Label: Local Chatter

June 27th, 2015 1:40 am

First Posted: 7/9/2013

Dr. Nicole Yakobitis, Pittston, has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University earlier this spring. She is a 2007 graduate of Pittston Area High School.

Yakobitis was the vice president of the class of 2013, past president of Phi Lamda Sigma, founder of Generation Rx Patient Care Project and a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma at Temple University.

She is the daughter of Ken and MaryBeth Yakobitis of Pittston and has two sisters, Amanda and Kendra. She is the granddaughter of John and Helen Yakobitis, West Pittston and the Late Ross and Mary Giamusso. Yakobitis is employed by Giant Food Stores Pharmacy division in Philadelphia.

Polit-Moran representes WA at FBLA

Salvatore Polit-Moran represented Wyoming Area at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California in June. As a senior member of the Wyoming Area FBLA, Sal competed at the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference at LCCC where he took First Place in Computer Problem Solving. This qualified him for the State Leadership Conference in Hershey, PA where he took Third Place in his event- Computer Problem Solving. Sal qualified to represent the state of Pennsylvania at the FBLA National Leadership Conference. He will attend the conference along with his FBLA advisor, Mrs. Juel Anne Klepadlo.

Sal is the son of Samilynn Polit-Panek of West Pittston and John Moran of Carbondale. Sal attributes his success to the computer courses he took at Wyoming Area, his experience job-shadowing at SK Tech group for his senior project, and especially his grandparents- Sam and Mary Ann Polit, who have been very influential in his life.

In the fall, Sal will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Network and Systems Administration. In addition to FBLA, Sal has also been a very active member of the Wyoming Area Key Club where he served as Web Master and was a member of the executive board. He is also a member of the technology club and the Corpus Christi Parish Youth Group.

Donnelly earns Dean’s Award

Christopher Donnelly, West Pittston, was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University, where Donnelly is a member of the Class of 2015 and studies Chemistry.

To be eligible for the Dean’s Award, a Colgate student must achieve higher than a 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses. Donnelly is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School.

Ferrance in American Legion program

Brandon Ferrance, an 11th grader at Pittston Area High School, has graduated from the Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State program held at Shippensburg State University this week, June 23-29. Ferrance was sponsored by his local American Legion Post; Ferrance resides in Avoca.

The American Legion, the largest veteran’s organization, sponsors this unique summertime education program for high school juniors that focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of the state government. The Pennsylvania American Legion’s Boys State program is called Keystone Boys State. The fee for Boys State is generally paid by American Legion Posts, with little or no expense to a young man and his family.

Hundreds of thousands of young men have graduated from The American Legion’s Boys State program; among them are some of the most prominent leaders of our nation’s history including former president Bill Clinton, basketball star Michael Jordan, news anchor Tom Brocauh, and astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday wishes go to George Doman, of Larksville celebrating on July 14 and his daughter Sarah Doman Blocinko of Larksville who celebrated on July 9.