Namedropper 2/5/2019

February 5, 2019
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Namedropper 2/5/2019

Students matched

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine fourth-year medical students have successfully matched into residency programs.

Laura Barna of Mountain Top was matched into ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York; Brandon Cope of Scranton was matched into general surgery at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi; and Stephen Mazurkivich of West Wyoming was matched into internal medicine at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

The rest of the class of 2019 will learn the locations of their residency programs on Friday, March 15, at noon.

High notes

Tanyia Vannatta of Wayne Bank is the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties grand prize winner of the 2018 campaign giveaway.

Vannatta, the community office manager for Wayne Bank’s Callicoon, New York, location, won a seven- day Caribbean cruise for two.

The trip is sponsored by AAA Travel. Individuals who contributed at least $104 or $2 per week to the United Way 2018 Campaign were eligible for the drawing.

Super students

Riverside Junior-Senior High School students Caleigh Scaturro and Anthony Pavlovitz won awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards.

Caleigh received an honorable mention for her full- head fiber sculpture. Anthony received a gold key for his face jug “Snakes Surround Me.”

Anthony’s piece is now in the running for the national exhibition and will be exhibited at the Everhart Museum.

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