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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge recently presented its annual Paul Smith Memorial Scholarship to Joe Gallia, a recent graduate of Pittston Area High School. Gallia received $1,000, which will be applied to his education at Penn State Berks, where he will major in finance. From left, are Ann Smith, board member, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Joe Gallia, scholarship recipient; Brandon Kotsko, Gallia’s Big Brother; Karen Gallia, mother; Sue Jones, caseworker, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Tanya Olaviany, program director, Big Brothers Big Sisters. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge is a program of Catholic Social Services and works in partnership with the United Way of Wyoming Valley. For information, call 570-824-8756 or visit