The 2017 Pittston Area homecoming court was honored recently. From left, are Luke Gibbons, son of Mary Lou and John Gibbons, of Pittston, escorting Nancy Zheng, daughter of Rong and Jian Zheng, of Pittston; Artie Menichini, son of Renee and Arthur Menichini, of Pittston Twp., escorting Sela Simko, daughter of Michele Simko and the late James Simko; Patrick Mitchell, son of Joyce and Patrick Mitchell, escorting 2016 Queen Ellie Bartoli, daughter of Eileen Bartoli and Frank Bartoli, of Duryea; 2017 Queen Bree Carpenter, daughter of Dawn Carpenter and the late Donald Carpenter, of Avoca, escorted by Nick Harth, son of Debbie and Richard Harth, of Pittston Twp.; Ashton Ashby, daughter of Tracy and Andy Ashby, of Jenkins Twp., escorted by Nick Barbieri, son of Nina and Nicholas Barbieri, of Duryea; Kyla Klocko, daughter of Rebecca Antal and Joe Klocko, of Dupont, escorted by Ben Cebula, son of Heather and Stan Cebula, of Hughestown. The homecoming queen was announced Sept. 22, during a pep rally before the Pittston Area vs. GAR football game. The court was honored at halftime. Ellie Bartoli, 2016 queen, returned to crown the new queen.