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Campenni, Gitkos named top student athletes

Michelle Gitkos

Julian Campenni

Julian Campenni and Michelle Gitkos were selected the Sunday Dispatch Student Athletes for 2010-2011.

Campenni, the son of Lori Campenni, is a West Pittston resident and a highly recruited Wyoming Area football standout. He chose the University of Connecticut to further his education where he will play football for the Huskies.

During his years at Wyoming Area, he was a three-year member of the track team as well as a three-year member of the football squad. He attained captain of the football team his senior year. He graduated as one of the most decorated football players in the history of the school.

He was named 1st team, All-Conference; 2nd team All-State; WNEP-TV’s Super 16 Dream Team; Wyoming Valley Conference Player of the Year; Times Leader All-Conference; a Big 33 member; and a Chesapeake Bowl member.

Gitkos, daughter of Mary and the late Joseph Gitkos will be attending Luzerne County Community College this fall.

She was a member of the soccer team her senior year, the basketball team from grades 7-12, captaining her senior year; the field hockey team junior and senior years; and cross country from 8th grade through 11th grade.

In addition to her sports accomplishments, she was the vice president of her senior class, a National Honor Society member, received the Sportsmanship Award in soccer, as well as receiving two scholarships upon graduation where she attained Magna Cum Laude.

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