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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MCCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

A total of 165 students were inducted into the Montgomery County Community College Alpha Kappa Zeta and Beta Tau Lambda chapters of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges, during the fall 2013 semester.  To be eligible for PTK membership, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 and must have completed at least 12 credits. 

The fall 2013 inductees are listed below by area of residence:

Abington: John McGrogan

Ambler: Denise Bowen, Abigail Drakely, Andrew Mills, Allyson Super

Audubon: Alexandra Brod

Birdsboro: Kevin West

Blue Bell: Natalie Augustine, Lisa Heverly, Thomas Ruser

Boyertown: Rachel Kovitch

Bryn Mawr: Meilin Zhu

Chalfont: Anna-Larissa Boehm, Derek Borden

Cheltenham: Teka Le

Chester Spring: Shaun McNary

Collegeville: Samuel Ahola, Richard Every II, Dana Hernandez, Sophia Lisowski, Alex Litka, Taulor McGoldrick, Kevin Pierro, Tasha Zahakos

Colmar: Melissa Krissinger

Conshohocken: Adam El Maidani, Sara Lester

Douglassville: Richard Wadsworth

East Greenville: Allison Ortlip  

Elkins Park: Polly Carr, Nathaniel Stritzinger

Fort Washington: Farida Ferradji, Andrew Kang

Gilbertsville: Joseph Jaworski, Robert Kerekes, Jeremy Lowery, John McDonald, Emily Sites

Gladwyne: Valerie Lee

Glenside: Adam Earley, Andrew Frederick, Phoebe Gavula, Ji Mok Yeom

Green Lane: Katie McGaughey

Harleysville: Madeline Earle, J. Cristina Hall, Victoria Piccone, Tyla Van Tilburg, Taylor Walther

Hatboro: Adam Gaston, John Ilisco Jr., Alexander Knox, Erin Lewis

Hatfield: Hadjer Ahner, Alicia Cahill, Sierra Herb, Ashley Paskill, Anthony Pletscher Jr., John Russell, Pauline Tiblis

Hereford: Renee Woodard

Horsham: Timothy Brown, Kevin Romanoli, Kimberly Rost, Cassandra West

Huntingdon Valley: Kathleen Davies, Theresa Valenza

Jenkintown: Samuel Juliani

King of Prussia: Lawrence Durland

Lansdale: Nehla Amin, Jeffrey Berest, Lauren Blumberg, Micah Christensen, Kimberly Coffland, Matthew Dillon, Kaitlin Epps, Evelyn Heldon, Patrick Higgins, Jessica Hughes, Anna Javorka, Moon Kim, Kasandra Lambrau, Jennifer Lundy, Nyia McEntyre, Chase Minihan, Maegan Moore, Nicholas Nasobkow, Virginia Ostrowsky, Trevor Peck, Patrick Regan, Lorraine Sacro, Michelle Sikora, Eraj Syed, Nicole Troy, Marja Williams

Limerick: Dana Knab

Maple Glen: Alyssa Beisel

Montgomeryville: Jamar Martin

Norristown: Nicole Battista, Tanya Beckwith, Michael Gallagher, La’shonda Golden, Carlos Gordon, John Hampsey III, Elizabeth Holleger, Hicham Laataata, Ryan Lattanze, Brien Mann, Matthew Mashaintonio, Danielle Piche, Orion Welch

North Wales: Kate Arskaya, Michelle Cha, Ryanne Loughran, Teresa Perotti, Catherine Quinn, Ian Robinson

Palm: Priscilla Waltenbaugh

Phoenixville:  Jessica Delorefice, Lee Houck, Lisa Marino-Bolton, Natalya Martin

Plymouth Meeting: Joel Allen, Sandra Cumens, Melissa Rodier, Peter Stevenson

Pottstown: Madeline Barrett, Theresa Ellingsworth-Shrum, Christopher Feltenberger, Lori Flynn, Emily Heltzel, Jasmine Karpinski, Shawna Northrup, Taylor Pastorius, Vicki Peters, Ian Sallit, Ashley Swanson, Juliana Washko

