and Most Likely to Succeed
Christine & Carlos
Sanchez (married in July of 1998.) Carlos is an Internal Medicine
physician and has joined a practice in Lancaster.
born in 2005!
HS Educ. &
at Elizabethtown College (graduated in 1990), finished her
post-doctorate while at the Hershey Medical Center.
(In our senior yearbook Christine listed "Medicine" as the future
career she hoped to enter.)
At Elizabethtown College, Christine was a
recipient of the "A.C. Baugher Chemistry Award," "ACS Division of
Analytical Chemistry Award," "ACS Student Affiliates Sophomore Chemistry
Award," and the "CRC Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award."
position in the Department of Pediatrics at the Hershey Medical Center.
(The picture here is from a story about PSU's
College of Medicine and their science and health outreach programs.
CLICK HERE to see the story.)
It appears she is also or is now, as of
2003, a member of Penn State's College of Medicine, as an "Instructor of
Pediatrics." Check it out:
According to the site, her areas of
RNA, Transfer, Met
She is given credit for the following
- Cooney R. Owens E. Jurasinski C. Gray K. Vannice J.
Vary T. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist prevents sepsis-induced inhibition of
protein synthesis. 1994 Nov. Am J Physiol. 267(5 Pt
- Vary TC. Drnevich D. Jurasinski C. Brennan WA. Mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle glucose metabolism in sepsis.
1995 Jun. Shock. 3(6):403-10.
- Jurasinski C. Gray K. Vary TC. Modulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis by amino acids and
insulin during sepsis. 1995 Sep. Metabolism. 44(9):1130-8.
- Vary TC. Jurasinski C. Kimball SR. Reduced 40S initiation complex formation in skeletal muscle during
sepsis. 1998 Jan. Mol Cell Biochem. 178(1-2):81-6.
Christine is also part of BOLD - Penn
States Biology of Learning and Development.
Carlos have moved around quite a bit since they got married - Hershey,
Allentown, Hamburg and now Lancaster. Carlos is an Internal
Medicine physician and has joined a practice in Lancaster, so they think
they will be there for a while. Throughout all of their moves,
Christine stayed at Hershey Medical Center- finishing her post-doctorate
and then taking a faculty position in the Department of Pediatrics,
where she is now. They are only 40 minutes from Reading and are
there often to see Christine's parents and her sister and husband.
"Activities" section of the yearbook took up almost half of a
page because she was involved in everything that she could have possibly
been involved in - National Jr. Honor Society, Nation Honor Society,
Modern Language Club, Y-Teens, Chorus, Science Club, Student Council,
Girls' Leader Corps, Penn Post, Yearbook, College Bowl, Junior Miss,
Golf team, Volleyball team, Who's Who Among American Students ... and we
can't forget Youth Day and the Hugh O'Brian Leadership Seminar, what
ever those are. Actually, come to think of it, I was never really sure
what Y-Teens was either. I was always suspicious that it was some evil
women-only men-suck cult or something.
Class of 1986
Most Likely to Succeed
(Copied directly from the Senior Yearbook):
|All my terrific friends ... B's Diet
... BLAH ... Central B-Ball and Lisa P ... Golf -- we won ... Wyomissing
game w/SS and SP ... "Can I borrow a dime?" ... Eugene Ice
Cream ... "women are equal and CR" ... "Wong B.M."
... JE, CJ -- Whoopie twang ... conserve energy.
|Christine on the Internet!
|Christine was awarded 3rd
place in the "1995 PSU Graduate Research Exhibition" in the Health
and Life Sciences section according to a PSU website.
Stimulation of protein synthesis by insulin in rat
skeletal muscle is accompanied by enhanced association of eukaryotic
initiation factors eif-4e and eif-4g. Kimball,
Scot R., Christine V. Jurasinski, John C. Lawrence, Jr. [acute]a, and
Leonard S. Jefferson. Department of Cellular and Molecular
Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine,
Hershey, PA 17033, Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology,
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110
Christine was awarded the A.C. Baugher
Chemistry Award in 1990:
According to Penn State's College of
Education calendar of events, on November 13, 2003, Christine will be
giving a presentation on "Brain Research and Classroom Practice at the
"Educational Leadership Colloquium 2003-2004." You can register to
|Chris Mal Notes:
Almost as important as becoming a doctor, Christine was one of the three
Bumble Bees in the B's Duet (or B's Diet, as the "Senior
Memories" section says.) The B's Duet, for those who don't
know, was a singing group founded by me and Darren Max. We had
three female back-up singers known as "The Bumble Bees" - they
were Christine, Stephanie Shaeff and Suzanna Post.
voted Class of '86 "Most Likely to Succeed." Looks like
she has followed through fairly well on that prediction.
Brendan and I went to see her in her Junior Miss competition. If I
remember correctly, Brendan had the giggles through almost the whole
thing and drew many death stares from the people around us.
still owes me $13 for emotional scars that she inflicted on me - at
least, that's according to what we wrote in each other's year-books. I
remember it had something to do with my Dungeon Master's guide, but it's
hard to say what since I am old and my memory is but a distant memory!
