West Scranton Students Rally for the Ronald McDonald House


Students in Mrs. Amanda O’Brien’s Human Physiology and AP Biology classes rally once again around a little boy with a big heart.  The students collected items and a monetary donation over $500 for the Ronald McDonald House. Nearly 3 years ago, students began raising funds and awareness for the American Heart Association in the name of Jack Scarfo, a pint-sized, proud heart survivor. This year Jack’s Mom, Lisa Scarfo organized a drive for the Ronald McDonald House to honor Jack and his brother, Nathan’s 5th birthday.  The students were eager to get involved.  The drive started amongst friends, but reached out further into the community than Lisa could have imagined.  One former student, now a sophomore at King’s University, Courtney Zuckoski organized her own successful drive on campus. Many schools throughout the Scranton School District hosted drives.

Ronald McDonald House Drive

1st row (L to R): Abigail Mancus, Kara Fahey, Meghan Gaughan, Sara Tesluk, Marion Coyne

2nd row: Alyssa Janes, Christian Luciano, Kayla Masters, Katie Langan, Nancy Ramirez

3rd row: Josh Bullaro, Abby Frazier, Alaina Evans, Gordon Hodanich

4th row: Ryan Temsamrit, Jessi Purawic, Tyler Jakes, Dany Huarina

5th row: Jane Baranowski, Jane Joyce, Marissa Pazzaglia, Emily O’Malley, Eryn Sullivan, Layla Bryndzia

6th row: John Waltman,  Jamie Niemiec, Katie Cantafio, Ian Evans

7th row: Brelen Holden, , Ryan Welsh, Mark Kashuba, Jorge Guevera, Tim Merkel