Roslyn: Jonathan Idler

Royersford: Jody Curtis, Adam Kunkle, Katherine Kuprevich, Bryan Metzler, Lynne Swaren, Danielle Wosczyna

Sanatoga: Rachel Letting

Schwenksville: Caitlin Pritchard

Souderton: Jennifer Hange, Richard Kriebel, Charis Yoo

Spring City: Robert Bielawski

Stowe: Madeline O’Brien, Angela Olsen

West Lawn: Mallory Murphy

Willow Grove: Natalya Kwasnjuk, Norman Miles, Rolene Perumal

Woolwich, N.J.: Rebecca Laughlin

Wyncote: Naomi Alston, Maria Peterson

Wyndmoor: Pasquale Depaul III, Alice Okamoto, Elisabeth Shaw

Wynnewood: Benjamin Gidaro, Sabura Shiffrin

Submitted to The Reporter by Montgomery County Community College

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Harlesyville man graduates from the United States Military Academy at West Point

Cadet Andrew Gordon Nagy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nagy of Harleysville,  graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25.
Nagy graduated from Souderton Area High School  in 2009. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in Human Geography. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Army Aviation branch.

The mission of the U.S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Ar

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

North Montco Technical Career Center holds Senior Recognition Night

PICTURED ABOVE  are the 2013 Senior Recognition Night student speakers.
Submitted by NMTCC
North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) held their annual Senior Recognition Night on June 3rd.  Over 100 awards were distributed to the 244 graduating seniors during the awards ceremony.  Awards included outstanding achievement, various merit awards, memorial awards and more. The seniors also received their certificates of completion or participation and will receive their high school diplomas from their sending schools.

A new award that was presented during the evening was in honor of Damon Kane, an architect who worked on renovation and expansion projects of NMTCC in 1997 and again in 2012.
In 2011, Damon was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Decease.  This only strengthened his resolve to do the things that he loved and his personal strength over the last 2 years has been an inspiration to his family and friends.  While his struggle continues, he can no longer do the things that brought him love.  He established this award to start the recipient down their own path to knowledge, passion and professional fulfillment.  The recipient of the Damon Kane award for 2013 was Andrew DeVarney, a Mechatronics student who plans to pursue a degree at Penn State University in Industrial and/or Mechanical Engineering.

Andrew DeVarney was also one of the student speakers for the evening along with Kimberly Christman (Graphic Arts) , Kelly Lynch ( Health Occupations) and Cameron Mascia (Culinary Arts).  The four student speakers all spoke about NMTCC giving them the “tools” and “experiences” they needed to become successful in the future.

Kimberly Christman emphasized the ability to begin a career right out of high school, with training at NMTCC. “North Montco has given us a lot of these tools, whether it’s in the training we earned in our classes or the life lessons and guidance we’ve received from our teachers. Our instructors have given us the ability to make careers out of a high school education,” said Christman.

Andrew DeVarney then highlighted options available to the graduates including college and the workforce.  He feels that those attending NMTCC have “an advantage over students from a more traditional high school education.”

Kelly Lynch elaborated on  DeVarney’s sentiments about having advantages by attending NMTCC. “North Montco has given me the opportunity to complete the Nurse Aide Training Course, pass the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Exam, and earn three college credits for completing the Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology course. I was accepted into 3 nursing schools in the state of Pennsylvania, and I will be attending York College of Pennsylvania,” said Lynch.

Cameron Mascia was the final speaker and spoke about remembering the past while reflecting on the future.  “Though we plan to graduate and move on to a new education, we will always remember the school that brought us from adolescence to adulthood,” Mascia stated.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

MCCC Students Named to Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges

 Blue Bell/Pottstown — Sixty-two students from Montgomery County Community College’s Class of 2013 were named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. To qualify for Who’s Who, students must have graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year with a grade point average of at least 2.75 and must be nominated by a member of MCCC’s faculty or staff.

