class of 2017

Lincoln High Student Receives $1,000 McDonald’s Scholarship

ELLWOOD CITY, PA (June 7, 2017) – McDonald’s of Ellwood City and the Beaver County Foundation are pleased to announce that Dominic Nocera of Lincoln High School is the recipient of the 2017 Dom Viccari-McDonald’s of Ellwood City Scholarship. Nocera will receive $1,000 towards his college tuition in recognition of his academic achievement, leadership ability and community service. A check presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at McDonald’s of Ellwood City.  Established in 2014, the annual scholarship is named to honor the man who worked tirelessly to improve Ellwood City for all residents, first as a five-term…

PHOTOS: Lincoln High Graduate Receives Tommy Novosel Scholarship

Dominic Nocera, a 2017 graduate of Lincoln High School, Ellwood City was awarded the second Tommy Novosel Scholarship at a service on May 28th at the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish in Ellwood City. Dominic was a member of the National Honor Society, Peer Leadership, Student Council and Club Hope. He was an altar server at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and a volunteer for the Carpenter’s Project. His future studies will be in Biomedical Engineering – Prosthetics. For more information visit: Photos submitted

Ellwood City 2017 Graduates

Ellwood City has announced the Class of 2017 graduates. 110 students will receive diplomas at the commencement ceremony this evening. HIGHEST HONORS (By Alphabetical Arrangement)   Student: Joseph Anthony Cortez Parents: Cam-Rahn and Traci Cortez City: Ellwood City Future Plans: Chemical Engineering/Penn State University Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Peer Leadership, NHS, Musical, Stand Up Arrow Leadership, Drama Club, Secretary, President, Student Rep., Treasurer Committees: Steering Committee Honors/Awards/Scholarships: Henry Mancini Outstanding Male Performance, Henry Mancini Best Leading Male Actor, EAEA Scholarship, Howell Lots Williams Memorial Scholarship, Wolves Club Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship, Outstanding Choral Student Award   Student: Ethan Joseph Fotia Parents: Joe and Lisa Fotia City: Ellwood City Future Plans: Robert…

Riverside 2017 Graduates

Riverside High School has announced the Class of 2017 graduates. 122 students will receive diplomas at the commencement ceremony this evening. HIGHEST HONORS (By Alphabetical Arrangement)   Student: Rebekah Bettencourt  Parents: Kim and Larry Bettencourt City: Zelienople Future Plans: Penn State University Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Bible Club, Science Club, Teen Leadership Club, Student Council, Chamber Choir Committees: Prom Committee 2016, Homecoming Committee 2016, Prom Committee 2017 Honors/Awards/Scholarships: MAC Student Athlete Award Communications Award   Student: Sierra Chesko Parents: Randy and Sharon Chesko City: Ellwood City Future Plans: University of Pittsburgh Clubs/Organizations/Activities: Student Council, Teen Leadership Club, Science Club, Football Cheering, Basketball Cheering, Tennis, International…

PHOTOS: Two Local Seniors Receive Scholarship

Timothy A. Houk, a senior from Ellwood City, received a $500.00 scholarship courtesy of the Corona D’Italia Lodge #807 committee. Son of Tom and Lee Ann Houk, he is employed at the Log Cabin and also involved with the family business, he followed the academic course of study through high school and participated in boys basketball and the History Club and now plans to attend Slippery Rock University to study exercise science. Ian Patterson, a senior at Lincoln Park Performing Arts School also received at $500.00 scholarship from the organization. Son of Charles and Cheri Patterson, he is getting ready…

2017 Graduate Submissions

With high school graduation around the corner, is now taking graduate submissions to appear on our website. Submissions can be sent electronically to or a hard copy can be filled out in the Color Center on Lawrence Avenue. Please remit a color photo with the information you provide: Graduate Name: Parents Name(s): Grandparent(s), Other(s): School District: Party Info (date, location, etc): Awards, Scholarships, Accolades: Fututre Scholastic Plans/Info (college/university, planned major, etc):   Lincoln High School’s graduation date is Thursday, June 1st and Riverside is Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.

PHOTO: Senior Receives Ellwood Area Education Association Scholarship

Lincoln High student, Joseph Cortez, received a $1,500 scholarship from the Ellwood Area Education Association. The scholarship is funded every year by contributions from the teachers in the Ellwood City School District. The recipient is selected based on a combination of grades and SAT scores. After graduation, Joseph plans to study engineering at Penn State University, University Park. Photo submitted.

CCBC Honors Graduates, Welcomes Back Founding Faculty Leader, and Debuts Long-Lost Alma Mater

Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) held its annual Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 4 to recognize the Class of 2017 and conclude a year-long celebration of the College’s 50th anniversary. 435 students, who completed their studies in August 2016, December 2016, and May 2017, were awarded an associate degree, certificate, or diploma from the School of Aviation Sciences; School of Nursing and Allied Health; and School of Business, Arts, Sciences, and Technology. The ceremony also celebrated the first students graduating with an associate degree in Process Technology, a program that is industry-created and approved in order…