Namedropper 2/15/2019

February 15, 2019
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Namedropper 2/15/2019

High notes

Scranton High School student volunteers including Brandon Peck, Aldo Vargas and Sam Jones helped host the Donald J. Wolff basketball tournament, which featured the participation of 12 schools and raised $1,100 for the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen.

Wolff served as a Superintendent of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Scranton and was a strong advocate of the St. Francis Kitchen.

Bill Gibbons served as the tournament director.

Stars in stripes

Air Force Airman Jordan J. Rossetti graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Rossetti, a 2018 Carbondale Area graduate, completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

He earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Rossetti is the son of Timothy C. and Tevia S. Rossetti and brother of Zachary D. and Adam T. Rossetti of Carbondale.

Super students

North Pocono sophomore Morgan Steiner’s VFW Voice of Democracy entry placed fourth in state competition, along with Rory Decker, a seventh-grade student at Wayne Highlands School District, who was the first-place winner in the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen program.

District 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars, which includes posts in Lackawanna and Wayne counties, participated in the annual essay contests. Local winners on the state level were honored during an awards ceremony conducted recently in Cranberry