Amy M. Andrews, daughter of Debora Berry and Raymond Berry, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant held Aug. 8-10 at the Hilton Towers in Harrisburg. The National Miss pageants are held for girls 4-18 and have five different divisions. Andrews, 8, participated in the junior pre-teen age division. She is active in the Brownies, plays soccer for the Hanover Youth Soccer League and is a cheerleader for the Hanover Mini Hawks. Andrews is also involved in gymnastics, softball and singing and dancing.
Katie Smith, Bloomsburg, a student at Luzerne County Community College, has been named to the 2012 All-PA Academic Team. Smith is a commercial art-photography major who carries a 3.67 grade point average. She serves as president of Beta Iota Rho, the college's Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She previously served as vice president of leadership hallmark for Beta Iota Rho. She has participated in the chapter's Relay for Life and autism awareness campaigns and recently led several members to the annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. She is also a member of the LCCC Literary Arts Society. In the community, she serves as a volunteer for Camp Ability and aided flood victims in her community last September. She was listed on the Dean's List for fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Tyler School of Art at Temple University to study art history.
Shaylyn Berlew, the daughter of Robert and Kathleen Berlew, Duryea, received departmental honors in art at Susquehanna University's annual student awards luncheon. Berlew is a recent graduate. She majored in journalism. She is also a 2008 graduate of Pittston Area High School.