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Education

Playground prayers

It was a long time coming, but the new playground on the elementary campus of St. John Neumann Regional Academy in Williamsport is ready for fun and officially blessed by Father Bill Corcoran, pastor of St. Boniface Church and St. Lawrence Church. The students had never had playground ...

Students of the month

Haley Neidig, daughter of Elizabeth and Frederick Neidig, is South Williamsport Area High School’s October Student of the Month. She is the captain of the varsity soccer team and manager of the junior high girls soccer team. She plays basketball and softball, is a member of National Honor ...

Restorative justice focus enhances Penn College major

Mirroring trends in the field of human services, Pennsylvania College of Technology has expanded its human services major to include significant emphasis on restorative justice. The major’s new name — human services and restorative justice — took effect this semester. “This revision ...

AED Foundation reaccredits two heavy equipment majors

Two associate degree majors within the heavy construction equipment technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been reaccredited by The AED Foundation. Accredited for five more years are heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar equipment emphasis and heavy ...

Lycoming graduate presents research poster

Lycoming College alumna Gillian Barkell ‘19 recently attended and presented research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago. She was awarded the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience travel award to attend this year’s meeting, where she presented her poster, ...

Students get behind-the-scenes look at sports management

Fifteen Pennsylvania College of Technology business students learned about marketing efforts behind televised athletics events when they were hired by a marketing firm to help distribute noisemakers at the third MLB Little League Classic, played at historic Bowman Field at BB&T Ballpark, ...

LHU presents lecture ‘U.S.-Mexico Borderland’

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will host Eva Moya for a presentation on “U.S.-Mexico Borderland: Immigrant Challenges and Opportunities” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Price Auditorium on the campus of Lock Haven University. Members of the campus local communities are welcome to attend the ...

122 books awarded to elementary libraries

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announced its distribution of 122 brand new books to the elementary library system as part of its annual Building Libraries Through Literacy Program. The books were granted to the same amount of elementary students who ...

Jersey Shore student raises $2,585 for suicide prevention

JERSEY SHORE — What started as a theme for the 2018-19 school year for Jersey Shore Area Middle School has gained so much momentum that the building has adopted the JSAMS Come Alive! motto again for the 2019-20 academic calendar. The notion behind the phrase is that regardless of your ...

Occupational advisory committee highlights CTE program

The fall occupational advisory committee meeting brought together Williamsport Area School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program partners who help to guide the direction of the program by providing recommendations to update, modify, expand and improve the quality of the ...

Jersey Shore R.O.C.K. Stars

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Area Middle School’s September R.O.C.K. Star awards are a part of the school district’s School Wide Positive Behavior initiative. The middle school has identified, and taught, specific behavioral expectations for students while in all areas of our building. ...

Students receive Army ROTC scholarships

Five cadets from Pennsylvania College of Technology and one from Lycoming College were bestowed Army ROTC scholarships during a recent contracting ceremony at Penn College. In addition to paying for tuition, the scholarships provide a monthly stipend and book allowance. Besides their regular ...

Pathways to Your Future Career Fair

Williamsport Area Middle School will host its first Pathways to Your Future Career Fair from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The event is for about 750 seventh- and eighth-grade students to get a better understanding of the skills needed to become gainfully employed in the future. ...

Penn College holds FAFSA free completion sessions

The Financial Aid Office at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering free assistance for current and future college students and their families to complete the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The college is hosting FAFSA completion sessions on its main campus to assist ...

Combating food insecurity at Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN — Coinciding with October as Hunger Awareness Month, Lock Haven University recently celebrated the grand opening of the Haven Cupboard, located at the former Beth Yehuda Synagogue, 320 W. Church St., across from Lock Haven University’s East Campus Science Center. According to ...

Girls on the Run Program off to a positive start

JERSEY SHORE — Thirty-two enthusiastic voices of third to fifth grade girls greet each other in the Jersey Shore Elementary school gymnasium a couple nights a week for the new program introduced to the elementary school, Girls on the Run, by life skills teacher Jodi Woleslagle. Inspired by ...

Penn College to offer EMT courses

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Jan. 13, will be offered at four area locations by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The course meets National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended ...

‘Imagine your impact’

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation held its second Donor and Alumni Appreciation Event. The education foundation recognized its donors, philanthropy and honored this year’s three Williamsport Area High School Distinguished Alumni: Callah Antonetti ‘05, Susan ...

Hughesville native discovers threat during cyber security challenge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman third class, sophomore, Kade Heckel, ‘19, of Hughesville, discovered a new vulnerability in a 3D printer during a cybersecurity challenge held in Brooklyn, N.Y., in September. The cyber challenge, HACKtheMACHINE, was held aboard New Lab ...

Opening up to new opportunities

Summer 2019 was quickly coming to an end and school was fast approaching. When I received an envelope with the standard top hat in the top left corner, I knew it had to be my schedule. First, I was excited, and then I started to worry. What if I couldn’t take all the classes I wanted to ...