The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

May 15, 2014

Danville High School performance award a team effort

DANVILLE — While Danville High School’s recent recognition by US News & World Reports as one of the top schools in the nation is a huge accomplishment, its not one that could have been done alone, according to the high school’s principal.

“It takes people from every department to achieve this success,” said Principal Lee Gump. “It takes the whole school to be great.”

US News & World Reports recognized the top 6 percent of schools across the nation earlier this year. Danville High School was a silver medal finalist. Calculations performed by Danville teachers based on data from the report shows that the school actually falls within the top 3.5 percent of schools, Gump said.

Geisinger CEO advises Susquehanna graduates

Geisinger Health System president and CEO Dr. Glenn Steele had some very candid advice for the graduating class of Susquehanna University when he gave their commencement address at Sunday’s graduation ceremony.

After his words of encouragement and congratulations to the approximately 500 students set to graduate, Steele offered a few words for them on the healthcare system, saying that all of them will have to take part in it during their lives.

Firstly, he said, it is everyone’s responsibility to work toward equal access to healthcare. If part of the population is unable to get healthcare, “we all suffer,” Steele said to applause from the audience.

Among his other advice to the students was to have them be actively involved in their healthcare outcome. “Believe no ads you see on TV or billboards, even Geisinger ads,” he said. If an announcer on a medical or healthcare commercial keeps talking “faster and faster to get all the warnings in, it’s a bad sign.”

He also told the class to be open to change during healthcare and to stay positive about the outcome.

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