KIEL EIGEN RETURNS TO ALMA MATER, OLD FORGE HIGH SCHOOL

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Kiel Eigen (below) spoke to 400 students trecently at his alma mater, Old Forge High School. Eigen talked about the support he continues to receive after his spinal cord injury, dealing with the challenges of “being different,” anti-bullying and the impor (read more)

PLANTING TREES

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Riverside High School science teacher Greg Davis, and the Riverside Watershed Team members joined schools from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties to plant 4,000 trees at the Pichot State Forest in Plymouth Township on the Avondal (read more)

‘DISNEY FAVORITES’

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The first graders at Riverside Elementary West School will perform “Disney Favorites: 70 Years of Disney” at Riverside Junior-Senior High School on Thursday, April 27, under the direction of music teacher Melissa Lingle. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m (read more)

RIVERSIDE ART CLUB TAKES FIELD TRIP

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The Riverside Art Club recently took a field trip to Washington, D.C. From left, first row: Kiersten Royce, Nathan Mankins and Tommy Fontaine. Second row: Landy Burkland, Alexis Sophabmixay, Daniel Kimes, Austin Decker, Alyssa Nape, art teacher Lisa Templ (read more)

OLD FORGE HONOR ROLL

Old Forge School District announces third-quarter honor roll. Grade 12: Jessie Barron, Kierstyn Breig, Trevor Brown, Christa Eisele, Corrine Enderline, Alexander Eremo, Maya Florovito, Casey Greenfield, Benjamin Grochowski, Troy Harris, Sarah Hiller, Shan (read more)

DEVIL PRIDE STUDENTS

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Old Forge School District’ Devil Pride elementary school students for the month were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil “Pride.” Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable, and Example to others. (read more)

HEADED TO MARYWOOD

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Old Forge High School senior Shane Smith has commited to attend Marywood University and play on the baseball team. From left, seated: Ann Marie Smith, Shane Smith and Gary Smith. Standing: coach Tony DiMattia, principal Jack Schalk and superintendent John (read more)

ROLE MODELS OF THE MONTH

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Riverside Elementary West’s Role Models for the month were, from left, front row: Ashlynn Blackwell, Molly Byrne, Alaina Gawelko, Jackson Fecina and Lilly Farr. Second row: Katherine Reynolds, Kenzie Kobeski, Paul Brenan, Ava Ingerson and Caden Slaven. Th (read more)

JV CHEER CAPTAINS

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Riverside High School’s junior varsity cheerleading co-captains for the 2017-2018 school year are Amanda Merrick-Tompkins (left) and Taylor Merrigan. (read more)

HEADED TO KINGS COLLEGE

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Riverside High School’s Cody Glogowski will attend Kings College and play on the football team. From left, front row: father Bob Glogowski, Cody and mother Dawn Dunleavy. Second row: coach Nick Dranchak, superintendent Paul Brennan, head coach Ben Thomas, (read more)

HEADED TO WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON

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Riverside’s Paul Coleman will attend Washington and Jefferson to continue his football career. From left, front row: sister ArieAnne, mom Ann Marie, Paul, dad Paul, sister Ann Marie and niece Juliana. Second row: athletic director Dan Digwood, Kenny Marti (read more)

SUSQUEHANNA BOUND

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Riverside’s Nick Sottile will attend Susquehanna University to continue his football career. From left, front row: mom Lisa, Nick and dad Phillip. Second row: athletic director Dan Digwood, district superintendent Paul Brennan, coach Ben Thomas, vice prin (read more)

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

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Old Forge High School’s Devil Pride students of the month for March were, from left: Madeline Hopkins, Chester Lenceski, Andrew Cummings, Michael Mucciolo, Colleen Santos, Robert Wormuth and principal Jack Schalk. (read more)

‘PASSING THE SWORD’

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Riverside’s cheerleaders recently took part in the annual Passing of the Sword ceremony. From left: Brooke Mickavicz, basketball captain; Madeline Evans, basketball captain; Julia Chickeletti, Miss Viking; Lea DeStefano, football captain; and Sydney Wigle (read more)

THE EYES OF HISTORY

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Leah Pfeiffer might only be 10 years old, but already the Riverside Elementary School East fifth-grader is a full-fledged American history buff. Her primary subject of interest is Alexander Hamilton, whose stature among the Founding Fathers has risen sign (read more)

PSSA PEP RALLY

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Old Forge School District held its annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) pep rally for students in grades 3-8. EJ the DJ, along with Mike Walton, were the DJs for this event. (read more)

MISS VIKING 2016-’17

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Abigail Rushefski was Riverside High School’s Miss Viking for the 2016-17 school year. She has been a member of the Riverside cheer squad since her freshman year. She served as the junior varsity co-captain in her sophomore year. Rushefski has studied dan (read more)

AWARD-WINNING POEM

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Kyra Pfeiffer, a senior at Riverside Junior- Senior High School, received a national medal for her poem, “God Rides the Subway.” Her piece explored how God can be seen in everyday life and the beauty hidden in mundane tasks. Nationally, more than 331,000 (read more)

HEADED TO MARYWOOD

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Riverside senior Shelby Slaboda will attend Marywood University and play basketball this fall. From left, front row: mother Dawn, Shelby, father Ron. Second row: athletic director Dan Digwood, assistant coach Jim Rupp, superintendent Paul Brennan, princip (read more)

HEADED TO SUSQUEHANNA

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Riley Gaughan will attend Susquehanna university and play football this fall. From left, front row: mother Tara, Riley, father Joe and grandmother Nancy Holovack. Second row: athletic director Dan Digwood, superintendent Paul Brennan, assistant coach Anth (read more)

HARLEM WIZARDS GAME

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The Harlem Wizards Basketball Team will play against members of the Riverside Elementary staff on Wednesday, April 19, at Riverside Junior-Senior High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; tip-off at 6:30 p.m. The events is sponsored by the Riverside P.T.A. Ad (read more)

DRESSING FOR A CAUSE

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Students at Riverside Elementary West School dressed down for a cause by wearing blue to support colon cancer awareness. The students council donated money to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Front row: Mason Owens (left) and Madyson Owens. Second (read more)