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GNA Success Stories - Stephanie Littleford Forgach

GNA Success Stories – Stephanie Littleford Forgach

“It’s funny how you think you know everything at 17-years old: what you want to do, what your life will look like, how it's all going to go. And then one day, you wake up and realize that all this...

GNA Success Stories - Lisa Gorgas Schwartz

GNA Success Stories – Lisa Gorgas Schwartz

Amber Hyder, (Uploaded by) Chriselda Sedorchuk February 27, 2024

“It's been almost 50 years since I graduated from high school; I didn't know what I wanted to do, so I attended LLCC for one year and then transferred to Penn State, where I graduated with a BS degree...

GNA Success Stories - Megan Joy (Shock) Brynock

GNA Success Stories – Megan Joy (Shock) Brynock

I believe that success is defined by really stepping into your genius and owning your magic from a bold place, without fears or reservations of being judged. We live in a society that sways our perspective...

Karie Yefko Lukowski

GNA Success Stories – Karie Yefko Lukowski

“In high school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after graduation. Three of my teachers (Mr. Carey, Mrs. Makarczyk, and Mrs. Marshall), encouraged me to become a teacher.  I felt going away to college...

GNA Success Stories - Morgan Elmy Balderrama

GNA Success Stories – Morgan Elmy Balderrama

“90% percent of my patients have dental anxiety. I find it best to ease their minds by being as comforting as possible: I try to get them to open up to me by just communicating about everyday life. Talking...

GNA Success Stories - Matt Szmal

GNA Success Stories – Matt Szmal

“My journey into aviation certainly isn't a traditional one. I had spent a number of years in college studying to become a teacher but decided to take some time off after getting an Associate's degree...

GNA Success Stories - Eric Bieski

GNA Success Stories – Eric Bieski

The Adventures of Eric Bieski. “I used to sit in my sixth-grade geography class and learn about all the exotic places in the world, but I never dreamed I’d be able to go to any of them. However,...

Left to right: Tom Andrukaitis ( Son-in-law), Kim James ( Daughter), Chris James ( Wife), Ken James, Macie Kivler ( Granddaughter), Diane Kivler ( Daughter), Dale Kivler (Son-in-law).

Mr. Ken James, Vice President of the GNA School Board, retires after 27 years of service

Hannah Fink and Chriselda Sedorchuk December 18, 2023

In 1997, the Greater Nanticoke Area School District was in financial distress. The district was facing bankruptcy. The problematic situation the school district faced was the main reason why Ken James...

GNA Success Stories - Stanley Hughes

GNA Success Stories – Stanley Hughes

“I graduated from GNA in 2009, was class president, played some sports, raised some heck, and gave my mom some sleepless nights worrying about where I was or what I was doing. I worked part-time jobs,...

GNA Success Stories - Kayla Gronkowski

GNA Success Stories – Kayla Gronkowski

On paper, I have been very successful in my career path and in life. I got hired by a great company while I was still finishing my college degree, I was sought after to come back to GNA to coach only months...

GNA Success Stories - Timothy Accurso

GNA Success Stories – Timothy Accurso

“I work in an industry that doesn’t have a lot of stability, and I’ve managed to make a career for myself. I was pretty pragmatic and decided that I would pursue my dream, but I also tried to be...

GNA Success Stories - Jennifer Harnichfeger Olzinski

GNA Success Stories – Jennifer Harnichfeger Olzinski

The traditions we always talk about as educators and coaches, the family mentality we try to instill in our players and students: well, I lived it. Nanticoke, the teachers, the students, my teammates,...

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