Holy Cross High School Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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Holy Cross High School, Dunmore, a Diocese of Scranton Catholic School named in 2007, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Catholic education on Saturday, Aug. 12, with a Mass at 5:30 p.m. at the high school followed by a reception at The Colonnade. Principal celebrant for the Mass will be the Rev. Monsignor David L. Tressler, Diocesan secretary for catholic education and superintendent of schools.

The reception at The Colonnade will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and will include passed hors d’oeuvres and age appropriate beverages. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased prior to the event. The celebration will include basket raffles with tickets available for purchase at the event.

The celebration is open to all friends, family and alumni of Holy Cross High School and Diocesan Catholic Schools.  For more information, or to make your reservation, please call Holy Cross High School, 570-346-7541. Tickets may be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.

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Committee members show in photo above include, from left: Katie VonBergen , administrative staff; Ben Tolerico, Holy Cross High School principal; Jennifer Stonikinis, English faculty; Kristina Toolan, art faculty;  Jillian Rojek, music and science faculty;  and John Anthony Farkas, Jr., manager of development and alumni relations for Diocesan Catholic schools.

The committee also includes Laura Hudak, English faculty.

 

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Annual Dream Game Set for July 19th

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The Lions Club 83rd Annual Dream Game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Valley View John F. Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Six Dunmore Bucks have been selected to play on this year’s City Team: Kyle Lasher, Nicholas Lawler, Joe Galenas, Colin Holmes, Michael Dougherty and George Cole.

Bailey Simrell of Holy Cross will also play on this year’s City Team.

Winners Named in “Greensylvania” Competition

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The Lackawanna County Commissioners and staff recognized first and second place winners in the 10th annual Greensylvania paper recycling competition conducted at area schools.

Holy Cross High School in Dunmore finished first in the high school division with 2,943 lbs. of recycled paper. Carbondale High School was second with 4,651 lbs. recycled, but at a lower per capita rate.   John Whittier Elementary School in Scranton, first place, recycled 8,195 lbs. of paper.  South Scranton Intermediate School finished first with 5,821 lbs. of paper recycled.

Shown from left: Dan Gilroy, South Scranton Intermediate principal; Mike Potomic, Walmart, sponsor; Barbara Giovagnoli, Lackawanna County Department of Environmental Sustainability; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley; Jeana Gatelli, Luann Lord and Nick Bradley, John Whittier Elementary School; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni; Emily Schultz and Kimberly Mecir, Holy Cross High School; Scott Michalek, Carbondale Area High School; Justine Tone, Holy Cross High School; and Mike Wincovitch, Diamond K Inc., sponsor.

 

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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Photo Credit: Rich Banick Photography

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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Photo Credit: Rich Banick Photography

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.