Pittston student accepted to Coact Guard Academy

First Posted: 5/29/2013

Keemiya Pourmonir, of Pittston, has been recognized for superior academic achievement and leadership potential by the United States Coast Guard Academy and has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy. She will be sworn in as a member of the Class of 2017 on July 1.

The daughter of Careen and Shahrooz Pourmonir, she currently attends the Milton Hershey School. She is the granddaughter of George and Jay Butwin, of Wilkes-Barre.

The Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut is an accredited college educating future Coast Guard officers. Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive and less than 300 appointments are offered annually from a pool of over 2,500 applicants. The cadets receive a full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five-year service commitment to the Coast Guard upon graduation.

DePrimo Scholarship

This year’s 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Scholarship has been awarded to Wyoming Area Senior Maria Marianacci, daughter of Doreen and John Marianacci of Wyoming.

She is a member of The National Honor Society, History Club, St. Monica’s Teen Choir/Orchestra, & Bible School Counselor. She also is the recipient of the Fallen Warrior and Insalaco Memorial Scholarhips.

Marianacci is an assistant/helper at the Metcalfe, Shaver and Kopcza Funeral Home and a volunteer with the Wyoming Hose Company.

She will be entering the Misercordia University nursing program in the fall.

Carroll earns degree

Anthony E. Carroll received a bachelor of art degrees in Accounting, Finance & Business Management from West Chester University during the May 18 Commencement exercise. He earned Dean’s List honors and graduated cum laude.

Anthony is the son of James and Ann Marie Carroll, Duryea.

Graduates from Clarion

Keith Griffin, of Dupont, received a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Clarion University during the May 18 Commemcement services.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Stacey Kratzer of Pottsville who will be celebrating on June 11.

Happy belated 29th birthday to Clarice Catherine Coyne, Dupont who celebrated on June 2.

Dunn on dean’s list

Sophomore Mariah Dunn, of Duryea, was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Pace University in Manhattan.

Majoring in Communication Disorders, Dunn earned a 3.80 grade point average for the semester.

She is a 2011 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and the daughter of Phil and Mary Ann Dunn, of Duryea.

Misericordia grad

Kearston Theresa Healey M.S., SLP, CFY graduated Summa Cum Laude from Misericordia University on May 18 with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Health Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology.

Kearston had been on the dean’s list seven consecutive semesters. She has received the McAulay Scholarship Award , the Presidential Scholarship four consecutive years and the Speech Language Pathology Research Award upon graduation.

Kearston plans on perusing a Ph.D. in the future.

Kearston is the daughter of Joe and Allison Healey of Avoca and the granddaughter of Mary Theresa Carey and the late George Carey of Pittston and Sam and Linda McArthur of Exeter and the great granddaughter of Mary Alice Hoban of Pittston and Lottie Hoban of Dupont.

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