Local Girl Scouts were honored with the Scout’s highest honor, the Gold Award, during an event at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on May 12.
Lauren Rzucidlo of Jermyn was given the honor for Elderly Issues — A Night to Remember; Kali Mellin of Mayfield for Military/Veteran Affairs — Operation Paperback Book Drive; Audralaine Mentrikoski of Mountain Top, Health — Purse and Toiletry Drive for Homeless Women; and Elizabeth Scanlan also of Mountain Top, Children’s Issues — Color Me Impressed.
The prestigious award is earned by a select group of Girl Scouts who demonstrate a higher commitment to improving their communities and advocating for lasting change. The local Scouts were among 60 Girl Scouts from the 30-county footprint of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania who earned the award.
Each Scout completed at least 80 hours of work and seven steps to earn her Gold Award, which includes Identifying an issue in her community, investigating the issue thoroughly, building a team to support her efforts, creating a plan to take action, presenting the plan and gathering feedback, taking action by leading a team to carry out the plan and educating and inspiring, according to the organization.
FNCB Bank employees were recently recognized for 10 or more years of service during a luncheon at Glenmaura Country Club in Moosic.
Employees who were honored include, for 35 years of service: Ellen Pritchard, retail banking; 30 years of service: Diane Abbott and Sharon Naughton, retail banking; 25 years of service: Richard Padula, retail lending; 15 years of service: Gerard “Jerry” Calogero and Eileen Sennett, Information Technology & Operations; Geraldine “Geri” Curcio, finance; Sharon LeBoutillier, Sara Matusinski and Bernice Shipp, retail banking; 10 years of service: Sara Benedict and Karen Weller, retail banking; Michael Cioffari, Nancy Foley and Cheryl Marinelli, Information Technology & Operations; Martin “Marty” King and Anthony “Zar” Rinaldi, facilities; Anthony Carra, credit; Ashley Tomko, retail lending; and Janice Zory, compliance.
“We celebrated 20 employees who together logged 310 years and more than 644,000 hours of service time at FNCB,” said Dawn Gronski, senior vice president, Human Resources Officer.
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County students, including Gladys Orroyo, Scranton High School; Colin Johnson, Lakeland; Shea Kelly, North Pocono; James Angerson, Dunmore; and Matthew Nemeth, Mid Valley, recently competed and won a gold medal during the state SkillsUSA contest.
The students, part of the Chapter Business Procedure Team, will represent Pennsylvania at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills conference from June 25 to 29 in Louisville, Kentucky.