Students thank college
Students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Scranton made thank you cards for local educators from Lackawanna College for helping out their school.
Brian Costanzo, vice president of academic advancement; TJ Eltringham, vice president of enrollment; Suellen Musewicz, vice president of student affairs; Erica Barone Pricci, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs; and Jill Murray, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief innovation officer, recently visited the school to receive the gifts. The Kennedy students personally addressed the cards to show their appreciation to Lackawanna for helping fund the school’s Accelerated Reader Program. Kennedy and Lackawanna are community partners to achieve College & Career Readiness standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
For Scranton Prep Junior Geoffrey Pizzuto’s Eagle Scout project, he landscaped the area outside the Lackawanna Blind Association in Scranton.
Geoffrey is a member of Troop 66 Dunmore, the Scranton Prep wrestling team and mock trial team.
The son of Geoffrey and Rose Pizzuto from Dunmore, he is also an accomplished jazz pianist who has preformed at the Scranton Jazz Festival.
The Joseph C. Karolew icz Chapter of the Holy Name Society of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Throop honored Mid Valley students Erica and Dan Nemitz for their work assisting at the Altar at Blessed Sacrament Parish, in the community, and altar server and Family Festival volunteer Jesse Doyle.
Erica, a senior, and Dan, an eighth-grader, are the children of Carol and Ray Nemitz.
Doyle is the daughter of Paul and Karen Doyle and a sophomore at Marywood University.
The students were recognized during the society’s ninth annual Communion Breakfast.
The Rev. Donald J. Williams, diocesan director of vocations and seminarians and Dunmore native, was principal speaker; he is in residence at St. Claire/St. Paul Parish in Scranton.
Anthony “Zaz” Zelazny was toastmaster during the breakfast; Adam Nosak is society president; Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor; Deacon John Musyt and his wife, Jackie, were also in attendance; and Throop Mayor Joseph Tropiak offered remarks. John Rukat of Throop Trinity Polish National Catholic Church and Robert Kausmeyer of Throop United Methodist Church attended as guests of the society. Throop Herbert Clark American Legion Post 180 Commander Peter Puhalla led the Holy Name Society into the church during the event.
The parish at 215 Rebecca St. in Throop was established on Dec. 13, 2009, after the merger and consolidation of churches in the Diocese of Scranton.