Philip Cocco, of Pittston, was one of nine students to receive 2018-19 Frank O’Hara medals at the University of Scranton.
Cocco received a medal for academic achievement for his freshman year. He currently is a sophomore majoring in finance and is also a member of the Kania School of Management Business Honors Program, where he serves as president of the Business Honors Club. He participates in the university’s track and field team as a shot put thrower.
at Murray State
Kyle Matthew Carr, of Exeter, was named to the dean’s list for the 2019 fall semester at Murray State, Murray, Kentucky, where he is completing his Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering, construction management track. Carr graduated with an associate degree in pre-engineering in May 2019 from Valley Forge Military College, where he also received his commission as an officer in the United States Army. Second Lieutenant Carr was awarded an Army ROTC scholarship under the Army’s Early Commissioning Program (ECP)
Carr is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Regiment, Kentucky Army National Guard, until his graduation from Murray State in Spring 2021.
He is the son of Jack and Susan Carr of Exeter.
Sem students excel
at mock trial event
The Wyoming Seminary Mock Trial teams recently competed in the 10th annual Blue and Gold Invitational Mock Trial Tournament at LaSalle University, Philadelphia, with about 300 students and 40 schools in attendance. Sem’s Mock Trial Blue Team, one of three teams fielded by Sem, finished in eighth place. In addition, Sem sophomore Emily Aikens, Jenkins Twp., received a Best Plaintiff Attorney Award, while sophomore Ben Zhao, Mountain Top, received a Best Defense Attorney Award and junior Max Liu, Kingston, earned a Best Defense Witness Award. Aikens was one of only two competitors to receive a perfect ranking from the judges. Team members are coached by attorney Michelle Quinn and teachers Dr. Elizabeth Penland, Morgan Howard-Penland and Tom Morris.
Local students who competed included sophomore Emily Aikens, Jenkins Twp.; junior Philip Gelso, Duryea, and sophomore Jacob Ruderman, West Pittston.