Education

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Central Elementary school student Olivia Miller plays limbo with her classmates during the two hour dance marathon.

South Williamport students hold 2nd annual TinyTHON

South Williamsport elementary students raised $3,809 for childhood cancer research in the second annual TinyTHON. Students from South Williamsport High School’s THON club hosted over 170 students from Central and Rommelt Elementaries on Feb. 9, for a two hour dance marathon. THON, the ...

Lock Haven University students offered employment, field experience

LOCK HAVEN — Several students in the Lock Haven University sport studies program plan to complete field experience with professional sport franchises and universities during the spring semester. Three LHU sport studies students, who plan to graduate in May, already have been offered full time ...

In the schools

Mansfield to present “The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle” MANSFIELD —Mansfield University will present “TheMovement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle” as part of its celebration of Black History Month at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Steadman Theatre. The presentation is free and open to ...

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STEP Head Start welcomes new director Carolyn Hawk

Carolyn Hawk stepped into the director position at STEP Head Start in January, bringing 24 years of early childhood education experience to the job. Coming from the Lycoming County United Way, where she served as vice president of Community Impact, Hawk has spent decades building partner ...

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First National Bank recently provided a gift supporting two Pennsylvania College of Technology educational programs th serve high school students. From left are Don Breon, assistant vice president/treasury management; Daniel Hooper, vice president/market manager; and Craig Muthler, senior vice president/commercial banking. From Penn College are Kyle Smith, executive director of the Penn College Foundation; and Tanya Berfield, manager of college transitions.

First National Bank gift supports SMART Girls, Penn College NOW

Two educational programs that serve high school students will benefit from a recent gift from First National Bank to Pennsylvania College of Technology. First National Bank representatives recently delivered a $10,000 gift that will help support the college’s SMART Girls and Penn College ...

Lycoming College hosts lecture to explore Colonial encounters in Latin America

Lycoming College will host Matthew Restall for a special lecture entitled, “Why Everything You Thought You Knew About the Aztecs and the Conquistadors Is Wrong,” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. The event is free and ...

15 WAHS students earn awards at recent ConCon event

Williamsport Area High School students recently participated in the annual mock Constitutional Convention, or what’s more commonly referred to as ConCon, at Pennsylvania College of Technology, bringing home a number of awards and recognitions. Of the 30 WAHS students who attended, ...

Area schools participate in 2018 PBA Statewide Mock Trial

HARRISBURG — 249 teams from 291 high schools across Pennsylvania — including Region 4 (Northcentral), District 2 teams Galeton Area High School, Central Mountain High School and Montoursville Area High School — will compete in district and regional levels of the Statewide Mock Trial ...

Penn College course to help prepare students for SATs

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students better prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher learning. The course will guide students toward success ...

Penn College to host natural gas and industry training classes

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering training to people seeking employment in the natural gas and energy industry. In addition to learning industry employability skills and gaining three industry-recognized certifications, students ...

WAHS, PA CareerLink announce partnership

A strengthened partnership with PA CareerLink is on track to help Williamsport Area High School students to connect with employers (and vice versa) in an effort to more strongly capitalize on the opportunities — and post-secondary opportunities — afforded to WAHS students as they prepare to ...

Honor roll

Jersey Shore Area High School Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 — Owen Anderson, Courtney Bartholomew, Cale Blakely, Kayden Bower, Zane Bubb, Matthew Buttorff, Alexander Butzler, Julianna Embick, Arabella Fielder, Rita Fisher, Riley Frazier, Shaye Fries, Jaden Fryer, Adryenne Hamm, Alexis ...

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Pictured, from left, are Nate Welch, Emily Smith, Katelyn Kinley, and Blaze McClements.

CTE students find job opportunity built into their school day

At the high school, there are many students who take advantage of the Career and Technical Education programs. Some advanced CTE students have the unique opportunity to work as an intern or apprentice in their respective programs. By taking classes themselves, then using what they learned to ...

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Shown, from left, are Sam Penman, Evan Barone, LJ Boone, Michael LeBlanc, Lauren Zangara, Andrew Pauhamus (advisor), Sean Bush, Caleb Hunter, Nina Schappel and Juliet Jacques

STEM team’s SafeCar wins first place in competition

On Feb. 6, the Williamsport Area High School STEM team competed in the 2018 Governor’s Regional STEM Competition hosted by Penn College. Here they presented their invention called the SafeCar. The SafeCar is a prototype vehicle the students constructed out of plywood and then painted to ...

Williamsport cheer team first to reach semi-finals in state championship

Recently, the WAHS cheer team competed at the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships. This was only the third time in Williamsport’s history that a team had qualified for the state competition, and this team is the first to make it to the championship semi-finals. Students were impressed ...

Senior reaches goal, pens play before graduation

Senior Anna Vaughn Stewart always hoped to write a play before she graduated. She has recently accomplished that goal. Anna wrote a play based on a series of vignettes about a boy named Alex. Alex struggles with depression and the play focuses on the complexity of mental illnesses. The play ...