WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton Receives Math/Science Grant West Scranton High School was the recipient of the 2012 Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance Math/Science Grant.  Exxon representative Ms. Melissa Blodnikar, the territory manager for Joe’s Kwik Marts / Lehigh Gas, presented the $500 award to Mrs. Joann Ossont, head of West Scranton’s Science Department.  The funds will be used to purchase computer…

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Ad of the Week: Bob

Because we sell anything and everything, we often get ads for the interesting, the unusual and the extremely specialized. One of the best parts of working here is that we learn so much about so many different things. Here’s where we feature an ad that made us sit up and take notice. This is Bob.…

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FAQ: Can I post pictures of my item online?

Questions. We love ‘em. When somebody has a question for us here at Paper Shop, we know that they’re either already advertising with us or thinking of giving us a try. We’re happy to help with and all inquiries, and we’ve found that a number of them are, well, frequently asked questions. Here’s where we take…

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GOOD SHEPHERD ACADEMY

National History Day Winners from Good Shepherd Academy!Good Luck at State Competition in May.Pictured above are sixth through eighth grade students from Good ShepherdAcademy who participated in the Regional Competition of National History Dayon Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Penn State, Wilkes-Barre. Students preparedexhibits, performances, and websites on the annual theme “Turning Points inHistory”. From…

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Dylan Catapane, a Valley View High School Senior,  participated in the West Point Bridge Building contest.  Over 6,000 students participated across the county and Dylan is now in the top 40.  This month the field will be narrowed down to the top 5.  The program offers college scholarship monies to the top winner. Dylan said: “This was a new experience…

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Valley View High School Students Selected to All-State BandKayla Powell was selected to the PMEA All-State Jazz Band for Alto Saxophone II Wind Ensemble.David Mirarchi was selected for the PMEA All-State Jazz Band for Alto Saxophone II.The PMEA All-State festival will be held in Erie, PA on April 17-20The Valley View Band director is Mr. Jamie OrfanellaPictured…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

On March 21st, C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, the Mid Valley School District participated in a very special local event called C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. This awareness event, sponsored by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, aims to decrease our region’s high rate of colorectal cancer (as high as 23% above the U.S. average…

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GOOD SHEPHERD ACADEMY

Students from Good Shepherd Academy participated  in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy  of Science Regional Meeting at King’s College.  Students design and carry out, and present the experiment and results.  All students earned first awards and will be representing Good Shepherd Academy in the State level of competition in May.  In addition to the first awards,…

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Game of Thrones

Or, well, chairs. As much as we’d love to, we can’t present you with a throne. But we can give you chairs that are fit for royalty. Besides, if you want to get technical, any chair would have been a seat for nobility in the Middle Ages: only the upper crust would have been in…

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No Fooling: April At Last!

It’s National Poetry Month. And National Guitar Month. Don’t forget that April’s National Welding Month, too. It brings us Arbor Day and Earth Day. And we’ve got our prom giveaway coming up in just a few days. So, really, what’s not to like? Crocus buds aren’t the only thing growing – so are our Lawn…

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WESTERN WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

Seniors Alyssa DeKenipp and Julie Rieutort were named national winners in the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards. Only 1% of the 230,000 submission received national recognition. Both will be awarded their medals during a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May. Alyssa’s acrylic painting “Urban Corruption” won a gold medal and will be…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Danette Fuller, 4-H Leader nominated Lackawanna Trail High School Senior Brianna Smarkusky for the “Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” Contest. Brianna, daughter of Bill and Mary Smarkusky, Nicholson, was nominated because of her involvement as the Wyoming -Lackawanna Dairy Princess. She promotes the daisy industry throughout both counties as well as being active in the 4-H where…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

KICKOFF FOR MID VALLEY RELAY FOR LIFE MID VALLEY RELAY FOR LIFE HELD KICKOFF ASSEMBLIES AT THE MID VALLEY SECONDARY CENTER. THE RELAY IS FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 8-9 AT THE MID VALLEY FOOTBALL STADIUM. Key participants are pictured from left to right:LORIANN FONTANELLA- AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, ERIN…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Olyphant Leo Club of Mid Valley School District sponsored a blood drive in memory of Robbie Stephens 2008 Mid Valley graduate who passed away in 2012. The drive collected 61 pints – the most ever collected at the school. From left to right-Jack Horvath-faculty- Leo Club advisor Matt Pasquale- Leo Club Vice PresidentMegan Mercanti- Leo Club SecretaryBob Stephens- Robbie’s fatherJoanne…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Senior, Delaney Reynolds, was chosen Mid Valley Student of the Month for January. Mid Valley Student of the Month is sponsored by the Olyphant Lions Club. Pictured left to right: John “Jack” Horvath (MV teacher and Olyphant Lion’s Club member), Delaney Reynolds, Chad Vinansky (Mid Valley Secondary Principal). ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Senior, Nikko Bonavoglia, was chosen Mid Valley Student of the Month for February. Mid Valley Student of the Month is sponsored by the Olyphant Lions Club. Pictured left to right: John “Jack”…

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