Lt. Col. Thomas Bracey, a World War II veteran, seated front, recited the Pledge of Allegiance at the recent Flag Day ceremony held in front of the Lackawanna County Courthouse.
Participants in the program were, standing from left: Ashley DeFlice, Scout Master Eric Myers, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Charlie Spano, Kendra Lynn, Joseph Louis Guido, who has been involved in the program for the past five years, Pamela Guido, Shirley Guido, Frank DeAngelo, Joe Guido, Maria Guido, and Joseph Guido.
A total of 102 students celebrated their graduation from Holy Cross High School in Dunmore during a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29, at Marywood University’s Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts. The ceremony followed the class’s Baccalaureate Mass held by Rev. Brian J.T. Clarke on Thursday May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton.
The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, the Bishop of Scranton, Benjamin D. Tolerico, principal of Holy Cross High School, Msgr. David L. Tressler, diocesan secretary for Catholic Schools and Superintendent of Schools, and Kathleen Gilmartin, assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Scranton, attended the ceremony as speakers and/or honored guests.
Riley Orr received the title of the Holy Cross 2015 Valedictorian. (Courtesy: Holy Cross High School)
2015 Valedictorian: Riley Erin Orr, Scranton
Parents: Beth and the late Michael Orr
Plans: Attend West Chester University Honors College, major in Nutrition
Clubs/Activities: Emerald Isle Step Dancers, Pro-Life /Mission Club President, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Environmental Club, book club, Crusaders for Compassion, Senior Class Secretary, Student Council Representative
Ann Basting received the title of the Holy Cross 2015 Salutatorian. (Courtesy: Holy Cross High School)
2015 Salutatorian: Ann Victoria Lokelani Basting, Moosic
Parents: Dr. Greg and Kelly Basting
Plans: Attend Pennsylvania State University Park, major in Biology
Clubs/Activities: National Honor Society President, Service Club President, Student Council Representative, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Track and Field Captain
Michael Sean Joseph Alunni, Daniella Amendola, Taylor Marie Augustyn, Ann Victoria Lokelani Basting, James Leonard Ikaika Basting, Bethany Rose Bateman, Maria Frances Batyko, Allison Ann Bauman, Tyler Mark Belcastro, Emily Catherine Bloskey, Jacob Anthony Joseph Brown, David Arthur Burge, Jordan R. Cebular, Ping-Chen Chen, Kylie Sloane Chichura, Joseph Robert Cottone, Johnathan Paul DelRosso, Julia DeMarco, Austin Thomas Dembesky, Lindsey Dippre, Morgan Leigh Ditchey, Alexandra Ditchkus, Dustin Duverge, William Edward Enkulenko, Isabella Marie Fanucci, Kailee Elizabeth Farrell, Barry Mitchell Fick II, Megan Fisher, James Gerrity, Kali Marie Gianacopoulos, Gabrielle Giordano, Olivia Ann Golay, Marissa Rosalie Grecco, Shawn Patrick Greenwood, Andrew J. Gregorowicz, Jr., Sarah Paige Griffiths, Lilyanna Claire Guziewicz, Scott D. Howard, Liam Michael Jones, Theresa Maria Kearns, Olivia Marie Kosin, Kimberly Marie Kowalski, Timothy J. Krupski, Brenden John Leese, Lauren Nicole Leppo, Lauren Nicole Lomberto, Kaelin Elizabeth Lynott, Drew Robert Magda, Christopher Paul Manno, Maria Christina Manzano, Haley Marie Marcinkevich, Thomas John Marino III, Ian Joseph Martin, Brianna Marie Mazzaccaro, Aidan McAndrew, Ryan Christopher McDonald, Maggie Lynn McDonough, Maura Jayne McDonough, Joseph Michael Mekilo, Stephanie Theresa Merli, Melissa Rose Milbut, Jacob Christopher Mineo, Emmanuel Vincent Morales Vazquez, Juliana Francine Muta, Joseph Mark Francis Neyman, Elizabeth Colleen O’Connor, Shelby Shea Ohotnicky, Riley Erin Orr, Ryan Matthew Osborne, Gina Marie Pettinato, Daniel Anthony Piazza, Robert Joseph Piccoletti, Jr. , Amanda Lynne Pienkowski, Ruoxin “Christina” Qi, Margaret Mary Rainey, Harrison Patrick Rapp, Quinn Vincent Robelle, Alexander Ferro Rowella, Joseph James Rutledge, Sarah Angelina Scavo, Vito Thomas Scocozzo IV, Leo Anthony Sebastianelli III, Jack Oliver Shean, Chelsea Lee Skrepenak, Mitchell Allan Spall, Masen D. Suhadolnik, Jonathan Tyler Symonies, Christian Tomaino, Amanda L. Tomlinson, Robert James Torre, Matthew Paul Valvano, Gelsey Vega, Nicholas Joseph Vinansky, Alyssa Ann Wallo, Adam FitzGerald Walsh, Matthew Ryan Walsh , Thomas John Ware, Jr., James Daniel Wetter, Richard Francis Williams, Jeremy Edward Yzeik, Angela Nicole Zaccone, Austin Albert Joseph Zehel