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Namedropper 2/20/2019

February 20, 2019
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Namedropper 2/20/2019

High notes

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has launched the Peoples Security Bank Empower Scholarship Program to provide opportunities for individuals and small businesses to attend and/or participate as a vendor at Empower NEPA Women’s Leadership Conference.

The conference is “a great opportunity for this area’s professionals to celebrate women’s contributions to our region’s, and our nation’s, cultural landscape,” said Bob Durkin, president, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

The scholarship program fits into Peoples Security Bank’s mission to help more people enhance their professional goals, said Thomas P. Tulaney, senior executive vice president

“We strongly believe in contributing our resources to make our community a better place to live and work,” he said.

Empower is a daylong conference that highlights the ability all women have to create positive change in their communities and in their own lives, while recognizing the extraordinary power that exists when women come together to support each other, according to the chamber.

The conference is May 1 at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Applications for scholarships will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m.

For more details, visit www.scrantonchamber.com/empower.

Students support troopers

Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary School fifth-graders, including Parker Jones, Mia Reales, Jewel Dickerman, Autumn Belluardo and Hunter Haynes, served as student ambassadors and presented first responder appreciation gift bags to state troopers at the Blooming Grove barracks.

Trooper First Class Robert Urban, Trooper Joseph Wasylyk and Sgt. Nick Cortez accepted the gifts from the students.

The fifth-graders designed and decorated the gift bags to show the troopers how much they appreciate all they do to keep the community safe, according to the school.

The students toured the barracks, checked out a state police vehicle and learned about the responsibilities of state troopers.

They were also awarded Junior Trooper certificates to thank them for the gifts.

Student ambassadors were escorted to the barracks by Matthew McCormack, school resource officer, and Susan Sullum, school counselor.

Super student

Katelyn Spellman of Montrose was selected to clerk for the state of Arkansas by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office for the spring 2019 semester.

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Spellman graduated from Penn State in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Spellman graduated from Montrose Area High School in 2011.