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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Steven Behr, Principal of the Tamaqua Area School District´s three elementary schools, has released the names of students earning honor roll status for the final marking period of the 2009-2010 school year. This list includes students from all three schools. To be eligible for High Honors, students must earn straight As. To earn honors, students in grades four through six must earn four As and two Bs, while third grade students must earn three As and one B.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ryan Oravec of Andreas, a freshman at Bloomsburg University, was named to the dean's list at Bloomsburg University. He attained a 4.0 GPA during the spring semester. He is taking a dual major, a BS in mathematics and computer science. He attended Tamaqua High School. He is the son of Sharon and Tim Oravec of Andreas and the grandson of Betty and George Vincent, Coaldale; and Ethel Oravec of Andreas.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mike Thomas of Jim Thorpe, joined a group of 27 volunteers to assist at animal shelters in Ritchie, Braxton and Clay counties in West Virginia for a week in May. They provided shelter repair and assistance in building kennels, doghouses and exercise yards.

The program was funded by a grant from the Petfinder.com Foundation and Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. program and is an outreach venture of Animal Lifeline, a non-profit, all-volunteer animal welfare organization based in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania and sponsors a club at Delaware Valley College.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Swankoski

Sarah Swankoski, daughter of Ray and Patty Swankoski of Coaldale, was one of over 500 students to graduate from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa., during its 84th commencement exercises, held May 23.

Swankoski received a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She has accepted a position with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethlehem.

A 2006 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, she is the granddaughter of Joseph and Peggy Rebarchak of Hazle Township, and Irene Swankoski of Hazleton.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Stoves

Jennifer Stoves graduate from Saint Joseph College of Maine on May 8, with a Master of Science degree in Education. Stoves graduated from Saint Joseph with a 3.91 grade point average. She is a 2007 graduate of Kutztown University, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a 2003 graduate of Panther Valley High School.

Stoves is the daughter of Mark and Kelly Dirzulaitis of Coaldale and the wife of Sean Stoves of Coaldale.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Demyanovich

Adam Demyanovich, a sophomore at Penn State University, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester, with a grade-point average of 3.86. He is majoring in finance.

Adam is the son of Bob and Deb Demyanovich of Coaldale. He is a 2008 graduate of Panther Valley High School.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Seymour

Danielle Splendora Seymour, daughter of Beth Banditelli Seymour of Coaldale, graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration, with a concentrationinMarketing. The 2005 graduate ofMarian Catholic High School, Seymour was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2010 semester, earning a 3.72 grade point average.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Goodbred

Marcey Lynn(Muffley) Goodbred, daughter of Clarence and Linda Muffley of Lehighton, received her B.S.N. during the commencement ceremony held at Moravian College in Bethlehem on May 15. A nursing pinning ceremony was held May 14 at the college, where Marcey's father was given the honor of pinning his daughter.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sherry A. Akins of Tamaqua, recently completed studies from The International Sports Science Association where she majored in Certified Fitness Trainer and earned a 4.0 grade point average.

Akins has also recently completed graduate studies from Stratford Career Institute with highest honors in the fields of Natural Health Consultant with a 97 grade point average and the Psychology/Social Work field with a 95 grade point average and the Private Investigator field with a 96 grade point average and Health and Fitness with a 94 grade point average.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Geguzis

John Geguzis, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Geguzis Jr., Weatherly, has been named Senior of the Month of May at Weatherly High School.

Geguzis is a member of the Scholastic Scrimmage team and the Interact Club. He is asenior member of the stage crew with the high school drama club.

In the community, Geguzis has been involved in Senior Games through the Interact Club, and has volunteered his time with the Eurana Park clean up.