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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 13, 2005 -  Contact: Sandra Faux or Joseph Giomboni King’s College Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958.



20 Hazleton area students receive French awards;

Colin Jackson, student of the Hazleton Area School District,

is national award winner

June 13, 2005–The National French Contest, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, concluded with 71 chapter and 21 national winners from a pool of nearly 452 elementary to high school students who competed from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Scranton and the Poconos, Hazelton area, and South Williamsport.

King’s College hosted a dinner for area National French Contest winners and their families at the College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Dr. Margaret Corgan, department chairperson of Foreign Languages and Literatures at King’s College, is president of the local chapter and director of the program.

Colin Jackson, Hazleton Area, was awarded first place honors in the 3E Level of the National French Contest. Last year, Jackson was awarded first place honors in the 2E level.

Winners from the Hazleton area include: Bishop Hafey High School: Lauren Baran, Ashley Bredbenner, Thomas Caggiano, and Cara Ziegler. Hazleton Area High School: Cheyenne Chehovich, Ashley Culpepper, Maegen Demko, Matthew Greech, Taylor Hale, Colin Jackson, Dana Kavitski, Theresa Kish, Daniel Marjoncu, Justin Pshar, Karalyn Riepert, Karla Schoenberger, Brittany Tarselli, Cassaundra Updike, Mark Young, and Tara Zynel

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross

Winners from the Hazleton area of the National French contest, seated from left: Matthew Greech, Karalyn Riepert, Cassaundra Updike, Ashley Culpepper, Dana Kavitski, Mark Young, Theresa Kish, and Thomas Caggiano. Standing: Brittany Tarselli, Justin Pshar, Daniel Marjoncu, Maegen Demko, Taylor Hale, Tara Zynel, Cheyenne Chehovich, Cara Ziegler, Karla Schoenberger, Ashley Bredbenner, Lauren Baran, and Dr. Margaret Corgan, department chairperson of Foreign Languages and Literatures at King's College.