UNICO Sponsors County’s First Ever High School Choral Competition

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Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO sponsored the first Lackawanna County High School Choral Competition at the Peoples Security Bank Theatre at Lackawanna College. The event offered local high schools the opportunity to showcase the singing talent that their students have to offer and to provide the general public an enjoyable choral experience.

Valley View High School Choir received $500 for the winning performance. Abington Heights Honors Choir and Mid Valley Mixed Chorus each earned $250 for honorable mention.

 Principals participating in the inaugural Lackawanna County High School Choral Competition were, front row from left: Michele McDade, event chairman; Gina Pascolini, Valley View High School Choir Director; Dana Cerminaro, Abington Heights Honors Choir Director; Linda Orseck, Mid Valley Mixed Chorus Director; Nanine Gramigna, Keystone UNICO president. and Toni DiVizio, event cochair.  

Back row are the choral competition judges, Erin Malloy, Tony Nicosia and Lucy Sassi.

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Principals pictured at UNICO’s Choral Competition are, from left: Jim Cullen, manager of the Penn Security Bank Theatre at Lackawanna College; Michele McDade, Keystone UNICO event chairman; Toni DiVizio, Keystone UNICO event cochair; and Peter Noto, Keystone UNICO event master of ceremonies.

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Pictured are members of the Keystone UNICO Choral Competition Committee at the receiving table prior to the choral competition.

They are, from left: Marge Ruggiero, Valerie Riggi, Nanine Gramigna, Keystone president; Toni DiVizio, event cochair; Michele McDade, event chairman; Sallie Noto, Cathy Gerard, Keystone board chairman, and Marilyn Vitali.

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