Michael Kohut of Exeter was one of four Wilkes University students who participated in an alternative spring break trip in Kentucky by volunteering with the Christian Appalachian Project.
Alternative spring break offers students an opportunity to perform community service while experiencing a different culture and developing their leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking skills.
The students worked with the organization’s housing ministry and alongside volunteers from other colleges and universities to perform home renovations and repairs. The group lost two work days to an eight-inch snowfall but used the time to conduct team building exercises, learn more about the organization’s mission, and participate in a panel discussion about the history and culture of the area as well as poverty in Appalachia.
Caitlin Czeh, Wilkes interfaith coordinator, and Rafael Garcia, assistant professor of foreign languages, accompanied the students on the trip.
Casey Carlin, the daughter of Ed and Wendy Carlin, Scranton, attained the Dean’s List for the Fall Semester at George Washington University where she is a sophomore pursuing a degree in International Relations.
Casey was selected as one of 18 undergraduate students from across the country to participate in the Spring 2014 Class of the Foreign Policy and National Security Collegiate Scholar Program sponsored by the Partnership for a Secure America.
Kourtny Schwerdtman of Exeter has been named to the Elmira College Dean’s List for Academic Achievement for the Fall 2013 term. Schwerdtman is currently studying Sociology and Anthropology and Criminal Justice at the College.
Elmira College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York.
Happy birthday to local poet Michael English’s nephew Max Fried of Pottsville who will celebrate his 8th birthday on April 7
Also to Victoria Doman, Larksville, who celebrated on April 1, and Joanie Naugle, Pittston Township, formerly of Pittston, who celebrated on April 2.