During the Wright Center for Community Health’s third annual Caring Hearts Panel Discussion and Dinner, keynote speaker Charlie Hemak shared a powerful and lighthearted patient perspective with event attendees.
Hemak recently experienced a debilitating and devastating stroke, but through coordinated care from Geisinger Wyoming Valley and the Wright Center, he made a full recovery.
The event was chaired by Clemens Schirmer, M.D., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Schirmer was joined in a panel discussion alongside Linda Thomas-Hemak, M.D., the Wright Center; Lear Von Koch, M.D., Lear Von Koch & Associates; Michael Wolk, M.D., Allied Services; Uzzal Roy, M.D., Geisinger Community Medical Center; Gregory Weiner, M.D., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; and Alessandro Smeraldi, M.D., Geisinger Community Medical Center.
The event on April 6 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City raised funds for The Wright Center’s “Driving Better Health Initiative” to help patients and their families overcome care gaps, specifically lack of transportation.
The dinner also aimed to build a strong community network for patients and families, and generate an informative and educational conversation.
Local art teacher Melissa Cruise helped bring the Hexagon Project’s Flying Pencil to Scranton.
The Flying Pencil was on display at Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School to inspire Cruise’s students while they made their hexagons. The students’ completed artwork was inserted into the pencil and traveled to Girard College Junior/Senior High School in Philadelphia.
There, art teacher Christine Enedy will display the Flying Pencil and Cruise’s students’ hexagons in conjunction with the Philadelphia school’s Founder’s Week Art Show beginning Monday through May 23.
Olaniyi Sunday Olaniran, artist and art teacher at Kingdom Kids International School in Osogbo, Nigeria, created the Flying Pencil Installation for the Hexagon Project’s 2018 International Exhibition with the intention that it would travel, according to the organization. The Flying Pencil represents a vessel of hope and transformation, carrying hexagonal visuals of activism and action for a better world.
To view the local students’ projects, visit www.hexagonproject.org.
To host the Flying Pencil, contact Beth Burkhauser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Pocono Latin students who earned awards on the National Latin Exam include, in Latin I: Bailey Cinamella earned a summa cum laude gold medal; Parri Salak, Michaela Slater and Erin Duggan earned maxima cum laude silver medals; Kaitlyn Yanik, Alexandria Cusumano, Emilyrose Whited, Emily Kogan, Elizabeth Nemitz and Victoria Werner earned magna cum laude certificates; and Olivia Matyjevich earned a cum laude certificate.
In Latin II: Mary Alunni, earned a summa cum laude gold medal; Thomas Murphy, John Umbaugh and Noah Salak earned maxima cum laude silver medals; and Taylor Belknap, Grace Straka, David Alunni, Mia Ciccone and Vanessa Luyster earned cum laude certificates.
In Latin III: Ethan Verne earned a summa cum laude gold medal; and Dana Dougherty earned a magna cum laude certificate.
The National Latin Exam is taken worldwide by over 139,000 students from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries.