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    Wallenpaupack Area High School team one won the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Ryan Neenan and Aidan Cunningham (first place in individual competition). Standing, from left: Charles Brinsfield (third place in individual competition), Wes Conklin, Chris Higgins, Kyle Landolfi, Tyler Wirth and Thomas Johnson.
    May 19, 2018

    Nearly 200 area students participated in The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. The academic competition tested the high school students’ knowledge of physics and engineering through a series of quizzes and hands-on challenges. Students competed individually and in teams.

    Aidan Cunningham from Wallenpaupack Area High School came in first place in the individual competition and received the $250 cash award. Charles Kulick from Scranton Preparatory School came in second place and won both the $150 cash award and the $1,500 scholarship to The University of Scranton for holding the highest quiz score of a participant who will attend the University in fall of 2018. Charles Brinsfield from Wallenpaupack Area High School came in third place and won the $100 cash award.

    In the team competition, Wallenpaupack Area High School Team One placed first. Members of that team were: Cunningham, Brinsfield, Wes Conklin, Chris Higgins, Thomas Johnson, Kyle Landolfi and Tyler Wirth.  Berwick High School team one came in second-place. Members of the team that placed second were: Hanako Ferro, Kaleb Gearinger, Hannah Gizenski, Jarret Groshek, Griffin Keller, Olivia Lombardi and Henry Noviki. Scranton Preparatory School team one placed third. Members of the third-place finishing team were: Kulick, Patrick David, Jack Habeeb, Ryan Sauter and Dean Sweeney.

    The competition was organized by the University’s Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering with the purpose of encouraging more students to pursue careers in physics and engineering. The Joseph Kane Estate, the University’s Financial Aid Office, the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering and students in the University’s physics and electrical engineering program support the annual academic competition.

     

    Berwick Team 1 (photo above)

    Berwick High School team one came in second place in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Matt Shrader and Henry Noviki. Standing, from left: Jarret Groshek, Griffin Keller, Kaleb Gearinger, Hanako Ferro, Hannah Gizenski and Olivia Lombardi.

     

    Scranton Prep Team 1 (photo above)

    Scranton Preparatory School team one came in third place in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Paul Pearson and Dean Sweeney. Standing, from left: Charles Kulick (Second Place in individual competition and winner of $1,500 Joseph Kane Scholarship to The University of Scranton), Ryan Sauter, Patrick David and Jack Habeeb.

     

    Berwick Team 2 (photo above)

    Berwick High School team two participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Matt Shrader and Aubree Stratchko. Standing, from left: Teagan Kavafinski, Kayla McCreary, Mati McEntyre, Megan Dalo, Corinne Lindsey, Liz Plyler and Cecilia Huntington.

     

    Berwick Team 3 (photo above)

    Berwick High School team three participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Matt Shrader and Noah Craig. Standing, from left: Long Le, Kyler Hower, Ralph Norce, Noah Wygant, Ryan Kishbaugh, Benjamin Wojciechowski and Jason Lin.

     

    Carbondale (photo above)

    Carbondale High School participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Joe Borosky and Cordell Siggins. Standing, from left: Shawn Connolly, Matthew McCaffrey, Kaitlyn Savage, Isobel Turonis and Christina Carachilo.

     

    Delaware Valley (photo above)

    Delaware Valley High School participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Steve Rhule and Samantha Platt. Standing, from left: Matthew Schaefer, Jared Wilson, Nicholas McBride, Cody Dailey, Harlan Muttee and Grace Riexinger.

     

    Holy Cross Team 1 (photo above)

    Holy Cross High School team one participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Marge Loughney and Tommy Niemic. Standing, from left: Jillian Warabak, Elisabeth Johnson, Matthew Cerep, Harleigh Davis and Ally McGee.

     

    Holy Cross Team 2 (photo above)

    Holy Cross High School team two participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Marge Loughney and Neena Beggin. Standing, from left: Madi Neville, Emma Connolly, Nate Talbot, Lexi Walsh and Mollie Burda.

     

    Holy Cross Team 3 (photo above)

    Holy Cross High School team three participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Marge Loughney and Ronnie James. Standing, from left: Charlie Pettinato, Jason Kopf, Patrick Galvin, Christian Bloom and Conor Nealon.

     

    North Pocono Team 1 (photo above)

    North Pocono High School team one participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach John Croom and John Slater. Standing, from left: Ashley Santariello, Evan Bowers, Gabe Ramos, Mark Caputo, Tim Pickarski and Faith Alunni.

