MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - The Mount Carmel Area School Board has announced the Merit Award winners for February.

The elementary school winner is fifth-grade student Michael Scicchitano, of Locust Gap, where he lives with his younger brother and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Scicchitano. He is on the distinguished honor roll and attains advanced scores on PSSA testing. Outside of school, Scicchitano is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel. In his free time, he loves to be outdoors and spends a great deal of time exploring the mountains near his home, biking with friends and taking ATV rides with his dad. He enjoys reading, attending special events and visiting new places to learn more about the history of the United States.

The high school winner is junior Alex Mrozek, a son of Raymond and Maribeth Mrozek, of Kulpmont. Mrozek is a distinguished honor student and a member of the track team and ski club. He participates in studio/communication media and devotes after-school hours to filming and editing video for WKMCTV. During football season, he operates a shoulder-mount camera for the Friday night games and has covered all stations necessary for the morning MCA-Live broadcast. This year, Mrozek was stage manager for the school musical, "Grease." His favorite subjects include math and woodshop. After graduation, Alex plans to attend a four-year university majoring in aerospace engineering and plans to join the Air Force.