VANDERVEKEN ON WINNING TEAM
Rebecca Vanderveken, of Shavertown, was among nursing students from Luzerne County Community College who took first place in the 10th Annual Student Nurse Challenge held recently at East Stroudsburg University.
The Student Nurse Challenge is based on the College Bowl Program and includes participating students from the Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Northeast Region, which represents 10 institutions of higher learning.
The LCCC team went on to participate in the Student Nurse Challenge Super Bowl also held at East Stroudsburg where it finished second.
FOUR PARTICIPATE IN UPWARD BOUND
Among 48 Luzerne County high school students who spent their summer preparing for college as part of the 46th annual Upward Bound Program at Wilkes University are Brooke Blankenship, Amanda Blankenship and Leila Christofferson, all of Tunkhannock Area; and Courtney Carey, of Lake-Lehman.
During the six-week residential experience, students received intensive academic preparation, explored potential careers, participated in personal development experiences and attended educational field trips.
MONAGHAN RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
Kelly Monaghan, of Dallas, has received the Highmark Scholarship from Shippensburg University.
A 2012 graduate of Dallas High School, she is a sophomore at Shippensburg majoring in biology.
ZAPOTICKY RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
Ryan Zapoticky, of Dallas, has received the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors’ Scholarship and the Highmark Scholarship at Shippensburg University.
A 2013 graduate of Dallas High School, he will major in biology.
Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., managing partner of the personal injury firm Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. has recently joined the Board of Trustees of the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation Inc. in the Pocono Mountains.
Crystal Rodgers, of Sweet Valley, was among 44 students inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society of Luzerne County Community College.
The central purpose of Sigma Kappa Delta is to confer distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies. Sigma Kappa Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.