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W-B Area students awarded for efforts

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey T. Namey recently honored 14 graduating seniors who attained valedictorian status at their respective high schools. They are Megan Apanovich, Daniel Bechetti, Alyssa Bria, John Kopec, Jason Woloski, Thomas Wychock, Cara Menzel, Jamie Ray, and Karen Sluhocki, Coughlin; Alyssa Elmy and Minh Hao Chau, GAR; Michael Hromchak, Nicole Gill and Kimberly Parada, Meyers. Three students were also honored by the board for earning the state award at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth 2006 Talent Search. They are: Nicholas Fonzo and Christopher Yanovich, sixth grade students at Dr. David Kistler Elementary School; and Amanda Teutonico, a seventh grade student at Solomon/Plains Junior High School. Pictured, not in order, are: Bechetti, Bria, Woloski, Elmy, Apanovich, Kopec and Wychock.

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