The GNA Insider

Changing continents to change the world

During her training, Katya had intensive language learning. Every time she'd learn something new, it would be taped onto the wall of her language teacher's house. This picture is only showing about 1/10 of everything that was taped on the walls!

Kaleah Moran, Ethan Egenski, and Kayla Eckrote

February 26, 2020

UKRAINE- Imagine picking up and moving to a new country. What would it be like? How difficult would adapting to a new culture be? Katya Mash, a.k.a. Katherine Mash, has done this, and not just for herself. Katya is training for the Peace Corps in Ukraine, a country 4,820 miles away from her Alma M...

GNA Sports Wall of Fame

GNA Sports Wall of Fame

Emily Cullen, Student Photographer

February 10, 2020

Former GNA stars making headlines

Jordan Spencer, Student Writer

January 15, 2020

Gianna Roberts, a 2016 GNA graduate, is a senior at Wilkes University. In high school, Roberts had an outstanding record while also scoring her 1,000 points in her senior year. On Wednesday, December 4th, Roberts had a career night shooting 8 for 11, 7 for 11 from the line, and adding nine rebounds and...

GNA Alumnus working to advance vehicle technology

Patrick Duda studied abroad in South Africa, where he was immersed in a new culture as he studied engineering.

Kayla Pegarella and (edited by) Kayla Eckrote

January 6, 2020

    DETROIT- Patrick Duda left Greater Nanticoke Area in 2014 and went on to attend Penn State University. He graduated from Penn State in 2018 with a degree in engineering and moved to Detroit, Michigan to work at General Motors, one of the largest car companies in the world. Whil...

Former GNA journalist continues path to success

Aaron enjoys walking at the Esplanade in south Boston, and it is one of his favorite places to go to when the weather is nice.

Kayla Eckrote, Student Writer

December 16, 2019

EMERSON COLLEGE- Since graduating from GNA, Aaron Miller has achieved many of his goals and has been provided with a multitude of opportunities. Aaron is currently a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in esports communication at the top journalism college in America. He hopes to continue t...

Second GNA graduate featured in King’s Magazine

Second GNA graduate featured in King's Magazine

Jenna Baron, Student Writer

October 8, 2019

    KING'S COLLEGE - Nicolas Littzi, a Greater Nanticoke Area alumnus, was featured in the 2019 summer issue of King’s Magazine, “Caring for the Community, health sciences at King’s.” Nicolas is currently studying to become an Athletic Trainer. Within the same summer issue of King...

Former GNA student on cover of King’s Magazine

King's Magazine summer 2019 issue.

Jenna Baron, Student Writer

October 4, 2019

    KING'S COLLEGE- Greater Nanticoke Area alum Samantha Labenski was featured on the cover of King’s Magazine summer 2019 issue “Caring for the Community, Health Sciences at King’s.” Samantha is a part of the inaugural RN to BS in the nursing program at King’s College. ...

GNA Alum Kaci Grabowski publishes book

Kayla Eckrote, Student Writer

September 30, 2019

    PENN STATE WILKES-BARRE- “You can do it. It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you have — if you know everything or nothing. Write the words down. If nothing else, you can say you did this thing.” These are the words of former GNA student Kaci Grabowski who has recently...

GNA graduate starts food truck business at 19

Picture taken from The Citizens Voice

Uploaded by: Ashley Kocher and DENISE ALLABAUGH, Citizens Voice

September 26, 2019

    You can find the original article at The Citizens Voice   NANTICOKE — The Greater Nanticoke Area homecoming pep rally was a showcase for a Trojan alumnus and entrepreneur. Brandon Murtha started a business selling cupcakes from a colorful camp trailer when he was in high sch...

Send Request visits GNA

Send Request visits GNA

Emily Conrad, Student Writer

April 4, 2019

    Send Request, a local rock band consisting of former GNA students, was recently invited by Ms. Hyder—an English teacher—to visit her class and speak with students. The band, composed of Derek Holminski, Andrew Blank, Aron Wood, and Jon Labenski (who act as the group's guitarist,...

Studying abroad: Andrea Grey

Deyonna Wood, Student Writer

April 1, 2019

    Studying abroad is a chance for students who have never left their hometown to get a new perspective on life. Many students who study abroad say that the experience changes their views on home and how happy home can make them. Andrea Grey, a 2017 graduate from Greater Nanticoke...

The GNA Insider honors former GNA alumnus


Harley LaRue, Student Writer

March 15, 2019

      On January 28, 2019, in the early hours of the morning, GNA graduate Dustin Bernatovich passed away at a Texas hospital after checking in for a pre-existing condition. Born in Kingston on May 21, 1981, to Michael and Suzanne Bernatovich, Dustin dedicated himself to a...

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