Carbondale Area Hosts Class Night for the Class of 2022
Senior Class President Alexis Price addresses the class.

Carbondale Area Hosts Class Night for the Class of 2022


On Wednesday, June 1, the Carbondale Area seniors gathered as a class to celebrate achievements, reflect on past memories, and await the future. Alyssa Cosklo (Valedictorian) and  Emily Kelly (Salutatorian) led the Pledge of Allegiance. Alexis Price, Class President, addressed the class with sentimental remarks both before and after the ceremony. Ellie Higdon (Class Poet-ranked third) introduced the events for the evening.

The ceremony started with presentations of Class Gifts and the reading of the Class Will and Prophecy- these were all based on their personalities and interests, as well as inside jokes that the general public probably did not understand. Makenna Fedorchak, Elizabeth Pantoja, Kyle Perri, Jonathon Purvis, Chloee Rumford, MaKena Sanderson, Joshua Tierney, and Keefer Wease presented the gifts. Mia Marrero and Mia Perri read the Class Will, while Sophia Calzola and Rogemarie Navarrete predicted the future of the Class of 2022 by discussing their Class Reunion in fifteen years, where the seniors had a rematch Powderpuff football game with the juniors.

Various presenters gave out thousands of dollars in merit-based scholarships to the students. Award recipients are as follows:

Steve Brownell Scholarship: Ellie Higdon

Shane Rivenburgh Memorial Scholarship: Kyle Perri

Diane Kelly Math Excellence Award: Alyssa Cosklo

CA Strikeout Cancer Scholarship: Ellie Higdon and Logan Wormuth

Fendrock Family Scholarship: MaKena Sanderson

Frank Burnett Memorial Scholarship: Emily Kelly

Kayla Nakonechni Memorial Scholarship: Mia Perri

Ambassador Against Drugs (Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office Scholarship): Mia Marrero

David and Marijo Kirtland Foundation Scholarship: Cayden Watts

Dime Bank Director’s Award: Chloee Rumford

Carbondale UNICO Scholarship: Sophia Calzola and Mia Perri

Keystone UNICO Brian Piccolo Award: Sophia Calzola

Simpson VFW Post 4712: Evan Miller, Alyssa Cosklo, and Ellie Higdon

Christopher Buckley Memorial Scholarship (CA Faculty Bowling League): Mackenzie Edgar

Tom Molinaro Memorial Scholarship: Logan Wormuth

Michael “Red” Wallace: Killian Bannon

PIAA Scholar Athlete Award: Alyssa Cosklo and Jonathon Purvis

Andrew Mazza Foundation Scholarship: Evan Miller

Erin Jessica Moreken Scholarship: Alexis Price

Jefferson Foundation Scholarship: MaKena Sanderson

Patrick Andrew Luptak Scholarship: Alexis Price

Anne Fedorchak Memorial Scholarship: Mia Marrero

Frank T. Lee Scholarship: MaKena Sanderson

Peter Petorak Scholarship: Ellie Higdon

Judith and Joseph Calabro Scholarship: Ellie Higdon

Faculty Academic Excellence Scholarship: Alyssa Cosklo, Emily Kelly, Ellie Higdon, Jonathon Purvis, and Sophia Calzola

Nellie Jordan and Mary Louise Gallagher Scholarship: Tatiana Elston

James and Margaret Pidgeon Scholarship: Chloee Rumford

Robert Jurbel Scholarship: Alyssa Cosklo

Mr. Lawrence Gabriel III, Acting JSHS Principal, addresses the Class of 2022.


The Carbondale Area School District congratulates all of the award winners on their well-deserved recognition. Also, a special thank you goes out to Mr. Carm Perri and Mrs. Alyssa Mayne for organizing the event, as well as the faculty and staff who assisted with the event. We could not do this without all of you!


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