A NEW ROLE

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Chuck Gard has assumed many roles at Summit Christian Academy. He will now take on a new one after being recently appointed supervising administrator. He will be responsible for the school’s overall operation, with an emphasis on strengthening the focus o (read more)

ACADEMIC AWARDS

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Local residents were among the graduate students recognized for academic achievement at The University of Scranton’s post-baccalaureate degree commencement. Area residents recognized were: Matthew J. Frutchey of South Abington Township received the univer (read more)

PROGRAMMING CONTEST

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More than 50 students, representing nine area high schools, competed in the annual computer programming contest hosted by The University of Scranton’s Computing Sciences Department this spring. During the competition, 18 teams of two or three students eac (read more)

COMMITTED TO SERVICE

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Kaitlyn V. Davis of South Abington Township was among the 18 graduates of The University of Scranton who have committed to long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations throughout the country and internationally. Thei (read more)

STUDENT AWARD

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Abington Christian Academy (ACA) junior Elizabeth Treat received the Association of Christian Schools International’s (ACSI’s) 2016-17 Distinguished Christian High School Student award. Treat received the award in four categories: Christian service, leade (read more)

THEY SAW THE SAW

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Abington Heights masonry teacher Frank Summa took his masonry class on a field trip to Burke Stone and Supply. Jason Burke is an former masonry student and an Abington Heights graduate. The group is standing under one of three saws that is used in the man (read more)

ART CONTEST PRIZE WINNER

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Pennsylvania American Water (PAW) recently announced the winners of its 15th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” art contest, with a sixth-grade student from Abington Heights Middle School earning a top spot. The company received approximately 660 entries fro (read more)

SEM GRADS

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Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School recently held its commencement. Members of the Class of 2017 from the greater Abingtons area are Duncan Breig, South Abington Township (left) and Eamon Gibbons, Clarks Summit. (read more)

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

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Abington Heights Middle School recently selected its Students of the Month for the month of May. From left, front row: Norah Carey, Sean Rooney and Megan Malone. Back row: Jolene Morais, Jake Stevens, Connor Griffin and Nick Dodge. Matthew Dodge was also (read more)

SPECIAL HONOREES

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Abington area residents are among the 36 members of the University of Scranton’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors (SJLA) program in the class of 2017. Students in SJLA pursue an education designed to develop enhanced writing, oral and critical-thinking (read more)

STUDENT AMBASSADORS MAKE THEIR CASE

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State Senator John Blake recently hosted 22 high school seniors from 19 local school districts for a legislative competition at the University of Scranton as the final event of the 2017 Student Ambassador Program. The student ambassadors from schools acro (read more)

CHOSEN BY THE MOUSE

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The Abington Heights School District marching band plays at home and away football games. They play in parades and on stage at the high school. But their biggest audience is yet to come. The band members travel to Orlando Florida next fall and perform at (read more)

COLLEGIATE AWARD

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Thomas Rundell of South Abington Township received the Organic Chemistry Award for outstanding achievement from the Sigma Xi Chapter of East Stroudsburg University. Thomas is now a junior biology major at ESU. With him is Jordyn Rickrode. (read more)

BENEFIT PURSE BINGO

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Abington Heights Band Booster Committee will sponsor the Bottles and Bags Bingo, which will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the Scott Township Hose Co., 1027 Montdale Road. Featured designer bags will include Coach, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Michael Kors an (read more)

COMET CLUB KIDS

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Waverly Elementary recently recognized students, through the Comet Club program, who demonstrated good behavior and character. This month’s Comet Club recipients included: From left, kneeling: Liam Moran and Lily Tyler. Standing: principal Bridget Frounfe (read more)

‘B.U.G.’ AWARDS

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The B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades!) award winners for the Abington Heights Middle School in the third quarter were: From left, front row: Tanner Mason, Sam Diaz, Andrew Rose, Donna Sherman, Jasmine Miller, Sunserray Lynch, Kayla Pardue, Jose Bretado and Domi (read more)