Lackawanna College has awarded more than 430 bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates to the class of 2020, which includes students from 15 states and countries including France, Dominica and Saint Lucia. The College’s 126th commencement is currently scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, after its traditional May ceremony was postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Students in the class of 2020 were among the first to receive the College’s associate degrees in Baking & Pastry and Occupational Therapy Assistant as well as bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Restaurant & Foodservice Management and RN-to-BSN.
Graduates also included seven regional high school students who completed their associate degrees while still enrolled in high school through the College’s Level Up program.
Dunmore graduates included: Pauline Ann Macarski, cum laude, and Elisabeth Jamison Padula, bachelor of science, human services; Gloria Marie Stryweski, cum laude, associate in science, baking & pastry; Seamus Michael Gerrity, associate of science,business studies; Alyssa Marie Fazio, associate of science, early childhood education; Kylia Denice Conaway, associate of science, human services; Jennifer Alexandra Gerrity, magna cum laude, associate of science, occupational therapy assistant; Corbin James Smith, associate of science, sports management, and Amanda Nowakowski, certificate program, conservation & natural resource.
A total of 114 students graduated from Dunmore High School in June. The graduates included: Kaitlin Mary Ahern, Ta’Nazha Chante Beatrice Isabel Allen, James Thomas Angerson, Jaren Russell Argust, Michael Kenneth Aronica, Noah Barton, Cole Michael Blasko, Joshua Austin Bloom, Mia Isabella Bonavoglia, Wyatt Osman Bravo, Keenan Michael Patrick Brazil.
Also, Colleen Grace Brown, Christian Brian Buckas, Jayden Anthony Buckley, Max James Burke, Patrick David Burke, Molly Grace Butler, Antoinette Catherine Cantarella, Kayleigh Carey, Madison Joy Castellano, Emma Rose Coar, Emily Isabelle Comparetta, Lily Elizabeth Conboy, Arianna Costanzi, Gabrielle Andrea Crawford, Kelly Ann Czankner.
Also, Dylan Richard Davey, Gabriella Rose Deabreu, Kristopher Louis DeLeo Jr., Gianna Rose Delfino, Charles Michael DeNapoli, Colby Michael DeSando, Nicholas David DeSando, Patrick August Donvito, William Joseph Donvito, Madison Virginia Eagen, Hannah Jane Earley, Alana Elizabeth Emker, Abby Elizabeth Errico, Domenique Catherine Eutizi.
Also, John Michael Flis Jr., Marian Rayessa Fox, Brooke Lynn Frable, Jenna Furey, Michael Dominick Giannetta III, Tommi Jane Golden, Kyle Patrick Harrity, Philip Joseph Haser, Haylee Allouise Hein, Kelsey Lynn Hill, Julia Ingargiola, Abdul-Ahad Roshee James, Anthony John Kashmer, Corey Keating, Kathleen Elizabeth Kennedy, Julia Elise Klotz, Eric Christopher Kolodziewski, Zackery James Kubilus.
Also, Louis Gary LaCapra, Christian Rocco Lawler, Kaylie Marie Levinsky, Jazmine Angelique Lim, Sydney Joan Loftus, Anita Lucille Lucas, Jeremy Lyons Jr., Isabella Josephine Mandarano, Alexander Thomas Martin, Annabella Maria Massaro, Victoria Jayvin Mathews, Allison Leigh Mayer, Gregory Thomas McDade, Sierra Brooke McGinnity, Robert Michael McMynne, Lydia Anna Meade, George Joseph Mesko, Noah Nathan John Mihal, Korral Jae Mooney.Muhammad An’Nur Fard Harris-Moore.
Also, Sophia Marie Norvilas, Gia Virginia Occhipinti, Tyler Mason Overholtz, Nicholas Anthony Panunzio, Julia Marie Pasko, Kris Vjaykumar Patel, Kush Dilip Patel, Megan Marie Pavlowski, Marchete Reyn Nica Baba Pendon, Luke Nathan James Perez, Devin Andrew Peterson, Kalianna Philmeck, Caroline Ann Pinto, Laila Nicola Qarmout, Seth Michael Reyes, Amanda Donelle Roche, Molly Ruth Romeo, Noah Xavier Rudy, Mitchell Conrad Russavage.
Also, Khamille Sanaphol, Anthony Abda Santarsiero, Jacob Earl Brice Sawka, Lydia Grace Schork, Christian Eugene Simonetti, Emily Lauren Stedina, Dante Tyler Stipp, Tabitha Helen Stout, Lucia Nicole Summa, Lisa Ann Tallo, Victoria Margaret Toomey, Amaya Megan Tropeano.
Also, Julia Mairin Walsh, Lee David Weidow Jr., Kyle David Williams, Anthony Michael Woytach, Micaiah Jolie Yarosh.
