Wednesday, July 30, 2014

News Makers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shannon Phillips, daughter of Karen Phillips of Lansford and Todd Phillips of Weatherly, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Shannon is a 2012 graduate of Panther Valley High School. She is a sophomore majoring in criminology. Her GPA for the fall semester was a 3.61.

She is the granddaughter of Dave and Roberta Spence of Lansford and the late Christine Phillips of Summit Hill.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Damian Francis Richards of Jim Thorpe was recently named to the dean's list at Bloomsburg University for the fall 2013 semester after completing the term with a 3.9 GPA.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Gregory Venuto of Lehighton has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner.

Gregory, who attends Lehighton Area Middle School, will appear in the achievement academy's official yearbook, which is published annually.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Army Pvt. Justin Fox 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.

Fox is the son of Jean White of Lehighton.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Two Summit Hill sisters have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the respective colleges they attend.

Katelyn Collevechio has been named to the dean's list at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, where she is a junior majoring in speech language hearing pathology.

She is a 2011 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Hometown.

Nicole Collevechio has been named to the dean's list at Neumann University in Aston, where she is a freshman majoring in business administration.

She is a 2013 graduate of Marian Catholic.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lieutenant Commanders Joseph Mitzen and Chad Trubilla were recently chosen by the Naval Surface Warfare Community's Command-at-Sea Board of Selection for future command at sea of a naval warship.

The Command-at-Sea Qualification is a rigorous process comprised of career milestones and examinations both written and before a selection board, assessing the tactical, seamanship, and command management acumen of eligible officers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Morgan Steigerwalt of Jim Thorpe, received academic honors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University by making the University's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the dean's list.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Allison Collevechio Fredericks, a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School, has been named Middle School Teacher of the Year for the Martin County School District in Florida. The presentation was made at a recent awards dinner held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The daughter of Gwyneth and Kevin Collevechio, both of Lansford, Fredericks began teaching at Martin County's Anderson Middle School after graduating from Kutztown University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Laura Walser of Tamaqua was among 76 Susquehanna University students named to the 2014 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Walser joins this elite group of students, representing more than 2,500 institutions of higher learning from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations. Students are selected for this honor based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

Walser is a senior Spanish secondary education major at Susquehanna.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Joshua Ambrose-Manness

Joshua Ambrose-Manness, son of Eleanor Marie Ambrose and William G. Manness of Tamaqua, has been honored by the United States Achievement Academy and named to the Who's Who in Leadership and Service for the 2013-2014 school year.

He is a junior at Tamaqua Area High School, who has been named to the honor roll throughout his school years.

The USAA offers its scholars the opportunity to apply for educational cash grants and scholarships. Student biographies are published in the USAA annual yearbook.