VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Kourtney Kordish, a senior at Valley View high school, placed first in the WVIA Great Teacher Essay Contest for the NEIU19 District.  Kourntey was selected as a finalist by her English teacher Ms.Kathleen Myers.  Her essay was about Ms. Sue Rodway who played a large role in her middle school experience. Kourtney’s essay and interview can be viewed at WVIA.org…

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

SV Drama Club Performs at the Wilkes Barre Penguins Hockey Game   Recently the Shenandoah Valley Drama Club showcased their 2014 production of “The Producers”, the musical comedy by Mel Brooks, at the Wilkes Barre Penquins hockey game. The cast performed several numbers from the show during the second intermission of the game, and was…

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MMI PREPARATORY SCHOOL

MMI junior amplifies DNA using off-the-shelf components   (Freeland, PA – March 20, 2014) – MMI Preparatory School junior Tristan Gibbons has created a machine that is able to replicate DNA without the use of expensive laboratory equipment. He amplified human DNA fragments through PCR (polymerase chain reactions) Thermal Cycling, a sequence of processes developed…

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MMI PREPARTORY SCHOOL

MMI families host exchange students from Mexico   (Freeland, PA – March 24, 2014) – Students from MMI Preparatory School recently hosted exchange students from Mexico, with students from both countries learning valuable cultural and educational lessons. Five middle-school students from Francis Bacon School in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, stayed with families of MMI students and…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Mid Valley Drama Club Director, Patricia Powell, announces that Legally Blonde, The Musical, will thrill audiences on April 11 and 12, in the high school auditorium in Throop. The curtain will rise at 7 PM, and tickets are $8.00 for general admission. (Junior) Alex Varaksa, as Warner Huntington III, (Junior) Marja Bjornstad as Vivienne Kensington,…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Mid Valley High School Student of the Month for February is Senior Joseph Palickar This award is given by the Lions Club of Olyphant. Pictured left to right:  Claudia Kausmeyer – Leo Club Advisor & Mid Valley Faculty member, Joseph Palickar, & Chad Vinansky – Secondary Principal.

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton Students Attend University of Scranton’s 8th Annual World Cultures Dinner Seven West Scranton High School students attended a dinner and presentation at the University of Scranton, which was sponsored by the university’s Department of World Languages and Culture. The event – the 8th annual “TA Talk” – featured University of Scranton teaching assistants in the Fulbright program, who…

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MMI PREPARATORY SCHOOL

MMI students to compete at state FBLA conference   (Freeland, PA – March 20, 2014) – Students from MMI Preparatory School qualified to complete at the State Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America. The students received first- through fifth-place finishes during the Pennsylvania Regional Leadership Conference held at Luzerne County Community College…

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Shenandoah Valley’s  St. Patrick’s Day Float Selected as the Grand Marshalls of this year’s Girardville  St. Patrick’s Day Parade were the superintendents from  the three school districts located in northern Schuylkill County;  Dr. Joie Green from Mahanoy Area, Dr. Andrew Smarkanic from North Schuylkill, & Dr. Stanley Rakowsky from Shenandoah Valley. Students from each school…

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OLD FORGE HIGH SCHOOL

Old Forge students participated in the annual WVIA Scholastic Scrimmage.  The students came in second in the NEIU 19 bracket. The students that participated in the Scholastic Scrimmage were:  Gabe Saucedo, Bobby Rinaldi, Anne Cherundalo, Ryan Voyack, and Christian Mozeleski.     Pictured Left to Right Anne Cherundalo, Ryan Voyack, Bobby Rinaldi, Gabe Saucedo, Christian Mozeleski,…

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MMI PREPARATORY SCHOOL

MMI students earn PJAS awards   (Freeland, PA – March 20, 2014) – Students at MMI Preparatory School recently earned awards during the regional Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition held at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, with awards presented afterward at a dinner ceremony at the Genetti Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre.…

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MMI PREPARATORY SCHOOL

MMI students place in Wilkes math contest   (Freeland, PA – March 20, 2014) – A team of students from MMI Preparatory School placed second in a math competition held at Wilkes University on March 5. The 66th annual Wilkes Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics Contest included about 150 students from 15 Luzerne…

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Valley View News The Valley View High School students welcome Lackawanna County Detectives Chris Kolcharno and Michelle Mancuso along with Assistant District Attorney Mariclare Hayes from the special victims unit, to discuss internet safety.Pictured left to right:  Assistant District Attorney, Mariclare Hayes; Lackawanna County Dectective, Michelle Mancuso, Lackawanna County Detective Chris Kolcharno, Valley View Junior Class Officers, Brianna Pegula and PJ…

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MMI PREPARATORY SCHOOL

MMI students participate in string festival   (Freeland, PA – March 6, 2014) – Six students from MMI Preparatory School took part in a string festival held at Wilkes University on March 6. Sixth-grader Molly O’Connell, seventh-grader Elise Hreha and eighth-grade students Angelica Alday, Sydney Karpowich, Chava Kornblatt and Stephanie Zellner were nominated by MMI…

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RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Congratulations to Riverside Junior Senior High School junior, Joe Pacholec. Joe is a National Scholastic Art Gold Medal winner. His mixed media sculpture, The Sacrifice, was inspired by his time spent outdoors hiking and hunting. Joe will be honored in New York City at the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June. Joe enjoys art…

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