The top academic students from five area schools were honored June 1st as the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce conducted its 43rd annual Academic Achievement Awards Dinner. The event took place at Carmen’s Country Inn & Gardens, Drums. Dr. Scott A. Sacco was the keynote speaker.
Honored at the dinner were the students selected by their schools as outstanding academic students. Recognized students from Hazleton Area High School are: Maria Aliaga, Ann Amentler, Melanie Beck, Kyle Bonin, Vanessa Clement, Dario D’Amato, Kacee Diehl, Zachary Fuchick, Gerald Gasser, Abbey John, Meliah Kennedy, Katherine Landron, Nicole Leshko, My Mai, Jacob Maurer, David McCarthy, John Merola, Trista Nester, Benjamin Palfey, Leiry Rumaldo, Natalie Ryba, Brian Siroka, Hailey Strohl, Jorge Tirado, Megan Trivelpiece, Nicolas Vitagliano, Sabrina Young, Sabrina Zanolini, Samantha Zaremba, and Brittany Zipovsky; Immanuel Christian School: Josiah Gonzalez and Lindsey Pecora; Marian Catholic High School: Miranda Antiga, Anthony Collevechio, Benjamin Ferko, Megan Ferrello, Sarah Grega, Edward Kolonsky, III, Katherine Kurzinsky, Dennis Mummey, Jenna O’Donnell and Sara Osilka; MMI Preparatory School: Ali Aijaz, Niklas Byriel, Dana Carrato, Anirban Chowdhury, Allison McGeehan, Keenan Overa, Kisan Patel, Samuel Sessock, Jonathan Smith, Jr., and Nicholas Young; and Weatherly Area High School: Christina Caravella, Samantha DeSpirito, Morgan Gower, Hayli Heister, Jacqueline Henry, Evan Kunkle, Nalani Lowman, Christopher MacNeal, Autumn Shoener, and Dana Weiss.