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Education

‘What keeps me going’

AVIS — When you first meet Gina Wert, a fifth-grade teacher at Avis Elementary, you are struck by her seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm. Even at the end of a day of teaching, she is excited about her school, profession and most of all her students. “I’ll tell you what keeps me ...

Loyalsock student competes in kettlebell championship

Endurance, determination and family. These are three things that three-time kettlebell gold medal winner Gianna Steele, sixth grade Loyalsock Township Middle School student, and her father and coach, David Steele, could tell you all about. Over Thanksgiving break, Gianna and David traveled to ...

LHU Alumni Association establishes Legacy Scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Alumni Association Board of Directors recently approved the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship to be awarded starting in the 2020-21 school year. The scholarship will award up to four legacy students $1,000 per student each year. A legacy student is ...

Penn College announces winners of annual Food Show

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently named the winners in its annual Food Show, during which students showcased fall semester final projects for judges and visitors from seven secondary schools. Taking home the Chef Eugene Mattucci Best of Show Award was a three-student team that ...

Takin’ the classroom to the court

PICTURE ROCKS — For 40 minutes on Fridays, sixth grade students at Ferrell Elementary School get to shoot some hoops with their teacher Chris Davis. Sometimes Michael Pawlik, district superintendent, joins in the fun, “Friday, during lunch and recess — it’s probably a 40-minute ...

‘Camaraderie shared by all’

Three years ago, after traveling to Altoona the year prior to wrestle a match during the school day, Williamsport hosted Altoona at the Magic Dome before winter break. This wasn’t just any wrestling match. It was an assembly for the entire student body. Recently, Williamsport hosted Altoona ...

College students participate in Student Pitch Competition finals

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University business students recently participated in the Student Pitch Competition finals. Students from the entrepreneurship course at Lock Haven University, directed by Gerard Martorell, worked on various venture projects. This year, among the different projects, ...

Lectures in the Republic of Moldova, Barcelona

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University finance and economics professor, Boris Morozov, was given the opportunity to lecture in the Republic of Moldova and present during a conference in Barcelona before the start of the fall 2019 semester. Morozov graduated from Academy of Economic Studies in ...

South students take virtual trip to Washington, D.C.

Although South Williamsport Area High School social studies teacher Michael Rodgers knew that a class trip to Washington, D.C., was out of the question, he decided to do it anyways. And while the experience may not have been a traditional field trip, it did give students a much better ...

Montgomery teacher to take students to Ethiopia for new project

MONTGOMERY — Jesse Newcomer and the Red Raider Foundation are working together with the Montgomery Area School District Multicultural Club to bring students abroad to Ethiopia to build and support a new school district in the country. The project, aptly named Team Ethiopia, came from ...

Higher Education chancellor serves as keynote speaker

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently celebrated the achievements of 85 graduates during the winter commencement ceremony in Price Performance Center. The student speaker was graduating senior, Mia Swales, a communication major of Lusby, Maryland. Swales is a first generation college ...

WASD Education Foundation report highlights support

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation released its 2018-2019 annual report that highlights the organization’s activities and financial statements between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. “The 2018-2019 school year marked the foundation’s 15th anniversary as the ...

LHU holds Lavender Graduation ceremony

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently held Lavender Graduation in the Parsons Union Building (PUB). Approximately 40 students, faculty and management were in attendance at this semester’s event. Lavender Graduation is a nationwide event that celebrates the academic achievements of ...

Business alumnus honored at Penn College fall commencement

A business administration alumnus leading a successful career in government relations received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies, held at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. Clinton Cullison, a 2004 magna cum laude ...

Nursing grads achieve impressive pass rate on boards

Pennsylvania College of Technology nursing graduates again exceeded state and national pass rates on national board examinations. Penn College offers degrees for those pursuing registered nurse and practical nurse licensure eligibility. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing ...

Holiday essay contest

What are you thankful for during the holiday season and why? Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation recently concluded its annual Holiday Essay Contest open to students in kindergarten through third grade. From a pool of 81 entries, students answered what they are thankful for ...

‘Lots of love in my life’

Love is what I am most thankful for this holiday. There is lots of love in my life. Jesus loves me. He listens to my prayers and helps me. I’m glad I have Jesus to love me. My family loves me. My mom and dad help me learn. My sister reads to me at night and plays with me. Lots of people love ...

‘Thankful is all year not just the holidays’

I am thankful and blessed this holiday season for my family, for my church family and my freedom. I have two brothers and two sisters, all younger than me. We play with each other on the trampoline, we go for family walks in the woods, I ride my four-wheeler. I am thankful for food to eat, a ...

Lycoming students learn about real-world financial lessons

For Lycoming College’s 2019 Fall Semester, the first-year seminar, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Georg Grassmueck, associate professor and department chair of business administration, the course provides students with important ...