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Susquenita Blackhawk Foundation is happy to announce a media contest for all students in the district. Help the Susquenita Blackhawk Foundation celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Susquenita Elementary School opening its doors! Winners will be announced soon.
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honoring our susquenita community members
Top of the Class of 2022
Sarah Oiler (left)
Bryant Rohrer (right)
Featured June 2022 Healthcare, Emergency and Essential Workers Hero
Tad Glossner was born in Camp Hill, at Holy Spirit Hospital, on June 2, 1971, and grew up on Susquenita Hill Rd. He attended Susquenita Elementary and was in the last class to make the transition from the
elementary school directly to the high school. He played 4 years of Baseball for Coach’s Rice and Alexander, played some soccer in 7th and 8th grades, enjoyed playing tennis on Susquenita’s courts, and
also competed on the National level in Metallic Silhouette shooting. He graduated 3 rd in his class of 1989. He attended Bloomsburg University from 1989-1993 where he double majored in Biology and
Chemistry. In August of 1993, he headed to West Virginia University to begin his Dental school education and to hone his hunting and fishing skills in some of the nicest country he had ever seen. In 1997, he won the senior dental school Research award for his work with Fluoride and its ability to reduce bacterial counts in dental unit water lines. He graduated 3 rd in his dental school class and then applied for, and was accepted into and completed West Virginia’s A.E.G.D program (Advanced Education in General Dentistry.) In 1998, Dr. Glossner returned to Camp Hill and became an Associate of Douglas P. Marinak. Two years later, he joined Dr. Marinak and a partner and the corporation’s name was changed to Marinak and Glossner DDS PC. In 2018, Dr. Marinak retired and Tad worked for a year and a half by himself, until he, and his longtime friend, Dr. Patrick McElwee, decided to combine their two offices into one corporation named Glossner & McElwee Comprehesive Dental Care LLC.
Dr. Glossner is married to his
wife Suzanne and enjoys watching his two sons, 12 year old Grant and 15 year old Gavin, compete in shotgun shooting competitions across the northeast. Both boys have won state titles in different states. Dr. Glossner was voted as Harrisburg magazines “Best Dentist” for the last two years and was nominated again this year, but he is more appreciative of the honor that was bestowed on his staff when Glossner & McElwee Comprehensive Dental Care was voted as the “Best Dental Office on the West Shore”. He is
happy that his staff has been able to achieve this honor in the adversarial environment spawned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Glossner would like to extend his sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the teachers and administrators at Susquenita School District. Although many of them are no longer in the workforce, the culture they created, lives on. He feels that the educators and administrators treated each student with
respect. Tad said that in 1976 when he entered the Susquenita school district, he was a very shy and backwards country boy from a middle-class household. 46 years later, Dr. Glossner said that the education and environment that Susquenita made available to him, encouraged him to tolerate the inevitable failures in everyone’s path on a journey to his own social, financial, and professional success.
Featured June 2022 Small Business Owner
Cindy Kitzmiller (Auxt) graduated from Susquenita High School in 1991.
While in school, she attended Cumberland Perry Vocational School for Cosmetology for
3 years.Outside of school she enjoyed playing recreational Softball for Duncannon PA, until she graduated.She also worked part time for Continental Hair Salon in Harrisburg
PA evenings and Saturdays where she was mentored by two amazing women Stylists
that helped to make her the talented and hardworking stylist she is today.
After High School she received her Cosmetology Liscense and continued working for Continental Hair Salon and went full time as their only full time assistant.
While assisting in the Salon she began building up a clientele, which didn’t take her long . In 2001 after having her 3rd child, Cindy decided to add a Salon to her house where she then opened up her own Salon Hair with Flair .She continued working for Continental Salon. Cindy felt it made perfect sense to have her own Salon to do her family and friends from her town. She continued working for Continental Salon until they closed in 2007, from there she went to Shear Art Salon in Harrisburg where she worked until the pandemic happened. The pandemic caused all Salons to close for 13 weeks which
made her decide to just work from her own home Salon after that.
Cindy grew up in Duncannon, PA but moved to Marysville PA in 1993, where she
currently lives with her husband Chuck whom she’s been married to for 28 years.They have 3 successful children daughter Katelyn Hanson, her husband Zachary, daughter Loghan Kitzmiller son Blake Kitzmiller and 1 grandson Robert whom all live locally.
In her spare time she enjoys raising her 15 chickens and her 2 dogs Remy and River.
Her Salon is at 1732 valley Road Marysville.
Featured June 2022 Susquenita Teacher
Jade Ruel is currently an 8 th grade Reading teacher at Susquenita Middle School. After
graduating from Bloomsburg University with an undergraduate degree in Education, she began her career at Susquenita High School in 2005 as a Special Education Teacher. After the birth of her second child in 2014, she transferred to her current position.
Jade holds a graduate degree from Shippensburg University in Education, with a focus on reading strategies. She has used these strategies to create activities that integrate technology and encourages student creativity and problem solving. Through the years, she has served on several district committees, and as co-advisor of the school newspaper.
In her spare time, Jade enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends – many of whom are her co-workers. Jade has had the honor of working with exceptional team members who have made her a better educator through sharing their experiences and wisdom. She is the educator she is today, because she constantly strives to meet the standard that has been
set by her colleagues.
Featured June 2022 Those that Serve(d) Our Country
Brooke Hargenrader graduated from Susquenita High School in 2016. While attending Susquenita, she participated in several sports, including both Tennis and Track and Field. Brooke excelled in Track and Field. She tied the school record for high jump, amounting to a height of 5’3,” and was granted the opportunity to attend Districts every year throughout her high school athletic career. Outside of school, she enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and kayaking.
During Brooke’s senior year of high school, she joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist. She left for basic training the same month she graduated. During basic training, she received a physical fitness and teamwork award, and additionally, was assigned to leadership roles within the first few weeks of training. When Brooke returned home from basic training in fall of 2017, she was notified that her unit was deploying overseas. This meant Brooke was only able to complete one semester of in-residency college with Penn State Harrisburg before leaving overseas. Brooke returned home with a wealth of knowledge in her career field but decided to transfer to the Air National Guard to experience life in a different branch of service. She is still currently serving with the Air National Guard and plans on achieving 20 years of service.
This past fall, Brooke graduated from Penn State Harrisburg with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She knew that she always wanted a career in Law Enforcement and decided to combine her passion for the outdoors with her strong desire to serve the public. This is what drove her to apply for the 34th State Game Warden Cadet Class. Brooke was selected along with the few other candidates that made it through the hiring process. She is scheduled to graduate in February 2023 and is excited to see where this career takes her.
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Be sure to watch Susquenita the Movie to learn more about the history of Susquenita School District.