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Twenty four local residents received academic awards at King’s College’s recent 68th annual Commencement exercises.

Pictured seated, from left, is John Kozak, Pittston, Lee Sweinberg, Jr., Memorial Award for Computer Science; Ashley Warner, Nanticoke, William G. McGowan School of Business Achievement Award for Management; Yazmin Rohena, Wilkes-Barre, the Grace Coakley Brooks Award for Excellence in Psychology;  Shaniese Ricketts, Wilkes-Barre, Dr. Adam Drayer Award for Demonstrated Excellence in Teacher Education Program; Julianna Grandinetti, Mountain Top, St. Andre Bessette Award for Service in the Spirit of the Congregation of Holy Cross; Rachel Vitale, Wilkes-Barre, Father Murgas Memorial Award for Communications; and Jacob Kozak, Pittston, Award of the Bishop Hafey Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus for History.

Pictured standing, from left, is Timothy Carl, Mountain Top, S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Achievement; Michael Cipriani, West Wyoming, Dorothy Day Volunteer Award for Recognition of Four Years of Service; James Kopec, Forty Fort, Reverend James Kline Award for Mathematics; Brian Stonikinis, Dupont, John Curley, CPA, Award for Accounting Achievement; Nicholas Kotulak, Temple B’nai B’rith Award for Public Administration; Jeremy Peters, Dallas, John Moses Award for Public Law; Joseph Lanning, Wilkes-Barre, Department of the Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate Award; Shamus Gartley, Plains, Regina Award for Biology and the Dr. Paul Lawrence and Attorney Marian Buccafurni Best in Science Award; and Andrew Coco, Exeter, Award of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for Accounting.

Absent from photo were Meghan Colburn, Wilkes-Barre, 2017 Outstanding Adult Learner; Sharon Flores, Wilkes-Barre, Accounting Association Award in Memory of Chris Karmonick; John Rash, Hanover Township, Reverend James Sheehan Memorial Award in Chemistry; Crystal Seashock, Nanticoke, John Stapleton Memorial Award for Accounting; Andrea Siejna, Wilkes-Barre, Award for Computers and Information Systems; Alissa Stegman, Trucksville, William G. McGowan School of Business Achievement Award for Marketing; Edward Yonkoski, Dallas, Highest Academic Achievement Presented to an Adult Student in Continuing Higher Education and the W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy; and Megan Ziller, Plymouth, Donald Farmer Memorial Award for History.