The 17 students graduating from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, were presented with awards for their outstanding academic performances at a ceremony held June 7 at St. Joseph's Church, Summit Hill.
The students and their awards were: Lauren Nietz, religion; Ethan Vermillion, Science; Abby O'Donnell, Language Arts; Bradley Kozuch, Mathematics; Anthony Stianchie, Social Studies; Abigail Yusella, Literature and Reading.
Bradley Kozuch won an award for scholarship for the highest general average. An award for scholarship for the second highest general average went to Abby O'Donnell and Ethan Vermillion.
Eight students won President's Education Awards: Taylor Horvat, Paxton Klotz, Lauren Nietz, Abby O'Donnell, Abigail Yusella, Andrew Benek, Bradley Kozuch, and Ethan Vermillion. These awards are based on outstanding academic performance and achievement as well as a high achievement on a standardized test battery in math or reading.
The Principal's Award that recognized the greatest achievement of any academic pursuit in the improvement of one's own self and the development of one's character went to Jocelyn Stefanick.
The Senator David C. Argall "Good Citizen" Award for display of character, leadership, scholarship, and acceptance of responsibility was given to Cassandra Hoben and Anthony Stianchie.
The American Legion Award, given by the Lansford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 123, was given to Chad Dubosky for distinguished achievement for honor, courage, scholarship, leadership, service and Americanism.
Recognition for receiving The Bishop's Scholarship representing a $1,000 grant to attend Marian Catholic High School was given to Cassandra Hoben, Taylor Horvat, Bradley Kozuch, and Anthony Stianchie.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett McCall have provided a $500 grant in memory of their son, Connell McCall, to a student who will attend Marian Catholic High School. The recipient of the Connell McCall Memorial Grant was Abby O'.Donnell.
The children of Jack and Ann Cannon have established an award in their memory. This award is a grant to Marian Catholic High School in the amount of $100 and was given to Taylor Horvat.
Mrs. Labosky has established an educational grant in memory of her two sons, James and David Labosky. This $100 tuition grant to Marian High School was given to two students, Cassandra Hoben and Frank DeFebo, who exemplify respect, good behavior, and service.
Jocelyn Stefanick and Abigail Yusella won an award for attendance and punctuality during the 2010-2011 scholastic year.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish presented a monetary award to Alexandra Valusek, the student who exemplified St. Francis of Assisi in word and deed.
The National Geographic Society awarded a medal and certificate to Frank DeFebo, who achieved a winning performance in the school level of the 2011 National Geography Bee.
Mrs. Rita O'Donnell, Mistress of Arms of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Molly Maguires, Division I, presented an achievement award and check to Abby O'Donnell.
Awards were given to Peer Helpers. These students have helped to raise school spirit and have been involved in peer tutoring. The following students were recognized for their commitment to our school community:
Danielle Dillee, Cassandra Hoben, Taylor Horvat, Paxton Klotz, Lauren Nietz, Abby O'Donnell, Jocelyn Stefanick, Alexandra Valusek and Abigail Yusella.
Recognition was given to the MATHCOUNTS Mathletes team members Andrew Benek, Bradley Kozuch, Anthony Stianchie and Ethan Vermillion.
Students from many schools, in many dioceses, in many states compete in the IHM Math contest. The following students were awarded certificates for their achievement in the 2010 IHM Math-a-lon: first place, Paxton Klotz,
second Place: Bradley Kozuch, third place: Andrew Benek and Abby O'Donnell :.