Published: November 13, 2013 | View Source

Advertisements for LilA Enterprises and 80/20 Non Diet were filmed in Scranton and the Abingtons over the weekend.

Jamie Hannigan, director of digital marketing for JVW Inc., said in an email that “the spots (for a national advertising campaign) were to capture NBC’s Biggest Loser Season 13’s winner Mike Messina endorsing the companies.”

Tony Ullo, who owns LilA, Barry Kaplan of Everything Natural and Joe Van Wie, of JVW Inc. were on hand as the filming took place.

Super students

The Education Team of Elm Park Church has awarded scholarships for higher education to: Kathryn Baker, Penn State University; Ninarose Daubenhauser, Lancaster Bible College; Christopher Grassi, Marywood University; Daniel Grassi, University of Scranton; Scott Grassi, Wilkes University; Elizabeth Hoover, King’s College, and Nicole Zarick, Marywood University.. …

Brianna Collins of Taylor was queen, Katie Scheuch of Dunmore, a first runner-up; Stephanie Manganaro, Lake Ariel, and Heather Clark, Elmhurst, third runners-up, when Keystone College celebrated its annual homecoming. … King’s College students Kimberly Eberhart of Archbald, Cassie Erdmann of Browndale and Alyssa Evans of Scranton, are serving as tutors for King’s Learning Works program. Kimberly is a sophomore majoring in physician assistant studies. She is the daughter of Mark and Jeanmarie Eberhart. Cassie is a junior majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Mark and Terri Braz Erdmann. Alyssa is a junior majoring in biology. She is the daughter of Robert and Erin Evans. … Luzerne County Community College presented surgical technology pins to signify their entry into the profession to program graduates including: Jessi May Benfield, Benton; DeLeon Bright-Redwood, Milford; Samantha Haley, Susquehanna; Tommy Hennigan, Pittston; Kathy Mafx, Lake Ariel; Lauren Sharkuski, Benton; and Jimmy Tagliaferri, Old Forge.

High notes

Mark Barkowski, an English teacher at Valley View High School, was nominated for the Russell Galt Award for outstanding high school educators from Susquehanna University by Brandon Jackson, a sophomore at Susquehanna. Brandon nominated Mark for the award because, “he was more than just a teacher, and he made school about more than just papers and books.”