The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Rave

February 18, 2013

Cheers and jeers

(Continued)

Cheers: To Ellen Boyer, a Shikellamy High teacher chosen as the 58th annual Sunbury Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year. Boyer, who teaches communications, arts, theater and gifted students, may best be known for her success as director of the Shikellamy forensics team. The director of theater was informed two weeks ago that she is this year's winner. Boyer will receive the award at a dinner scheduled for 6 p.m. March 14 at the Edison Hotel on Market Street. She has been involved with the Shikellamy district for nearly 30 years and began her career in 1974. She left in 1989 and began a professional career in the theater before returning in 2000.

Cheers: To the Union County Conservation District and the Union County Bicentennial Committee, which want to give 2,013 white spruce seedlings to Lewisburg and Mifflinburg students to plant in commemoration of the county's 200th birthday this year. It's a lot of trees, and "we thought this would be the best way to spread them around the county," district manager Bill Deitrick told Mifflinburg school board members Tuesday night when he pitched the idea to them.

If the plan flies, sixth- and seventh-graders in each school district would split the 2,013 seedlings -- the number was chosen for this, the county's bicentennial year -- when they are ready in April at Maple Hill Farms, Lewisburg.

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