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Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Mark Kwiatkowski

The Lackawanna County Commissioners designated August 20, 2014 as Mark Kwiatkowski Day.  He was also recognized for his outstanding athletic skills.  Mark has competed in the Area P Special Olympics, Pennsylvania State Special Olympics and USA Games. In 2013, he won a gold medal in golf skills at the Pennsylvania State Games and in 2014 a gold medal at the USA games.  He is also an avid fan of music, Elvis, baseball and theater and has performed with The Poets.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mark Kwiatkowski, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

The “Good Works” Of The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to Petty Officer Second Class Andrew J. Kudasik, USNR, Executive Officer of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Wahoo Division, third from left, for the organization’s volunteer and color guard activities in the community.  The Naval Sea Cadet Corps was established in 1958 and today has over 380 units and approximately 9,000 young men and women involved.  The program is designed to instill strong moral principles, expose the cadets to public service, demonstrate the value of an alcohol, drug and gang-free lifestyle and introduce young men and women, ages 13-18, to a variety of hands-on training with the nation’s armed services that stresses teamwork, discipline and service.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Petty Officer Kudasik, Seaman Edwin Paramo, Seaman Michael Santorsa and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

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.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mr. Rotell-Tierney and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.