Student of the month
Sara Churba, daughter of Myreta and Richard Churba, South Williamsport, was selected as the Student of the Month for May at South Williamsport Area High School.
In school, Churba has been involved in Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America, soccer, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
She served on the prom committee and was elected to the homecoming court. Churba also serves as a Teen Contact mentor to younger students.
Churba is employed at Susquehanna Health and also volunteers in the Birthplace. She has received the Spirit Award for Volunteerism and is the recipient of the Susquehanna Health Volunteer Scholarship.
After high school, Churba plans to pursue a degree in nursing at Penn State University in Altoona.
Warrior Run Middle School
TURBOTVILLE - Warrior Run Middle School recently announced the recipients of the Student of the Month Award for the month of May.
The recipients are chosen by a vote of the middle school faculty and the award is given to the member of each class who has the following qualifications: is courteousness, eager to learn and participate in class, maintains at least a C average, is a good school citizen and is well-rounded individual who shows leadership potential.
The award winners for May are:
Grade 5 - Audra Fisher, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Fisher II of Watsontown.
Grade 6 - Christopher Dyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Dyer of Watsontown.
Grade 7 - Gabrielle Brougham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Brougham of Watsontown.
Grade 8 - Eric Hunt, son of Ms. Norie Hunt and Mr. Jeremy LeBarron of Muncy.
to Turbotville graduate
TURBOTVILLE - Turbotville Great Valu has awarded its seventh annual Great Scholarships for Great Students scholarship to Levi Geyer of Turbotville.
The scholarship enables a deserving high school senior in each of the supermarket chain's retail markets to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.
Students were selected based on academic standing, grade-point averages, extra-curricular activities and individual student life challenges.
Teacher to participate
in AP reading program
Williamsport educator Chad T. Lower was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's Advanced Placement Examinations this month in Kansas City, Mo.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program gives more than 1.8 million high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations. Based on their exam performance, successful students can receive credit and-or advanced placement when they enter college.
This year, more than 3.2 million examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by more than 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, AP Readers are made up of professional educators from the United States, Canada and abroad.
Lewisburg resident participates
in Summer Scholars Program
LEWISBURG - Lewisburg resident Katherine Southerton will give up summer vacation to remain on campus at St. Joseph's University as a member of the Summer Scholars Program.
Southerton is one of 101 students who will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects at the university this summer.
The program, which runs for 11 weeks from May until August, requires students to work exclusively with a faculty member to produce a written description of their research that will be published by the university, and to present their findings next spring during the Celebration of Student Achievement event. For their work, students receive a stipend of $3,200, on-campus housing, and the opportunity to participate in social and educational programs.
Southerton, a English-Asian studies major, will work with Dr. Ann Green on their topic, "Designing and Implementing a Curriculum Better Suited for Teen African American Girls in Philadelphia."