School notes

Blue Ridge

During Club Day at Blue Ridge, two seventh-grade students used glue and glitter to decorate their memories.

Emily Haley and Sierah Guzy are part of the school’s scrapbooking club. During flex period, the girls creatively organize and decorate their memories with markers, stickers and paste. Emily and Sierah use their scrapbooks as a place to keep their cherished photos.

Sierah says she enjoys the activity because, “There is a lot of space to scrapbook and you can have your own theme. It’s also fun to hang out with friends.”

Emily says her favorite part of the scrapbooking club is, “That you can do your own kind of things and have the freedom to be creative.”

Emily uses her free time outside of school to scrapbook as well. She also likes to play her Wii and enjoys the outdoors.

When Sierah closes her scrapbook, she rides horses, plays softball and participates in Winterguard.

Forest City

Around the holidays, it’s nice to send greeting cards to friends and loved ones, an idea that senior Ruth Pauswinski recognized this year.

For her senior project, she made more than 100 cards for residents of local nursing homes to send to others.

“I decided that it would be a nice idea to make greeting cards for them so they could stay in touch with their families,” she said.

Her cards were decorated seasonally and for any time of year, so the residents can use them year-round.

“I think it will be really nice to see their faces to see how happy they get when they get the cards,” Ruth said.

After graduation, she plans to attend Lackawanna College and study pastry arts.


Ashlynn Cobb put her language skills to the test while on a trip to London and Paris.

Ashlynn and fellow French students toured the two European cities as part of a club trip. The Francophile was able to test out her French language skills in Paris and enjoy the Parisian culture.

“I really like traveling and speaking French, and this was one place I could go to speak the language,” Ashlynn said. “It is different when you are here and think you are doing great. When you go there, you realize there is so much to learn.”

The Montrose senior has aspirations to dual-major in linguistics and Russian and minor in international relations next year.

Mountain View

The gifted class at Mountain View took a field trip to Keystone College to attend Young Authors Day.

One student, Lena Penny, was awarded a book after her “piece of advice” was most enjoyed by featured children’s author and Keystone alumna Suzanne Fisher Staples.

Aside from Ms. Staples, children’s author and illustrator Robert Bender was on hand to give the children some tips for illustrating. Lena learned how to draw animals with simple figures.

Lena, who is in sixth grade, enjoys drawing, is also a member of Drama Club and plays softball and soccer.

Susquehanna Community

Rhiannon Potter was selected as Scholastic News Kids Press Corps’ newest journalist.

The sixth-grader was chosen by Scholastic News Kids to cover hard-hitting news for the online and print editions of Scholastic News. The application process was very competitive but Rhiannon was one of 50 students nationwide selected to cover real stories.

She is also involved in Tae Kwan Do and youth soccer and plays the trumpet in the Junior Saber Band.

When Rhiannon isn’t penning her latest article, she is a Cadette Girl Scout with Troop 159. She received high honors at school, enjoys math and science, and one day hopes to teach both subjects.