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    Vol. 122 No. 15
JUNE 16-22, 2013
Or servalibis
still open for
award event
It’s not too late to make a
reservation for the Charles
D. Lemmond Jr. Community
Spirit Award reception,
The reception, which will
honor David and Judy Rimple
as recipients of the first-ever
award established by The Dal-
las Post, will be held from 5:30
to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18
at Lemmond Theater on the
campus of Misericordia Uni-
The awards reception is free
nd open to the public; how-
ever, reservatrions are neces-
sary and will be made on a
first-come / first-served basis.
To make a reservation, call
The Dallas Post at 675-5211
or email
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The award is named af
ter the former senator who
passed away in 2012 and is de-
signed to recognize a resident
of the Back Mountain for his
or her leadership and advance-
ment of community spirit.
The award honors those
who endeavor to improve
the lives of Back Mountain
residents through outstand-
ing community service, public
service or philanthropy and
embody Senator Lemmond’s
commitment to doing the
right thing, in the right way,
for the right reason.
The Rimples started the de-
velopment of the Back Moun-
tain Trail on the old Lehigh
Valley Railroad bed. The trail,
being developed for over a de-
cade, connects Luzerne Bor-
@ with Dallas Township.
JA free will donation will be
vaken at the awards reception
to benefit the Back Mountain
Lake-Lehman’'s AJ Antonitis shows his emotions about graduating.
embers of the Class of 2013 from both Dallas and Lake-Lehman High Schools received their
diplomas during commencement exercises on Friday, June 7. Lake-Lehman celebrated its
55th annual commencement while Dallas held its 52nd annual commencement.
Stories and more photos inside.
Dallas High School co-valedictorian Megan Fleming gives her commencement address.
Board OKs
budget that
hikes taxes
Dallas Post Correspondent
Dallas School Board officially raised tax-
es at its June meeting. The final budget of
$33,599,574 represents no changes from the
May proposed budget. The 2% tax rise repre-
sents the index allowed by the state of Pennsyl-
vania and adds an additional $38 to an average
tax bill of $800.
The district did not apply for any exceptions
to raise taxes over the index.
Board member Maureen Matiska, who also
voted against the proposed final budget in May,
was the only board member to vote against the
budget. She said after the meeting that the bud-
get does not meet her approval because it does
not put money aside for the elementary school.
The board voted to refund its bond debt, a
move that, according to district business man-
ager Grant Palfey, will save the district over
Cyber school will now be the only option for
summer school in the Dallas School District.
High school teacher Jennifer Lamoreaux and
Vice Principal Brian Bradshaw outlined the new
summer school program.
Lamoreaux said summer school will not
be used for acceleration but will be offered to
students who have lost credit in one or more
According to Bradshaw, packets have been
sent to students recommended by counselors
for remediation. The cost of the program will
be $100 for one-half credit and $200 for a full
credit. Arrangements for lending laptops can
be made for those students who do not have a
home computer.
Lamoreaux and Bradshaw also gave a pre-
sentation to the Dallas School Board about the
district’s first year of cyber school. They said
the district saved $108,000 in fees which would
have gone to charter schools and the program
also experienced student success and increased
graduation rates.
Lamoreaux told the board that four students
who had planned to drop out were able to grad-
uate with their class this year because of the
cyber program.
In all, eight seniors used the cyber school this
year to help them earn enough credits to gradu-
ate. The program provided services to 17 stu-
dents full-time and 29 students part-time.
The board voted to continue to partner with
the Seneca Valley School District for cyber
school programs, approving a three-year con-
tract from 2013-14 to 2015-2016.
The cyber school program will expand next
year in the district and Dallas teachers will
See DALLAS, Page 12
Paige Selenski's playing days aren't over yet
Former DHS field hockey player graduated from University
of Virginia
and earned spot on 30-player United States Women’s National Squad
For The Dallas Post
Paige Selenski has been to the
world’s premier event in ama-
teur athletics.
The Dallas High School grad-
uate returned from the London
2012 Olympic Games to com-
plete one of the most successful
field hockey careers in Atlantic
ast Conference history.
Selenski is done with her time
®. the University of Virginia, but
there is no reason to think her
playing days are over.
Last month, Selenski both
graduated from Virginia and
earned a spot on the latest
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30-player United States Wom-
en’s National Squad.
“I'm just going to take it slow
right now,” said Selenski, who
made the team through the
Women’s National Champion-
ships at Old Dominion Univer-
sity in Norfolk, Va. “Right now,
my heart is still in field hockey
and playing the game.”
It’s a bit early in the process
to determine whether Selenski,
who will be 23 later this month,
has another Olympics appear-
ance in her future. She is moti-
vated by another major interna-
tional event.
“Pour years is a long time,”
Selenski said. “I think for most
hockey players, the World Cup
kind of splits it up.
“There are two years between
the Olympics and the World
Cup. Everybody I play with
wants to play in a World Cup, as
That gives Selenski a target
on the playing field for 2014 at
a time in her life when she is
also preparing for the next step
“That’s something I've been
trying to figure out for a while,”
said Selenski, a speedy forward
who finished her career at Vir-
ginia as the eighth-leading scor-
er in NCAA Division I history, a
four-time All-American and the
2012 ACC Player of the Year
after redshirting in 2011 to con-
centrate on national team play.
“Just graduating from a great
university obviously opens up a
lot of opportunities.”
Selenski, who earned a de-
gree in English, said other life
decisions will have to be made
as they come up. For now, she
is looking forward to moving
back to Pennsylvania with the
national team when USA Field
Hockey moves its headquarters
to Lancaster this summer.
Last summer ended with
Paige Selenski and her U.S.
Olympic field hockey team-
mates go up against Argenti-
na in the 2012 London Games.
Selenski scoring a goal in the
Olympics. She had the only
score for the United States in a
2-1 loss to Belgium in the final
game, which determined 11th
and 12th place in the 12-team
See SELENSKI, Page 13
Paige Selenski plays in a game in Virginia Beach prior to the
2012 Olympic Games.