Students recognized at UNICO scholarship dinner

Gabrielle Case is the recipient of the Inaugural Kovatch/Perna Family Trades Scholarship presented by Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO during its 11th annual scholarship dinner at La Buona Vita. 

Front row, seated from left:  Jeffrey Case, recipient’s father; Jordan Case, her brother; honoree Gabrielle Case of the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County and her mother Justine Case. 

Back row, same order: Keystone UNICO Scholarship Director Sandy Collins, Principal Dr. Karla Carlucci of the Career Technology Center; scholarship provider Gene-O Perna; Yolanda Martinelli, Cosmetology Instructor at CTC., and scholarship provider Tony Kovatch.


Rocco Mack is the recipient of the Keystone UNICO Family Scholarship.  Shown in the front row, from left:  Jim and Mary Mack Sr., grandparents; Honoree Rocco Mack of Holy Cross High School;. and Joellen Mack, mother. Back row, from left: Sandy Collins, Keystone UNICO Scholarship Director; James Mack Jr., father; and Anthony Mack, brother.


Scholarship awardees who attended the annual Keystone UNICO Awards Dinner are, front row, from left: Dunmore High School’s Olivia Amico receiving the Frank and Mary Ann Coviello Military Family Appreciation Scholarship; Dunmore High School’s Micah Madrazo receiving the Keystone Chapter Service Award, and Gabrielle Case receiving the inaugural Career Technology Center Kovatch/Perna Family Trade Award. 

Back row, same order: Keystone Chapter Scholarship Director Sandy Collins; Dunmore High School’s Joseph Cardillo, receiving the Brian Piccolo Athletic Award; Holy Cross High School’s Ryan Legg receiving the Keystone Chapter Service Award; and Keystone Chapter UNICO President Mary Ann Coviello. 

Missing from photo are Rocco Mack of Holy Cross receiving the Keystone UNICO Family Award; Sophia Calzola of Carbondale Area H.S., receiving the Keystone Brian Piccolo Award; and Marilyn Vitali, Brian Piccolo Awards Chairman.  

Student athletes honored with Brian Piccolo awards

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO presented Sophia Calzola of Carbondale and Joseph Cardillo of Dunmore High School with this year’s Keystone UNICO Brian Piccolo Award for high school senior student athletes. The awardees receive a plaque commemorating the life achievements of football athlete Brian Piccolo and $1,000 towards their higher education.

Pictured above in front row, from left: Marilyn Vitali, Keystone UNICO Piccolo Award Chairman; awardee Joseph Cardillo, Dunmore High School, and Ann Summa, Piccolo Award committee member.  Back row, same order: Julie Cardillo, sister; Joseph Cardillo, father, and Luanne Cardillo, mother. 


Shown above, from left: Anita Calzola, mother; Mary Ann Coviello, Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO President; awardee Sophia Calzola from Carbondale Area; and Marilyn Vitali, Keystone UNICO Piccolo Award Committee Chairman. 

Lions Club Honors Students at Scholarship Dinner

The Dunmore Lions Club recently held its 41st Annual Scholarship Award Dinner at La Buona Vita Restaurant in Dunmore.

 Honored with Penn State Scholarships were Joseph Cardillo of Dunmore High School and Molly Landsiedel of Holy Cross High School. 

Also, honored with monetary gifts were Dunmore High School Male Scholar/Athlete-Kevin Walsh and Female Scholar /Athlete-Moriah Murray and Holy Cross High School Male Scholar/Athlete-Nick Cabets and Female Scholar/Athlete- Kaitlyn Farrell. Remarks were made by Chris Lucas,Dunmore High School’s Assistant Principal, and Alexa Bravis, Holy Cross High School counselor.

 Presentations of awards were made by Lion President Elect Sam Sebastianelli Sr., and Past President Jim Aita. Lion Gino Tempesta served as dinner chairman and Lion Michael Colangelo offered invocation. 

Lion Justin Patchcoski served as Toastmaster and congratulated all award recipients, not only for the great honor they received, but to be at such an exciting time in their life. Further commenting, he added, “ I was thinking back to this time last year and how different, yet similar things, were. Just like last year’s class, I’m sure you’ve all made sacrifices throughout your academic careers, your perseverance and ambition are admirable, but I promise you’ll all look back on this night and all the wonderful memories of your high school athletic and academic careers often and fondly”. 

This is the 70th year the Dunmore lions have been serving the community of Dunmore.