Local Author Visits Forest Area School District

Gina Burris, author of Tallulah’s Diner visited West Forest Elementary School on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Students from East Forest joined the presentation via video conference.  Tallulah’s Diner is a story of a mother turtle, Tallulah, who runs an underwater diner with her family.  When Tallulah’s son makes fun of his sister, Tallulah intervenes and teaches her children the true meaning and importance of acceptance.  Ms. Burris read Tallulah’s Diner to the students and led a writer’s workshop. Students then created turtle crafts and enjoyed refreshments.  Grade 3-6 students will extend their learning with a writing competition.

2nd Grade

Back row from left to right – Jason Bell, Easton Bromley, Genesee Phillips, Aaliyah Donato, Ethan Beach

Row 2 – Illanna Ross, Julieann Divido, Samuel Bayle, Samantha Payne, Natalie Wagner

Front Row – Kourtney Myers, Ryan McCracken, Grace Potts


Back row from left to right – Thomas Schettler, Bentley Tracy, Colton Bromley, Jayden Scherer,

Row 2 – Dakota Burkett, Caiden Kasten, Reid Gibson, Anthony Foley

Front row – Abigail Powell, Abbigail Summerville, Annabella Sebastian, Lillian Bawden, Mary Lesko

1st Grade

Back row from left to right – Zoey Fishel, Jaycee Tkach, Lily Beach, Garrett O’Connor, Kyleighna Alsbaugh, Kierra Vaughn

Row 2 – Warren Peace, Dylan Morrison, Cole Dunkle, Jackson Greathouse, Tyler Miller, Gavin Griffith

Front row – Ava Dunkle, Angelo Gigliotti, Khloe Phillips, Gavin Wilson, Skylar Birchard

West Forest Entrepreneurship Students Compete

West Forest Entrepreneurship students traveled to Bloomsburg University on March 28th, to compete in the 3rd Annual Husky Dog Pound competition. The Husky Dog Pound competition is a Shark Tank like competition. The students named their product Flat-Hesive, hot glue sheets that would be used on larger objects.

From left to right: Nic Gigliotti, Andrew Dando, TJ Kunselman, Elliot Eisenman, and Ethan McWilliams


East Forest FCCLA Student Recognition

Three East Forest FCCLA students were recognized at the State Leadership Conference held in Seven Springs from March 20 – 22, 2019. These students were recognized for completing the five units of Power of One.  Students work independently to accomplish goals in leadership and self-improvement.  The girls will be recognized on the national website following the national conference in July (www.fccclainc.org). Pictured are:  State Officer, Angelina Harp – Senior at East Forest HS; Tessa Korchak – Junior at East Forest HS; and State Officer, Rachel Beatty – Senior at Warren County Christian School.