EMHS Awards Assembly
Senior recognitions, academic awards and scholarships honors were presented to students of the 2010 graduating class on May 27.
On hand for the event were the Eisenhower faculty, WCSD Board Members Tom Knapp, Jeff Lockett, and Kim Angove, as well as individuals and organizations presenting scholarships from the community.
Photo by Candis Rieder
Memorial Day Service
Many in the community came out to pay tribute to veterans at the Annual Sugar Grove Memorial Day Service held in the town park.
Each year the surrounding community is generous with their awards to graduating students to help them with their future education.
Below is a list of this year's recipients.
The Akeley/Russell United Methodist Scholarship was presented by Kathleen Fithian and the recipients were Cody Crosby, Doven Schwanke and Emma West.
An Anonymous EMHS $1000 Scholarship was given to Justine Sherry and Nicole Morine. The ARAMARK Scholarship presented by Justin Tech went to Sarah Lundmark and Stefanie Santo.
The AMVETS Post 50 Scholarship presented by John Vandewark went to Nicholas VanOrd and Hillary Widrig. The Community College of the Air Force Post 911-Montgomery G.I. Bill was presented by Staff Sergeant Kacey-Jo Hyde and the recipients were Kenneth Stuart and Scott Hodges.
The Community Foundation of Warren County presented scholarships to Bradley Church, Rachel Campbell and Jessica Leasure. The Casey Reist Memorial Scholarship presented by Mrs. Joan Reist went to Cody Crosby. The EMHS Athlete of the Year awards went to Cody Crosby and Sarah Lundmark.
The EMHS Bantastic Booster Scholarship in Memory of Valerie Craker was presented by Lisa Onink and went to Victoria Rizzardi and Ashley Hitchcock. The EMHS Education Fund Scholarship was presented by Elizabeth Swanson and went to Ryan Brendlinger, Tiffany Moore, Stefanie Santo and Meridon Winans.
The EMHS Football Boosters Scholarship was presented to John Honhart, Haryd Shield, Doven Schwanke and Ryan Brendlinger. The EMHS Mat Club Wrestling Scholarship was presented by Coach Kris Black and the recipient was Dillon Farrell. The JBC Academic Progress Award was presented to Holly Sweeney. The JCC USA Scholarship was presented by Rachel Phillips and went to Taylor Hawk, Rachel Campbell and Sarah Lundmark.
Tim Courtney presented two awards the Melissa Courtney Scholarship which went to Nicole Morine and the Melissa Courtney Memorial MRC/SKF Scholarship which went to John Honhart. The Jacob Levinson Scholarship was presented by WCSD Director Diane Martin and the recipient was Stefanie Santo.
The Official Army Reserve National Scholar/Athletes Award was presented by Sgt Bobian and went to Cody Crosby and Sarah Lundmark. The PA Senate Good Citizenship Award presented by Ron Bosworth went to Stefanie Santo and Rebecca Brunecz. The Pine Grove Lion Club Scholarship went to Doven Schwanke and Meghan Stanton. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarship went to Nickolas Church.
The Russell VFD Scholarship was presented by Rich Barrett and the recipients were Sarah Lundmark and Nicole Morine. The Ryan Lukus Bees Memorial Football Scholarship went to Cody Crosby. The Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 Scholarship was presented by Randy Tack and went to Sarah Lundmark, Nicole Morine, and Rebecca Stelter. The Sugar Grove Sons of the American Legion Scholarship went to Ashley Hitchcock and Meghan Stanton.
The Tim Walker Memorial Scholarship presented by Katie, Abby and Emily Walker went to Sarah Lundmark. The Travis Godden Memorial Scholarship went to Doven Schwanke, Meghan Stanton, and Cody Crosby. The Travis Stenstrom Memorial Scholarship presented by Alicia Stohl went to Rachel Campbell.
The US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award went to Sarah Lundmark and Garrett Fiscus. The US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award went to Miranda Miller. The US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award went to Emily Fredrick and all were presented by Sgt. McGarrie.
The Walton Family Scholarship and the WalMart Associate Scholarship both went to John Honhart. The WACOPSE Federal Credit Union Scholarship went to Nicole Morine and Ashley Hitchcock. The Warren Art League Scholarship recipient was Kayla Grinnell. The Warren County Historical Society Award for Achievement in History went to Sarah Lundmark. The Warren Times Observer Recognition went to Nicole Morine.
The Warren County Victims Impact Panel Scholarship went to John Honhart. The Warren County William Burleigh Trophy went to Cody Crosby and Sarah Lundmark. The Kiwanis Scholarship went to Jessica Leisure, Heather Gazdak and Stefanie Santo.
