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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Bonner

Kathleen Bonner, daughter of Brian and Roxanne Bonner of Lake Hauto, has been named to the Dean's List for the 2010 Fall Semester at Penn State University, University Park campus. Kathleen is currently a sophomore and will enter Penn State's Smeal College of Business in Fall 2011 and major in Finance. At Penn State Kathleen is a member of the Chi Omega sorority and actively involved in THON, the largest student run philanthropy in the world. She is a 2009 graduate of Panther Valley High School. Paternal grandparents are Eileen (Elly) Bonner of Nesquehoning and the late Vincent Bonner.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Brent

Brent and Brittany Homcha of Nesquehoning were recently notified by their respective colleges that they have attained the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester.

Brent attends the Pennsylvania State University at University Park. He is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and is a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He is very active in the Penn State Dance Marathon, THON, which raised $7.8 million in 2010 for the fight against childhood cancer. He also participates in numerous intramural sports.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Christian Ferko of Jim Thorpe has completed his first semester at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Christian is a 2010 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School, which he was valedictorian of his class.

Because of the college credits Christian earned during his senior year in high school, MIT has awarded him advanced sophomore standing during the first semester of his freshman year.

Advanced sophomore standing grants Christian more opportunities during his freshman year, one of which is to declare a major subject of study.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Robert Keyser recently made dean's list in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University with a 3.882 GPA.

Keyser, a freshman at Drexel, is majoring in International Area Studies and is a member of the Pennoni Honors College.

Keyser is a 2010 graduate of Palmerton Area High School.

He is the son of Carol and Peter Snyder.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lt. Jerome Barron, U.S. Army, was awarded his "White Coat" during a recent ceremony at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lake Erie. A member of the college's class of 2014, Barron was one of 270 medical and 140 pharmacy students who were presented with a white coat and stethoscope by the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Organization.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa., has announced the names of students in this area who have achieved the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester. A student at Misericordia University qualifies for the dean's list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Jennifer Lynne Wood, a freshman at Wilkes University majoring in psychology, has been named to the Dean's List with a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester. Wood, a 2010 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, is the daughter of Thomas Wood, Tamaqua, and Robin Allen of Lake Ariel, and a granddaughter of Robert and Violet Wood of New Ringgold.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Palmerton Jr. High School Principal, Mr. Thaddeus Kosciolek, is pleased to announce the students who achieved principal's list and honor roll for the second marking period:

PRINCPAL'S LIST: 90-100, no grades lower than an A-

EIGHTH GRADE: Kristen Ahner, Lauren Campbell, Michael Christensen, Charles Debski, Eliza Good, Elizabeth Heffley, Bruce Hettler, Amanda Hodes, Madison Mummey, Lindsay Stasko, Kaitlyn Stevens, Kelly Westermann.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Honor Roll for the 2nd marking period of the 2010-2011 school year as announced by the Principal, Mr. Joseph A. Gunnels.

Distinguished honors - (Major subject average of 95; no grade lower than 83)

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Panther Valley Elementary School has announced the recipients of the Student of the Month Awards for December 2010. Certificates of Achievement were presented in each classroom, grades 1-5. As well as the certificates, each student also received a Super Kid Magnet and a meal coupon from McDonald's.

Students realize that it is a very special achievement and strive to achieve this recognition.

December's Students of the Month are: Grade One: Hannah Kane, Mallory Palmer, Chloe Kerestes, Marissa Bonetsky, Draeton Ferguson, Joshua Dearden and Paul Smith.