DEC takes third in “Trim a Tree” contest

The Lackawanna County Electric City Trolley Station & Museum recently recognized the winners and schools who participated in its annual “Trim A Tree” Challenge.

Students from area districts were involved in the decorating competition. 

The Christmas trees were displayed over the holidays at the museum where visitors voted for their favorite one.  Dunmore Elementary School finished third in the contest.

Shown from left: Ashley Coar, Dunmore teacher; and Wayne Hiller, the County’s Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager.    

UNICO coloring contest winners recognized

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National recently announced the winners from the 11th Annual Coloring Contest conducted for all students in the second-grade classes at the Dunmore Elementary Center and Saint Mary’s Parochial School.  The student with the winning entry from each of the second grades received their artwork entry professionally framed and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Shown front row from left are winning students: Owen Krzywicki, Kamilla Bukenova, Neykis Alonso-Genao, Araina Bovenkamp and Caily Ciprian. 

Back row, same order: Sara Amendolaro and Maggie DelGuercio, second grade teachers; Mark McDade, Keystone UNICO Charter President; Louise Ligi, Chapter President; James Mack, Coloring Contest Chairman; Frank Coviello, UNICO board member, and Mary Ann Coviello, UNICO Board Chairman;  Michele Walsh, teacher; Michele McDade, Keystone UNICO board member;  and teachers Dana Cordaro and Mary Gavalla. 

Absent from photo is Dunmore Elementary Center Principal Matthew Quinn.    


Pictured with Vihaan Bansal, front row, the winner in the Annual Keystone UNICO Columbus Day Coloring Contest from Saint Mary’s Parochial School are from left: Frank Coviello, Keystone Board Member; Hannah Kozerski, Teacher; Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone Board Chairman; Jim Mack, Keystone UNICO Coloring Contest Chairman; Louise Ligi, Keystone President; and Maryelizabeth Shattin, Saint Mary’s Parochial School Principal.

Damian the Magician Performs for DEC Students

The Dunmore Lions Club held its annual benefit show featuring “THE MAGIC OF DAMIAN,” Pennsylvania’s foremost magician. This year’s event was held at the Dunmore Elementary Center on Friday, Dec. 10.

This marks the 28th year the Lions have featured Damian’s magic to elementary students in Dunmore Elementary Schools, including Saint Mary’s Elementary Center. All proceeds will be utilized for scholarships to help defray college expenses for Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools.

Pictured above with students are, from left: Lion Gino Tempesta, Lion Renee Iezzi, Damian the Magician, Principal Matthew Quin,n and Lion Sam Sebastianelli, event chairman. Students are Burke Harrison, Jake DeMuro, Annie Tripodi, Mariana Acosta, Abby Richardson, Saige Toole, Mackenzie Marshall, and Andre Frechen.