SCRANTON - Kevin Thomas Demko, Kulpmont, a 2013 magna cum laude graduate of The University of Scranton, received The Military Science Leadership Award from the university at commencement.

Demko majored in biology at the Jesuit university. He is a member of the Health Professions Organization (HPO), Alpha Epsilon Delta (the national honor society for health professionals) and Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for first-year students).

Demko will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the university's Army ROTC program, from which he was also graduated. He is both a Distinguished Military Student and Distinguished Military Graduate. He was assigned to active duty in the dental corps.

Demko will attend The University of Maryland's dental school.

He is a graduate of Mount Carmel Area Jr.-Sr. High School.