Two students inducted
into education society
SELINSGROVE - Two local students were recently inducted into Kappa Delta Pi education honor society at Susquehanna University.
Andrew J. Girio of Montoursville is a 2010 graduate who majored in history and secondary education. He is a 2006 graduate of Montoursville Area High School and the son of Joseph and Cheryl Girio.
Kristin N. Stam of Wellsboro is a rising junior majoring in elementary education. She is a 2008 graduate of Wellsboro High School and the daughter of Julian and Anja Stam.
Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society for educators and future educators. The purpose of the society is to promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi members exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards and promise in teaching and allied professions.
Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high achievement, a commitment to education as a career and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.
Middle school plans
TURBOTVILLE - Warrior Run Middle School will hold an Orientation Program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the middle school auditorium.
This orientation will be for fifth graders and new students to the school, along with their parents. The purpose of this session is to introduce students and parents to the school through presentations.
These include meeting some of the fifth grade staff, the guidance counselors, and administrators; a review of the curriculum and extracurricular activities; a guided tour of the building; and a question-and-answer period for students and parents.
There will also be a presentation by Chief Derr of the Watsontown Police Department.
Grove City College gives
honors to local students
Three local Grove City College students recently were honored during the 2010 Recognition Convocation at the end of the academic year.
Honored students include:
Julie Judd, a rising sophomore from Williamsport. She was inducted into the Crown and Sceptre group. The sophomore women's honorary recognizes those who display scholarship, leadership and service during their freshman year.
Luke Smeenk, a senior from Montoursville. He was honored with the Pi Gamma Mu Senior Honor Medal. Pi Gamma Mu is a national science honorary fraternity that improves scholarship in the social studies. Only one scholarship medal is awarded each year.
Jordan Benis, a senior from Jersey Shore. He received the Senior Man of the Year. The Senior Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented jointly by Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. The selections are made on the basis of scholarship, leadership and service. The candidates are voted upon by the students and faculty. The final selection was made by a committee of two students from Mortar Board, two students from Omicron Delta Kappa, the organization's advisers and administrators. It is one of the highest honors that the college can bestow.
Benis also was inducted into Scroll and Key, a scholastic honorary for senior students. It is the highest academic award given by the college.
into honor society
SELINSGROVE - Dana Diehl of Williamsport was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society at Susquehanna University.
Diehl, a rising junior majoring in creative writing, is a 2008 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School and the daughter of Diane and Jim Diehl.
The purpose of Sigma Tau Delta is to bestow distinction upon undergraduates, graduates and scholars in academia, as well as upon professional writers who have recognized accomplishments in linguistic or literary realms of the English language. The Susquehanna Theta Chi chapter was chartered in 1987.
In order to be eligible for membership, students must complete at least three semesters of coursework at Susquehanna, take at least three courses in English, achieve at least a 3.0 GPA in English courses and rank in the top 35 percent of the class.
Local cadet earns
NEW BLOOMFIELD - Carson Long Military Academy Cadet Eliot Zeigler of Williamsport has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
"Cadet Eliot Zeigler certainly is a deserving recipient of the EITC Scholarship," said Cpt. Craig Martel, director of admissions at Carson Long Military Academy. "He has a commitment and work ethic that we definitely want other cadets to emulate."
A second-year cadet, Zeigler is an honor student, cadet leader and participates on the Raiders Team, a JROTC challenge team that sets various goals and standards as team members attempt physical tasks. He also participates on the track and field and wrestling teams at Carson Long.
The $20,000 scholarship came from three sources: Unison Health Plan of Pittsburgh, which provided $12,000 through Bridge Educational Foundation of Harrisburg, an organization that connects corporate donors and nonprofit recipients; SAGE Dining Services Inc. of Towson, Md., Carson Long's dining services provider; and $5,000 of privately-raised scholarship funds from Carson Long.
Eliot is the son of Matthew and Christine Zeigler of Williamsport.