Lions Club Honors Graduating Seniors at Annual Scholarship Banquet

Lions DHS student awards

Dunmore High School students received scholarships from the Dunmore Lions Club at its 39th annual scholarship award banquet. Guests included, seated from left: Margo Balderson, DHS guidance counselor; Gianna Delfino; Cole Blasko, and Greg McDade. Back row: Mike Colangelo, James Aita, Anthony DeSantis and Sam Sebastianelli. (Photo Credi:; Rich Banick Photography)

The Dunmore Lions Club recently held its 39th annual scholarship award banquet at La Buona Vita Restaurant.  Honored with Penn State scholarships were Jennifer Robinson of Holy Cross High School and Cole Blasko of Dunmore High School.

Also honored with monetary gifts were: Dunmore High School Boy Scholar/Athlete –Greg McDade and Girl Scholar /Athlete- Gianna Delfino and Holy Cross High School Boy Scholar/Athlete- Anthony Fletcher and Girl Scholar/Athlete Kiearra Saldi.

Lions Holy Cross awards

Students from Holy Cross High School were recently awarded scholarships by the Dunmore Lions Club. Among those in attendance were, seated from left: Alexa Schoenberg, Holy Cross guidance counselor; Anthony Fletcher, Jennifer Robinson and Kiarra Saldi. Back row: Mike Colangelo, Anthony DeSandis and James Aita. (Photo Credit: Rich Banick Photography)

Remarks were offered by Margo Balderson, guidance counselor at Dunmore High School and Alexa Schoenberg, guidance counselor, at Holy Cross High School. Presentation of awards was made by Lion president James Aita and Lion committee co-chairmen Sam Sebastianelli and James Colangelo. Michael Colangelo offered invocation.

Anthony DeSantis served as toastmaster and commented “These and past award recipients demonstrate the outstanding traits necessary to receive Lions awards. All recipients have shown exemplary leadership. They’re all amazing students”.

The Dunmore Lions have been serving the community for over 68 years and are currently having a membership campaign. Anyone interested in joining or helping in any way should email or call 570-878-7166 or 570-947-1287.  See the Lions Facebook page for additional information.

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