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    Seniors Graduate from University of Success

    Sixteen high school students graduated from The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college program.
    June 23, 2020

    Sixteen of 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. One graduate will take a gap year, all the other graduates have been admitted to post-secondary schools.

    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, BB&T Bank, Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Dime Bank, Fidelity Bank, Carl and JoAnne Kuehner, Memco Realty Co., MetLife Foundation, Overlook Estate Foundation, Peoples Security Bank and Trust, PPL Corp., Prudential Foundation, Dr. Lisa C. Thomas, Waste Management and Wells Fargo.

    The following is a list of 2020 University of Success graduates, the high school they attended, and their post-high school plans.

    Olivia Bell of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend East Stroudsburg University;

    Abygale Bergamino of Old Forge, Old Forge High School, plans to attend the Honors Program of Grand Canyon University;

    Lisa Blanchard of Carbondale, Carbondale High School, plans to attend Maryville University;

    Corey Bridges of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Ranjeeta Dhungel of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Leandria Hercules of Scranton, West Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Caroline Linn of Waymart, Scranton Preparatory School, plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh;

    George Loukopoulos of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend Penn State University, Scranton;

    Erica Monteiro of Dunmore, Dunmore High School, will take a gap year;

    Alex Musti of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend Lackawanna College;

    Shanice Nelson of Scranton, Scranton High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Juliet O'Brien of Shohola, North Pocono High School, plans to attend Penn State University, Scranton;

    Emily Ortiz of Bushkill, Notre Dame High School, plans to attend Penn State University, main campus;

    Sarah Pineiro of South Abington Township, Abington Heights High School, plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology;

    Simal Sami of Jessup, Valley View High School, plans to attend The University of Scranton;

    Jamie Stine of Scranton, West Scranton High School, plans to attend Lebanon Valley College.

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

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