Monday, September 15, 2014

News Makers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two students from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in Schnecksville and a team from Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe, won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing over 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 99 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The following students have recently graduated from Bloomsburg University:

Joseph Ferko, Lansford, sociology, bachelor of arts

Kayla Furmanchin, Weatherly, spec. ed, (PK-8)/EChild (PK-4)

Georgia Gaffney, Albrightsville, psychology, bachelor of arts

Katie Gillespie, Jim Thorpe, exercise science, master of science

Anthony Guzenski, Lehighton, economics, bachelor of arts

Ashley Kalage, Jim Thorpe, medical imaging, bachelor of science

Jacob Leitner, Tresckow, political science, bachelor of arts

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nicholaus German of Lansford graduated from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on May 10.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a two-year technical college that provides a free education to financially disadvantaged citizens of Pennsylvania, as well as serving tuition paying students.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jerome Joseph Barron, son of Duane and Michelle Barron of Tamaqua, earned a doctor of osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on June 1.

Commencement exercises were held at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie.

This was LECOM's 18th commencement ceremony.

Following graduation, Jerome was promoted to the rank of captain in the United State Army. His residency will be completed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., his active duty station.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jammie L. Vazquez of Albrightsville recently graduated from HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, with the spring class of 2014.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Brad Hosler, son of Deb and Bud Hosler of Tamaqua, graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an associate degree in automotive technology. Commencement exercises were held May 17.

Named to the dean's list for the spring semester with a 4.0 grade point average, Hosler graduated with high honors.

He plans to return to Penn Tech in the fall in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in automotive technology.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Samantha Lynn Guth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Guth III of Tamaqua, graduated with high honors from Drexel University in Philadelphia, earning a bachelor of science in psychology with a minor in criminal justice.

She is a 2011 graduate from Tamaqua Area High School.

Samantha is furthering her education at Fairleigh Dickinson University to obtain a master's degree in forensic psychology.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Penn Kidder Campus of the Jim Thorpe Area Elementary School has released the honors list for the fourth quarter of the 2013-2014 school year.

Honor roll

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Eight students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford were chosen as the Students of the Month for May. They are, front, from left, Tatianna Zeleniak, Emily Stawiarski, Maggie Homyak and Elsie Heckman. Back row, Jakub Kantyka, Michael McLaughlin, Chad Eschbach and Syngen Lucas.

Eight students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford were chosen as the Students of the Month for the month of May.

These students were selected for their display of the virtue of prayerfulness during May. The following are quotes from each student.

Kindergarten, Maggie Homyak: "I am respectful during prayer time."

First grade, Emily Stawiarski: "I learned my prayers when I was very little. I say my prayers every day. It is important to pray for everyone. I am happy to be chosen for the virtue of prayerfulness!"

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tamaqua Area High School senior Joshua Gordon has been selected as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, which recognizes students for leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

Membership in NSHSS entitled Gordon to a variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions and more.

Formed in 2002, the NSHSS membership qualifies students for scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, publications and participation in programs offered by educational partners. The NSHSS has 950,000 members in 160 countries.