SINGING STAR

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Riverside High School junior Elise Hummel recently participated in District Chorus at Marywood. She is one of 160 top singers representing 38 school districts of Northeast Pennsylvana. Hummel has been participating in chorus since seventh grade and this i (read more)

ARTIST OF THE WEEK

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Riverside High School seniors Katie Howey and Austin Decker were chosen as WVIA’s artists of the week. WVIA will run their taping the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. Katie performs the song “On My Own” from “Les Miserables.” Austin’s iron casting and ceramics (read more)

DEVIL PRIDE STUDENTS

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Old Forge Elementary named December’s Devil Pride elementary students, chosen based on their outstanding demonstrations of Devil Pride. Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and Example to others. From left, seated: Madison Pencek (read more)

HOLIDAY PARTY

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The Old Forge Elementary Life Skills class attended the Operation Santa program, sponsored by Tobyhanna Army Depot. They enjoyed lunch, crafts, dancing and visited with Santa. From left, front row: Derek Rosario and teacher Ashley Gatto. Second row: Alex (read more)

COLLECTING TOOTHPASTE

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The Old Forge High School recently conducted its annual collection of toothpaste for the Voluntary Action Center. Students collected more than 300 tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes. From left: vice president Maria Balanovich, treasurer Alexandra Yudisk (read more)

COLLECTING FOR THE HOMELESS

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The Old Forge High School Leo Club took a collection for the Bethel AME Homeless shelter during the Snow Forge festivities. They raised more than $100 and collected various items for the shelter. From left: Areyona Tompkins, Cassie Colozza, Liz Balonivich (read more)

COLLECTING FOOD

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Students at Riverside Elementary East School participated in “Kids Share” by collecting food items to benefit needy families during the holiday season. From left: Jack Munley, Gracie Munley, Joey Fox, Abby Buzza and Michael Maslanka. The program was spons (read more)

CHORUS PERFORMANCE

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The Old Forge High School Chorus Presented “An Unconventional Holiday.” From left, kneeling: Madeline Hopkins, Alyssa Hillmer-Black, Madison Chickey, Sophia Scalese, Abby Cusumano, Ava Aulisio, Jaden Karwaski, Jennie Thomas, Brooke Manley, Mia Nardone, Ga (read more)

GIVING HOPE

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The Old Forge Police Department recently presented a check to Nathan Barrett, principal of Old Forge Elementary School for Hope for the Holidays, which helps support families all year round. From left: Officer Nick Lugin, Chief Jason Dubernas, Barrett and (read more)

MAKING MERRY AT OLD FORGE

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Students in the Old Forge School District were treated to holiday parties and sing alongs on the last day before vacation. An elementary school sing along. Seniors sang for the school. Students wandered the halls caroling. (read more)

DEVIL PRIDE HIGH SCHOOLERS

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Old Forge High School has named the Devil Pride high school students for December. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil Pride. Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable, and Examp (read more)

SKILLS USA WINNER

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Riverside Junior Senior High School senior Noah Donahue recently won first place in the Skills USA competition for welding sculpture, for his piece which depicts a welding rig. Noah is now qualified to compete in the state Skills USA competition in Hershe (read more)

‘INSTANT DECISION’ DAYS

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Several Riverside High School students participated in “instant decision” days. These programs are a partnership between Riverside and Lackawanna and Keystone Colleges that allow students to apply and receive an admissions decision immediately at no cost (read more)

WRAPPING PRESENTS

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Riverside High School’s German club, moderated by Heather Mahon, wrapped holiday gifts at the Viewmont Mall recently. Proceeds benefited United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA’s early intervention program. From left: Rachel Yackobowitz, Sierra Santarsiero and Jord (read more)

CHRISTMAS ANGELS

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The Old Forge High School Blue and Gold chapter of the National Honor Society, in collaboration with the People Security Bank and Trust of Old Forge and the Salvation Army, recently conducted the “Christmas Angel Project.” The National Honor Society recei (read more)