman, son of Kathryn M. and Charles S. O'Gorman of Nesquehoning 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.

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

Friday, March 26, 2010
Danielson

The Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Edinboro University, Terry L. Smith, has announced that Leah Danielson has been named to the dean's list in recognition of her outstanding academic performanceduring the first semester of the 2009-2010 school year.

Edinboro University is one of the 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

Leah is a 2006 graduate of Palmerton Area High School and is the daughter of Rodger and Diane Danielson of Palmerton. She is majoring in fine arts with a K-12 teaching certificate in art.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Brian Wiersch, of New Tripoli, has received an All-American Scholarship for his outstanding sales achievement with Vector Marketing.

With more than 40,000 sales representatives, Wiersch placed 23rd nationwide for the most recent campaign. The company awarded him $250 for his accomplishment. Wiersch is a freshman business administration student at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville,.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Positive student virtues are recognized at Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, through the Student of the Month Program. The students who have achieved this honor for the month of February include: Kindergarten – Brayden Feisel (Ambition), Grade 1 - Jacob Shelton ( Helpfulness), Grade 2 – Thaddeus Karnish (Hard Work), Grade 3 – Matthew Amodea (Good Manners), Grade 4 – Ian Hook (Compassion), Grade 5 – Britney Ziegler ( Kindness and Christ-like Actions), Grade 6 – Jordan Reis ( Friendliness), Grade 7 – Taylor Horvat (Academic Excellence), Grade 8 – John Swierczek (Meticulousness).

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.