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Muncy School District opens 2018-2019 kindergarten registration Kindergarten registration begins by completing forms online at the school district website and is finalized by scheduling a face-to-face appointment with the school district registrar. Immunization records, documents to show proof ...

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Penn College presented scholarships to 13 first-year students who took Penn College NOW courses. From left are Tavor T. Wadsworth, of Williamsport; Vincent R. Keene, of Downingtown; Kayley E. Johnson, of Bloomsburg; Monica A. McCarty, Penn College’s dual enrollment specialist; Michael L. Gardner, of Williamsport; Warren E. Knipe, of Liberty; and Tanya Berfield, the college’s manager of college transitions. Additional recipients not in the photo are Cheyenne N. Greene, of Jersey Shore; Deontae Z. Johnson, of Selinsgrove; Kylee E. Kelley, of Lock Haven; Tyler W. Miller, of Montgomery; Luke B. Walter, of Millmont; Brittany M. Weiskopff, of Blossburg; Clayton T. Welch, of Benton; and Jeremy M. Wolfgang, of Allenwood.

13 students selected for Penn College NOW scholarships

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently recognized 13 first-year students who received Penn College NOW scholarships. The recipients completed Penn College courses during high school as part of the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program. The group was honored during an Oct. ...

Penn College Financial Aid Office offering FAFSA completion session

The Financial Aid Office at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering its resources to help current college students, prospective students and families complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The college is hosting a free FAFSA completion session on its main campus ...

Roger Freed named new 9th grade principal at WAHS

Roger Freed has been appointed as ninth-grade principal at Williamsport Area High School. Freed comes to the position most recently from Jackson Primary School, where he served as assistant principal since August. He replaces Dr. Justin Ross, who recently was named head principal of ...

Career Cafe: River Valley Regional YMCA director speaks to Stevens students

Darnell Hayes, branch executive director of the River Valley Regional YMCA, stopped by Stevens Primary School recently, visiting the school as December’s Career Cafe guest speaker. Hayes, a 2003 WAHS alumnus and board member, spoke with second- and third-grade students about his career ...

Administrator named to Board of National Dual Enrollment Accreditor

Paul R. Watson II, dean of academic services and college transitions at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been named to the board of directors of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Watson will chair the Governmental Relations Committee for the board. In that ...

Honor rolls

Montgomery Area High School First quarter High Honor Roll Grade 7 — Peyton Cox, Lucas Dietrich, Bradley Foresman, Geanne Gozum, Samantha Guyer, Caleb Hall, Gabrielle Harstead, Aden Keister, Gabriel McNear, Weston Pick, Wyatt Ravert, Gavin Rine, Geoffrey Short, Chloe Smith, Gaven Strouse, ...

Equipment donation benefits Penn College manufacturing students

Manufacturing students at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently received an equipment donation from the owners of a company with strong ties to the institution. Richard and Marion Leonhard, part owners of Southwestern Industries, donated two computer-numerical-control milling machines ...

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Wellsboro SkillsUSA Construction and Culinary Arts Club students competing at Penn College on Friday, Jan. 26, are, front row from left, Whitney DeLong in commercial baking; Kendra Kozuhowski in restaurant service and Chelsey Morris in technical math; and, back row, from left, Hailey Rice in building construction, Kelsey Janeski in plumbing, Kyra Keck in job interview and Brennan Catherman in carpentry. On the left is culinary arts teacher James Mack III and on the right, Building Construction teacher Drew Seeling. Not shown are: Briana Ryan, who is competing in culinary; Kate Huck, competing in extemporaneous speaking; Jeremy Flannery, competing in masonry; and Frankie Rexford, competing in residential wiring.

Area students to compete in SkillsUSA

By DIANE EATON Sun-Gazette Correspondent Fifteen SkillsUSA students from Wellsboro Area High School’s two vocational programs — culinary arts and building construction — will be among the competitors at the District 6 SkillsUSA contests Jan. 25 and 26 at the Pennsylvania College of ...

A Student’s Story

By SAM R. THOMPSON Sun-Gazette Correspondent The New Year is here and, just like everyone else, students have given themselves goals to aim for. Here are some of the top resolutions of senior students as they make their way into 2018: Be kind Seniors are starting to grasp the idea that ...

Dr. Cindy Allen receives Elmer B. Cottrell Award

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD) has named Dr. Cindy Allen as the 2017 recipient of the Elmer B. Cottrell Award, which is PSAHPERD’s highest award. Cindy is a graduate of Lock Haven University and obtained ...

Penn College nursings students learn while helping peers

Hundreds of soaps, deodorants, shampoos, toothbrushes and other hygiene items were made available to students who need a hand at The Cupboard at Pennsylvania College of Technology, thanks to one of two recent projects by nursing students. The bachelor’s degree students, enrolled in a ...

Lock Haven University holds panel of experts seminar

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently welcomed teachers, administrators, behavior support professionals, law enforcement, parents and LHU students to participate in a home-school-community panel of experts on Dec. 5 on the LHU campus. Panel members talked with students about course ...

Dean’s lists

Belmont University Nashville, Tenn. LEWISBURG — Hannah Koss, Ciel Smith. Bloomsburg University WILLIAMSPORT — Micah B. Beiter, Caleb Paul Frantz, Maxwell Richard Hospes, Charla Logan Johnson, Julia Elizabeth Kepler, Megan Elizabeth Stoner, Rafiq Naji Taylor. ATHENS — Cali Jo ...

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Eighth grade students of Lisa Walters’ English class at Williamsport Area Middle School recently sat down to share some of their New Year’s resolutions with the Sun-Gazette.

Middle school students resolve to improve in 2018

By MIKE REUTHER mreuther@sungazette.com They have goals that include becoming a better person or improving upon a skill. And what better way to focus upon improvement than to make it part of a New Year’s resolution? Eighth grade students, each of them members of Lisa Walters’ English ...

SIDELL

Mansfield Professor named co-chair of Social Work Guide Steering Committee

MANSFIELD — Nancy Sidell, interim associate provost and dean of the Faculty at Mansfield University, has been named co-chair of the Steering Committee overseeing the Curricular Guide for Licensing and Regulation, a joint effort by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the ...

LUCAS

LHU alumna receives NATA Preceptor of the Year award

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University alumna, Andrea Lucas, was chosen as the recipient of the inaugural Preceptor of the Year award from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). She received the award at the 68th NATA Clinical Symposia and Athletic Training Expo in Houston, Texas, ...

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Jason P. Allen, of Cogan Station, a Penn College sophomore in mechatronics engineering technology, shows Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for workforce development, state Department of Labor & Industry, and Eric Ramsay, director, Apprenticeship and Training Office, Labor and Industry, an infrared thermal imager used to measure heat on a motor to detect a problem.

Penn College to hold apprenticeship programs

Pennsylvania College of Technology is addressing the manufacturing skills gap by sponsoring apprenticeship training programs for regional companies. The Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Office recently approved the college’s programs focusing on mechatronics and computer numerical ...

KEYSER

Collaboration crafts logo for Penn College brewing major

A collaboration of art and science has crafted a logo for the new brewing and fermentation science degree at Pennsylv­ania College of Technology. The logo, designed by Morgan N. Keyser, of Dills­b­urg, a 2017 graduate of the college’s graphic design major, is being used on various ...