Commissioners Honor Christopher Rotell-Tierney
The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to Christopher Rotell-Tierney, inside right, who was one of the winners in the 2014 Armed Forces Design and Essay Contest. Christopher was the first grade winner in the drawing portion of the competition...
Scranton Kiwanis Club Recognized For “Good Works”
The multitude of “Good Works” done in the community by The Kiwanis Club of Scranton was recognized by the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The Kiwanis Club has been a staple in the area for 97 years. The organization awards two $1,500 scholarships each year to help high school seniors to attend a Lackawanna County college or university. Kiwanis also provides manpower at the functions of many local non-profits, such as St. Joseph’s Festival, St. Francis Kitchen, and the YMCA, to name a few. The club also sponsors an annual Community Salute to raise funds for organizations and individuals needing assistance...
Armed Forces Essay & Drawing Contests
Winners of the Armed Forces Drawing & Essay Contests were recognized by the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The contest was open to area school districts for children in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Drawings were created by youngsters in kindergarten through second grade, while poems or essays dealing with an appreciation of America’s veterans and a discussion with America’s founding fathers were done by students in grades three to eight and nine to 12, respectively...
Kayla Bickauskas’ “Good Works” Put A Squeeze On Pediatric Cancer
The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored Kayla Bickauskas, inside right, with a “Good Works” certificate for her efforts in fighting pediatric cancer through “Alex’s Lemonade Stand.” During the Summer, Kayla hosts fund raisers throughout the community with a variety of lemonades and sweet treats. To date, Kayla has raised over $3,000. A fifth grader at LaSalle Academy, Jessup, Kayla’s dream is to become a physician and work for the organization “Doctors Without Borders.”
Northeast Intermediate Merits GreenSylvania Award
The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized staff and students from Northeast Intermediate who finished second in the April 2014 GreenSylvania recycling competition. The students directed a school-wide paper recycling program that involved collecting 6,414 pounds of paper or 7.8 pounds per person...
Big Brothers/Big Sisters “Good Works” For Children
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, an affiliate of the Voluntary Action Center, has provided youth, ages 6-18, with top-flight mentoring to help them succeed in life. The Lackawanna County Commissioners saluted the agency’s work, which for over 100 years, has provided children with professionally supported one-on-one monitored matches. The organization conducts a variety of special events to generate funds to operate the program and to underwrite social and recreational activities...
West Scranton High School Merits GreenSylvania Award
The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized staff and students from West Scranton High School who finished third in the April 2014 GreenSylvania recycling competition. The students directed a school-wide paper recycling program that involved collecting 3,783 pounds of paper equal to 3.88 pounds per person...