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School Notes 11/26/2018

November 26, 2018
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School Notes 11/26/2018

Abington Heights

Co-presidents of the Abington Heights High School student senate, Emily Parry and Clare Della Valle , and their fellow members organized a breakfast and program for local veterans.

The students recognized 25 veterans and their families for their service to the nation. Members of the high school orchestra, chorus and band also performed.

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Tim Crowley was the guest speaker and high school staff members and military veterans Rebekah Flanagan, Len Romanski, Beth Stone and Jim Palermo were given special recognition for their service to the high school and to the nation.

As senate presidents, Emily and Clare work diligently to make improvements in the high school, as well as assist a number of community organizations.

There are 53 students who comprise the student senate.

— KATHLEEN BOLUS

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Carbondale Area

Student Technology Association President Stone Wormuth enjoys being innovative and thinking outside the box.

“I’d like to be a good leader and pave the way for future students to participate and excel at TSA,” he said.

Anton Gilpin is the teacher-adviser for the club. Dylan Rowland is vice president and Jon Pugliese is treasurer.

The students will compete in the regional TSA competition in February.

Stone plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering after high school.

“This fits right into that career path,” he said.

— KATHLEEN BOLUS

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@kbolusTT on Twitter

Career Technology Center

The following students from health occupations have qualified to participate in a dual enrollment program with Pennsylvania College of Technology: Daisy Dominguez, Noemi Dominguez, Hayley Hazelton, Jostin Hidalgo, Megan Hunter, Morgan Jones, Kourtney Kichar, Kierstyn McDonald, Sarah Pineiro, Vanessa Polkowski, Alex Ruiz, Breanna Storms, Kayla Stueber, William Sweeny III and Gesileny Taveras.

Students will be eligible to receive free transferable credits in health care careers and medical terminology.

— SARAH HOFIUS HALL

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@hofiushallTT on Twitter

Delaware Valley

Junior Damian Baranowski knows the key to being well-rounded by being active in both his school and community.

The varsity swim team member has been chosen as the MVP for the past two seasons. Damian earned the district silver medal in the 200 freestyle and a bronze medal in the 100 freestyle for the past two years.

“Being a part of the swimming team has taught me a solid work ethic,” Damian said.

In addition, he volunteers at the food pantry and the Day of Caring.

“Volunteering makes me more appreciative of what I have,” he said.

— LISA ZACCAGNINO

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Dunmore

For their community project, senior Tommi Jane Golden and her art classmates recently painted Dunmore Corners for the holidays.

The Art III class painted holiday scenes on the windows in the borough’s business district. Tommi Jane was among the students who painted a “Polar Express” theme on the windows of Cara Mia’s, naming the theme Cara Mia’s Express. The scene features a train, a ticket and a bell, as well as snow.

“I really loved being involved with painting our community because it gets everyone in the holiday spirit,” Tommi Jane said. She enjoyed seeing how the people passing by reacted and the feeling of community.

“Art allows me to express myself and to put my thoughts in a creative form on paper,” she said. “My art teacher, Mrs. Hogan, is a wonderful mentor who pushes me to do well in art and with other aspects of my life.”

Next year, Tommi Jane plans on studying athletic training, but plans on keeping art in her life.

— LISA ZACCAGNINO

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@timesshamrock.com;

570-348-9130

Forest City Regional

Anthony D’Antuono, Cameron Brucher and Josh Doyle are working on a video showcase for their graduation project.

The two-part video will be used to highlight the school for new students and parents, with the first being predominantly photos of the school and renovations, and the second, student and class highlights, as well as clubs, sports and teachers.

Anthony is active with National Honor Society, drama, chorus and the television studio and plans on attending college for movie production.

Cameron is a member of chorus, band, National Honor Society, CHOPS, cross country and track who plans to major in aerospace engineering next year.

Josh is involved in FBLA, drama, chorus, National Honor Society and CHOPS. He will be studying accounting in college.

— LISA ZACCAGNINO

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@timesshamrock.com;

570-348-9130

Lakeland

Emily Seamans was selected as Lakeland School District’s scholar of the year for her academic excellence and school involvement. “I was interviewed for radio by Regina Meyers at the NEIU,” said Emily of the honor.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Students Against Destructive Decisions, scholastic bowl team, watershed team, Envirothon team and drama club.

After graduation, Emily plans to study pharmacy at either West Virginia or the University of Pittsburgh.

— KATHLEEN BOLUS

kbolus@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5114;

@kbolusTT on Twitter

Mid Valley

For her stellar academic achievements and school involvement, Marissa Angelo was chosen Mid Valley’s NEIU scholar of the year.

Marissa’s administrators, guidance counselors and teachers chose her for the honor.

She takes rigorous courses, including Advanced Placement calculus and English literature and composition, and honors physics with lab.

She is a National Honor Society and Leo club member; on the school newspaper staff; in the chess club; and treasurer of the Future Business Leaders of America.

Marissa holds a part-time job at Old Navy and dances at Carmel Ardito School of Dance. After graduation, she plans to study math.

— KATHLEEN BOLUS

kbolus@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5114;

@kbolusTT on Twitter

Mountain View

Eighth-graders Charlize Barhite , Emily Cosklo and Alexis Turner were the co-chairwomen of a student council lock-in, an eight- hour event for student council members dedicated to leadership development.

“I think the lock-in was really successful,” Charlize said.

During the event, students partook in three student-led workshops, which will be presented at a regional conference in February.

“I enjoyed the workshops,” Alexis said. “I learned a lot about leadership and coming together as a council.”

