Jacqueline Thomas, of Dallas and a Wyoming Seminary graduate, received the Francis J. Mehm III Memorial Award. The award is given to the senior student who most nearly represents the ideal Wyoming Seminary student. Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas of Dallas, was a 2006-07 Levi Sprague Scholar, the highest student leadership award given to Sem students. She received the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award in her sophomore year and was active in student government, serving as her class president in her sophomore and senior year. She also served on the executive board of student government and as treasurer of student government in her senior year. Thomas was extremely active in many campus organizations, such as the student activities committee, the fantasy fiction club, Blue Key student ambassadors program, Peer Group, Peer Mentors, orientation committee, Wyoming Seminary Players theater group, the Library Advisory Board, Mock Trial, poetry club and Action and Awareness Committee. She also participated in the Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre program. She played field hockey and served as the boys basketball team manager but is most recognized for her four-year service on the girls soccer team, where she served as captain for two years, earned the Sem Gold Award and was named defensive MVP in her senior year.
Jeffrey R. Mylet, son of Lynne and Robert Mylet, attained dean’s list status for the spring semester at Laffayette College in Easton. He is majoring in government and law and will enter his junior year this fall. He is a member of the Leopards football team and a 2005 graduate of Bishop Hoban High school.
Ian Owens of Sugarloaf and Anthony J. Moorehead of Kingston were awarded 2007 John Kaminski Memorial Scholarships by the Pennsylvania-Anthracite Section of Society of Mining Engineers/AIME. Both received a $500 check and award certificate. Owens won High School Division Award and is a graduate of Bishop Hafey Junior Senior High School, where he was eighth in his class. At Hafey, he was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society and is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students. He was also a Congressional and National Student Leadership Conference nominee and served for two years on the Greater Hazleton CAN DO Board of Directors. He was the Bishop Hafey male recipient of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. He will attend Lafayette College in the fall and is the son of Lynn and Patrick Owens of Sugarloaf. Moorehead, recipient of the 2006 John Kaminski Memorial Scholarship -- High School Division, received the College/University Division Scholarship. He also received a $500 check and award certificate for his continued superior performance. He completed his freshman year by making dean’s list both semesters with a 4.0 GPA. Moorehead is a 2006 graduate of Wyoming Valley West in Kingston and is a rising sophomore at Kutztown University, where he majors in geology. He belongs to the Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Cub, the Mineralogical Society of Northeastern PA, and the Kutztown University Geology Club. He is the son to Jim Moorehead of Dallas and Doreen Rakowski of Kingston.
Billie L. Nachlis, of Kingston, has been named to second honors on the Clark University dean’s list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2007 semester. Nachlis is a member of Clark University’s Class of 2009 who studies Music. Nachlis also attended Wyoming Valley West High School. To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Jackie Brocious of Dallas was recognized by Eat’n Park Hospitality Group as a recipient of a CURA educational scholarship. Brocious will be a junior at College Misericordia, where she is a management information systems student. The company offers three major scholarship programs, one for each division: Eat’n Park Restaurants, Parkhurst Dining Services and CURA Hospitality. Winners are chosen based on academic talent and community service.