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Catholic Scholarships

The Carbondale Trinity Club is offering two scholarships, each valued at $500, to the general eighth-grade student body of upper valley school districts. Applicants will be judged by criteria including scholarship, citizenship and leadership. Applicants must be residents of the area from Archbald to Forest City and Dalton to Waymart, and an eighth-grade student and must be continuing their high school education in a Catholic School (Holy Cross, Scranton Prep, etc.).

Applications must include an essay of approximately 100 words explaining what community means to them. Essays should include a definition of what constitutes a community and what is important in a community. A list of any involvement in community activities, (volunteer work, etc.) should be a part of the application, as well as notation of all participation in extra-curricular activities. Two letters of recommendation must also be provided.

Applicants can gain additional consideration by highlighting any achievements in leadership, athletics, community service, etc.

Application forms can be obtained by contacting:

Carbondale Trinity Club

John Price, Chairman

83 South Main Street

Carbondale, PA 18407


Price Insurance

57 Salem Ave.

Carbondale, PA 18407

OR at the St. Rose Rectory.

Return completed application along with other requirements by April 16, to one of the addresses above.

Play School

Mid Valley Secondary Center’s Child Development and Contemporary Living classes will be running a play-school for 3-, 4- and 5-year olds for 8 weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays March 18 through May 3, 8-9:30 a.m. Children must live in the district, have transportation and be toilet trained. There is no charge for the program and space is limited. Email, call 570-307-2180 or stop by the school to obtain an application and brochure.

Flapjack Fundraiser

The Mid Valley Secondary Center PTSA will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 8-10 a.m. at Applebee’s in the Viewmont Mall. Proceeds benefit upcoming field trips for students at Mid Valley Secondary Center. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door. For information, call at 570-983-6445 or order tickets online at

Dean’s List

The following students are among those who have been named to the fall dean’s list at University of the Sciences: Mackenzie Mauro of Carbondale; Joseph Falbo of Carbondale; Kamryn Liuzzo of Carbondale; Marcello Oliveri of Carbondale; Jessie Walter of Peckville and Jenna Snell of Jermyn.