4 students selected
as resident assistants
The following area students have been selected as resident assistants for the 2012-13 school year at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College:
Justin Hardt, of Westfield, will supervise Senat Hall. Hardt, a senior, is studying interdisciplinary business with engineering studies.
Christopher Heitzenrater, of Elkland, will supervise Ohio Hall. Heitzenrater, a junior, is studying engineering.
Jordan Monroe, of Pennsdale, will supervise student suites. Monroe, a senior, is studying plastics engineering technology.
MaryEllen Spooner, of Williamsport, will supervise Lawrence Hall. Spooner, a senior, is studying accounting.
Middle school to hold
TURBOTVILLE - Warrior Run Middle School will hold an orientation program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the middle school auditorium.
The 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 a series of 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 also will be a presentation by the Watsontown Police Department.
hires new teachers
WATSONTOWN - Three new teachers recently joined the faculty of Watsontown Christian Academy.
Jedidiah Stalker earned a bachelor's degree at Bloomsburg University, where he majored in English and minored in philosophy. He then earned a master's degree in English at Radford University in Virginia.
Stalker will teach middle and high school English courses.
Amanda and Ryan Fair both graduated from Mansfield University.
Amanda Fair earned a bachelor of arts in liberal studies, with minors in Spanish and education.
As the academy's Spanish teacher, she plans to bring to her students in kindergarten through 12th grade authentic knowledge of the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and the Spanish language.
Ryan Fair majored in education with a concentration in earth and space science and minored in geology.
He will teach several middle school courses and offer a comprehensive computer skills course to high school students.
Students and parents will meet the new teachers at orientation at 7 p.m. Aug. 16.
For more information about Watsontown Christian Academy, call 538-9276.
Local students earn
BLOOMSBURG - Several students received scholarships to attend Bloomsburg University as freshmen for the 2012-13 school year. These awards, which are reserved for new students, provide between $1,000 and $3,750 of assistance.
Jacob Hiserman, of Muncy, a history major, received the Trustee Scholarship, which recognizes students' academic achievements and talents.
Abigail Lazorka, of Montoursville, received the Barbara M. Dilworth memorial scholarship, which is awarded to nursing students who earned at least 1100 on the SAT. She will enter the nursing program this fall.
Caroline Troutman, of Lock Haven, won the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship, which is awarded to students studying subjects in the MST field. Recipients must have an SAT score of 1100 or better and be in the top third of their high school class. Troutman is majoring in nursing.
Mansfield Council of Trustees elect officers
MANSFIELD - The Mansfield University Council of Trustees held its election of officers at its regular bi-monthly meeting on August 1.
Ralph Meyer was re-elected chair, Richard Cashman was elected vice-chair, and Robert Strohecker was elected secretary. Each will serve a two-year term.
Meyer is the president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) emeritus of Guthrie Healthcare System, having served as president and CEO from 1982 to 1998. He has served on the Council of Trustees since 1997.
Cashman, a 1975 Mansfield graduate, is district justice in Columbia County District Court, based in Berwick. He has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 2003.
Strohecker, a 1991 MU graduate and a Trustee since 1997, is the owner of Strohecker Vision Care, a group optometric practice with locations in Mansfield and Elkland.