I remember Christine, Maia and I having fun on the Class Trip in
Virginia horse back riding, driving them around the golf course like a
madman, and sitting in the whirlpool.
Christine and Carlos were living in Lancaster, PA until moving to
Lititz, PA at the end of September 2001.
According to Dave Knorr, Christine's guitar playing in 6th grade
inspired him to learn to play guitar himself.
Kelly, Julie's Rent-a-date,
Julie, Steve, Christine,
Laura, Beth & Chris
Click to enlarge!
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STUDENTS MERIT HONORS
Everyone likes to accept a
challenge, and the students at Mt. Penn are no exception. Brendan
Kane and Christine Jurasinski, two of our seniors, have risen
to a challenge. Brendan and Christine have made the top 5% of students
across the United States on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying
Test taken last October.
The NMSQT is the PSAT test. The judges use a selection
index, which is twice the verbal score plus the math score, to rate the
Of the 1 million taking the test, 50,000 are honored
for their performance. Both Brendan and Christine have received
commendation from the Merit Scholarship Board. Last year our 3 merit
honor winners received scholarships based on their performance. Brendan
and Christine will also be eligible for nationwide scholarships for
their high scores.
- Cindy Jurasinski
MAIA AND CHRISTINE PLACE IN COUNTY
On October 9th, Maia Carvalho and Christine Jurasinski
played in the Berks County Girls' Championship to qualify for the
district tournament and also received medals for placing in the
tournament. Maia shot a 104 and received the 3rd place medal. Christine
shot a 106 and received the 4th place medal.
The district tournament will be held October 22 at
- Dan Hafetz
Christine is Mt. Penn's Junior Miss this
year. She is also editor of the yearbook and secretary of the Modern
Language Club. Her other clubs include National Honor Society, Junior
National Honor Society, Girls Leader Corps, Science Club, Chorus,
College Bowl, and Penn Post. With all these activities, Christine finds
time to lead her class scholastically and was recently commended for her
PSA T scores.
Christine enjoys going to basketball games, playing
golf, swimming, and going out with her friends.
Christine's plans for the future include college,
possibly Franklin and Marshall, where she would like to study medicine.
- Julie Hyman
This year, representing Mt.
Penn as Junior Miss, is Christine Jurasinski, along with 19 other girls,
will be competing in the Berks County Junior Miss Pageant held October 5
at Schuylkill Valley High School.
In the competition, Christine was judged on poise,
personality, and promise, which are present in the talent competition,
personal interview, the fitness routine performed on stage, and in the
evening gown competition.
Before the pageant, Christine attended a number of
practices held each Sunday. She also played in a softball game against
the Lancaster County Junior Miss contestants held at the Reading
For the talent competition, Christine played the guitar
while singing The Hawaiian Wedding Song.
Along with meeting new people and making new friends,
Christine has found it an honor to represent Mt. Penn.
- Cindy Jurasinski
CHRISTINE JURASINSKI belongs to MLC,
chorus, Science Club, Student Council, Girls’ Leader Corps and College
Bowl. This year Christine was president of Y-teens, editor-in-chief of
the yearbook, and vice-president of NHS. She has played volleyball since
10th grade and golf since 9th grade. She was Mt. Penn’s Junior Miss, a
participant in Hugh O’Brien’s Leadership Seminar, and finally, a Merit
Scholarship commended student. Christine will attend Elizabethtown
College and major in pre-med.
Hugh O’Brian Seminar
For four days in March, the Hugh O’Brian Youth
Foundation held it’s 6th annual Eastern Pennsylvania Leadership Seminar.
The ambassadors were sophomores from all over the
state. One sophomore was chosen from each high school on the basis of
his leadership abilities and an essay he was to have written.
I was one of the 90 ambassadors who spent March
29-April 1 at the Treadway Resort. In those four days we heard speakers
from Business and Industry, such as Wendy’s and McDonald’s, Education,
Career Management and had a chance to ask them questions.
Other activities which were scheduled were a Labor
Management Simulation in which four people represented labor and four
who represented management were given three hours to negotiate a
contract. A talent show, a mock trial in which we were the jurors, a
pool party and a dance were also held.
The highlight of the entire seminar was a visit from
Mr. Hugh O’Brian -the founder, who chose our seminar from 65 others
occurring all over the country.
Since the start of the foundation in 1958, the seminars
have grown to include 8,000 high schools with 66 state seminars in all
50 states. This year the Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Private industry pays for all ambassadors ($150 per person) and
volunteers its members to speak.
I can not express the enthusiasm and motivation I felt
during that time. It was one of the best experiences of my life and a
privilege for me to attend.
- Christine Jurasinski
Seniors in front row:
6th Grade Science Fair
CLICK HERE to see a
larger version of the winners.
Middle School: 1980
Looks like Tracy Hartz, Christine Jurasinski, Stephanie Shaeff,
Lisa Westervelt, Lori Stoss, Beth Klempke...
Number people besides
who secretly feared Y-Teens
(which was clearly some sort
of mysterious cult):