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Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 396 Wyoming Scholarship First row, from left, are Natalia Calimeres and Harry Calimeres. Second row: Frank Parra, Steve Nalewajko, Peter Calimeres, award recipient; Commander Emory Ishley and Richard Edward Kurtz Jr.

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Harry J. Giacometti Memorial ScholarshipFirst row, from left, are Michelle Abromovage, Christian Abromovage, Michael Abromovage, award recipient; Josephine Giacometti and Brian Abromovage.

The 10th annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration was held May 23 in the high school gym. This year, 14 new scholarships were added.

Because of the generosity of people in the Wyoming Area community, this award program continues to grow. Scholarships are offered by families, individuals, Wyoming Area graduating classes, civic organizations, businesses and school groups, including a faculty scholarship. There are memorials for several community members who have died, funded by their families, friends or organizations to which they belonged. Each scholarship has its own selection committee which makes the final recipient selections.

The Wyoming Area School District and community are proud of this program and of the generosity of its donors.

Recipients of the original 12 new scholarships added for 2018-219 are pictured. A 13th and 14th award were added very near the date of the celebration, too late to be included in the photos. The new scholarships include: Concetta and David Carey Sr. Memorial Scholarship; Exeter Proud Wyoming Area Senior Scholarship; Harry J. Giacometti Memorial Scholarship; Sgt. Donald F. Lasota Jr. Honorary Military Scholarship; Reliable Transportation Scholarship; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 396 Wyoming Scholarship; West Pittston Ambulance Scholarship; Wyoming Area Class of 2018 Gives Back Scholarship; Wyoming Area Class of 1984 Gives Back Scholarship; Wyoming Area Lady Warriors Basketball Scholarship; Wyoming Hose Company No. 2 Scholarship and Josette Yakobitis Memorial Scholarship. The two scholarship recipients who are not pictured are Daniel Wiedl, who won the Heart Award donated by the Borzell family in memory of John Anthony “Beno” Borzell, and Megan Lee, who was awarded the 14th new scholarship donated through the Luzerne Foundation by an anonymous donor.

Wyoming Area is working on several new scholarships for next year and has received more inquiries since the May 23 program.

The 11th annual scholarship celebration will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in the high school gym.

Rosella Fedor and Juel Anne Klepadlo chair this program with the support of the entire Wyoming Area community.