The EMHS Outstanding Senior Achievements Awards went to: Art: Kiley Repke and Kayla Grinnell, Drama: Michael Stenberg, English: Miranda Miller, Instrumental Music: Emily Fredrick, Journalism: Mitchell Wilston and Lauren Dubyne, Mathematics: John Honhart, Physical Education: Nicholas VanOrd and Rebecca Brunecz, Science: Garrett Fiscus and John Honhart, Spanish: Garrett Fiscus, Vocal Music: Kenneth Stuart, and Yearbook: Rebecca Stelter and Emily Fredrick. Congratulations to all the EMHS 2009-2010 Graduating Class. The Baccalaureate service will be held in the EMHS Auditorium on Sunday, June 6, at 2 p.m. and Graduation will be held on Friday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Day Service
The beautiful weather brought out more than 126 community members on Monday to pay tribute to those friends, neighbors, and loved ones who gave their life in service to our country. Warren County Commissioner John Eggleston spoke to the crowd of the personal attachment he had growing up with many of our area veterans who passed away this year.
The service in the Sugar Grove Park was co-hosted by the AMVETS post 50 and the American Legion post 758. The raising of the colors was performed by WWII veteran, John Rupczyk and post 50 Chaplin, Gail Onink. The Pledge of allegiance was led by Sergeant at Arms Dave Younnie of Post 758. The crowd was welcomed by 1st Vice commander, Wes Wilcox and the invocation given by Frank Coffaro.
Memorial wreaths were placed in the park during a moment of silence by the Ladies Auxiliary presidents, Michelle Williams post 50 and Marcy Morgan post 758. A complete list of veterans who passed away in the previous year was read to the crowd. Pastor Todd Onink of the Warren Free Methodist Church and his wife Lisa were honored to present a flag to the American Legion from their son Sgt Joshua Onink who presently serves in Afghanistan.
Chandlers Valley Sale Day
The Annual Chandlers Valley Sale Day is slated for Saturday June 16. There are plenty of sale sites available at the ball field for a vendor $10 site fee. The Chandlers Valley Community Center will also be having a chicken barbecue dinner during Sale Day event from 1 p.m. until supplies are gone. For more information or to secure a sale site please contact 489-3880.
Sugar Grove Sale Day
Get ready now for Sugar Grove Sale Days taking place on Saturday, July 31. Spend some time now and empty out those closets, basements, and attics and get your treasures ready for selling.
With the 2009/2010 school year coming to an end it is time to think ahead to fall. The Imaginative Preschool in Sugar Grove is now taking applications for their fall 2010/11 classes. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be three on or before Sept. 1 to enter the 3 year old class. Children must be four on or before Sept. 1 to enter the 4-5 year old class. There are two 4-5 year old classes and one 3 year old class. Classes for 4-5 year olds meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 11:30 a.m. The 3 year old class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 3 p.m. Class times and schedules are subject to change depending on the need in the community. A tour of the class room, registration information, and a chat with the teachers can be arranged by contacting the school at 489-3105. The Annual Preschool Graduation Celebration took place last evening on May 27.
Lady Knights Sports Camps
The Eisenhower Middle High School is inviting any girl going into 5th, 6th or 7th grade next year to join us for 4 days of fun learning about volleyball, basketball, and track and field events. Camp will be held Monday June 21 through Thursday, June 24, from 8 a.m. 3:45 p.m. in the Eisenhower High School Gymnasium. Daily items needed are a packed lunch, water, snack, sneakers, and athletic wear. The cost is $25 and all checks can be made payable to Eisenhower Volleyball Boosters. The price includes camp t-shirt.
Come and learn about Volleyball learn how to bump, set, spike and serve. Have fun learning Basketball. Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot. Come and learn Track and Field throwing, jumping, and running. What's your favorite sport ? Come and learn more and maybe someday you will be a part of all the EMHS Girls' Sports teams.
The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #50 in Sugar Grove held its annual "Ducks for Bucks" race on Memorial Day following the Memorial Day Service in the Sugar Grove town park. The fundraising event assists in providing financial assistance to a variety of veterans supported organizations including PAWS with a Cause, Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, PA, John Tracy Clinic and St. Jude's Children's Ranch and more. Winners of the event were 1st place - Emma Dorsam; 2nd place - Randy Diethrick; 3rd place - Bruce Lantz, 4th place - Randy Smith, and 5th place - Garrett Rickard. Thank you to all who participated in such a good cause.