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The University of Scranton has awarded 19 incoming students four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships. Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with outstanding records in high school and notable community involvement. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition provided that the student maintains at least a 3.25 grade point average. The following local student was awarded a Presidential Scholarship.

Margaret Capooci of Jessup graduated as salutatorian from Valley View High School, Archbald. She was selected as a Times-Tribune Scholastic Superstar. A member of the National Honor Society, she was the co-editor of the yearbook, secretary of the Math Honor Society and class treasurer. She also participated in her high school's scholastic team and varsity soccer. Capooci is a member of the University's special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors program and has not yet declared a major. She is the daughter of Evelyn and Victor Capooci.

Capooci, left, and University of Scranton president Kevin P. Quinn.