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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Palmerton Area High School announces its Honor Roll for the second marking period of the first semester of the 2010-11 school year by Ms. Kathleen A. Egan, Principal.

High Honors (3.75-4.00+ GPA in all subjects)

Seniors: Sarah Andrews, Blake Campbell, Jillian Farkas, Cynthia George, Jarrett Kleintop, Andrew McReynolds, Alexa Petersen, Jordan Ruzicka, Samantha K. Smith, Donald Stevens, Derek Szena, Brianna Walck

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tucker

Andrew Tucker, son of John and Lisa Tucker of Lansford, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall semester at Misericordia University.

A 2010 graduate of Panther Valley High School, Tucker is majoring in Physical Therapy with a minor in Health Management.

A member of the Misericordia Track and Field Team, he participates in the shot put, discus and hammer throw.

Andrew is the grandson of Mary Tucker of Lansford and the late Edward Tucker and Bill and Sara Doris of Tamaqua.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lucas Herman of Jim Thorpe graduated from Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C., on Dec. 11 with a master of business administration.

Ceremonies were held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Stephens

Matthew Stephens of Tamaqua is one of four Wilkes University students to participate in the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) 57th Annual Tax Clinic on Nov. 19.

Stephens is a senior studying accounting. He is the son of George and Mary Ellen Stephens of Owl Creek.

The clinic, which was hosted by the Wilkes University's Sidhu School of Business and Leadership and PICPA, keeps professionals informed of recent developments in tax structure.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Army Reserve Sgt. Joshua T. Browning is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, respectively.

The soldiers return to Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J., for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units.

Browning, a human resource specialist, is a member of the 336th Military Police Battalion, based in Pittsburgh. He has served in the military for two years.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bruce Frassinelli of Schnecksville earned the top prize in column-writing in the annual Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County (N.Y.) awards competition. This is the second year in a row that he has won first place in this category.

Frassinelli was cited for his column in Oswego County Business Magazine on ``Newspapers: What Happened to the Wall Between Advertising and Editorial?"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Air Force Airman Christopher J. Henry graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Thursday, December 9, 2010
Grynkewich

Serge E. Grynkewich, II, currently President of International SOS (Philippines), Inc., was selected as a finalist in the Asia CEO Awards for Expatriates working in the Asia region.

The award ceremony, held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila on Nov. 10, is an annual event held to recognize leadership excellence in the Philippines.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Heather L. Green has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation New Dawn or Operation Enduring Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 213th Personnel Company based at Fort Indianatown Gap, Annville.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Smith

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody A. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Dava and Barry Paul of E. High Street, Coaldale.