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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

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

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.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ryan Oravec of Andreas, a freshman at Bloomsburg University, was named to the dean's list at Bloomsburg University. He attained a 4.0 GPA during the spring semester. He is taking a dual major, a BS in mathematics and computer science. He attended Tamaqua High School. He is the son of Sharon and Tim Oravec of Andreas and the grandson of Betty and George Vincent, Coaldale; and Ethel Oravec of Andreas.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mike Thomas of Jim Thorpe, joined a group of 27 volunteers to assist at animal shelters in Ritchie, Braxton and Clay counties in West Virginia for a week in May. They provided shelter repair and assistance in building kennels, doghouses and exercise yards.

The program was funded by a grant from the Foundation and Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. program and is an outreach venture of Animal Lifeline, a non-profit, all-volunteer animal welfare organization based in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania and sponsors a club at Delaware Valley College.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sarah Swankoski, daughter of Ray and Patty Swankoski of Coaldale, was one of over 500 students to graduate from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa., during its 84th commencement exercises, held May 23.

Swankoski received a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She has accepted a position with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethlehem.

A 2006 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, she is the granddaughter of Joseph and Peggy Rebarchak of Hazle Township, and Irene Swankoski of Hazleton.