Education

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Shown are the top nine winners of the Loyalsock Township Middle School seventh-grade class who entered the Letters About Literature contest. Winners include Rylie French, Emma Ebersole, Mia Blas, Madison Kelleher, Emma Rude, Grace Baylor, Lily Wimer, Meghan Alvarez and Victoria Roman. Also shown, is their English teacher, Victoria Krout, far left.

2 students place in ‘Letters About Literature’ contest

Two seventh-grade students from Loyalsock Township Middle School were recognized as top contenders in the Library of Congress’ annual Letters About Literature contest. Seventh-graders Madison Kelleher and Mia Blas entered Letters About Literature, a national contest where students submit ...

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Mansfield university students, Caitlin Moran and Nate Romanauski, joined other college students from the state on a trip to Belize earlier this year.

Mansfield leads state system honors trip to Belize

MANSFIELD — Every summer, one of the 14 universities from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education organizes a trip abroad exclusively for honors students. This year, Mansfield University volunteered to host the trip. Twelve of the universities, including Mansfield, selected two ...

Penn College’s Le Jeune Chef honored by Wine Spectator

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant is among Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 “Award of Excellence” winners. Wine Spectator reaches more than 3 million readers with each issue and is the largest paid wine-focused/wine-lifestyle magazine. Its annual Restaurant ...

MUNCY — Lauren Bleistein, of Milton, recently was recognized as the recipient of a $500 VolunTEEN Scholarship presented by UPMC Susquehanna. 
The scholarship is intended to benefit a high school senior planning to further their education in the medical or allied health field. It is awarded annually by volunteer services to an active VolunTEEN who has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care, exemplary volunteer service and an academic record that suggests potential for success in the medical field. 
Bleistein has been a VolunTEEN with UPMC Susquehanna’s Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center since 2014, accruing more than 125 volunteer hours. As a volunteer, she has assisted with activities and worked alongside residents and staff.
“I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of the residents,” Bleistein said. “It is through the relationships that I built with residents that I found an interest in the challenges they face, particularly Alzheimer’s and dementia.”
Bleistein will pursue a degree in pre-medicine at University of Pittsburgh in the fall and plans to become a doctor, specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia research and treatment.

UPMC Susquehanna recognizes exceptional student volunteer

MUNCY — Lauren Bleistein, of Milton, recently was recognized as the recipient of a $500 VolunTEEN Scholarship presented by UPMC Susquehanna. The scholarship is intended to benefit a high school senior planning to further their education in the medical or allied health field. It is awarded ...

WAHS 2017 Distinguished Alumni nominations sought

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation’s alumni committee seeks nominations for the 2017 Williamsport Area High School Distinguished Alumni Awards. The 2017 recipients will be installed on the forthcoming Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame at WAHS this fall, where, for ...

Mansfield professor has article published

MANSFIELD — Karen Guenther, professor of history at Mansfield University, had her article, “A Question of Loyalty: German Churches in Reading During the First World War” published in the summer 2017 issue of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.

Penn College hires director of annual giving

Angela E. Myers has been named director of annual giving at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Myers, who began her duties June 26, comes to Penn College after working most recently for Ruffalo Noel Levitz, serving as director of client services — fundraising management. Previously, ...

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Loyalsock Township High School students recently traveled to Ecuador. Shown from left, are Heather Holmes; Becky Leid, Spanish teacher; Morgan O’Connor; Sienna Tolomay; Leah Jabbour; Jerad Garrison; Abagail Patel; Gerald Ross; Jonah Keissling; Hannah Walter; and Alex Reed.

Loyalsock Township High School students visit Ecuador

In June, nine Loyalsock Township High School students and two teachers traveled to Ecuador to learn the true meaning of Minga. The group worked alongside natives in the Amazon Basin, in collaboration with EF Tours and the Me to We organization, to help build the second phase of a water ...

Pallet company donates handcrafted display case to college

A Snyder County pallet company donated a handmade display case to Pennsylvania College of Technology during the Keystone Wood Products Association’s recent annual meeting on the college’s main campus. Remmey, the Pallet Company – a KWPA member that has relied heavily on Pennsylvania ...

