Steven Behr, Principal of the Tamaqua School District´s elementary schools, has released the names of students earning honor roll status for the second marking period of the 2009-2010 school year.

To be eligible for High Honors, students must earn straight As.

To earn honors, students in grades four and five must earn four As and two Bs, while third grade students must earn three As and one B.

West Penn Elementary students earning honor roll status include: fifth grade HIGH HONORS - Hunter Banavage, Genevieve Beck, Hannah Betz, Melissa Boerner, Abigail Brickler, Joshua Gordon, Andrea Iacoviello, Raymond Kinder, Isabella Ligenza, Stephen Oravec, Deidre Ressler, Kyle Ruch, Chance Szabo and Alexander Verta; HONORS - Ryan Alicandri, Spencer Depue, William Derr, Emma Dillman, Jessica Fairchild, George Hegedus, Mackenzie McVicker, Sarah Miller, Emma Rago, Jasper Stocker, Jacob Weiksner and Matthew Weaver.

Fourth grade honor roll students are: HIGH HONORS - Brad Clemson, Molly Clemson, Cory Cunningham, Justin Frable, Emma Hoch, Orion Kilpatrick, Erica Miller, Hannah Reed, Hannah Stott, Lauren Wandzilak and Aaron Wargula; HONORS - Autumn Eberts, Gabriella Geronimo, Trace Hermany, Brandon Kemmery, Steven Mozloom, Zowie Schickram, Kaitlyn Shlanta, and Sierra Szabo.

Third grade honor roll students are: HIGH HONORS - Emily Amershek, Ilan Basrawi, Angeline Castagna, Matthew Franklin, Morgan Lusch, Dylan Miller, Brady Moyer, Jacob Ruby and Mariah Williams; HONORS - Brandon Eberts, Matthew Gazdick, Meghan McArdle, Amelia Redner, Dustin Ulrich, Dimitri Verta and Mariah Williams.