     

    North Pocono Team 2 (photo above)

    North Pocono High School team two participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach John Croom and Clara Cicco. Standing, from left: James Docalovich, Kaili Brooks, Pat Luptak, Macenzie Powell and Amanda Brundage.

     

    North Pocono Team 3 (photo above)

    North Pocono High School team three participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach John Croom and Matt Caputo. Standing, from left: Sam Chindemi, Kolby Tonkin, Nick Descipio, Emily Leggiero, Emily Rouse and Peyton Roberts.

     

    North Pocono Team 4 (photo above)

    North Pocono High School team four participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach John Croom and Joe Forconi. Standing, from left: Kelsey Kline, Ryan Deom, Ryan Dommes, Nikhil Patel and Catherine Clancy.

     

    Midvalley (photo above)

    Midvalley High School participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Rich Therkorn and David Moss. Standing, from left: Donald Hartman III, Madelaine Pegula, Sarah Johnson, Shaun King, Nick Borgacci, Rich Chowanec and Frank Tanana.

     

    Riverside Team1 (photo above)

    Riverside High School team one participated in the team competition The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Cris Toraldo and Huner Talipski. Standing, from left: Jacob Fried, Sierra Santariero, Jason Holman, Kala Deininger, Madline Evans, Norah Zippitelli and Anthony DeFrancesco.

     

    Riverside Team 2 (photo above)

    Riverside High School team two participated in the team competition The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Cris Toraldo and Tyler Pawlikowski. Standing, from left: Kevin Kearney, Natalie Sottile, Kerilyn Pon, Natalie Schield, Drew Caliano, Kyle Creedon and Charles Ponas.

     

    Scranton High School Team 1 (photo above)

    Scranton High School team one participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Lorraine Babarsky and Neiva Fortes. Standing, from left: Kuntal Patel, Ritun Patel, Nabin Rai, Alex McCarthy, Kesha Patel, Alex Inirio and Jason Lee.

     

    Scranton Prep Team 2 (photo above)

    Scranton Preparatory School team two participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Paul Pearson and Michael Kaffka. Standing, from left: Nicholas Warhola, Alyssa Zehner, Megan Dillon and Alexis Blackburn.

     

    Scranton Prep Team 3 (photo above)

    Scranton Preparatory School team three participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Aaron Holzman and Cuong Nguyen. Standing, from left: Allen Papp, Maxwell Kneeream, Benjamin Worrel, Adwitya Singh and John Nasevich.

     

    Susquehanna (photo above)

    Susquehanna High School participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach John Salinkas and Elizabeth Delaney. Standing, from left: Bridget Iveson, Kayline Trynoski, Tristan Megivern, Jorge Bautista, William Dixon, Stephen Vivona and Emily Lawrenson.

     

    West Scranton Team 1 (photo above)

    West Scranton High School team one participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Scott Dustman and Gillian Williams-Mayers. Standing, from left: James Greenfield, Michael Laabs, Lejdina Lluga and Mantanapom Chinskul.

     

    West Scranton Team 2 (photo above)

    West Scranton High School team two participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Scott Dustman and Krysten Belles. Standing, from left: Alex Sophabmixay, Julia Montevechi, Jack Fendrick, Zhi Xin Zou and Larry Kendricks.

     

    Wyoming Area Team 1 (photo above)

    Wyoming Area High School team one participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach David Pizano and Skylar Santacroce. Standing, from left: Marc Minichello, Gwen Glatz, Alex Ambruso, Ben Klaproth, Aaron Zezza, Dylan Melberger and Kristi Skok.

     

    Wyoming Area Team 2 (photo above)

    Wyoming Area High School team two participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach David Pizano and Jessica Parente. Standing, from left: Matt Wright, Michael Dench, Matt Silinskie, Zeb Chisdock, Justine Buczynski and Caleigh Anderson.

     

    Wyoming Valley West Team 1 (photo above)

    Wyoming Valley West High School team one participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Ed Groth and Jerry Wiernusz. Standing, from left: Eric Yanales, Jake Shusta, Mike Stuart, Colin Kultys, Liz Trojan and Foto Tsioles.

     

    Wyoming Valley West Team 2 (photo above)

    Wyoming Valley West High School team two participated in the team competition of The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. Seated, from left: University of Scranton Physics Instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Ed Groth and Andrea Shaw. Standing, from left: Brooke Taylor, Lexie DuBois, Donneta Ahmetaj, Zach Brandreth, Matt Nogin and Andrew Fuller.

     

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