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Four Lock Haven students recently competed at USA Archery’s Outdoor Nationals. Shown from left, are Brandon Perelli, Ryan Eckel, Bryce Bason and Austin Phillips.

Lock Haven Archery Club earns top placings in national competition

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Archery Club recently earned top honors at USA Archery’s Outdoor College Nationals held in May in Chula Vista, California. Students Bryce Bason, Ryan Eckel, Austin Phillips, and Brandon Perelli represented LHU in competition. The group qualified for ...

Mansfield hosts COPLAC annual meeting

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University hosted the annual meeting of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) on June 22-24. The theme for the meeting was “Making the Case for Liberal Learning in and Beyond the Classroom.” Representatives of the 30 COPLAC schools spent three days ...

Area students make honor roll

North Penn-Liberty High School Fourth quarter HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 7 — Samuel Baumgartner, Ian Beck, Cameron Fabian, Jayden Good, Michael Harman, Talon Kolb, Emily Kreger, Bryce Litzelman, Ayiana Mase, Stettson McGovern, Hayley Rider, Noah Shedden, McKayla Valentine, Kurtis Wetzel, ...

Area students named to dean’s list

Rider University Lawrenceville, N.J. WILLIAMSPORT — Erica Ludwikowski. University of Pittsburgh at Bradford WILLIAMSPORT — Tiffany Marie Gardner, Tye Marue Grimes, Alexander Haefner, Rebecca R. Merrill, Kaycee C. Puller, Mitchell S. Smith. ALLENWOOD — Tateana S. ...

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Kindergarten teachers Anne Johnson, right, and Rae Pitchford, left, work with students involved in the summer readiness program.

Enhancing success

MUNCY — Even though school’s out, the classrooms, playgrounds and fields of Ward L. Myers Elementary School are full of students taking advantage of a few of the unique opportunities available to the Muncy area in the early summer months. Launched last year, the summer readiness program ...

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Penn College students who medaled at the National Leadership and Skills Conference are, from left, Weston L. Laity, of Blandon; Erin M. Beaver, of Winfield; Aaron F. White, of Westover; Anthony J. DiBucci, of Glenshaw; Joseph L. Brubaker, of Port Trevorton; Slavik Y. Borisov, of Lewisburg; Matthew R. Bean, of McElhattan; and Philip A. Kneller, of New Albany.

8 Penn College students medal in national competition

Eight students from the widest variety of academic majors ever to represent Pennsylvania College of Technology at the National Leadership and Skills Conference returned home with medals — including first-time successes in three competitive areas. The contingent took one of three top places ...

Mansfield University selected to participate in national research project

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University is one of only 12 institutions nationwide selected to be a part of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CRU) Transformations Project. This is a four-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. It focuses on creating cohesive, research-based ...

Lycoming College to hold annual summer camp for kids and teens

Lycoming College for Kids and Teens will take place again this year from July 17-21 on Lycoming College campus. This year, College for Kids’ (CFK) theme is “Remix, Recreate, Repurpose,” where students can sew worn denim into bags and build skyscrapers out of cardboard tissue ...

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Lock Haven University recently awarded Dr. Betty Baird Schantz, left, with an honorary doctorate of public service.

LHU awards Dr. Betty Baird Schantz honorary doctorate

LOCK HAVEN — In a ceremony held June 24, Lock Haven University awarded Dr. Betty Baird Schantz an honorary doctorate of public service. Lock Haven University president Michael Fiorentino Jr., and council of trustee members Dr. George Durrwachter, Margery Dosey and James Gregory, were on hand ...

Citizens & Northern Bank donates $150,000 to benefit local education

WELLSBORO — Citizens & Northern Bank recently awarded $150,000 in donations to area Educational Improvement and Scholarship Organizations. Citizens & Northern Bank is committed to supporting local organizations that have made it their mission to make sure every child has access to ...

Liberty presents sixth grade awards

LIBERTY — Awards were presented to sixth grade students at Liberty Elementary School during their graduation ceremonies. Presidential Academic Achievement Gold Seal Certificates were presented to Grace Bishop, Emelia June, Mackenzie Broughton, Amy Feaster and Khloe Mitstifer. Silver Seal ...