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Thursday, June 24, 2010
DeLauretis

Heather DeLauretis, a 2005 Tamaqua Area High School graduate, has graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University.

She is a member of the National Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi.

Prior to attending Bloomsburg, DeLauretis attended Lehigh Carbon Community College and is a 2007 graduate of the Walt Disney World College program.

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Leonzi

Nicole Leonzi, a 2006 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology with a concentration in Exceptional Children from Bloomsburg University.

Leonzi graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors.

She will continue her education at Bloomsburg University this fall as she pursues her clinical doctorate in Audiology.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Emma R. Hill, a sophomore at Luzerne County Community College, has made the dean's list for the fall and spring semesters.

The daughter of Terry and Lucille Hill of Weatherly, Emma is majoring in medical coding and billing.

She is a 2009 graduate of Weatherly Area School District.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stephen Valente, son of Robert and Michelle Valente, Sugarloaf, a student at Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, PA will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program.

The Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic camp designed for rising 8-11 grade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science. Approximately 375 students from around the U.S. have been selected to participate in this summer's STEM program.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

DALLAS, PA The following students were named to the dean's list at Misericordia University for the spring 2010 semester:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Schafer

Jessica Amber Schafer graduated with honors from Mansfield University, Mansfield, on May 8, with a bachelor of music in music education.

She is the daughter of Judy Schafer of Lehighton and the late Martin Schafer. She is a 2005 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

While at Mansfield, Schafer was a member of the Olympic Gold winning Mansfield University Choir and The Spirit and the Pride of Pennsylvania Mansfield University Marching Band. Schafer also was a member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Rubino

Shaina Marie Rubino received her bachelor's degree from New York University on May 13, where she graduated with honors. She is a 2006 graduate of and class valedictorian of Panther Valley High School.

During her four years of undergraduate work at NYU, she majored in romance languages and minored in chemistry.

Rubino studied in Paris, France for a semester and did volunteer work in several hospitals, both in France and in New York.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jason Matyascik, the son of Bernard and Nancy Matyascik of Summit Hill, received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on Sunday, May 30, at the Louis J. Tullio Arena in Erie.

LECOM graduates go on to osteopathic internships through the American Osteopathic Association intern match program, or choose a medical specialty internship and residency program.

For the next year, Matyascik will be working at the Meadville Medical Center in Meadville.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lynn A. Davies, daughter of Jon and Debbie Davies of Tuscarora, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring semester at Towson University in Maryland. A 2009 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, she earned a 3.96 grade point average, majoring in Occupational Therapy.

Davies is the granddaughter of Betty Davies and Gwen Evans of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Steven Behr, Principal of the Tamaqua Area School District´s three elementary schools, has released the names of students earning honor roll status for the final marking period of the 2009-2010 school year. This list includes students from all three schools. To be eligible for High Honors, students must earn straight As. To earn honors, students in grades four through six must earn four As and two Bs, while third grade students must earn three As and one B.