CA Honored by Magazine
For the fifth consecutive year, Carbondale Area Junior-Senior High School has been nationally recognized as one of the best high schools in the country. U.S. News and World Report has again awarded Carbondale Area its bronze medal, based on reading proficiency, math proficiency and overall student achievements. The magazine reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools. This is the fifth year the school has achieved this distinction.
Carissa Neary of Jermyn has been named to the Elmira College dean’s list for the winter term.
Local residents were among University of Scranton students taking first-, second- and third-place awards in competitions at the recent Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 2 student activities conference. Twenty-five Scranton students participated in contests that included robotics, physics, design and student paper and ethics competitions as well as leadership training.
In team competitions, students Mark Pawelski of Throop and Chris Gasper of Jessup were among the winners.
Two nights of music and the arts will be offered from Carbondale Area Junior-Senior High School. This showcase will begin with the band concert on Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The band director is Megan Hulse. On Tuesday, May 30, the annual chorus spring concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Chris Schuster is the choral director. The school will also showcase student artwork at 5 p.m. in the commons area both nights. Carol Vitzacovitch is the art teacher.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) conferred 87 doctor of medicine (MD) degrees upon students who comprised Geisinger Commonwealth’s graduating class of 2017. Local students receiving doctor of medicine degrees included Karissa Arthur of Simpson, Charles Browning of Peckville and Robert Decker of Throop.
• Ryan O’Hara of Peckville was inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society for philosophy. He is studying at Quinnipiac University.
• Ian Evans of Olyphant was named a member of the Beta Kappa Chi honor society in the spring. Evans is studying forensic science at Alvernia University
More than 700 students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania this spring. Among them was Nico Cavalari of Archbald, who earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.
Richard Capwell, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5937 in Dickson City, announced that this year their annual college scholarships will go to Julia Betti and Kirsten Mascaritola.
Scott Kearney of Archbald received an Honors College citation at a recent ceremony at the University of Maryland, where he will soon graduate with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. The citation signifies successful completion of honors course work. He has accepted a position as a project engineer with Mabey Inc. in Elkridge, Maryland. Scott is a graduate of Holy Cross High School.