News From The Halls Of Ivy

Sarah Hitchcock of Russell graduated in May with a bachelor of arts degree in speech and hearing arts at Edinboro University. She graduated magna cum laude, completing her final semester with a 3.87 grade average. She was on the Edinboro Girls Softball team during her senior year; the Fighting Scotts Team went on to District Playoffs this spring. Hitchcock is enrolled in a graduate program at Slippery Rock for this coming fall for adaptive physical activity.

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Zachary Hitchcock of Russell completed his junior year at Gannon University in May with a 3.9 grade average and was named to the dean’s list. He was named in the Who’s Who Among College Students this past spring and received an award from the Order of Omega Society for the single highest GPA among the Omega students at Gannon. Hitchcock will be a senior in the physician’s assistant program this fall at Gannon.

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Jonathan Buonocore received a doctor of science degree in environmental science and risk management from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Mass., in May. He successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Development of the Environmental Policy Simulation Tool for Electrical Grid Interventions” last September. Buonocore is presently serving as a research fellow at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard School of Public Health where he is analyzing health benefits of policies to reduce carbon emissions, health impacts of natural gas extraction, and health impacts of fires in Indonesia. He received a master of science degree from Harvard School of Public Health in 2008 in environmental health, and his bachelor of science degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., in 2006 in environmental science and policy, and was a 2002 graduate of Warren Area High School. He is the son of Dale and Elizabeth Buonocore of Warren.

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Anthony Amroski of Russell was one of 277 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes in the 2013-14 school year. A student-athlete must earn at least a 3.25 grade average throughout their career to qualify for the list. The Lakers had 142 males and 135 females on the list this year. Mercyhurst paced the league with 142 males on the squad, easily beating out second-place finishers Gannon and Seton Hill (83 each). Forty-five percent of Laker student-athletes were on the list, good for second-most in the conference. Thirty-six percent of all PSAC student-athletes landed on this year’s squad. Amroski is a member of the cross country team at Mercyhurst.

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Jaimie K. Madigan is a 2014 graduate of the Erie II BOCES LPN program.She graduated as the salutatorian of the class and plans to further her education at JCC this fall.

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Elyssa D. Lewis is a 2014 graduate of the Venango Technology LPN program. She is the mother of 2-year-old Aleaha Madigan and is currently planning a wedding with her fiance Tommy Madigan. She will then join the health care field as an LPN.