EXETER — The seventh annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration was held May 25 in the secondary center cafeteria with over 450 people in attendance.
It was a banner year for awards, with over $191,000 awarded to 60 members of the Wyoming Area graduating class. Twelve new scholarships were added this year. In 2015, 53 seniors shared approximately $93,000 and 11 new scholarships were added.
Scholarships are offered by families, individuals, Wyoming Area graduating classes, civic organizations, business, school groups including a faculty scholarship. There are memorials for several community members who have died, funded by their families, friends or organizations to which they belonged.
Each scholarship has its own selection committee who make the final recipient selection.
The Matthew Chipolis Memorial Scholarship awarded to Nicole Wright at the recent Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration. From left, first row, John Romani, Bob Chipolis, Mary Chipolis, Wright, recipient; Gina Chipolis, Steve Chipolis, Regina Romani. Second row, John Marianacci, Doreen Marianacci, John Marianacci, Maria Marianacci, Anneliese Romani, Christine Romani
The Joseph ‘Cooch’ Ciampi Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ryan Burton at the seventh annual Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration. From left, first row, Burton, recipient. Second row, Ellen Ciampi, Blaise Ciampi
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Greater Pittston scholarship is awarded every four years to a Pittston Area or Wyoming Area graduate attending King’s College. From left, Terry McMahon, Jordan Kelly, recipient; Bill Williams.
The Andrew A. Griglock Memorial Scholarship was awarded during the recent Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration. From left, first row, Cassandra Lockhart, recipient; Matt Martin, recipient; Nicole Wright, recipient. Second row, Christina Griglock Holtz, JoAnne Griglock.
The Mark A. Kleback Outstanding Thespian Award was presented during the recent Wyoming Area Scholarship Celebration. From left, first row, Maria Kleback, Anna Thomas, recipient; Donna Kleback, Joe Kleback Sr. Second row, Len Bonfanti, Celestine Bonfanti, Mark Kleback, Carol Kleback Weale, Joe Kleback, Jr.
Ruth and Mickey Melberger, sponsors of the Ruth Boorom Melberger/Wilkes University Scholarship, attended the recent Wyoming Area scholarship awards program. The recipient of the award is to be announced.
During the Wyoming Area seventh annual scholarship celebration, the Henry (Harold) and Ann Rindgen Memorial Scholarship was presented. From left, Claire Nicholson, Kelsey Kasisky, recipient; Bill Nicholson.
A Wyoming Area graduate received the Anthony and Amelia Scalzo Memorial Scholarship at the school’s recent scholarship celebration. From left, first row, Pat Scalzo, Anthony Scalzo, Grace Gober, recipient; Andrea Karcutskie. Second row, Carmella Karcutskie, Annie Karcutskie.
Two recipients received the Wyoming Area Boys Soccer Parents Scholarship during the school’s recent scholarship celebration. From left, first row, Ryan Murphy, recipient; Michael Murphy, recipient. Second row, Nancy Bronsburg, treasurer, WA Boys Soccer Parents Assoc., Donna Kostek, vice president. Absent from photo, Patsy Carter, president and Katie Orlando, secretary, both of the WA Boys Soccer Parents Association.
Amanda Panusky, left, and Eddie Perry, right, members of the Wyoming Area Class of 2005, presented the Wyoming Area Class of 2005 Gives Back Scholarship during the school’s scholarship program. Absent from photo Matt Carlson, recipient.
The Wyoming Area Class of 2015 Gives Back Scholarship was presented during the school’s recent scholarship program. From left, first row, Maria Scappaticci, Taryn Gates, recipient. Second row, Cathy White, Luanne Stach.
The Wyoming Area Music Alumni Program Scholarship was one of 12 new scholarships awarded this year. From left, Christine Kester, Alorah Colwell, recipient; Jillian Everett.
Information provided by Rosella Fedor.