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Awards & Recognition

2016
Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: First Place (Daniel Anthony, Opinion Category); Fifth Place (Brendan Jubulis, Sports)

2015
Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: Third Place (Website)
Student Keystone Press Awards Honorable Mention (Website)

2014
Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: Third Place (Website)

Staff Profile: Dominick Scarpino

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Kevin Soles

Cathedral Prep’s community is built on a foundation of outgoing students and kids who get involved. The student participation in extracurriculars, clubs, and activities is very high at Prep. The Rambler’s Managing Editor, Dominick Scarpino, is a great example of one such student.

“He shows up every meeting and he always has something to say,” said Shane Green, a member of Prep’s Book Club. “He’s funny, and he’s genuinely one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. He speaks beyond his years.”

Dominick participates in many of the extracurricular activities and clubs offered at Prep. In addition to Journalism, he is a member of the National Honors Society, Student Council, Book Club, Gaming Club, Yearbook, and he is President of the Chess Club.

“I like to get involved, and I get to do things that I enjoy,” Dominick said. “Prep offers me unique opportunities that I wouldn’t have gotten if I had gone to a different school.”

Dominick chose to attend Cathedral Prep because he believes it has the best education available in Erie. He began taking classes at Prep in the Eighth Grade Honors Program. Dominick is a high achieving student, taking dual-enrollment classes at Gannon. He currently plans to attend Penn State Behrend with a dual major in English and History after graduation.

Dominick’s friends describe him as a good friend and good student.

“Mr. Scarpino can be described many ways: intelligent, informed, and an all-around nice guy,” said fellow senior Michael Duffy. “He is always fun to talk to and very helpful in numerous subjects. For a friend, I couldn’t ask for much better.”

Dominick says that Prep makes him feel at home, and he would recommend the school to incoming students.

“The environment we’ve created with the combined school is really great,” Dominick said. “The students, teachers, and faculty are like a family.

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John Santone, Senior Editor-in-Chief
John Santone is the Senior Editor-in-Chief for The Rambler. This is his second year as a staff member. He enjoys writing, movies, music, and football. His current plan is to attend Penn State Behrend for an English degree.
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