Namedropper, Dec. 16, 2018
Locals sing Madison Twp. resident Madison Zahorsky sang in three Handel’s “Messiah” Concerts alongside the Philadelphia Philharmonic as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Zahorsky, 20, a vocal performance student at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, sang at the Kimmel Center last weekend. She also will perform at Lincoln Center’s Geffen Hall with the New York Philharmonic. Zahorsky’s musical journey began at Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church in Throop under the direction of Lawrence Snigocki. She also took piano and voice lessons from Erica Castaldo at Musical Dreams Studio in Moscow. Zahorsky has sung at St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Church in Scranton and at St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. While at college, she is a part-time vocalist at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Lambertville, New Jersey. She is the daughter of David and Mary Zahorsky of Madison Twp. and the granddaughter of Alice Zahorsky of Taylor and the Rev. William and Julia Chromey of Dickson City. High notes Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine student Nathan Hoff of Honesdale was elected chair of the medical student section of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, or PAMED. As chair, Hoff presides over all medical student section governing council meetings and will represent PAMED at the American Medical Association’s medical student section meetings. Matthew Hope of Wyomissing, a member of medical school’s class of 2020, was elected medical student trustee; Anis Adnani of Pittsburgh, a member of the class of 2021, was elected medical student representative to PAMED’s political action committee; and John Curtis of Conshohocken, a member of the medical school’s class of 2020, was elected foundation student trustee-elect to the board of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. The medical school boasted the largest attendance of any individual Pennsylvania medical school, and several students participated in a medical student debate during the PAMED’s annual house of delegates meeting. Guest speaker Molly Lorenzen of Misericordia University was the guest speaker during “Nosh and Knowledge.” The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Scranton Young Professionals event was held at the Samter’s Lofts in Scranton. Lorenzen, the university’s manager of corporate relations, discussed how to leverage business contacts into opportunities. Abbie Maseychik and Mark Yankowski are co-chairs of the Scranton Young Professionals.