Joanne Quitko

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Joanne Quitko - Clarksburg, A Long Way From Thailand Joanne...
Clarksburg, A Long Way From Thailand Joanne Talks About Homeland By Gary N'elson Congratulations to Roberta Giaccardo. who was crowned 1978 Homecoming Queen of A- RHS. 1977 Homecoming Queen Kim Kerchensky. assisted by Renee Rollinson. placed the crown on Roberta while a packed granstand looked on. The annual homecoming was held at Owens Field. Apollo, on Friday. Oct 20. The band's special selection. "You Light Up My Life." added to the excitement excitement of the ceremony. To top off the night's festivities, the Vikings wiped out the Ford City Sabers leaving them with a mere 16 point's to AR's AR's grand total of 32! The JV football game with Freeport on Oct. 16 was rained out. The eighth-ninth grade team couldn't take the game awav from Kittanning and lost 14-{f last Thursday. Oct. 19. A-R's cheerleaders are always always on the go. Not only do they cheer at the games and lead the student body during pep rallies, but they also sell shakers at the football games. The profit from this will help to pay for their new uniforms. On Tuesday. Oct. 17. the Vi- kettes played their last home volleyball game against Dayton. Dayton. Both teams won decisive victories. This was also Parents" Parents" and Senior Night. Be- tween the JV and varsity games. Coach Ferarra honored each senior volleyball player with a red rose and a farewell kiss. Refreshments followed the varsity game. Senior volleyball players are Lori Altmire. Tracy Latham. Lisa Kerr. Jackie Dunmire, .Roberta Giaccardov Kathy At Saltsburg Honor Students Names Released SALTSBURG — Officials at Saltsburg Junior Senior High School have released the names of the following students students who have attained honor roll and distinguished honor roll standing for the first six weeks grading period of the 1978-79 year. Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 12 Ramona Rudolph and Jeffrey Jeffrey Taylor, .. ' ' Grade II • Sally Anderson and Larry Bridge. Grade 10 Bradley Shirley. Grade 9 Robin Fricke and Jeffrey Fulton. Grade 8 Cathy Anderson, Robert Frassenei. Patrick Lezark and Joseph Pomposini. Grade 7 William Ciocca. Tania Williams Williams and Sybil Zerebnick. Honor Roll Grade 12 Linda Alsippi, Judith Busi, Kimberly Gyenes, Michael Keltz, Dorothy Mizenko, Mary Okopal. Joann Previc, Christina Christina Pride. Timothy Rose, Jeffrey Jeffrey Ryder. William Testa. Lisa Woodrow and John Liboski. Liboski. Grade 11 Tina Brunecke, Rudolph Kuhner. Cynthia Shedlock, Linda Urban and Lisa Vema. Grade 10 Barbara Barkley, Bonita Busi. Susan Brunner, Angela Ciocca. Wendy Heimberger. Daniel Polahar" Stanley Pizer. Patricia Sneller and Brian Treece. Grade 9 James Andrei, Beth Baird. Mary Eaton. George Jorgenson. Jorgenson. Tracey Keltz, Tracy McKeever. Michele Olliver, Ruth Ann Shearer and Cindy Taylor. Grade 8 Linda Ciocca. Rebecca Coulter, Coulter, Carol Gyenes, Charles Kelly. Kelly. Christine Lynn. Theodore Rimmel. Brian Shirley and Robin Whitesel. Grade 7 Steven Kachonik, Michael Marchitelli, Susan Shedlock and Dawn Whitesel. JOANN QUITO Eckman. and Linda Hilty. On Tursday, Oct. 19, both volleyball teams travelled to Shannock Valley to play their last section match. The JV team lost 5-15. 3-15. but they still have a fantastic section record of 11-1 which puts them in first place in Section 11. The varsity won their match 12-15, 15-3. 15-8. This win not only gave them a record of 11-1 and the championship of Section 11. but also lead them to the WPLtt. play-offs yesterday yesterday at North Allegheny High School. Oct. 3i will be a day of masquerades masquerades at A-R. Students and teachers are to use their crea- tivity'to dress up in costume for the day. The person with the best costume from each grade will receive a free yearbook. yearbook. A-R would like to welcome Joanne Quitko to our school and to our county. Joanne moved to Clarksburg from Taiwan Taiwan in May of this year. She is 17 and in eleventh grade. Although Although Joanne thinks A-R is much more difficult than her school in Taiwan, she likes it and is getting along well. Her father, Thomas Quitko, is presently employed by.a mining company, and her mother, Jen, works at Westinghouse. Westinghouse. Joanne was four years old when she started kindergarten.. kindergarten.. Here she was taught the characters of the alphabet of three Oriental languages including including Chinese. According to Joanne, there is extreme difficulty difficulty in learning these. Children Children attend kindergarten for three years and then enter grade school. After six years of grade school, three years are spent in junior high school where English is taught. Joanne said she learned our language without much difficulty. difficulty. After junior high, Joanne chose to attend a school of journalism. This type of school is attended for five years, but the move to the USA discontinued Joanne's attendance attendance after one year. A day at her school lasts about seven hours. There are five full school days and a half day on Saturdays. There is a three month summer vacation plus a three week .vacation in the winter. The differences between Joanne's homeland and Pennsylvania Pennsylvania that have impressed her the most are our abundance abundance of automobiles, our driving age, and our colder climate. climate. The driving age in Taiwan Taiwan is 20 and learners have all the time they need on a permit. permit. Our mid-autumn weather will soon give way to snow, something Joanne has never seen. It is certain Joanne will join with us in the excitement of the first snow of the'winter and for her, the first snow of her lifetime. A-R students who have gotten gotten to know Joanne agree that it's a priviledge to have her as one of our students. News Briefs: Cheerleading competition will be Nov. 11 at Homer-Center Homer-Center High School. A-R cheerleaders cheerleaders will be there! The Yearbook staff is selling subscriptions to'the 1978-79 edition to the 'Valhalla.' Price is §9.00. Preparation are underway for the upcoming basketball season. Physicals are being given this week to girls and boys trying out for this sport. The PAC held voter registration registration during all three lunch periods periods on yesterday and today, Oct. 26 and 27. GARY NELSON ... A-R reporter Benamati Recognized HOMER CITY - Christina M. Benamati, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Benamati Jr., 66 West Elm St./ Homer City, was recognized at Seton Hill College's recent fall honors honors convocation. Seton Hill located in Greensburg. Benamati, a sophomore biology major, was cited attaining an average of 3.5 higher last year and became eligilble for induction into Alpha Lamda Delta. She also presented the Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Achievement Award for chemistry department in recognition of outstanding scholastic scholastic achievement in freshman chemistry.

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  1. Indiana Gazette,
  2. 16 Sep 1994, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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