Back Mountain residents in the news

October 11th, 2017 4:40 pm

Seminary names scholarship recipients

KINGSTON – Wyoming Seminary Lower School recently awarded merit scholarships to seven students entering Sem in the 2017-18 academic year.

Back Mountain students who received Wyoming Seminary Lower School scholarships include Jake Baker, eighth grade, Benton; Jakob Baur, seventh grade, Shavertown; Trinity Kong, sixth grade, Dallas; Maddie Olshemski, seventh grade, Shavertown and Hamza Waseem, seventh grade, Dallas.

Sweeney elected to SGA

SELINSGROVE — Kelly Sweeney, of Shavertown, has been elected to the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. Sweeney will hold the position of SAC liaison for the 2017-18 academic year.

Mihalick joins Vinsko & Associates

WILKES-BARRE — Vinsko & Associates, P.C., with offices in Wilkes-Barre and Philadelphia, recently announced the hiring of Catherine DePasquale Mihalick, JD, CTFA to its team of attorneys. Attorney Mihalick will work in the firm’s expanded Estate Probate, Planning and Litigation Practice, handling Trusts, Estate Probate and other similar matters, as well as handling Real Estate and Business Law and Litigation cases.

A graduate of Widener University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate, Mihalick also earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College. She holds a Certified Trust and Financial Designation and is admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar.

Mihalick is a life-long resident of the Wyoming Valley, having grown up in Kingston, and is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary. She lives in Shavertown with her husband, Gerard, and their daughter, Margaret.

Titus graduates from US Navy boot camp

ILLINOIS — Seaman Apprentice Sierra L. Titus, of Jackson Township, graduated from United States Navy boot camp at the Navy’s only Recruit Training Command located in Great Lakes.

She is a 2017 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School.

SA Titus successfully completed eight weeks of intensive basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois as one of 86 recruits in Training Division 302. While in basic training, she served as Assistant Recruit Chief Petty Office (AROC), a position that requires a high level of trust and dependence as she sings the cadence during the march.

SA Titus also received the Military Officers Association of American Award presented to the graduating recruit whose meritorious performance in recruit training demonstrates exceptionall professionalism, maturity, integrity and leadership.

The daughter of Brian Titus and Dusty and Richard Titus, all of Shavertown. SA Titus will report to Virginia Beach, Virginia to learn the skills Intelligence Specialist (IS).