Reception to be held Oct. 26 for Schuylkill honors program students

Penn State Schuylkill students participating in the Schuylkill Campus Honors Program will be honored at a reception in the R. Michael Fryer Conference Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The Penn State Schuylkill Campus Honors Program provides highly motivated students with an opportunity to broaden and enrich their general education and to enhance their preparation for graduate school or a career. To become a member of the program, the student undergoes a rigorous screening and application process. Honors students have the highest placement scores in math and English and SAT verbal and math test of their incoming cohort. Application into the program is reviewed by the faculty honors program coordinator, Anita Vickers.

Penn State Schuylkill Honors students are, as a whole, intellectually curious and self-motivated individuals. The honors program offers them the opportunity to receive more individualized instruction from their professors and to experience a more in-depth application and an independent pursuit of knowledge. Honors classes offer students a stimulating, rigorous and rewarding learning environment.

This fall, honors program students are taking classes titled Pennsylvania History; Physics: Electricity and Magnetism; Ancient Philosophy; American History from 1877; Introductory Sociology; Western Heritage; Sociology: Racism and Sexism; and Honors Composition.

The following Penn State Schuylkill students will be honored at the reception:

Blue Mountain High School, Pennsylvania: Megan Boyer, Annie Mack, Ryland Van Pelt

Brooklyn Technical High School, New York: Rezwan Rahma

Central High School, Philadelphia: Thomas Clark

Francis Lewis High School, New York: Min Kim

Immaculate Conception High School, Kingston, Jamaica: Demi Matthews

Mahwah High School, New Jersey: Shiva Darian

North Bergen High School, New Jersey: Melanie Pennsylvaniacheco

Perkiomen Valley High School, Pennsylvania: Alexander Miller

Pine Grove Area High School, Pennsylvania: Bradley Huber, Cody Wiscount

Pocono Mountain East High School, Pennsylvania: Peter Gannon

Pottsville Area High School, Pennsylvania: Katelyn Ambrose

Science Hill High School, Tennessee: Edward Breiner

Schuylkill Haven Area High School, Pennsylvania: Ryan Chesakis

Schuylkill Valley High School, Pennsylvania: Joshua Mayfield

Tamaqua Area High School, Pennsylvania: Kyle Cunningham

Tottenville High School, New York: Justin Bastawrose

Williams Valley High School: Erin Witmer