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PA Cyber honors 'Girls Recognition Night' designee

Apr 14, 2020

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School today announced that Ashlyn Suttelle of Aliquippa has been nominated as its designee for the Beaver Valley Branch's AAUW Girls' Recognition Night, which showcased and honors eight-grade girls who excel in science and math.

According to the organization, Girls' Recognition Night is a program that recognizes eighth-grade girls from Beaver County Middle Schools who have an exceptional interest in the fields of math and science. The girls are selected by their math and science teachers for their enthusiasm and talent in science and math, components of the STEM subjects.

"She meets every challenge in the classroom with enthusiasm and has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic," her science teacher, Peter Gratz, said." In addition to her academic accolades within the classroom, Ashlyn is a member of the National Junior Honor Society."
AAUW asks science and math teachers from each school district in Beaver County to select two of their female students in each of their classes to be recognized at this event. They were asked to choose students with an exceptional interest in or passion for math or science; a potential for growth in the subject area, and; class participation, effort, enthusiasm, grades, in-class projects, and problem-solving ability.
The daughter of Erica and Harry Suttelle, Ashlyn was nominated by both her science and math teachers for the award.

"Ashlyn not only succeeds in mastering our challenging material but encourages and aids her fellow classmates in their daily work," Ali Wojtkowiak, her math teacher, said. "When Ashlyn is faced with difficult topics she does not settle or shy away, but rather demonstrates perseverance and focus by exercising her skills and showcasing her work ethic."

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Suttelle is a member of the Hopewell Vikings Soccer Club and the Hopewell Junior High School soccer team. She also is a forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Hockey Team, which has given her opportunity to compete in tournaments throughout North America against some of the most talented hockey players from around the world.

The nominees were to be honored during a ceremony at Community College of Beaver County in mid-April and at the Carnegie Science Mobile Lab later in the month. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for safety, both events have been cancelled. Honorees will receive a certificate and a pass to the Carnegie Science Center in the mail.

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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.