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Presidential Scholars

Laura Romanovich of Peckville was among the University of Scranton full-tuition class of 2018 Presidential Scholars who attended The President’s Business Council (PBC) 16th annual award dinner for which the proceeds from the more than $1.2 million raised will support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. More than 500 guests attended the dinner at The Pierre Hotel in New York City in October.

Holiday Fair

The Valley View Elementary and Intermediate Parent Teacher Association will host a holiday vendor fair on Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Valley View High School. There will be a basket raffle and 50/50. Please email for more information. Special guest Santa will be there.


Carbondale Area’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has elected a president for the school year. Ashlynn Allison, a senior, was chosen to lead this group this year.

SADD members participated in Red Ribbon Week the last week in October. They sold red ribbons throughout the lunches to encourage students not to use cigarettes, alcohol or drugs and to make all good decisions. Tricia Liuzzo is the club’s advisor.

Intramural Basketball

The Mid-Valley Intramural boys’ basketball league will be made up of Mid-Valley students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The league was formed to eliminate cutting of players at the junior high level. Teams are fairly chosen and compete throughout the season which will run Dec. 10 through Feb. 18. Games are played at the Mid Valley Elementary School Gym on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m. There will be a parents and players meeting on Saturday Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at gym to register players and begin the evaluation process for choosing teams fairly and competitively. Teams will be chosen on Sunday, Dec. 3, and will practice on Saturday, Dec. 9. Call 570-561-8764 or email for more information.

Volunteer Work

Marissa Ziskowski of Archbald and other Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine master of biomedical sciences (MBS) students at the school’s Doylestown campus, recently volunteered to run the registration booth at the ninth annual YMCA Kids Triathlon in Doylestown. The race encouraged youth of all abilities to compete and included a kid-friendly course with running, swimming and biking.