The 2013 Who’s Who students are listed below by area of residence:

Ambler: Amy Kolesnik

Abington: Jessica Lowenstein

Barto: Hilda Hynes

Bechtelsville: Dana Rubright

Ceders: Vincent Pupillo

Cheltenham: Leland Cohen

Collegeville: Devin Dietrich, James Fulop, Jessica Kelly

Conshohocken: Christine Muszynski

Eagleville: Patricia Piazza

Erdenheim: John Harkins

Gilbertsville: John McKillip

Glenside: Brigitta Good

Harleysville: Karen Katz, Sarah Sharkey

Hatfield: Rachel Hughes, Ahn Nhu Zuynh Nguyen

Horsham: Jordan Feldman, Victoria Greco

Jenkintown: Kimberly Spruill

King of Prussia: Warda Alamgir, Alyssa Goodman

Lansdale: Abu Chowdhury, Michael Fetter, Kristina Harmon, Jaclyn Irvin, Ingrid Phelps, Brandy Pitman

Limerick: Shanae Roberts

Norristown: Alison Bergey, Koha Doan, John Iorio, La’Kiesha Richet, David Tatasciore, Tzu Yun (Iris) Wang

North Wales: Brynne Gallagher

Perkiomenville: Meghan Whitely

Phoenixville: Jessica Hutchinson

Plymouth Meeting: Michael Guarini

Pottstown: Quanzella Butler, Abigal Galloway, Leyna Gilleland, Nicole Holland, Shannon Lyons, Scott MacNeil, Kristin Poloshay, Andrea Pope, Cynthia Sahad, Tyler Schiery, Jessica Stewart, Bethany Tornetta

Schwenksville: Michael Bojsza, Sara Calcinore

Sinking Spring: Shobha Nama

Skippack: Soo Jin Park

Souderton: Diana Malloy

Spring City: Belli Hong

Stowe: Aubrey Pace

Trappe: Michael Schankel

Willow Grove: Chelsea Epstein, Amy Page

Thursday, May 2, 2013

These NPHS students are tops in math

Submitted by Moody's

Five NPHS seniors traveled to New York City to present their paper submitted in the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge 2013 Applied Mathematics Competition for high school students.
Of the 1,054 papers submitted to the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge 2013, only six schools were chosen to present their papers in NYC Monday, April 29. 
The NPHS  team presented their report titled “Advice to the EPA for National Recycling Regulations: A Study of National Plastic Use Projected for the Next Decade and a Comparative Analysis of Three Methods of Recycling for Three Cities.”
Team members included: Priya Kikani, Scott Landes, Patrick Nicodemus, Julianna Supplee and Francis Walsh who placed third in the competition. 
They will be sharing the Cum Laude Team Prize of $10,000. In addition to the monetary award, each of these Moody's Mega Math Challenge winners has been invited to submit applications for summer internships with Moody's Corporation.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Liam Kelley to represent local school at state-level Geographic Bee

Submitted by Indian Valley Middle School

On March 4, 2013, Indian Valley Middle School was notified by the National Geographic Society that 8th grade student Liam J. Kelley had qualified to represent Indian Valley Middle School and participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The state competition is to be held April 15, 2013, at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
            To achieve this honor, Liam had to exceed in earlier, local levels of the Geography Bee.  On the first day after the Christmas break in January, all Social Studies classes in grades six through eight too part in the classroom level of competition. The winner in each class, including Liam, then had to participate in the elimination segment for the Bee to narrow the contestants down to ten finalists.
The final ten contestants take part in the last and final segment at this level which is an assembly attended by parents, students, teachers, and administrators. The questions and format are dictated by the National Geographic Society and includes a variety of world and United States geography questions. Liam won this competition and his final leg in this “Geographic” journey was to complete a paper and pencil test compiled by the National Geographic Society. This test was then sent to the home office in Washington, D.C. and was corrected and scored there. The top performers in the state were then chosen for the state competition in April.
            Indian Valley Middle School is extremely proud of Liam and his accomplishments and wish him the best in the state level of the National Geographic Geography Bee.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Perkasie woman graduates from Elizabethtown College

Rachel Sulat, of Perkasie, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elizabethtown College in January 2013, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology - Allied Health.