Name: Abigail Ruths
School: Shikellamy High
Parents: Colleen and David Ruths
My talent or hobby: Singing. Choral music, soprano II
Among the leadership positions I have held: Choir treasurer, band secretary, ski club secretary
Among my special achievements and awards: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association district, regional and all-state chorus; National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Honors Chorus
How I have given back to the community: I raised $1,046 for charity: water (a nonprofit organization that builds wells for people in other countries without clean water) by pledging all my birthday money. My money went to help the people of Rwanda. I sing in the community with the high school choir.
My plans upon graduation: Attend Penn State University or University of California at Los Angeles, continue to medical school (possibly in California), then join the Navy Medical Corps. Would like to live overseas.
Why I was selected as a Young American: Academic standing, leadership qualities, kindness, diligence
What you should know about me: I love to travel. I’ve been to New Zealand, Australia, the Canadian Rockies and nearly 45 states. I also play guitar, and soprano, alto and tenor saxophone.
Name: Abigail Ruths
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State Board of Ed vote puts Common Core Standards in place for schools
HARRISBURG – The State Board of Education today voted to adopt final-form regulations to amend the Pennsylvania Education Code, putting into place the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards that requires students to demonstrate proficiency on a Keystone Exam or comparable exam in order to graduate high school.
PA's Lincoln contest will give $5K to best high school speech
HARRSIBURG -- The state Department of Education has extended the deadline to get into “In Lincoln’s Footsteps,” a speech contest that will award the high-school winner a $5,000 scholarship, among other prizes.
Shikellamy High School students participate in the District 8 Chorus Festival
SUNBURY -- Shikellamy High School students participated in the District 8 Chorus Festival held Feb. 7-9.
Shikellamy High School second marking period honor roll
SUNBURY -- Shikellamy High School has announced the honor roll students for the second marking period.
Sunbury Christian Academy second marking period honor roll
SUNBURY -- The Sunbury Christian Academy honor roll for the second marking period has been released.
Warm clothing drive at SUN Tech
NEW BERLIN -- The Council of Presidents at SUN Area Technical Institute held a “Warm Clothing Drive” recently.
Shikellamy School District Registering Children for Kindergarten
SUNBURY — The Shikellamy School District will be registering children for kindergarten classes starting March 20 through March 27.
Shikellamy Middle School second quarter honor roll
SUNBURY -- The Shikellamy Middle School Honor Rolls for second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year have been announced.
153 high school musicians gather in Milton for District Band Festival
MILTON — Music is in the air at Milton Area Senior High School, which is hosting the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 8 Band Festival through Saturday.
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