Name Dropper, Jan. 15, 2019
Super students Lackawanna College second-year graduates from the Conservation and Natural Resource certificate program include Donna Ray-Reifler of Newfoundland; Ashley Michel of Pottsville; Robert Kuzma of Scranton; Brooke Hallstead of Spring Brook Twp.; Christian Arnold of Easton; Josh Hagenbaugh of Hazle Twp.; Greg Racavich of Peckville; John Rohland of Lake Ariel; Justin Petrunich of Scott Twp.; Jesse Carter of Gibsonia; Aidan Quinn of Scranton; Holly Gulbin of Scranton; and Bruce Rowlands of West Wyoming. They were recognized for completing the program in December. The program is a 15-week fall semester completed at the college’s Environmental Education Center in Covington Twp. that focuses on the conservation and interpretation of the natural environment through hands-on experiences. The program prepares students for entry-level park/forest ranger and interpreter positions in state, county and municipal park systems. To apply for the August program, go to www.lacka wanna.edu/lceec. High notes Ben and Kathy Nevin and the Logan family received the Greene-Dreher Historical Society’s 2018 Historic Preservation Award during the society’s annual Christmas luncheon at the Fairway Grille at Buck Hill Falls. Ben and Kathy were awarded the Historic Preservation Award for Individuals for their contributions to preserving local history through researching and documenting family genealogies, preserving historic family photographs, authoring articles for the society’s journal, donating artifacts and conducting research in support of the society’s Veterans History Project. Mary Kay Logan and her daughters, Genevieve Reese and Bridget Weber, were honored with the 2018 award for preservation of historic buildings for the restoration and stewardship of the historic French Manor Inn, built in 1937. After Ron Logan’s death in 2012, Mary Kay turned the day-to-day operation of the inn over to her daughters, who have carried forth the values of their parents in managing a successful business while honoring its historical legacy and unique place in the community, according to the society. During the luncheon, the society celebrated a productive year. The new website launched and the society broadened its use of technology and social media. The 2019 season opens with the annual Soup Luncheon on March 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hemlock Grove United Methodist Church. For details, visit greenedreherhs.org or GDHS on Facebook. Students medal Three University of Scranton students won medals at the Southern-Northern Atlantic Forensics Union tournament at Seton Hall University. Kasidy Leggin, a sophomore physiology major from Archbald, and Juliet Baldassarri, a sophomore occupational therapy major from Baldwin, New York, won fourth-place medals for their Dramatic Duo Interpretation. Juliet also won a third-place medal for Poetry Interpretation at the tournament. Morgan Fetsock, a sophomore criminal justice major from Scranton, won a sixth-place medal for Novice Impromptu Speaking.