West Scranton Students Earn Awards for Earth Day Essay Contest


Twenty-two West Scranton High School students earned awards and honors for their essays written about environmental concerns and conservation.  The Earth Week essay contest was sponsored by the University of Scranton and Pennsylvania American Water.  The theme was: “Water our most precious resource.”


The West Scranton recipients are students of Mrs. Heather Bresser.  The following students received certificates:

Earth Day Essay Contest - Honors

Row 1 (l to r) Melanie Souryiavong, Krystime Jimenez, Theresa Chesek, Lila MacDonald, and Hannah Yarros

Row 2 (l to r) Jamie Cramer, Dominic Guiliani, Ali Basalyga, and Kristian Lynn

Row 3(l to r) Leah Farino, Cole Stetzar, and Keerthik Jangala

Row 4 (l to r) Andrew Simpson, Jacob Wegielewski, Jordan McCloe, and Jason Palauskas

Row 5 (l to r) Zachary Syrylo, Emily Tuffy, Caroline Kudrich, and Morgan Williams

Two award recipients were not available for the photo: Tyler Souriyavong and Serena Fuller.


Five of the participants also received first, second, or third place medals for their submissions:

Earth Day Essay Contest - Medals

Front row (left to right):

Dominic Guiliani (2nd place – 9th grade), Lila MacDonald (1st place – 11th grade), and Kristian Lynn (3rd place – 9th grade)


Back row (left to right):

Caroline Kudrich (1st place – 9th grade) and Jordan McCloe (1st place – 12th grade)