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West Branch School students display the posters they made during an Earth Day event held last month.

Helping Mother Earth

By JORDAN MUSHENO jmusheno@sungazette.com Students from West Branch School recently took part in an Earth Day project and litter cleanup. To help boost the awareness and importance of the holiday and a litter free Earth, the students created their own posters to coincide with the event. ...

Williamsport Area High School seniors featured on billboards

Four Williamsport Area High School seniors will represent their classmates on a series of billboards set to launch today on the digital display along Market Street just off the Carl E. Stotz Little League Memorial Bridge. The billboards, which feature students from the athletic, academic, ...

A student’s story

By SAM R. THOMPSON Special to the Sun-Gazette For the last two weeks, students everywhere have been taking a series of tests known as AP exams. The purpose of AP, Advanced Placement, is to measure a student’s level of knowledge on a college level subject on a scale of one to five. The ...

‘Life in a College Town’ …

By ALBA PARDO PASCUAL Special to the Sun-Gazette Will I fit in the USA? That was the first question that came to my mind when my university in Spain told me that I received a scholarship to study in the United States. I didn’t know exactly where in the states I would end up. All that I ...

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Mansfield University seniors stand with their faculty mentors that they nominated for an Outstanding Senior Mentor award.

Mansfield faculty mentors honored by seniors

MANSFIELD — Fifteen Mansfield University faculty and staff were honored as 2016-17 Outstanding Senior Mentors at a reception in April. They were recognized by MU’s Outstanding Senior nominees for being a positive influence on them with and have mentored them as a student and future ...

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Lock Haven student wins award Excellence in Communication Award

LOCK HAVEN — Gregory L. Thompson, a student in the Lock Haven University communication program, has won the Excellence in Communication Award. This award, given to a non-media communication senior with the highest grade point average, comes with a $250 scholarship. Thompson, who has dual ...

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Keys earns Chieftain Award, Lycoming College’s highest honor

Donald “DC” Keys of Erie, was awarded Lycoming College’s Chieftain Award during a ceremony on April 23. First presented in 1952, the award is the highest honor given to a graduating senior and recognizes the student who has shown the utmost dedication and leadership qualities while at ...

Students of the Month

Bassett Marlene Bassett, daughter of Britt and Diane Bassett, has been named as April Girl of the Month for the Warrensville Area Lions Club. Marlene is a senior at the Montoursville Area High school. Her school activities include Key Club, SADD (vice president), varsity basketball (captain), ...

Dean’s list

Central Penn College Summerdale WILLIAMSPORT — Latoya Taylor. HUGHESVILLE — Jesse Berger. JERSEY SHORE — Denise Hager. LEWISBURG — Steven Heimbach. LINDEN — Bonnie Esposito. MIFFLINBURG — Timothy Clark, David Cool, Nathan Cool. Elmira College Elmira, ...

College grads

Grantham University Lenexa, Kan. WILLIAMSPORT — Gary Hine, bachelor’s degree in engineering management; David Penrod, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; Dale Waugh, associate degree in business management. ATHENS — James Rider, bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering ...

Area honor roll students

Walnut Street Christian School Third quarter HONOR ROLL Kindergarten — Avery Brooks, Evelynne Krick, Aubree Reichard, Abbie Rutt, Kaleb Shafer. Grade 1 — Aiden Heaton, Liam Solarek, Adam Thomas, Mattingly Yost. Grade 3 — Dominic Brooks, Shaeleigh Tomb. Grade 4 — Micah ...

Open your eyes

Cochran Elementary School students roared with laughter during a silly skit about electrical safety recently. PPL Electric Utilities brought two actresses from the National Theatre for Children to perform an interactive play to find out who had been causing fires in the story. The students ...

Penn College unveils new wildcat athletics logo

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s long-standing tradition of bold innovation and institutional pride has a new look reflecting those qualities. The college today revealed a new athletic logo depicting a strong, powerful and proud wildcat. The new mark, created by Skye Dillon, of Skye ...

Mansfield University to celebrate Alumni Weekend

MANSFIELD — Alumni, family and friends will return to Mansfield University to renew acquaintances, make news ones, tour campus and take part in a variety of other activities on Alumni Weekend 2017, June 8-11. The welcome barbecue for Phi Sigma Kappa’s 50th anniversary celebration will be ...

Student among Helicopter Association’s scholarship recipients

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was among only eight in the world to receive a Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship from Helicopter Association International’s Technical Committee. Zachary D. Reese, of Littlestown, a junior in the college’s four-year ...

Lock Haven health science students shine at PA Public Health Conference

LOCK HAVEN — A group of Lock Haven University students, faculty and community leaders recently attended the Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) annual conference. The group, led by Health Science Professor Dr. Beth McMahon, presented research and engaged with industry leaders from ...

In the Schools

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold its choir spring concert: “Celebrate the Music,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. The groups performing will include the Lock Haven University Choir, Small Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. ...

Mansfield graduate honored by State System of Higher Education

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University graduate Sarah Y. Polinski is the 2017 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Polinski, of Sayre, graduated summa cum laude in December with degrees in music education and vocal ...

Area students win awards at Penn State Altoona

Gianna Zangara, of Williamsport, received the 2017 Penn State Altoona Servant Leader Award. This award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary leadership in the area of volunteerism and philanthropy benefiting the campus, surrounding communities or community agency. Ariana ...

Head Start assistant executive director named Volunteer of the Year

On March 30, the Tioga County Branch of the YMCA Board was honored with a dinner at the Genetti Hotel. Wendy Swingle, Bradford-Tioga Head Start assistant executive director, was chosen as Volunteer of the Year. Swingle, who has served on the YMCA Board for several years, has assisted the YMCA ...