Local students were among the 19 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 local 2018 University of Success graduates, the high school they attended, and their post-high school plans.
Jennifer Bach of Simpson, Carbondale Area Junior Senior High School, plans to attend Pennsylvania State University; Vincent Gigliotti of Carbondale, Carbondale Area Junior Senior High School, plans to attend Pennsylvania State University; Anthony Voglino of Carbondale, Carbondale Area Junior Senior High School, plans to attend Pen