Michael Stash, a senior at West Side Career and Technology Center, was named Student of the Month for December. Stash is in the computer networking program. He was selected based on his outstanding attributes, both in and out of the classroom. Stash plans on attending Luzerne County Community College and majoring in networking. He is the son of Michael and Victoria Stash, Plymouth.
Patty DeViva, Forty Fort, has been named the new director of communications at Wyoming Seminary. DeViva will be responsible for all aspects of the school's marketing, public relations, publications and website management. She recently served as web and social media manager at Seminary and during her 18-year tenure at the school has served as the school's webmaster, photographer, videographer, copywriter and print and web designer. Prior to joining Seminary she was a staff member of Cornell University. She also serves as co-owner of Bakehouse Bakery Café in Kingston and Edwardsville. DeViva graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from King's College.
Amber Rose Dunlap, a ninth-grade student in Janice Leiby's horticulture class at Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center, was one of the Pennsylvania FFA Alumni Jacket Campaign essay winners. More than 500 students from across the state entered the contest. Dunlap received a FAA jacket that will be awarded during the mid-winter convention of the FAA at the Harrisburg Farm Show in January.
Claire Sheen and C.J. Snyder, sophomores at MMI Preparatory School, have been selected to attend the Central Pennsylvania 2013 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar May 16-19 at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. The workshop is modeled after HOBY's World Leadership Congress. Sheen is the daughter of Kwangsup and Chaeyun Sheen, Mountain Top. Snyder is the son of Christopher and Jill Snyder, Drums. Hayden Francis, son of Donald Francis and Mary Pascucci, both of Sugarloaf, will be an alternate. Students chosen to attend HOBY seminars are leaders in their schools and communities.