BY STACI WILSON
Achievements in academics, sports, church and 4-H youth programs and a dedication to community service garnered eight local students recognition as a leader of tomorrow by Chesapeake Energy.
Throughout this spring, Chesapeake has partnered with 4-H, Rotary International Clubs, the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains and local media outlets to highlight the accomplishments of a select group of young people in its “Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” program.
On Thursday, May 10, those eight students were recognized at a banquet held at the Community Foundation building in Montrose.
The eightDTLwinners include: Trevor Tompkins, Montrose; Nathan Moyer, Mountain View; Rick Hemann, Elk Lake; Greg Kowalewski, Forest City; Allison Kiefer, Montrose; Will Jonas, Forest City; Clark Fuller, Elk Lake; and Madeline Mitchell, PA Cyber Charter School.
At each of the weekly presentations, school administrators were offered the opportunity to speak about the outstanding qualities of the student being honored. The clips were included in a video presentation shown during the banquet.
Susquehanna County Independent editor Robert Baker thankedChesapeake for sponsoring the program.
“Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to recognize these outstanding students,” Baker said.
The names of the eight weekly winners were entered into a drawing for a chance to win two laptop computers, donated byChesapeake.
Winners of the laptops were Trevor Tompkins and Greg Kowalewski.
Earlier in the year, students were nominated by the community. Rotary Club members selected the weekly winners.
DTLwinners received gifts fromChesapeakeandSusquehannaCounty4-H. The students’ school received a computer in each of the student’s name. TheSusquehannaCounty4-H program received a computer on behalf of Mitchell.
This is the second timeChesapeakehas sponsored theDTLprogram inSusquehannaCounty. Prior countyDTLwinners were selected in the spring of 2010.