SELINSGROVE - Abriel Newton, of Elysburg, has been accepted to Susquehanna University's highly selective honors program. Newton is a freshman majoring in creative writing and French at Susquehanna.

The honors Pprogram at Susquehanna offers a challenging academic program to students interested in a more self-directed and interdisciplinary approach to learning. The curriculum comprises special courses and projects throughout all four undergraduate years. Discussion groups, lectures, off-campus visits and residential programs are all part of the honors program experience.

Students are chosen for their natural curiosity, passion for learning, high energy, leadership and academic standing in high school. Approximately 10 percent of each entering class is invited to join the honors program. To remain in the program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.4.

Newton, a 2012 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, is a daughter of Mike and Lisa Newton.