SNAPSHOTS

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Old Forge Elementary students recently participated in the student barbecue. (read more)

TOP GPA

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Alexandra Nenish, daughter of Daniel and Maria Nenish of Taylor, is the recipient of the 2016-17 Gertrude Francis Memorial Award. It is awarded annually to an eighth-grade student residing in Taylor Borough who achieves the highest class grade-point avera (read more)

RIVERSIDE WEST STUDENT COUNCIL

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Above: Riverside Elementary School West’s student council was, from left, front row: Gianna Rakauskas, Mia Jezorwski, Grace Sochovka, Anthony Aragon, Lia Reviello, Isabella Gasper, Madyson Owens, Andrew Wargo and Abigail Davis. Back row: Senah Drazdowski, (read more)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT

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Local residents were among the graduate students recognized for academic achievement at The University of Scranton’s post-baccalaureate degree commencement. Area residents recognized were: • Kaylene A. Falco (left) of Dupont received the university’s outs (read more)

PERSONAL SAFETY LESSON

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The boys and girls of Itsy Bitsy Bookworms Child Development Center in Moosic learned about personal safety and “stranger danger” with Robert Thomas of Tsunami Self-defense Systems. From left, front row: Lyla Lenceski, Christian Englehardt, Jace Wansacz, (read more)

ART EXPO

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Students in grades three to six at Riverside Elementary School East had their art work on exhibit at the annual Art Expo, coordinated by art teacher Courtney Moniak. From left, fifth-graders Hope Bingham, Nancy Padilla and Alex Pica. (read more)

STUDENT AMBASSADORS MAKE THEIR CASE

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State Senator John Blake recently hosted 22 high school seniors from 19 local school districts for a legislative competition at the University of Scranton as the final event of the 2017 Student Ambassador Program. The student ambassadors from schools acro (read more)

JUNIOR DEPUTIES

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The fourth graders at Riverside Elementary East received certificates and became Lackawanna County junior sheriff’s deputies after participating in a six-week program that taught them about subjects such as anti-drug use, anti-violence and related issues. (read more)

SIXTH-GRADE GRADS

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The Old Forge sixth-grade students are shown preparing for their graduation ceremony, which was held this week. With the students are their teachers, Aimee Thomas, Jared Yanniello and Lori Nalaschi. (read more)

LEARNING THE LAW

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Attorney William Byrne presented “Lawyers in the Classroom” to the fourth-graders at Riverside Elementary East School. The students learned information about the law and the duties of being a lawyer. (read more)

CHORUS CONCERT

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The Old Forge High School chorus recently presented its spring concert. The theme was “Award Winners.” Soloists were seniors Jennie Thomas and Colin Leggat. The concert also featured senior Ethan Mulrooney on guitar and eighth-grader Santino Brigido on pi (read more)

RIVERSIDE WEST MAY ROLE MODELS

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Riverside West annoucned it stident “role models” for the month of May. From left front row: Gianna Willis, Cameron Hann, Leighann Gaylets and Alyssa Publik. Second row: Cassandra Insalaca, Billy Shea, Quincy Oustrich, Jack Davies and Ethan Humphrey. Thir (read more)

STUDYING THE WATERSHED

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Each year Riverside High School science teacher Greg Davis and a team of students participate in the “Community Connections to our Watershed” program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Lackawanna and Nes (read more)

CLASS OF 2017

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Old Forge High School’s class of 2017. (read more)

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DISTRICT CHAMPS Old Forge High School’s varsity baseball team are district champions. (read more)

ENVIROTHON WINNERS

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Seventh-graders at Riverside Junior -Senior High School won first place at the inaugural 2017 Lackawanna/Susquehanna Junior High Envirothon. Student teams were tested on environmental subjects such as soils, wildlife, aquatics and forestry. Left of the si (read more)

BOOKS FOR THE SUMMER

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For the second year, the PPL Foundation is working with WVIA to provide free books to students in kindergarten through third grade, to help keep them from falling behind in reading over the summer. PPL is providing the books as part of its Cover to Cover (read more)

COLLEGE GRAD

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Samantha Talarico, a 2013 graduate of Old Forge High School, daughter of Kathy and Earl Talarico Jr.; grand-daughter of Geraldine Talarico, the late Earl Talarico and James and Martha Secor Taylor, graduated from Temple University, summa cum laude. Samant (read more)

RIVERSIDE HOLDS ALL-STAR VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

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The Riverside health and physical education department held its annual volleyball all-star championship game. Team Pink dominated the best-of-three series. At left, from left, front row: Shelby Slaboda, Lizzie Spindler, Jessie Millan and Alexis Kishel. Ba (read more)

FIELD DAY AT RIVERSIDE

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“Field Day” at Riverside Elementary East School. The event is coordinated by Bob Coyle, physical education teacher. (read more)

Snapshots

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An annual highlight of the Riverside Alive! arts and academic celebration is the raku firing, overseen by 3D-arts teacher Denis Yanashot. “We have been raku firing in the American style here at Riverside since 2003,” he explained. “We are fortunate to hav (read more)

PROM ROYALTY AT RIVESIDE

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Riverside Junior-Senior High School’s prom royalty was, from left: queen Katarina Maikranz, king Matt Moran and princess Natalie Sottile. (read more)

PROM ROYALTY AT OLD FORGE

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At Old Forge High School the prom roytalty were, from left: king Ben Grochowski, queen Kierstyn Breig, princess Scarlett Spager and prince Joseph Verespy- Prince. (read more)