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Thursday, January 6, 2011
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Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Chris Czapla has announced the middle school's Students of the Month for December 2010. The students honored were, front row, from left, Andrea Iacoviello (6th grade), Jillian Franko (8th grade) and Amy Jo Bachert (7th grade). Back row, Alexander Verta (6th grade), Harold Moll (8th grade) and Kyle Patrick (7th grade).

Friday, December 31, 2010

The Northern Lehigh Senior High School honor roll for the second marking period of the 2010-2011 school year has been announced by Mrs. Aileen Yadush, Principal.

PRINCIPAL'S LIST

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dale McCandless of Lehighton was recently appointed as Sr. Vice President, Sales & Brokerage for Keystone Financial Management. Based in Allentown, Keystone Financial Management is a regional financial services firm and member of John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN), a national network of independent firms.

Thursday, December 30, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Area High School December Students of the Month include, from left, Dustin Silkowski, Kolby Mashack, Hannah Miller, and Suzie Arner.

Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner has announced the school's Students of the Month for December.

The recipients are senior Kolby Mashackl, junior Suzie Arner, sophomore Hannah Miller and freshman Dustin Silkowski.

Kolby Mashack is the son of Jon and Sheila Mashack.

He is a member of the Chemistry Club, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and the wrestling team.

He plans to attend Bucknell University to major in biology/pre-medicine and continue his wrestling career.

Suzie Arner is the daughter of David and Colleen Arner.

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?"