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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:01 p.m.


University of Pittsburgh named North Huntingdon resident Connor Deri to the dean's list for the Fall 2012 term after he earned a 3.7 grade point average.

He is a Freshman majoring in pharmacy.

Connor is the son of Steve & Kim Deri of North Huntingdon and a 2012 graduate of Norwin High School.


• Westmoreland County Community College named several students from the Norwin region to the president's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Students must earn a 4.0 grade point average to be recognized by the president's list.

The president's list included Irwin residents Katherine Gould, Daniel Jack, Angel Kennedy, Katie Kifer, Allison McGaughey, Margarita Ramirez, Christina Turner, Kristine Wheaton, Melissa Wisbar, and Elisabeth Zagar.

It also included North Huntingdon residents Kyle Abram, Peggy Garrett, Chris Giebel, Rachael Golick, David Gould, Donna Long, Kristen Savko, Diane Ulicne, and Jacqueline Viecelli, and North Irwin resident Kimberly Contillo.

• Westmoreland County Community College named several students from the Norwin region to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to be recognized by the dean's list.

The dean's list included Irwin residents Joshua Ballas, Christopher Belanger, Jaime Benjamin, Tanner Bromer, Emily Faloona, Stefanie Henry, Addison Hugen, Nicole Mandella, Sarah Payne, Nicholas Pcsolar, Donna Servello, Adrienne Smith, and Holly Strasser, and North Irwin residents Kylee Madden and Jessica Pishko.

It also included North Huntingdon residents Christopher Barner, Nathaniel Berch-Schmidt, Theresa Campbell, Andrew Carter, Daniel Crossett, Amanda DeNoble, Jason Gwaley, Kevin Hinson, Amanda Hohman, Josi Huffman, Brian Lutton, Leanna Mazzoni, Victoria McDonald, Molly McKnight, Danielle Minkus, Terra Mohacsi, Ashley O'Bradovich, Richard Siniawski, Kevin Springer, Rachel Walley, Kayla West, Zachary Wurm and Lisa Grudowski.


Air Force Airman Andrew C. Moffat graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Moffat completed an eight-week program, which included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Moffat is the son of Tiffani Recker of North Huntingdon, and Dennis Moffat of McKeesport.

He is a 2012 graduate of Norwin High School.

Clarion University

Clarion University named three Norwin region residents as scholar athletes during the Bob Carlson Scholar Athlete Luncheon.

The scholar athletes included:

• Irwin resident Rebecca Marie Feragonio, a member of the women's volleyball team

• Irwin resident Joey Robert Hufnagel, a member of the men's swimming and diving team

• North Huntingdon resident Jennifer Kristan Straw, a member of the women's basketball team

Scholar athletes at Clarion University must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher during the spring and fall terms of 2012.

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