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 she raises and shows her animals. She is also a past member of the girls’ basketball team and is presently gearing up for her final year as a member of the softball team. Brianna plans to attend college in the fall majoring in pre-med.


” Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” is an eight week-program started by Chesapeake Energy along with local media and non-profit community groups. Students are nominated for their leadership qualities for bettering their community. For eight consecutive weeks, the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce will choose a student from all the nominations. The students will then receive a plaque and a new desktop computer will be donated to their school.  At the end of the program, the eight winners will be honored at a banquet hosted by Chesapeake Energy where two of the students will win a personal lap top. The winners will also be listed on the Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders website and featured in The Wyoming County Examiner and the GEM104 Radio.


Brianna Smarkusky is show with Jane Clements, Chesapeake Energy Manger-Corporate Development.



Lackawanna Trail senior Brianna Smarkusky was presented a plaque by Chesapeake Energy Corporate Development Manager Jane Clements. Smarkusky was nominated by 4-H leader Danette Fuller for her involvement as the Wyoming-Lackawanna Dairy Princess.

Front: from left, Danette Fuller, 4-H leader, Brianna Smarkusky and Jane Clements, Chesapeake Energy Manger-Corporate Development, back, Bill Smarkusky and Mary Smarkusky,


Brianna Smarkusky, Discovering Tomorrows Leader's

Maureen Dispenza, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce,  Brianna Smarkusky and Jane Clements, Chesapeake Energy Manger-Corporate Development, Lackawanna Trail High School Principal, John Rushefski, Lackawanna Trail Superintendent, Matthew Rakauskas and Lackawanna Trail High School Assistant Principal Dr. Mark Murphy; back, Joe Stanco, Wyoming Country 4-H Educator, Bill Smarkusky, Mary Smarkusky and Robert Baker, Editor, Wyoming County Press Examiner.