Cheers: To the eight Shikellamy forensics team members who qualified for the Catholic Forensics League National Tournament to be held in Philadelphia over the Memorial Day weekend. They are: seniors Tyler Stettler, Alyssa Zuback and Kellen Kane; juniors Rebeka Yocum and Shelby Snyder; and sophomores Annie Herbster, Aaron Shaffer-Neitz and Garrett Ruths.
Cheers: To the Selinsgrove Shade Tree Commission, which has been chosen to receive the 2013 Forestry Conservation of the Year award. The conservation district's Snyder County board and staff selected the Shade Tree Commission for its efforts to conserve trees in the borough. The commission -- composed of board members Joan Fasold, Don Rowe, Bo Fasold and Jeremy Smallwood -- has been working to reverse a trend noted in a Susquehanna University study that Selinsgrove had lost about 51 percent of its trees in the past 30 years.