Emily said the lock-in helped newer members understand their role in council.

“It was great to come together and build bonds and improve leadership and communication that will help the council grow,” Emily said.

— DANIEL ROSLER

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@droslerTT on Twitter

North Pocono

Gianna Anelli is a senior whose academic accomplishments include high honors and honor roll, as well as National Honor Society and AP psychology.

Additionally, Gianna has been dancing at Linn McDonald School of Dance for 14 years, played volleyball for all four years of high school and was a cheerleader for her freshman and sophomore years.

After graduation, she wants to become a pediatrician.

“When I was a little girl, I always told everyone that I wanted to become a ‘baby doctor,’ ” she said. “Once I found out the correct term, I learned that I was referring to a pediatrician. Ever since then, I’ve stuck to it.”

Gianna is considering majoring in sports medicine, biology and pre-med, and from there, she wants to get into medical school to specialize in pediatrics.

— DANIEL ROSLER

drosler@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5365;

@droslerTT on Twitter

Old Forge

Art students from Old Forge High School completed the “Paint the Plow” project to promote winter safety in collaboration with PennDOT.

The art students were: Julian Gigio, Mason Morrison, Ricky Eisele, Nick Casella, Denise Evans, Kacie Kosek and Kelaiaah Reynolds-Braithwaite.

— SARAH HOFIUS HALL

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Riverside

Abigail Davis and her fellow fourth-grade classmates recently donated to Feed a Friend.

The annual food drive benefits families at Thanksgiving time and is coordinated at East Elementary by fourth-grade teacher Nicol Lindsay.

“It’s good to donate because it helps families,” Abigail said.

— DANIEL ROSLER

drosler@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5365;

@droslerTT on Twitter

Scranton

Abigail Cosgrove is having a busy senior year at Scranton High School.

The senior class officer is a member of the art club, drama club, link crew, and cross country and track and field teams.

The Times-Tribune artist of the month is a Scholastic Art Awards silver key and honorable mention winner and member of the National Honor Society.

Abigail is also a volunteer for Traditional Home Health and Hospice and Matthew’s Mission and has painted faces at several community events.

“All of the activities I was involved in in high school taught me how to efficiently manage my time and find creative solutions to problems,” said Abigail, who hopes to become an art teacher.

— SARAH HOFIUS HALL

shofius@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9133;

@hofiushallTT on Twitter

Susquehanna Community

As a result of her hard work and academic excellence, senior Rhiannon Potter has been named NEIU scholar of the year and will be recognized at a dinner on May 16.

Additionally, on Nov. 13, she earned one of 18 available trumpet positions during the PMEA D9 Band/Orchestra pre-auditions at Wyoming Valley West. She placed 13th out of 34. She will participate in the

PMEA D9 Band Festival, which will be held at Pittston Area High School Jan. 23 through Jan. 25.

— DANIEL ROSLER

drosler@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5365;

@droslerTT on Twitter

Valley View

Senior Max Gillow was Valley View’s senior of the month in October for technology education.

“I’m just glad that I can help Mr. Rupp and Mr. Dodson with anything they need,” he said.

He works in the lighting crew during school plays and is a member of student council and National Honor Society. He also is on the soccer team.

— KATHLEEN BOLUS

kbolus@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5114;

@kbolusTT on Twitter

Wallenpaupack

Alexa Wildenberg’s senior year has been busy so far.

She is a student ambassador, on the guidance advisory council, participates in local history club, SADD, mini-THON, concert choir, show choir, symphonic band and marching band and is the president of Friends of Rachel. She started the WAHS player council in her sophomore year and continues to be involved in that leadership position.

She’s also been chosen by her principal to participate in the We Have Found Balance Project, a collaboration between the four Wayne County school districts.

However, most recently, Alexa had a leading role in the play, “Spring,” as Wendy Carmichael. “I’ve fallen in love with all of the activities my school has to offer, especially theater,” she said.

— DANIEL ROSLER

drosler@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5365;

@droslerTT on Twitter

Wayne Highlands

Olivia Jonas is no stranger to animal projects, as both of her parents were active members of 4-H and now promote the organization in their community through volunteering.

Olivia’s uncles also breed and exhibit dairy cows and swine.

Olivia started entering the show ring with dairy projects when she was old enough to walk along. She got her first horse, Tucky, when she was 2 years old. The following year, she exhibited a hog at the Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair in Newfoundland at the direction of her uncle.

Over the summer, Olivia and her younger sister, Haley, finished first in their respective classes, and Olivia’s goat, Layla, won the lightweight division champion.

Olivia will be joining 4-H in 2020, and her ultimate goal is to breed and exhibit goats as well as sell to other 4-H members.

— DANIEL ROSLER

drosler@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5365;

@droslerTT on Twitter

Western Wayne

Seventh-grader Carter Mistishin is a triple-sport athlete who is also an honor roll student and recently won a scholarship.

Carter was nominated by his baseball coaches and the board of the Western Wayne Little League Association to receive the Freach-Keen award, which is given to one 12-year-old baseball player in every league in districts 17 and 32 who exemplifies dedication, sportsmanship and performance throughout their Little League career.

Each nominee needs to write an essay, and Carter’s was selected by judges as the winner. Subsequently, he was the recipient of a plaque and $500 scholarship to apply to his future schooling in college.

“It’s important to pick your teammates up and never talk back to referees,” Carter said. “I also believe it is important to congratulate the other team after a game.”

— DANIEL ROSLER

drosler@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5365;

@droslerTT on Twitter

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