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Monday, June 7, 2010

Several local students graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa., at its 140th Commencement Exercises held on May 15.

Chelsea Louise Kemmerer of Lehighton graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She did her clinical work at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in the emergency department. She plans to travel and look for a nursing position on a behavioral health or emergency room floor.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Amanda Faust, daughter of Larry and Debbie Faust of Barnesville, has been named to the dean's list for the Spring 2010 semester at Delaware Valley College, in Doylestown.

She achieved a 4.0 average.

Faust will be a junior year student in the fall, majoring in environmental science and minoring in biology.

She is a 2008 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School.

Monday, June 7, 2010
Lesko

Caitlin Lesko, daughter of Joseph and Sharon Lesko of Weatherly, has been named Weatherly High School's Senior of the Month for April.

Lesko serves as her class secretary and as the secretary of the high school chorus. She is a member of the girl's varsity basketball and softball teams, the National Honor Society, Partners in Education, Science Olympiad, the Student Forum and the Spanish National Honor Society. Additionally, she was the recipient of the Times Leader's Best and Brightest Award, winning in the Arts category.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kimberly Walker Arendt made the executive director's list "Dean's List" at Lincoln Technical Institute, Allentown, Pa., with a 4.0 GPA in medical assisting. She is a 2004 graduate of Palmerton High School. She is the wife of Gary Arendt and mother of Marley Arendt. She is the daughter of Rick and Michele Plocinik and the late Robert Walker and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pavlik, Mrs. Bernice Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Plocinik; and sister of Elissa Plocinik. She will be graduating in September 2010.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Caitlin Faust, daughter of Jim and Mary Beth Faust, Barnesville, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester at Shippensburg University with a 3.95 grade-point average.

She has completed her sophomore year and is majoring in elementary education.

Faust is a 2008 graduate of Marian High School.

Monday, June 7, 2010
White

Brandon White of Lansford was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at King's College with a GPA of 3.813. His cumulative GPA is 3.839.

White is the son of Jenn McMichael of Lansford and the grandson of Bill and Mary McMichael of Hauto. He is majoring in accounting.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mrs. RuthAnn A. Gardiner, Principal of the Tamaqua Area High School, has announced the students who qualify for the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Highest Honors: average of 95 percent or above with no grade below 93 percent in a major subject.

High Honors: average of 90 percent or above with no grade lower than an 86 percent in a major subject.

Honors: average of 86 percent or above with no grade lower than 78 percent in a major subject.

12th Grade/Highest Honors:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A record 1,140 students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 7 and 8.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
McDonald

Codey D. McDonald, a 2006 graduate of Panther Valley High School, received a perfect GPA of a 4.0 for the spring semester at Bloomsburg University. He was also placed on the dean's list for the fall semester.

McDonald is majoring in elementary education. He was a former college intern at Panther Valley School District through the after-school program S.H.I.N.E.

He will graduate in December and plans to pursue a job in education. He is the son of Bernard and Michelle McDonald of Summit Hill.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sarah Nonnemacher

Sarah Nonnemacher of Jim Thorpe attained the dean's list at Penn State Hazleton Campus. She finished her junior year with a GPA of 3.9. Her major is Letters, Arts and Sciences. She is a 2007 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. She is the daughter of Rebecca and Michael Nonnemacher, both of Jim Thorpe. This summer she will start an internship at Carbon County Children and Youth. She will graduate in 2011.