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Dr. Charles J. Salvo, PT, DPT, MS of Pittston Township recently graduated cum laude from the University of Scranton attaining his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has been notified that he qualified for state licensing by successfully passing the national physical therapy examination. He has decided to begin his professional career focusing upon a home health clinical practice.

Dr. Salvo is a 2006 graduate of Pittston Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Chemistry.

Charles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Salvo, Pittston Township, grandson of Theresa Rachkowski and the late Joseph Rachkowski, Duryea, and the late Carmella Salvo and Charles Salvo, Pittston Township.

Guariglia awarded

Memorial Scholarship

University of Scranton junior Anthony Guariglia has been awarded The Christopher Jason Perfilio Memorial Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

Christopher is a member of the class of 1995 who passed away the summer before his senior year from injuries sustained in an accident.

Since Christopher’s passing, the Perfilio family has generously provided annual scholarships as a way of honoring his memory. In its 20th year since inception, The Christopher Jason Perfilio Memorial Scholarship has provided financial assistance to 35 students. The scholarship is awarded annually to students who are majoring or minoring in philosophy and theology/religious studies, as well as students in the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts program, who have records of high academic achievement and who demonstrate financial need.

A biology major from Pittston, Guariglia is the son of Anthony and Jane Guariglia. He is a member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts program, a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta and the Health Professionals Organization. A graduate of Pittston Area and valedictorian of the 2011 graduating class, Guariglia aspires to attend medical school and hopes to open his own medical practice.

Sem inducts locals

to Cum Laudy Society

Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School recently inducted three local graduating students into the Cum Laude Society, the national academic honor society for college preparatory schools, during the school’s 170th Commencement ceremonies.

The new inductees are Caitlin Conway, Pittston; Salvador Diaz, Duryea; Alexandra Kilyanek, Hughestown.

The goal of the Cum Laude Society is the encouragement and rewarding of academic excellence. Wyoming Seminary’s chapter of the society was established in 1930, and each year since then previous members of the organization elect new senior class members in both fall and spring. Membership in Cum Laude is extended to the top 20 percent of students in the senior class.

Old Forge student

Leo of the Year

Paul McCool, of Old Forge High School, was nominated for and received the Leo of the Year Award from Lions Club District Governor Bill Metschulat. McCool was selected for the award due to his outstanding record in leadership and commitment to the Leo Club organization.

McCool serves as the vice president of the Leo Club.

Local students on

Wilkes Dean’s List

Several Greater Pittston students have been named to the Wilkes University Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester.

They are Devin Blakley, Avoca; Casey Bohan, Harding; Kaitlin Chase, Avoca; Jacqueline Delucca, West Pittston; Olivia Dworak, Dupont; Emily Dymond, Harding; Melissa Helmer, Avoca; Patrick Lello, Dupont; Michael Lenchak, Dupont; Jeanine Manta, Exeter; Jonathan Seward, Harding; Natalie Smirne, Avoca; Garth Todd, West Pittston; and Justin Topa, Avoca.

To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.


Joan Hines Martin, of Pittston and formerly of Exeter and West Pittston, will celebrate her birthday on June 21.

Stan and Dorice Oliveri, of Hughestown, will note their wedding anniversary on Monday, June 16.

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