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Penn College Students Honored at Local Church

From left are Christy A. Passaretti, an early childhood education major from Unityville; Courtney D. Porowski, an early childhood education student from Hanover; the Rev. Dan Rockwell, Good News Bible Church pastor; and Douglas B. Martin, of Gap, majoring in electrical engineering technology. Another graduating student, Franklin N. Carr, of Davidsville, is not pictured. Between 20 and 35 Penn College students are showing up on a given Sunday at Good News Bible Church in Cogan Station, including four graduating seniors honored during the Dec. 7 church service. The students expressed appreciation for the relationships they built within the local assembly, and the church presented each with a gift celebrating their participation. Two graduating seniors made significant contributions to the local church: Franklin N.Carr, a construction carpentry major from Davidsville, led the organization of a church retreat attended bymore than 40 men. In addition, Christy A. Passaretti, an early childhood education major from Unityville, creates crafts and helps with the children’s program. “I am so impressed with the caliber of young men and women from the college,” the Rev. Dan Rockwell said. “They express enthusiasm and dedication to ideals that build strong lives and communities. It’s an honor to have them participate at Good News.”