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    Seniors Graduate from University of Success

    Nineteen high school students graduated from The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college program. Front row, from left: Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director and University of Success graduates Kyla Sheerer, Daisy Dominguez, Shania Nelson, Tika Kadariya and Madison Bufalino. Second row: Daniel Aguilar, Richard Rodriquez, Brittany Cooper and Kaylee Sanko. Third row: Noah McDonald, Carmen J. Perry, Rory Misko and Stephanie Vasquez. Back row: Alexandra Vorozilchak, Samuel Goncalves and Guillermo Gomez Absent from the photo are University of Success graduates Alexandrea Chippa, Robert Orr and Alexus Wilber.
    June 13, 2019

    Nineteen high school students completed The University of Scranton’s University of Success program, a multi-year, pre-college program that is designed for high school students to develop the skills needed to successfully gain acceptance to college. All the graduates have been admitted to post-secondary schools or chose to enlist in military service.

    Students enter the University of Success at the completion of the eighth grade and continue through their high school years. The program offers enrichment courses in study skills, SAT prep, public speaking, math, science, art and cultural activities, as well as financial aid and wellness seminars. The ultimate goal is for University of Success students to be accepted into a four-year college or university.

    The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants. Donors to the program include AT&T, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Dime Bank, Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, Kuehner Family Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Overlook Estate Foundation, Peoples Security Bank and Trust, Prudential Foundation, Scranton Area Foundation, Waste Management, Weis Markets and Wells Fargo.

    The following is a list of 2019 University of Success graduates, the high school they attended, and their post-high school plans.

    Daniel Aguilar of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend King’s College;

    Madison Bufalino of Forty Fort, Wyoming Valley West High School, plans to attend Luzerne County Community College;

    Alexandria Chippa of Gouldsboro, North Pocono High School, plans to attend Arcadia University;

    Brittney Cooper of Tunkhannock, Tunkhannock High School, plans to attend Ithaca University;

    Daisy Dominguez of Scranton, Scranton High School, enlisted in the U.S. Marines entering its nursing program;

    Guillermo Gomez of Scranton, West Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Samuel Goncalves of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Tika Kadariya of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Noah McDonald of Old Forge, Old Forge High School, plans to attend Bloomsburg University;

    Rory Misko of Carbondale, Carbondale Area High School, plans to attend Kutztown University;

    Shania Nelson of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend Marywood University;

    Robert Orr of Factoryville, Commonwealth Connections Academy, plans to attend Keystone College;

    Carmine Perry of Old Forge, Old Forge High School, plans to attend Colgate University;

    Richard Rodriguez of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Kaylee Sanko of Scott Township, Lakeland High School, plans to attend Keystone College;

    Kyla Sheerer of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Stephanie Vasquez of Scranton, West Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Sasha Vorozilchak of Blakely, Valley View High School, plans to attend East Stroudsburg University;

    Alexus Wilber of Hop Bottom, Mountain View High School, plans to attend Arcadia University.

    For additional information, visit the University of Success web site.

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