GRADUATION HONOR

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Wilkes University senior Steven Lee of Duryea was awarded the Mabel Scott Wandell and the Sterling Leroy Wandell award. These awards are presented to the women and men in Wilkes University’s graduating class with the highest grade-point averages. Lee earn (read more)

MULTI-AWARD WINNING GRAD

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Wilkes University awarded the Mabel Scott Wandell Award and Sterling Leroy Wandell Award at its recent commencement ceremonies. Both awards were presented to Kelly Kempa of Old Forge. Kempa earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, summa cum laude. She receiv (read more)

COMPETITION TESTS STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICS

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Nearly 200 area students participated in The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. The academic competition tested the high school students’ knowledge of physics and engineering (read more)

OLD FORGE ELEM. HOLDS HEALTH FAIR

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The students of Old Forge Elementary attended their annual health fair recently. Pictured are some stations of learning all about good eating. (read more)

FIELD DAY FUN AT OLD FORGE

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Students at Old Forge Elementary recently enjoyed the school’s annual field day. (read more)

OLD FORGE GRAD’S FLAG ON DISPLAY

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Michael Polasky (right), a 2011 graduate of Old Forge High School and owner of the Proud to Support Flag Co.,” donated a wooden Blue Devil American Flag that will be displayed in the high school lobby. Visit Polasky’s Facebook page for more information: f (read more)

INSPIRED BY A BOOK, STUDENTS HOLD FOOD DRIVE

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This spring the seventh- and eighth-grade students from Riverside Jr.-Sr. High School completed a class read on the book, “I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives,” by Catilin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda and Liz Welch. The book tells the t (read more)

PROM ROYALTY SELECTED AT RIVERSIDE

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At the Riverside High School prom, the royalty was, from left: Aggie Kostiak Miles (queen), Erik Benzeleski (king) and Gabby Chiavacci (princess). (read more)

Around Town

Church Picnic Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St. in Scranton, will hold its annual picnic from Thursday through Saturday, June 7-9, on the parish grounds from 6-11 p.m. Great food, games, raffles and live entertainment every night. The NeXGEN will perform (read more)

MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP

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An incoming members of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s (GCSOM) MD class of 2022 was named a Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation scholar. Stephanie Tilberry of Taylor was selected for the scholarship, which significantly reduces tu (read more)

EXCELLING IN ENGLISH

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The Riverside School District is continually adjusting its curriculum to meet the evolving needs of its student population. And one of its more recent initiatives is earning high marks thus far. The district’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program is (read more)

SCHOOL BOARD AWARDS

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During a recent school board meetings, the Old Forge School Board recognized two students for their achievements. From left: school board president Joan Wilk and students Sha-Asia Johnson and Maricruz Saucedo. (read more)

Snapshots

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Riverside East Elementary recently won state-of-the-art playground fitness equipment from Project Fit America. Recently it held the groundbreaking ceremony as construction and assembly began, and it turned into a great spring day. A dedication ceremony is (read more)