Terri Ames, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Town and Country Properties of Clarks Summit was recently named a charter member of the North American Top Five in Real Estate network. Ames is a graduate of the Realtor Institute, certified council of residential specialists, certified negotiation experts, certified e-pro technology, certified accredited buyer's representative and has completed all the education requirements for her PA Broker's License.

Gene Talerico, Esq., First Assistant District Attorney for Lackawanna County and President of Marley's Mission, located in Newton Twp., was named volunteer of the year for the East Coast Region in the CLASSY Awards by StayClassy, which presented Marley's Mission with the award for the nation's best new charity last year. Talerico was also a runner-up in the national volunteer of the year awards, recently held in California.

Eric Parry, a funeral director intern at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home in Clarks Summit, recently passed the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors examination and is now a licensed funeral director. A 2004 graduate of Scranton Prep, Eric returned to school to pursue a career in funeral service at Northampton Community College after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009.

Abington Heights High School graduate John McNulty was named as the quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals last February. Prior to this appointment, McNulty coached wide receivers for the Cardinals. He also coached for the University of Michigan, the University of Connecticut, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Dallas Cowboys and Rutgers University. McNulty is a 1990 graduate of Penn State University.

School Notes:

The following local students made the academic high honor roll at the Wyoming Seminary Middle School for the third trimester of the 2011-12 academic year: Riley Calpin of Waverly and Emily Peairs of Clarks Summit. Gokulan Gnanendran of Clarks Summit made the school's honor roll.

Martin T. Berger of Clarks Summit was among 25 members of The University of Scranton's Class of 2012 to graduate from the Jesuit university's honors program. He received a bachelor of science, summa cum laude, in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. He was mentored by Kathleen G. Dwyer, Ph.D., professor of biology. His thesis was "Structural Characterization and Functional Analysis via Chimeric Genes of the Arabidopsis lyrata SRK36 and SCR36 Genes." Berger is now attending the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass.

Jenny Fleming of Dalton graduated from DePaul University in Chicago this summer.

Dustin Frisbie of Dalton, class of 2015, was named one of 43 orientation assistants at The University of Scranton. Orientation assistants help assimilate incoming students to college life during sessions held for freshmen and their families during the summer. Frisbie graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School and is a physics major.