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Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer Boy Scout Troop 8 (First Presbyterian Church) recently made a donation to The Sharing Place in the amount of $450, raised from recent fundraisers including the Christmas Walk and spaghetti dinner. From left, in front, are Rhylee Trubic and Ian Montour; second row, Josh Seckler, David Snyder of The Sharing Place, Kenji Owen, Ryan Egger, Ben Scott, Logan Kramer, Jack McCabe, and Parker Mowery; and, third row, Caleb Capello, Michael Moore, Alex Zarczney, Tyler Johnson, and Gabe Wennberg.

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1960 will meet Wednesday, June 26, at 12:30 p.m. for lunch at Tippy Canoe in Tidioute. For a ride, please call Donna at 688-6027.

Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society Purple Majesties Chapter will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Double D’s in Garland.

Halls of Ivy

Photo submitted to Times Observer Shooting sports, with a focus on gun safety, is one of the pillars of activity for Moments on Target — a group that connects kids grieving the loss of a loved one with healthy and fun outdoor activities. Families are invited to attend a kickoff event on Saturday, June 29, where they can experience the four pillars of activity; fishing, shooting sports, fitness (in this case kayaking), and gardening for healthy eating. Activities related to the pillars are scheduled throughout the summer. For details about the program and to register, contact momentsontarget@gmail.com, visit the organization’s Facebook page, or call (814) 450-1614 for more information. Pictured, at left, is target shooting, which includes, first and foremost, gun safety instruction.

Maria Miller, daughter of Walter and Betsy Miller of Warren, graduated summa cum laude from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA on May 10, 2019, with a bachelor of science degree in education and a bachelor of arts degree in history.

Maria received the School of Education Leading Teacher Program Undergraduate Excellence Award, an award for the highest performing education graduate, and the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts General Excellence Award, an award presented to the top six students in the Liberal Arts College. Maria was also awarded the Joseph R. Morice Award for Excellence in History, a Student Life Leadership Award, and the Harry McCloskey Memorial Service Award – a peer-selected award for the most distinguished student leader at the university. While at Duquesne, Maria served as a Resident Assistant, on the Executive Board of the Student Government Association, and in various education-related clubs and honor societies. Maria completed historical research and had a paper published by the Duquesne Scholarship Collection in 2017. Maria was most recently honored with a 2019 PERC Educator Excellence Award, which recognizes 10 current or future educators in western PA each year.

Maria was the 2015 valedictorian of Warren Area High School. Maria intends to become a middle/high school social studies teacher in western Pennsylvania.

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The General Joseph Warren Chapter awarded the 2019 Good Citizens Awards to the following high school seniors:

Maria Miller

Eisenhower High School — Shannon Kellogg, daughter of Shane and Tara Kellogg

Sheffield Area High School — Callen Copley, daughter of Corey And Tara Copley

Warren Area High School — Joseph Sidon, son of Todd Sidon and Theresa Knight

Youngsville High School — Bailey Leamon, daughter of Eric and Catrina Leamon

Warren County Christian School — Rachel Beatty, daughter of William and Lori Beatty

East Forest High School — Daniel Parrett, son of Randall and Jane Parrett

West Forest High School — Dylan Burton, son of Robert and Cheryl Burton.

Good Citizens are selected on dependability, truthfulness, honesty, punctuality, service, leadership, and patriotism.

The Chapter recognizes them yearly and honors them with a tree planted in Warren.

General Joseph Warren DAR

The General Joseph Warren Chapter held its June meeting on Saturday, June 15. It was decided by the Chapter to have some Saturday meetings so all members can attend.

An induction ceremony was conducted for the Chapter’s newest member, Gina Cappello.

Certificates were awarded to Penny Wolboldt for 30 years of membership, Robin Waggoner for the Good Citizens Award committee, and T. Brawand for service as Chapter secretary above and beyond the call of duty.

It was noted by the secretary that the Warren County Historical Society has published an article on the Whitestown Cemetery project in its latest “Stepping Stones” issue.

Members attended the Four Flags presentation on May 25 and presented the American flag.

The Chapter is also represented on the League of Women Voters Committee and the 19th Amendment project.

The next meeting will be in September.

Youth softball camp

Girls entering grades kindergarten to ninth grade are invited to a YMCA softball camp run by Warren Area High School Lady Dragons softball players the week of July 15 to 19 at Lady Dragon Field (located behind CTI Physical Therapy on Market Street Ext.).

Participants will need a glove and any equipment that they have. Bats and balls will be provided. All attendance areas are welcome.

Meet the WAHS softball players and join them on the field for drills during a week of softball. This is a fundraiser for the Dragons.

Depending on the number of girls that sign up, tentative times are 5 to 6 p.m. for grades K-3; 6 to 7 p.m. for grades 4-6; and 7 to 8 p.m. for grades 7-9.

The cost is $40 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members.

For information and to register, call 726-0110, or email andrew@warrenymca.org.

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