Sophomores Represent West Scranton High School at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar

Sophomores Olivia Bolsar and Bryauna Manuel were selected as the West Scranton High School representatives to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) for the 2018 academic year. Since 1958, the HOBY Seminars have brought together outstanding sophomore students to interact with distinguished leaders in business, government, and education.  The goal of HOBY is to develop…

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Mountain View Students of the Month for May

Mountain View students named Students of the Month at the Jr/Sr High School The following students were named students of the month at Mountain View Jr. Sr. High School for the month of May. Students are nominated by faculty members and selected by committee: Senior Ryan Martin, Freshman Katelyn Supancik, and 7th Grader Alex Empet. Picture attached:…

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MMI team finishes fifth at Envirothon state competition

MMI Preparatory School’s team of Lauren Babinetz, Alexander Sessock, Kaitlyn McGeehan, Dominique Kline, and Grant Warren finished in fifth place at the Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition in Selinsgrove. Schools from across 65 counties competed in the event. The MMI team posted an overall score of 500.33 points out of a possible 600 and finished with…

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Summer adventures while saving money!

Happy first day of Summer! ‘Tis the season of vacations, day trips, and adventures. It’s officially that time of year to cross off a few items on your bucket list. Whether you want to hit the open waters, camp out, go biking or fishing you are going to need the proper gear. Trying to buy…

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Dad Jokes

Father’s Day is this weekend and while you are scrambling to find that last minute present, take some time out of your day to memorize these hysterical dad jokes. Why? Because there is no better way to commemorate your dad on Father’s Day than by cracking a few cheesy jokes! He will greatly appreciate them and he…

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Why we do what we do..

All of us here at Paper Shop work day in and day out to achieve our mission of being the best, easiest, and safest way to sell and buy locally. Our name is known all throughout the NEPA area and we want to make sure that everyone understands why we do what we do. Paper Shop…

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West Scranton Students Score High in the National Spanish Exam

35 students at West Scranton High School earned medals and honors for outstanding performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examination.  Students from West Scranton earned gold, silver, and bronze medals, along with numerous scholar medals marking honorable performance. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the…

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PJAS Excellence Award/Perfect score

Jeannie Rafferty, 7th grade student at South Scranton Intermediate School, earned an Excellence Award in Chemistry with a perfect score in the Pa. Jr. Academy of Science State Level Competition in State College, Pa. In photo: Daniel Gilroy, principal, Jeanne Rafferty, Katona Miller, sponsor/science teacher

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Valley View High School News

The Valley View Bio Club recently embarked on a project to help enhance Lackawanna State Park.  Students contacted local companies asking for tree donations. Trees had to be 6-8 feet in height and 1.5- 2-inch caliper, as well as have deer guard protection.  The Bio Club would like to thank Cougar Landscaping for donating 2…

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Twenty-four MMI students capture first place at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science state competition

Twenty-four MMI Preparatory School students captured first place and 27 students placed second during the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) state competition, which was held from May 20-22 at Penn State University’s main campus. Louis DeAngelo was awarded the Region 2 Jr. High Excellency Award in BioChemistry. MMI competes in Region 2, which encompasses…

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West Scranton Participates in All-County Band Festival

On Monday, May 14, 2018, West Scranton music students participated in the All-County Honors Band Festival.  Students from 9 school across Lackawanna County were nominated by their music teachers, and a total of 90 performers participated in the event.  11 of those students were from West Scranton!  The event was conducted by the music directors from both Scranton…

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Marywood University’s Music Education Collegiate Chapter Receives Prestigious Awards

Marywood University’s National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter (NAfME-C) was recently selected to receive two national awards, the Chapter of Excellence for its Music Program and the Professional Achievement Award. The music program at Marywood University has been selected in the Best Music Program Category for the University’s National Association for Music Education Collegiate…

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