Pittston Area National Honors Society Independent Service Projects

June 27th, 2015 1:28 am

First Posted: 7/8/2013

From left, PA seniors Steve Starinsky, Connor Mitchell, Ryan Tracy, Aaron Black, Matt Carroll and Joe Starinsky held their second annual canned food drive to benefit the Care and Concern Food Pantry. Numerous items were donated.

PA seniors Julia Shandra and Amy Silinski (not pictured) chose the Greater Pittston Relay for Life as their service project. The girls used a bake sale and basket raffle to raise money for the event.

From left, PA seniors Katrina Lutecki, Frank Ardo, Ronnie D’Eliseo and Maria Capitano held a benefit at a yogurt place to benefit Joe Saunders, who was diagnosed with type one diabetes. The Sweet Frog Yogurt fundraiser garnered enough funds to purchase a service dog for Joe that can tell when his sugar is low.

From left, first row, PA juniors Kallie Miller and Alyssa Rodzinak and back row, Carmen LoBrutto, Mason Gross, James Emmett and Michael Schwab provided a fun night of Bingo to seniors at Wesley Village. Students baked treats and brought refreshments, prepared globes, blankets and trees to be sold.

From left, PA juniors Richard Weinstock and Kevin Wesolowski brought cheer to residents of Lakeside Nursing Center by hosting a Bingo. They passed out refreshments and snacks and awarded prizes to each winner.

PA juniors Leanne Para, Rachel Lazevnick and Jennifer Mataloni held an Easter egg hunt for children of the Second Presbyterian Church. Children were provided refreshments, donuts and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

From left, first row, PA juniors Steven Lee (holding poster), Enrico Connors and, back row, Jonathan Kamor, Anthony D’Eliseo, Brandon Ferrence, Tyler Spurlin and Charles Poli hosted a Red Cross blood drive at St. John the Evangelist Church. Students also provided refreshments.

From left, PA juniors Samantha Piazza, Brittni Morrell, Samantha Coleman ran a 12-day collection for the All Men Equal Temporary Emergency Shelter of Scranton. Boxes were placed in the high school and Cinemark in Moosic to collect several necessities and hygiene products.

PA junior Brittany Hypolite supported the development of the youth and teen program at the Pittston Memorial Library by selling candy bars at the Imagination Learning Center of Pittston. She created a video clip to exhibit the programs at the library and volunteered maintaining their book, audio and CD log.

From left, PA juniors Alyssa Talerico, Irene Magdon, Katie Jobson and Christine Briggs (not pictured) assisted the SPCA fulfill its wish list of needed items by placing boxes in the Pittston Area Intermediate Center, Middle and High Schools. Additional boxes were placed in Pride Mobility in Duryea and West Pittston. They also raised money by selling candy bars.

From left, PA juniors Troy Platukus, Michael Harth, Michael Antal, Jenna Mundenar, Joe Chiampi, Justin Peterson and Matthew Miller hosted an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to benefit Saint Joseph ‘s Center, which focuses on the well-being of children. A fee to compete in the tournament, on-site fundraising, refreshment and snack sales benefited the facility.

From left, PA juniors Kayla Vogue, Bridget Starinsky, Maria Lussi and Carly Walker brightened the spirit of residents at the Oakwood Terrace Assisted Living Facility. The students held a Bingo and prizes were given away. The girls distributed baked goods, refreshments and snacks.

From left, PA juniors Rachel Simansky and Emily Herron, along with Sara Ruby, Liz Mikitish, Ali Brady and Taylor Powers (absent from photo) hosted a book drive. Students placed a box for donated books in Pittston Area Primary and Intermediate Centers, Middle and High School and Duryea’s Holy Rosary School. The six students delivered the 1,078 books collected to the Pittston Memorial Library.