Crestwood Leaders Set Goals, Recognizes Winners

Crestwood students learned that the school year will end on the Monday after the June 13th Graduation day, despite the hardships of the past winter.

At the April 17 school board meeting, Superintendent David McLaughlin-Smith reported that he requested, and was approved, to count two ‘In Service’ days as school days by the PA Department of Education. These Act 80 Exceptions were approved, but the superintendent is only using one which will end the school term on Monday June 16th.

In the course of the Board’s agenda, McLaughlin-Smith also received approval of the 2014-15 School Year which calls students back to class on Monday, August 25th and sets graduation for June 10, 2015.

Student Representative Kyle Rozitski presented another month of impressive student accomplishments including the Academic achievements of 3 Crestwood students who earned recognition at the Marywood University Math Competition where Freshman Ky Lamarca placed 1st for Level I and Senior Grace Hao and Junior Eli Williams tied for 1st place in Level II.

In the Arts, Krista Yocius won 1st place in the fine Arts Fiesta Poster Contest, earning her the honor of having her design on all publicity for the fiesta and a $100 cash prize.

In Athletics, Josh Grzech was named the Class 2A boys MVP by the Wyoming Valley Conference swim coaches. Along with Josh, Joe Grzech and Chris Lukashewski were named to the WVC Class 2A boys 1st Team.

Under Public Comment, parent Edward Groth announced that 4th and 5th grade Rice Elementary, Odyssey of the Mind students participated in a state-level competition in Berwick and attained 1st place in the competition based on building a balsa-wood support structure weighing under 18 grams which supported over 40 pounds of weight.

Groth reported that the Monday after the competition, team coaches Wendy Fenwick and Heather Johnson were informed that the team had qualified to compete in the World Finals in Iowa next month.

He asked that the district and community support the group’s accomplishment by helping these, “Super Stars,” to attend the competition. He estimates that the cost for the group to attend will be in the $8,000 to $10,000 range. He added that there will be a number of events organized to assist with the fund-raising and he asked that

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