Education

Drone (quadcopter) technology courses scheduled at Penn College

As the number of drones in the U.S. continues to skyrocket, the Federal Aviation Administration has made their registration mandatory. Whether you are a hobbyist or a commercial flyer, Pennsylvania College of Technology can help you stay informed of FAA regulations. Starting in May, Workforce ...

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Walker Konkle recently has been named the recipient of Penn State’s John W. Oswald Award for Creative and Performing Arts.

Walker Konkle named John W. Oswald Award recipient

Penn State College of Arts and Architecture School of Music senior Walker Konkle, son of Joyce and Craig Konkle, of Montoursville, has been named the recipient of Penn State’s John W. Oswald Award for Creative and Performing Arts. This university-wide award is given to graduating seniors who ...

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Three Williamsport students recently earned CompTIA industry certifications. From left are Victor Marino, Brett Segraves and Chase Weber.

Williamsport students earn CompTIA industry certifications

Williamsport Area High School computer information technology students Victor Marino, Brett Segraves and Chase Weber have earned CompTIA industry certifications. Marino earned a CompTIA A+ certification, Segraves earned both CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications and Weber a ComTIA A+ ...

Ellen Boll receives Williamsport Music Club Scholarship

Ellen Boll, daughter of Dr. John and Mrs. Jennifer Boll, is the 2017 winner of the Williamsport Music Club scholarship. The Club has awarded the scholarship to young talent for 20 years. Boll has studied piano for 10 years. She is a student of Dr. Amanda Gunderson and Dr. Timothy Shafer. She ...

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Juliet Jaques competes in the Wendell Irish Viola Competition

Juliet Jaques, daughter of Dana Jacques, is the winner of the 2017 Wendell Irish Viola Competition for Pennsylvania administered by the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). Jacques subsequently auditioned for the NFMC northeastern regional level of the competition and received a ...

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Lock Haven welcomes new dean

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University Provost Dr. Donna Wilson has announced the hiring of Dr. Kyoko Amano as the new Dean of the College Liberal Arts and Education. “We are pleased to bring Dr. Amano to Lock Haven University. She brings a distinguished record as a scholar and teacher in ...

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Ashkar Elementary principal Sherry Cowburn, far right, teacher Tracie Lunger, standing second in from left, and Lunger's sixth grade class surround Hughesville High Schoolers Skylar Young, left, and Brittany Kontz, on the buddy bench they developed in conjunction with the Lycoming Career and Technology Center.

Ashkar evolving for the friendlier

HUGHESVILLE — Ashkar Elementary School is working on making its campus more friendly for both students and animals by installing a “buddy bench” and planting butterfly gardens. Buddy benches are a tool for helping children build relationships on the playground. Students who are feeling ...

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An Odyssey of the Mind team from Curtin Middle School is one of four from the region that is heading to the world competition next month. The team includes, from left in front, Olivia Ciabattari, Tyler Williamson, Muireann Tran, Alanna Ramos, Lilyana Sponhouse, Reese Kirk and Ross Mahler. In back row are coach Bret Southard and Jeremy Owens. Not pictured is coach Denise Southard. The team placed first in Division I, “A Superhero Cliffhanger.”

4 local teams to compete in Odyssey of the Mind Worlds

Four local Odyssey of the Mind teams will be competing in the World Finals next month in Michigan following the state competition this past weekend. The world-bound teams placed first or second in their respective problems at Moon Area High School near Pittsburgh. The world competition ...

Writer’s Nook: Student Author of the Week

One day there was a duck. The duck laid eggs and protected them. Then that same day there was a dog. The duck asked the dog to guard the eggs while the duck left to see thy king the townspeople dare spoke of. The dog being kind, promised to guard the eggs — and promises are powerful ...

Penn College IT class to help public fight cybercrime

Last year, an all-time high 4.2 billion records were exposed from reported data breaches worldwide, according to Risk Based Security. With cybercrime becoming an increasing threat to both businesses and individuals, information technology students at Pennsylvania College of Technology are ...

‘Life in a college town’ … The value of politics

I am a political science student and everyone I meet wants to know if I am going to be or want to be President of the United States one day. The answer is no. Studying politics is about a lot more than the presidency, it’s about studying people to see what they’re going to do next. ...

In the Schools

LOCK HAVEN — The inaugural Willis Distinguished Lecture Series in Health Professions will address the topic of, “The Role of Physician Assistants in Primary Eye Care.” The presentation will take place at 5 p.m. April 17 at Lock Haven university in the Willis Health Professions Center, ...

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Shown from left, are Joseph, Dianna and Abigail Laver, and DAR chapter Regent, Crystal Gansell-Whitcom.

DAR chapter honors Good Citizen

The Lycoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presented their annual Good Citizen award in March at the First United Methodist Church in Muncy. Each year, NSDAR sponsors a Good Citizen program. Senior classes, nationwide, select a candidate to represent their school, based ...

Students named Provost Scholars

INDIANA, Pa. — Students from the area have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost Scholar ...

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Nuclear industry veteran to present at Lycoming College

Timothy S. Rausch, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer for Talen Energy, will discuss nuclear sustainability during a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lycoming College in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public. Rausch will discuss the ...

Students of the Month

Shade The Jersey Shore Lions’ Club Citizen of the Month for March is Jersey Shore Area High School student Connor Winfield Shade, son of Melissa and John Shade, of Jersey Shore. Shade’s activities include Technology Student Association, class committee, Conservative Club, National ...

Jersey Shore announces ROCK Star award winners

Jersey Shore Area Middle School has announced the recipients of the monthly ROCK Star award for February. As part of JSASD’s School Wide Positive Behavior (SWPB) initiative, JSAMS has identified and taught specific behavioral expectations for students while in all areas of our building. These ...

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Children who attend the Dunham Children’s Learning Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology select books to take home and call their own during a Book Bingo event at the center. The books are purchased through a Keystone Stars grant.

Children’s Learning Center receives Keystone Stars grants

The Dunham Children’s Learning Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology received $34,600 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Human Services through the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The funding comes in the form of a Keystone Stars Merit Award of ...

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Shown are Loyalsock Township students in front of the Seagram’s Building in New York City during a field trip in March.

Loyalsock AP Classes Travel to New York City Art Museums

In March, the Loyalsock Township High School AP world history, art history and studio art classes took a field trip to New York City. While in New York they took a guided, educational tour of the Museum of Modern Art, where students learned about modern art history and viewed several pieces, ...