Education

AP Environmental Science classes celebrate ‘UN Food Day’

At the beginning of school year, the AP Environmental Science students each choose a country. Over the course of the year, the students research their chosen country and use it as a focus for many of the concepts taught. The research focuses on environmental issues and conditions and other ...

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Laura Milarch, principal, speaks during the assembly for the fundraiser to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Jersey Shore Area Middle School recently.

Fighting cancer with pennies

JERSEY SHORE — In order to help those suffering from cancer, the Jersey Shore Area Middle School recently started a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They deemed the fundraiser “Pennies ... for Pasta” for the class that raises the most to be treated ...

COURTNEY HAYDEN//Sun-Gazette The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) and Fairfield Auto Group, 5071 Lycoming Mall Dr, Montoursville, acknowledged the winners of the Fall 2017 Stock Market Game on Jan. 31. Pictured is Steve Kaise, Sr., dealer principal at Fairfield Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Muncy, (back row, left); Joe Klock, Muncy; Josh Hall, Muncy; Kyle Rupert, Montgomery; Ryan Monoski, teacher at Montgomery Area High School; Beth Baker, teacher at Muncy High School (front row, left); Dylan King, Montgomery; Carter Smith, Montgomery; Noah Eshenaur, Montgomery; and Rick Quigley, general manager at Fairfield Auto Group.

Montgomery and Muncy schools win fall Stock Market Game

Montgomery and Muncy High Schools came in first place in their own divisions in the state for the fall 2017 Stock Market Game, hosted by the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) and Fairfield Auto Group, 5071 Lycoming Mall Dr, Montoursville. Montgomery was in the advanced ...

A student’s story

Members of the community always are finding ways to give back, whether that be the United States Civil Air Patrol or Students Against Destructive Decisions, but one community effort has gone above and beyond in recent years: the YWCA — Wise Options. This program designed to produce a safe ...

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Students from across the district honored Williamsport Area School Board members tonight in a ceremony held in observance of January’s School Board Recognition Month. In WASD tradition, the 17 students, selected based on their good standing in their schools, presented each board member with a brand-new book for them to read before returning it for installation in each of the students’ respective school libraries. Pictured are Deshaun White with Adam Welteroth.

WASD students pay tribute to school board members

Students from across the district honored Williamsport Area School Board members recently in a ceremony held in observance of January’s School Board Recognition Month. In WASD tradition, the 17 students, selected based on their good standing in their schools, presented each board member ...

In the schools

First of three STEM Expos to be held The Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania will hold the first of three STEM Expos from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. The event is free for Girl Scouts in grades kindergarten through 12, and features dozens of ...

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College names Operations/Special Projects director

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently appointed Beth M. Bittenbender as operations/special projects director for Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, which partners with companies to provide short-term training and project support. Bittenbender brings more ...

MU student veterans organization attends National Conference

MANSFIELD — Four members of the Mansfield University Student Veterans Organization (MUSVO) attended the 10th annual Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, recently. The Conference theme was “Defining Our Future.” Mike Counterman, Emily Davidson, ...

Lock Haven University among nation’s top Military Friendly Schools

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly Schools for 2018 by Victory Media. For 16 years, the Military Friendly Schools list has provided a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies, ...

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The three club members volunteering at Firetree Place’s Kids in the Kitchen event.

WAHS Big Brothers, Big Sisters Club donate to community

The Williamsport Area High School Big Brothers Big Sisters club’s second annual holiday door decorating contest culminated recently with a distribution of donated items (and time) to area organizations. The majority of the items — food, toiletries and gloves, which were donated as an ...

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Pictured, from left, are Jovan Garrison; Luke Shriverl; Megan Peck; Colin Calpin; Jacob Coombe; Bailey Rohrer; Brandon Webbe;, Deanna Lupia; Dawn Orzolek; office of military and veteran resources; and Bon Heckrote, academic advisor, office of military and veteran resources.

Bloomsburg University students receive Army ROTC scholarship

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s ROTC Military Initiatives Scholarship Committee awarded eight Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students the Army ROTC Scholarship at the annual welcome lunch for new and returning military students on Feb. 6. The 2018 ...

Students of the Month

Day Alyssa Day, daughter of Kevin and Amber Day, is South Williamsport Area High School’s Senior of the Month for January. Day is the president of the Leo Club, as well as a member of the Marching and Concert Bands, and Foreign Language Club. Outside of school, she works part-time at ...

Sullivan County Scholarship Association awards $42,500 in grants

Seventeen members of the Sullivan County High School graduating class of 2017 will be receiving their scholarships for their post high school education. Each class member, who was awarded a grant at their June 2017 graduation, will submit their transcript proving their return to school and be ...

Dean’s lists

Lycoming College WILLIAMSPORT — Katherine Beamer, Caleb Beard, Schai Bilger, Krista Brady, Cole Davis, Sophia Davis, Baleigh Dunkleberger, Ryan Eck, Samantha Fischer, Sanna Fogt, Tiana Gair, Kelly Hoffman, Boone Jenkins, Geoffrey Kist, Jacob Maneval, Katie Moon, Max Moore, Kimberly Perrotta, ...

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Muncy students participating at this year’s Financial Literacy Fair to give them a perspective on real life spending.

Muncy counselors working to prepare students for the real world

The counseling department at Muncy School District has been reshaping its curriculum to better prepare students for the rest of their lives beginning as early as kindergarten. Career readiness has always been a focus for the district’s counselors, said Erik Berthold, tenth through ...

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Michael Robison, aviation instructor at Pennsylvania College of Technology, left, and Ethan Mutschlet, sophomore student, work together. Robison teaches Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics. He has been working with Penn College for 7 years full-time.

Penn College instructor glides into championship competition

At the Pennsylvania College of Technology School of Transportation and Natural Resources Technologies, 500 Airport Road, Montoursville, Michael Robison, faculty Aviation instructor, works with students, repairs gliders in his own shop on weekends or during downtime and competes in world glider ...

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Interim provost and acting dean named at LHU

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently announced the appointment of Stephen P. Neun, Ph.D., dean of the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems and Human Services at LHU, to interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Neun’s service will begin April 2 as ...

LHU to hold 24-hour All In Day of Giving scholarship fundraiser

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold its third annual All In Day of Giving scholarship fundraiser from 10 a.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Friday. All In is a 24-hour day of giving challenge in which donations are made toward student scholarships in support of specific LHU ...