Holy Cross High school in Dunmore took first place in the 2018 high school division of the 11th annual Greensylvania paper recycling competition conducted in May at area schools countywide. Holy Cross students recycled 10.42 lbs. of paper per person to win the competition.
Principals at the award ceremony were, from left: Barbara Giovagnoli, Lackawanna County Recycling Coordinator; Kim Mecir and Colleen Gatrone, Holy Cross staff; and Cathy Chiumento, Holy Cross vice principal.
The Lackawanna County Commissioners and staff recognized first and second place winners in the 10th annual Greensylvania paper recycling competition conducted at area schools.
Holy Cross High School in Dunmore finished first in the high school division with 2,943 lbs. of recycled paper. Carbondale High School was second with 4,651 lbs. recycled, but at a lower per capita rate. John Whittier Elementary School in Scranton, first place, recycled 8,195 lbs. of paper. South Scranton Intermediate School finished first with 5,821 lbs. of paper recycled.
Shown from left: Dan Gilroy, South Scranton Intermediate principal; Mike Potomic, Walmart, sponsor; Barbara Giovagnoli, Lackawanna County Department of Environmental Sustainability; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley; Jeana Gatelli, Luann Lord and Nick Bradley, John Whittier Elementary School; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni; Emily Schultz and Kimberly Mecir, Holy Cross High School; Scott Michalek, Carbondale Area High School; Justine Tone, Holy Cross High School; and Mike Wincovitch, Diamond K Inc., sponsor.