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Namedropper 8/10/2018

August 10, 2018

Super students

Marywood University’s Chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists took home 16 awards and an honorable mention in a national contest for students’ work at the Wood Word, Marywood University’s online news source, and TV-Marywood, the campus television station.

Winning first-place awards were: Rachel Looker, Blandon, senior broadcast journalism/digital media major, and Alex Weidner, East Greenville, senior digital media major, for their multimedia news story; Jessica Bonacci, Dickson City, senior digital media major, and Manfid Duran, Doylestown, senior digital media major, for their multimedia series; Looker and Brooke Williams, Jessup, senior broadcast journalism major, for their breaking news; Weidner for his feature; and Looker and John Ferraro, Dickson City, communication arts graduate student, for their sports feature.

Duran, Bethany Wade, Bear, Delaware, senior digital media major, and Ferraro were presented with second place for their multimedia series; and third-place awards were presented to Dylan Wright, Carbondale, senior digital media major, for his multimedia series; Looker for her news story; Bonacci, Looker and Williams for their continuing coverage; Ferraro for sports news; Wade for news photography; Bonacci for feature photography; Wade for commercial, promotion and public announcement; and TV-Marywood for Television News Show Overall Excellence.

Alex Weidner won an honorable mention for news photography.

The Wood Word also won first place for Online News Website Overall Excellence; and TV-Marywood for Companion Broadcast Website Overall Excellence.

High notes

Four new members were recently inducted into the Delaware Valley High School Hall of Fame.

The class for 2018 includes: Kathyrn Jordan Dougherty, Elizabeth Jordan Cooke, Centa Quinn and Teresa Ficken Sachs.

Dougherty earned both a bachelor and master’s degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and works as a pediatric physical therapist in San Jose, California.

Cooke earned a bachelor’s degree from King’s College, and a master’s degree from Boston College and works as a school counselor for the Lower Merion School District in Narbeth.

Quinn served Pike County in several capacities for a career spanning 39 years. During much of that time, she was chief clerk for the Pike County commissioners. She continues to serve on the boards of numerous community service organizations.

Sachs earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Villanova University School of Law. She is currently a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin.

This year’s inductees were active during their years at Milford High School or Delaware Valley High School and continue as adults to contribute to their communities.

The new members will be introduced before the start of Delaware Valley’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 15. They will be formally inducted at a banquet on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. at the High Point Country Club. The banquet is open to all interested people in the Delaware Valley School District community. For tickets contact Wanda Holtzer at 845 551-0780 or Bill Webster at 570-228-9339.

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