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Robinson receives SPS

Technologies award

Sarah Robinson, of Dupont, was recently awarded the SPS Technologies Scholarship. Robinson is majoring in business at Penn State University.

The SPS Technologies Scholarship was established to recognize the sons and daughters of SPS Technologies employees who have outstanding academic records and who are active in volunteer activities in their schools and communities. Winners are chosen competitively on the basis of their academic record and personal achievements.

Robinson’s father, Norman Robinson, is employed by SPS Technologies.

Aikens completes summer mock

trial program

Wyoming Seminary announced Emily Aikens of Jenkins Twp., a sophomore, recently completed the Furman University Top Mock Summer Mock Trial program, held in Greenville, South Carolina.

Aikens received a Best Attorney Award, one of two such awards presented. She also received the Red Envelope Award, also one of two such awards, which gives her the opportunity to compete in the 2020 Gladiator Stand Up Mock Trial Competition in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Gladiator competition is an international invitation tournament open to the most outstanding mock trial competitors from around the world.

The Furman University Top Mock program is one of the oldest and most prestigious summer programs for high school mock trial competitors and is a highly selective program run by Furman’s award-winning collegiate mock trial team.

Joyce is orientation

leader at Misericordia

The Misericordia University community came out in force to welcome new students to campus during First-Year Student Move-In Day on Aug. 22. The new class of 418 first-year students hails from 10 states.

A contingent of staff, faculty, students and alumni were on hand to assist with the move-in process, including a team of trained student orientation leaders. Among them was Patrick Joyce of Avoca.

The event-filled day included the annual convocation ceremony that welcomes first-year students and their families and acts as the official beginning of the academic year.

Facciponti graduates

from Rhode Island

Chaslyn Facciponti of Wyoming received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, magna cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island at its 133rd commencement in May, with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Poplarchick receives

white coat at BU

Gabrielle Poplarchick of Duryea received a white coat at Bloomsburg University’s annual Audiology White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 3 at the Caldwell Consistory for its Doctor of Audiology Class of 2021.

The white coat ceremony marks the completion of a student’s pre-clinical coursework and symbolizes their entry into clinical practice.

WA plans scholarship

information session

Wyoming Area will host a scholarship information workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the high school cafeteria. All ninth through 12th grade students and their parents are urged to attend this program, as it is never too early to begin planning to apply for these awards. Students and parents can discuss the awards with donors, recipients and parents of recipients, who will be available to answer questions.

Seniors and their parents are urged to begin working on the application process for the scholarship. There are scholarships for all kinds of majors, schools, etc. More than 80 scholarships are available. Many scholarships will consider all majors and awards are available for students who may attend a trade school, technical school, community college or a two- or four-year college or university.

Each scholarship has its own criteria for selection. Donors select their own recipients for all awards. This is a program that is unique to the Wyoming Area School District, with one application process for all the scholarship awards. Go to the Wyoming Area website to find out information about this program and to see the scholarships offered. New scholarships are being added.

The 11th annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in the high school gym.

PA offers breakfast cart

Pittston Area’s intermediate and primary centers will begin offering selections from their new breakfast carts in October.

Students will have the option of taking part in the traditional breakfast program in the cafeterias, featuring hot and cold breakfast options, or they can visit the breakfast cart and choose a grab and go breakfast option, such as whole grain breakfast bars, cinnamon rolls, bagels and muffins. Fresh fruit, juice and milk also will be included. Breakfast for all grade levels is $1.20; 30 cents for reduced breakfast. Free breakfast is available for those who qualify.

The breakfast cart will be available at the primary center and intermediate center at 8:30 a.m.

The high school also offers a second chance breakfast in the cafeteria after first period.

LCCC offers non-credit

drawing class in Pittston

Luzerne County Community College will offer a non-credit drawing class this fall at its Pittston Center at the M&T Educational Center.

“So You Think You Can Draw” is designed for beginners and will teach students how to draw and illustrate. Topics of discussion include color, texture, line, value, pattern, scale, balance and emphasis. The four-session course will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 25 through Oct. 16.

For information or to register, call the LCCC Continuing Education Department at 570-740-0495 or 800-377-LCCC, ext. 7495 or go to