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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Donald W. Snyder, President at Lehigh Carbon Community College, recently announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2009 semester.

Students with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50 achieve Dean's List status.

Albrightsville: Betsy Kirkpatrick, Krystle Mauro, Jacqueline Morrow, Lynn Nations, Adedolapo Nickels, Cheryl O'Rourke, Geraldine Patire, Joyce Petaccio, Patrick Popovitz, Brendan Slack, Edinora Straube, Jayme Streff, and Susan Tappan.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Julie Wagaman of Walnutport, a senior at Northern Lehigh Area High School has been named the Slatington Woman's Club January Girl of the Month

She is active in her school's softball and cross country teams, Spanish Club, National Honor Society and Girl Scouts.

Julie has won Honorable Mention Colonial League Pitcher, Northern Lehigh High School Most Outstanding Pitcher, Blue Bat Award, Bronze Award, Channel 13 Player of the Week and Morning Call Player of the Week.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Michelle O'Connell, daughter of Lisa O'Connell of Elizabethtown and granddaughter of Rose DeGirolamo of Tamaqua, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall semester at the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences. She is a 2009 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School, Hummelstown.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ryan Oravec, a freshman student at Bloomsburg University attained the dean's list for the fall semester. He is pursuing a B.S. degree in mathematics. He attended Tamaqua Area High School. He is the son of Sharon and Tm Oravec of Andreas and the grandson of Betty and George Vincent of Coaldale and Ethel Oravec of Andreas.

Monday, February 15, 2010
Reis

Matthew J. Reis, son of Richard and Cheryl Reis of Jim Thorpe, received academic honors at West Chester University, by making the University's dean's list for fall semester 2009.

A junior at West Chester University, Reis is majoring in respiratory therapy in the University's College of Health Services. He earned a 4.93 grade point average.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jason D. Kunkle of Slatington, a senior at West Chester University of Pennsylvania has been named to the dean's list. He is the son of Jeff and Jane Kunkle.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Marine Corps Pvt. Mitchel A. Mertz, son of Pamela Heritage of Forest City, Pa. and Jodey Mertz of Coaldale, 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.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Navy Constructionman Kenneth E. Phillips, Jr., son of Karen L. Phillips of Walnutport and Kenneth E. Phillips of Whitehall recently began an almost five-month deployment to Afghanistan while assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, homeported at Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss.

NMCB-133's primary mission on deployment will be providing construction support to improve the living and working quarters for the 30, 000 troops needed in Afghanistan.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lynn A. Davies, a freshman occupational therapy major at Towson University, Towson, Maryland, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester with a 3.96 GPA.

A 2009 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, she is the daughter of Jon and Debbie Davies of Tuscarora and a granddaughter of Betty Davies and Gwen Evans of Tamaqua.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Scott J. Sassaman 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.

Sassaman, an aircraft structural repairer, is a member of Company B, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, Fort Indiantown, Annville. He has served in the military for 23 years.