Many area students have earned academic honors. The students earning honors in our area are:

 - Many area students have earned academic honors. The students earning honors in our area are:

Kings College: Logan Fitzsimmons, Forest City; Caitlin Ralston, Tafton; and Kaylene Schan, Tafton.

DeSales University:

Pauline Ross, an accounting major and a resident of East Stoudsburg;

Amber Collins, a biology major and a resident of Honesdale; Tess Stone, a psychology major and a resident of East Stroudsburg; Jesse Florance, a dance major and a resident of Honesdale.

York College of Pennsylvania:

Tracy Chopek of East Stroudsburg, a junior Professional Writing major; Nicole Deluca of East Stroudsburg, a senior Chemistry major; and Nicholas Tenzi of Hawley, a freshman International Relations major.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania:

Rachel DeLuca of Honesdale, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology:

Sophomore Daniel Rose of Honesdale

Northampton Community College:

Beach Lake:

Brady Neenan, Specialized Diploma


Nolan Mattson, Associate in Arts

Mount Pocono:

Kelly Evans, Associate in Science; Kellyn Martinez, Associate in Arts; Paul Schepp, Associate in Arts; Mary VanBuskirk, Associate in Science; Deon Williams, Associate in Science; Karisma McQueen, Associate in Science

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem

Lake Ariel

Patti Pietryak


Katherine Burian

Mount Pocono

Madelon Bohdal, Berenice Castro, Cheryl Debro, Robert Dinarte, Joseph Ford, Katherine Heath, Parker Johnson, Meghan MacDonald, Linda Occhiuzzo, Samantha Roman, Diana Ruiz, Marisa Viana


Randall Main


Jessica Noble

White Mills

Cynthia Hofmann

Millersville University:

Landen Grossman, of Honesdale; Honorah Harvey, of Honesdale; Erin Madison, of Canadensis; Elizabeth Sanderson, of East Stroudsburg; Kathryn Stinnard, of Honesdale; Nicholas VanLeuven, of South Canaan; and Melissa Witt, of Waymart.

SUNY Oneonta:

Jessica Leccese of Lords Valley

St. Bonaventure University:

Sara Tuman from Honesdale, majoring in journalism-mass communication.

Susquehanna University

Bryce Bortree, of Equinunk, is a senior creative writing major. She is a 2009 graduate of Honesdale High School and is the daughter of the late William and Isabel Bortree.

Paige Stanton, of Honesdale, is a sophomore history major. She is a 2011 graduate of Honesdale High School and is the daughter of David and Holly Stanton.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Rebekah Isabelle Beers, Shawnee Path, B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations; Victor Q. Costello, Apache Trail, B.A. in Criminology


Alicia Irene Manzione, Tryon Street, B.S. in Fashion Merchandising; John Michael Potucek, Daniels Road, B.S. in Business Technology Support; Samantha Marie Shelton, Navajo Road, B.A. in Psychology

Lake Ariel

Christie Marie De Vito, Stock Farm Road, B.S. in Safety Sciences; Liam Matthew Munley, The Hideout, B.S. in Communications Media


Carli Anne Moritz, Stillwater Drive, B.S. in Marketing


Adena Alice Bianchi, Tuthill Road, B.S.Ed. in Music Education; Mark Yamialkowski, Yamialkowski Road, B.S.Ed. in Music Education

Slippery Rock University

Cassandra Rutledge, Damascus

Nicole Matthey, Hawley

Shanna Lengner, Lake Ariel

Jackilyn Yamialkowski, Waymart

Albright College

Bobbie L. Johannes of Waymart, a senior biology/Spanish major and graduate of Western Wayne Senior High School.

The following students graduated in fall 2012:

Bloomsburg University
Kelly Assenza, Lake Ariel, N-K-3/Ele Ed*Except Child, BSED

Justin Enslin, Beach Lake, Computer Science, BS

Stefanie Hendel, Lakeville, Bus Admin*Management, BSBA

Ryan Kelly, Beach Lake, Bus Adm*Management Info Systems, BSBA

Dustin Liptak, Bethany, Sec Ed*Citizenship BSEd & History

Slippery Rock University

Susie Kaspar, Lakeville, Master of Science in Park and Resource Management

Felicia Thorne, Mount Pleasant, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing

Kurt Olinger, Mount Pleasant, Bachelor of Science in Education for Health-Physical Education Teaching

Rochester Institute of Technology

Jamie Aleckna of Lake Ariel graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition management