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Ninth grade academy students hear Penn State speaker

On the afternoon of Friday, May 12, in the high school library, the 16 students in Tyrone High’s ninth grade academy heard Tyrone graduate and Penn State mechanical engineer Mr. Robert Campbell present a talk entitled, “Some Challenges You Will Face in Your Future”.
A 1994 honors graduate of Tyrone Area High School, Campbell earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Penn State University. At the present time, this mechanical engineer works in Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory doing service related to Navy Submarines and with a device to assist the human heart.
At the conclusion of Campbell’s talk, Dr. Rebecca Erb presented each ninth grade with a token of appreciation, recognizing their hard work and good behavior. School chef Paula Binus and her assistants from The Eagle Inn provided hors d’oeuvres for the audience of students, teachers, parents and friends at an informal reception, where participants could greet Mr. Campbell.
Concluded ninth grade English teacher Richard Merryman, “We consider it a high honor when such a distinguished Tyrone graduate as Robert Campbell can return to his Alma Mater, deliver a speech, and act as a marvelous role model for our younger students.
“We also commend Dr. Erb, Dr. Miller and Mrs. Lang for motivating ninth grade teachers to challenge Tyrone freshmen through our academy curriculum which involves guest speakers, field trips and experiences that create connections between different academic subjects and the ever expanding world outside of school.”