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Secretary to the Superintendent Sharon Randle prepares for her well-earned retirement.

On the recommendation of Human Resources Committee Chair Gene Mancini, the board approved long-term staff-member Joann Black to ably assume the Confidential Secretary and Recording Secretary for the Board duties beginning July 1st.

Having terminated an agreement with Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects for Architectural Services, effective February 19, 2014, at the last meeting, the Financial Committee agreed to seek a Request for Proposal to contract professional Architectural and Engineering services.

The Co-Curricular Committee under Norb Dotzel asked for the appointment of Kimberly Schuler as Head Jr. High Field Hockey Coach; and Amy Daniel named Asst. Varsity/JV Field Hockey Coach, with no monetary change. In addition, Ashley Kowalski was approved as a Boys Track Volunteer; and Robert Moulton was named Cross Country Varsity Coach at $4232.

Student awards were numerous this month with CHS Gifted Education students Erik Thomas, Ky Lamarca, and Charles Rafalko placing first, second, and third, respectively, in the Fall 2013 University of Scranton regional Stock Market Game.

In the American Math Competition February 4th, students placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively -Raj Patel, Matthew Wimpfheimer, and Rebecca Neteler; in AMC 10 -1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively-Rachel Speck, Ky LaMarca, and Erik Thomas.

In the PA Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition at Wilkes March 1st, Crestwood students won 25 First Awards-18 in Math, 2 in Chemistry, 2 in Microbiology, 1 in Botany, 1 in Physics, and 1 in Earth and Space Science; 12 Second Awards -10 in Mathematics, 1 in Chemistry, and 1 in Physics; and 2 Third Awards in Math.

Perfect scores were achieved in Physics by Senior Allison Kachel and in Earth and Space Science by Sophomore Richard Supkowski. The following special awards were earned –Medical Fellowship to the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton by Rachel Rinehimer, the Senior High Excellence Award in Earth and Space Science by Richard Supkowski, the $2,500/year Wilkes University Scholarship by Hari Patel. All first place winners will advance to the PJAS State Competition at Penn State, University Park, May 18th-20th.

Twenty-six students participated in the Science Olympiad competition at the Penn State Lehman Campus on March 5th. Out of that competition, Sophomore Nathan Mehalick finished in Fourth Place in Astronomy and Freshmen Sarah Klush and Emily Lehman finished Fourth in