SCRANTON - Sara Ann Melick, of Catawissa,was awarded the Sister Maria Laurence Maher Medal for Excellence in Biological Studies at Marywood University's 2014 commencement ceremony.

A daughter of Andrew and Ann Melick, she graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School and received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Marywood University.

While a student at Marywood, she was a member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society, women's volleyball team, named to the CSAC All-Academic Honor Roll, and was a recipient of the Mary Beth Salmon Award for dedication.

She was also active in the biology club and American Chemical Society and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and served as orientation and team leader for Marywood's new student summer orientation.