Education

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Shown are Lycoming Valley Intermediate School students in Daniel Woleslagle’s class using Google cardboard virtual reality goggles in class.

Seeing through another’s eyes

Class trips to the International Space Station are not always feasible on a public school budget so instead of physically going there, students at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School can go there virtually. Once or twice a week, sixth grade teacher Daniel Woleslagle’s students will take a ...

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Penn College student Kori A. Treaster, of Lewistown, staffs a kitchen at Churchill Downs as she helps prepare food for guests at the 2016 running of the Kentucky Derby. Treaster and 27 other Penn College students will return for Derby Week in May.

Penn College students to feed hungry fans at Kentucky Derby

Twenty-eight Pennsylvania College of Technology students have been selected by Levy Restaurants to help serve an expected crowd of more than 160,000 at the 2017 running of the storied Kentucky Derby on May 6. The Derby, an icon of Southern tradition, is the longest-running sporting event in ...

SVYC spring concert features young singers from 7 school districts

SELINSGROVE — The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC), an educational outreach program of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, will hold its spring concert, “There Has to be a Song” at 3 p.m. April 30 at Selinsgrove Middle School, 401 N. 18th St. The performance will be under the ...

Mansfield student veteran organization receives donation for memorial project

MANSFIELD — Walsh/Granite Joint Venture (JV) donated more than $2,000 to the Mansfield University Student Veterans Organization (MUSVO) on April 6. The money will be used to build a Veterans Memorial Patio on campus. The presentation took place at the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the ...

In the Schools

MANSFIELD — Holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman will speak from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Mansfield University’s North Manser Hall. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Kaufman is the author of “Luna’s Life: A Journey of Forgiveness and Triumph,” which chronicles the ...

Students of the Month

Casey Haas, son of Diane and Marc Haas, has been named as March Boy of the Month for the Warrensville Area Lions Club. Haas is a senior at Montoursville Area High School and is the vice president for the school choir and band, is a member of the Ville Harmonic vocal ensemble, is active in ...

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Shown from left, are Carl Olshefskie, commander of the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania; Wayne Walker, assistant sergeant at arms; Hope Wilkinson, American Legion Oratorical winner from 16th District; Carol Wert Walker, district president (Centre, Lycoming and Clinton Counties) Department of Pennsylvania American Legion Auxiliary; and Clare Emery, adjutant of W. Earle Champaign American Legion Post No. 84, of Wellsboro, and oratorical chairman for the 16th District of the Department of Pennsylvania American Legion.

Hope Wilkinson named American Legion Oratorical winner

Hope Wilkinson was named the American Legion Oratorical winner from 16th District, which encompasses the legions in Clinton, Lycoming, Potter and Tioga counties. Wilkinson, the daughter of Tonya and Tim Wilkinson, is a senior at Wellsboro Area High School and is planning to attend Boston ...

Warrior Run FCCLA chapters attend leadership conference

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from the Warrior Run Middle School FCCLA and Warrior Run High School FCCLA learned leadership skills, project ideas and participated in state competition while attending the 2017 FCCLA state leadership conference in March at the ...

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Mansfield professor receives national honor

MANSFIELD — Andrea Harris, professor of English at Mansfield University, was awarded the Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Chapter Sponsor by the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at organization’s annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky on April 1. The honor recognize a ...

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Shown is the team from Williamsport Area High School. Back row from left, are students Joseph Dinsmore; William Knauth; Tyler Saiers; their teacher, Marianne Wimer; and student LJ Boone. Front row from left, are students Maggie Keener and Jordan Kelley.

The Stock Market Competition

Weekly results (last two weeks) High school (Week 8) 1. MONTGOMERY — $505,790.78 Ryan Monoski 2. MUNCY — $133,344.6 Beth Baker 3. LOYALSOCK — $105,859.52 Michelle Carpenter (Week 9) 1. MONTGOMERY — $540,050.86 Ryan Monoski 2. MUNCY — $135,930.71 Beth Baker 3. ...

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Alumnus David J. Barr, right, is joined by Brett A. Reasner, Penn College’s dean of transportation and natural resources technologies, after delivering a sizable equipment donation from Airbus to the Lumley Aviation Center.

Alumnus delivers Airbus donation to Penn College alma mater

A generous donation of $275,000 worth of airplane parts will enhance the real-world instructional environment for aviation students at Pennsylvania College of Technology. David J. Barr, a quality management inspector with Airbus who graduated from Penn College with an aviation technology ...

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Shown are Hughesville High School students who recently participated in a mathematics competition at Lock Haven University.

Hughesville students attend math competition

Hughesville High School students recently attended a mathematics competition at Lock Haven University. They had 29 students participate in the ninth through 10th grade competition in which the students competed in both small groups and as individuals. Attending were a total of 76 ninth and ...

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Hunter Heivly stands with the CDC machine he’s been working on for months.

Tangible technology

Some students at Muncy High School are taking some significant strides in making projects people only could have imagined decades before. Mark Kreisher, a technology teacher, instructs more than a dozen classes that use the latest in technology to teach students tangible skills. “I’ve ...

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Acclaimed brewmaster Timothy L. Yarrington, of Elk Creek Cafe + Ale Works in Millheim, will serve as an instructor for the new brewing and fermentation science major launching this fall at Penn College.

Acclaimed brewmaster joins Penn College faculty

In launching its new brewing and fermentation science degree, Pennsylvania College of Technology has enlisted the expertise of acclaimed brewmaster Timothy L. Yarrington. The Spring Mills resident will serve as an instructor for the new major, which begins in fall 2017. Yarrington, along with ...

Writer’s Nook: Student Author of the Week

Sea turtles are beautiful, harmless animals. They help the earth by eating bacteria out of the sea. Bacteria can make animals very sick. Sea turtles have been hunted for many years, so people can have their skin, their shell and their flippers. I feel that anglers should stop fishing in their ...

In the Schools

LOCK HAVEN —For the ninth consecutive year, Lock Haven University will host a Celebration of Scholarship that showcases academic research and artistic accomplishments by the University’s students and faculty. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Thomas Field ...

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Joann and R. David Kay have established a scholarship fund at Penn College to assist students serving in the reserves.

Couple establishes scholarship for veterans’ benefit

Two retirees’ advocacy for Pennsylvania College of Technology and the military is reflected in their establishment of a scholarship fund to assist veterans. The R. David and Joann Kay Veterans Scholarship will give preference to full-time students serving in the reserves of any branch of ...

College grads

Indiana University of Pennsylvania WILLIAMSPORT — Riley Cole Stensland, bachelor’s degree in art/studio. HUGHESVILLE — Samantha Rochelle Jacobs, bachelor’s degree in anthropology. MIDDLEBURY CENTER — Kane Michael Rowland, bachelor’s degree in marketing. MONTOURSVILLE — ...