Jenna Baron, daughter of John and Chris Miele Baron, of Laflin was awarded a 2013 Fulbright Research Scholarship to conduct research in education for the visually impaired in Kenya, Africa. She left on Nov. 24 for Nairobi, Kenya and will spend 9 months on the project to document the connection of improved access to education to increased involvement of persons with visual impairments in Kenyan society.
She plans to take graduate courses at Kenyatta University in the Department of Special Needs Education and conduct fieldwork in three counties-Kismu, Mombasa and Thika. She will return to the United States in August 2014 and plans to continue her work with educational advocacy organizations for refugee youth.
In April 2013, Baron graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Summa Cum Laude, with a major in cultural anthropology and certificates in African studies and global studies. She was a valedictorian of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre Area, Class of 2009.
Area woman welcomes
Congratulations to Lillian Goldstein, of Duryea, on the birth of her 15th great-grandchild, Samuel Joseph Isaac Goldstein, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Joshua Michael Goldstein.
Note: The above appeared in last Sunday’s paper with a typographical error. We apologize for that.
Sem Dean’s List
Wyoming Seminary Dean Jay Harvey announced the Greater Pittston Area students named to the Upper School Dean’s List for the fall trimester of the 2013-14 academic year.
Dean’s List High Honors: Caitlin Conway, Pittston; Salvadore Diaz, Avoca; Alexandra Kilyanek, Hughestown; Nicole Rose Lukesh, Wyoming; Connor McGowan, Pittston; Matthew Obeid, Pittston; Stefan Olsen, Pittston; Katherine Romanowski, West Pittston; Kira Zack, Dupont.
Dean’s List: Megan Bresnahan, Hughestown; Dominick D’Alessandro, West Pittston; Megan Obeid, Pittston; Brenna Satkowski, Dupont; Alexis Sokach, West Pittston; Connor Switzer, Harding.
Happy birthday to Phyllis Galuska, of Avoca, who will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 20.