Lion’s Club Recognizes Student Excellence at Annual Banquet

 

lionsThe Dunmore Lions Club recently held its 36th annual Scholarship Award Banquet at La Buona Vita Restaurant, Dunmore.  

Honored with Penn State scholarships were Paul Marmo of Holy Cross High School and Ryan Chao of Dunmore High School.

Remarks were offered by Margo Balderson, Senior Guidance Counselor, at Dunmore High School and Kandy Taylor, Dean of Students, at Holy Cross High School.

Presentation of Awards was made by Lion President James Aita and Committee Chairman Lion Sal Marchese. Lion James Colangelo served as toastmaster and commented “These and past award recipients demonstrate the outstanding traits necessary to receive Lions awards. All recipients have shown exemplary leadership. They’re all amazing students.”

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Several Dunmore High School students attended this year’s Scholarship Award Banquet of the Dunmore Lions Club at La Buona Vita Restaurant.

Seated from left are: Colin Holmes, boy/scholar athlete; Ryan Chao, Penn State scholarship, and Erika Bistran, girl scholar/athlete.

Shown standing are: Michael Colangelo, Sal Marchese, scholarship committee chairman; James Aita, Lion president; Sam Sebastianelli Sr., Richard Green, Angelo Martarano, Margo Balderson, senior guidance counselor at Dunmore High School, and James Colangelo. 

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Students from Holy Cross High School were also honored at this year’s banquet.

Seated from left are: Grace Perechinsky, girl scholar/athlete; Bailey Simrell, boy scholar/athlete, and Paul Marmo, Penn State scholarship winner.

Shown standing are: Michael Colangelo, James Colangelo, toastmaster; Samuel Sebastianelli Sr; James Aita, Lion president; Kandy Taylor, Holy Cross Dean of Students, and Sal Marchese, scholarship committee chairman.

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The Dunmore Lions have been serving the community for over 65 years and are currently having a membership campaign. Anyone interested in joining or helping in any way can send an email to dunmorelions@gmail.com or call 570-878-7166 or 570-947-1287.

 

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