Honor students hear from SCHS grad
BY HELEN B. FOSTER
Some 39 Susquehanna Community High School students were recognized for their high academic achievement during the National Honor Society ceremony held in the Helen Gully Auditorium on March 6.
Mark Carmody, a graduate of SCHS and the father of inductee Emily Carmody, was the guest speaker.
When introduced by his daughter, Carmody was described as a man who has been in school as long as she could remember. Starting his academic career in 1981 with an associate degree he is presently earning a doctorate in two concentrations pertaining to leadership.
Following his retirement from the Army in 2007 he has settled in Thompson and is serving as President of Thompson Borough Council.
Carmody spoke of all the teachers and the part they played in bringing the students to this point in their academic standing.
“Recognition for your own hard work and academic ability is the best award you will ever receive, better than any sports award,”
When you face a challenge remember the tools you have been given here at Susquehanna Community, he added.
Taking part in the ceremony for NHS and recognizing the traits for success: knowledge, scholarship, leadership, citizenship and service were: Andrzej Tomczyk, Chelsea Matta, Melissa Kukowski, Raymond Polak, Ryan Swanson, Lindsey Glidden, Kyleigh Fiske.
High School Principal Mark Gerchman and Guidance Counselor Bridget O’Neill presented certificates as each student was introduced.
Members of the Class of 2013 receiving recognition were: Brianne Bianco. Emily Carmody, Emily Day, Elizabeth Fink, Kyleigh Fiske, Lindsey Glidden, Britney Glover, Coleman Hansen, Melissa Kukowski, Chelsea Matta, Raymond Polak, Ryan Swanson, Andrzej Tomczyk, Casey Williams and Zachary Vaughn.
Honorees from the Class of 2014 were Sydney Avery, John DeLaPlaine, Joseph DeLaPlaine, Amber Dubanowitz, Jonathan Felter, Mashawna Hargett, Rachel Hubal, Alyssa Jacobs, Ashley Miller, Mollie Mroz, Micaela Rhone, Alexis Roe, Sarah Serfilippi, Emily Staros.
Sophomore students, Class of 2015, receiving certificates: Brianna Burlingame, Ivy Christensen, Willard Cobb, Ariana Hogopian, Clayton Hansen, Keith Hubal, Dale Reid, Olivia Rockwell, Emily Stark, Justin Stanford.
Music for the program was provided by Sydney Avery and Clayton Hansen. The invocation before the dinner that was served in the high school gymnasium was given by Coleman Hansen.