Holy Cross High School in Dunmore held its commencement ceremonies on May 31 at the Sette La Verghetta Center for the Performing Arts at Marywood University with 98 students graduating.
Commencement speaker and honored guest was Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton. Benjamin D. Tolerico is school principal.
A Baccalaureate Mass was held on May 30 at Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton, with Rev. Cyril D. Edwards, Holy Cross High School chaplain, was principal celebrant.
Class of 2019 Valedictorian: Caroline Kranick
Caroline Kranick, daughter of Colleen and Robert Kranick of Jessup was valedictorian of the class. Caroline is vice president of the National Honor Society and has been a Student Council representative for four years.
She is a three-year member of the Mock Trial team which is two-time District and Regional Champions and the 2019 Pennsylvania State Champions. The team recently place ninth in the nation.
Caroline has participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science for five years and was a member of the Summer Service Trip to New Jersey during the 2018 summer bread. She is a four-year member of the Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Track teams, serving as 2018-19 captain for both soccer and basketball.
Caroline will be attending the University of Notre Dame, majoring in English, and hopes for a career in human rights or environmental law.
Class of 2019 Salutatorian: Hannah Carr
Hannah Carr, daughter of Maurya and Thomas Carr of Throop, was salutatorian.
Hannah is an officer and four-year member of the History/Political Science Club and was both a Diocesan and an Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholar, in addition to her high school schedule.
A member of the National Honor Society and Holy Cross Tennis Team, Hannah is also a four-year member of the Foreign Language Club. she has been accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Scranton.
Members of the 2019 graduating class at Holy Cross High school are: Dominic James Arbie, Elizabeth Jane Arbie, Mary Margaret Elizabeth Arcuri, Denys Arkhypenko, Heather Elizabeth Bailey, Erik Jerome Bentler, Haley Elizabeth Bestrycki, Olivia Frances Bloskey, L. Matthias Boles, Gianna Jule Calciano, Annabelle Nicole Callis, Taylor Jordan Callis, Cang Ye Da, Hannah Mellody Carr, Alexandria Carter, Joshua Thomas Charles, Julia Elizabeth Cicco, Ryan Jeffrey Cole, William P. Craig, Geanna B. Cusmano, Matthew James Dowdell, Theresa Ann Dutter, Darlene Duverge, and Russell C. Dyson III.
Also, Hannah Elizabeth Ferenchick, Jeremy Kristian Fick, Anthony R. Fletcher, Marla Ann Gambucci, Megan Catherine Gashi, Jacob Michael Gatto, Santino Augustus Graziano, Serge John Grega, Logan A. Gregory, Alexander Ryan Hammer, Taylor Marie Hembury, Matthew Jacob Herne, Meghan Kathryn Keenan, Nicholas Daniel Klein, Kalley Nicole Kovaleski, Jonathan Paul Kowalski, Caroline Frances Kranick, Hunter Alan Wesley Krieg, Olivia Evelyn Krupski, Ryan Nicholas Lello, Alyssa Rose Liford, Elizabeth Ann Link, Joseph Fred Liuzzo Jr., Abigail Rose Lynott.
Also, Kaylee Magda, Guilia Rose Maiolatesi, Abbey Elizabeth Malinoski, Julia Elizabeth Mancuso, Brian Anthony Mariotti, Julie Ann Mazaleski, Kaitlin Ann Cecilia McDonnell, Jillian Josephine McDonough, Hailey Star McElroy, Zachary Michael Menichello, Thomas Anthony Montefour, Ismael Mikey Morales, Tyler Thomas Mozeleski, Lucia Penelope Nardelli, Nhien Phan Thao Nguyen, Sang T. Nguyen, Grace Pavlick Okrepkie, Olivia Lee Osborne, and Emma Kate Otis.
Also, Lauren Rosario Richards Palmiter, Chloe L. Pearce, Ericka Anne Pica, Jacob Francis Rasimovich, Eric David Rine, Jennifer Christine Robinson, Kyle Michael Rusinko, Gianna Sacchetti, Maria Teresa Sacco, Kiearra Saldi, Mia Gabrielle Sandy, Anthony Scartelli, Carl John Schuster IV, Dana Leigh Sebastianelli, Abigail Ann Sempa, Noah C. Somers, Kristen Ann Swierczek, Victoria Lynn Tanana, James Brien Thornton Jr.
Also, Declan Mark Tokash, Karli Tolerico, Shannon Elizabeth Tone, Jack Patrick Torquati, Kirsten Mary Van Louvender, Joshua James Walker, Justin Richard Walker, Abigail Theresa Walsh, Colin M. Walsh, Jake Wiercinski, Brenden Manfred Willsch, and Olivia Aneta Catherine Zehel.