Education

Area Students of the Month

Tobin The Jersey Shore Lions Club Citizen of the Month for February is Alex W. Tobin, son of Kathy and Randy Tobin, of Jersey Shore. Tobin’s activities include Outdoor Club, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Business Honor Society, Book Club, Relay For Life, ...

Area students named to honor roll

Montgomery Elementary School Second marking period DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Grade 3 — Cali Barnes, Parker Bennett, Emily Bucio, Lily Burchell, Abram Childs, Camden Dalrymple, Max (Trace) Furman, Ava Hartman, Cassidy Jacobs, Ethan Tupper, Kathryn Webster, Rylee Wilson. Grade 4 — ...

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Sam Finch, a senior at North Penn-Mansfield High School, received the Overall Youth Leader of Tomorrow award Feb. 27 during the annual banquet at New Covenant Academy. With him is Southern Tioga School District Superintendent Sam Rotella.

Overall Youth Leader named at annual banquet

MANSFIELD — Sam Finch, son of Janet and Brad Finch, of Mansfield, was named the 2017 overall Youth Leader of Tomorrow during the annual banquet at New Covenant Academy Feb. 27. Finch won a plaque engraved with his name as well as cash prizes, a 16-by-20-inch portrait donated by Photos by ...

Area students attend regional OM competition

Twenty area schools, from across eight counties, attended the Northcentral Regional Odyssey of the Mind competition that was held March 4, at Berwick Area School District. There were close to 500 students who competed on 64 teams at regional tournament, which is one of six regional ...

A student’s story

On March 4, hundreds of students gathered together for a very special event. There were no competitions, no victors or rivals and all that was won was the knowledge that everyone gained. Last Tuesday was the annual Students Against Destructive Decisions conference and students from more than ...

Climate change expert to present at Lycoming College

Dr. Richard Alley will provide a balanced view of current research on climate change during a presentation at 7 p.m. March 22 in the Keiper Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public. His presentation, “The big picture on energy and climate,” discusses the dynamics of how ...

Statewide presentations champion technical dual enrollment

A member of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s College Transitions staff recently co-presented sessions on dual enrollment at the Pennsylvania Depart­ment of Education’s Conference on Inte­grated Learning and at the Pennsylvania Assoc­iation of Career and Technical Admin­istrators ...

In the schools

South Williamsport Area High School will present their spring musical, “Cyrano de BurgerShack at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the A. B. Elder auditorium. This pop-musical retelling of Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” retells the classic in contemporary terms ...

Penn College event to offer free preventive dental services to children

Free dental care — including sealants, fluoride varnish treatments, education and screenings – will be available to children ages 7-15 on March 25, when Pennsylvania College of Technology will be a host site for the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Sealant Saturday ...

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Shown are South Williamsport Area High School students participating in their miniTHON.

South Williamsport holds 6th annual miniTHON

South Williamsport Area High School held their sixth annual miniTHON from 7 p.m. March 3 to 7 a.m. March 4 in the school’s gymnasium. The student participants added more than $26,000 to aid in the fight against pediatric cancer through the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey ...

Alternative sentencing expert speaks to Mansfield students

MANSFIELD — Shameeka Mattis-Pinard, director of programs for common justice, a victim service and alternative to incarceration program based in Brooklyn, New York, visited Mansfield Univeristy on Feb. 9 to speak with students about restorative justice and her profession. Mattis-Pinard ...

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Penn College plastics students work in an extrusion lab under the direction of Gary E. McQuay, center, engineering manager for the Plastics Innovation Resource Center at the college. Sekisui SPI, part of Sekisui Chemical Co., is establishing a scholarship for first-year plastics students at Penn College.

Company establishes plastics scholarship at Penn College

A leading global thermoplastics company will reward students’ interest in plastics by establishing two $7,000 scholarships at Pennsylvania College of Technology this fall. Preference for the Sekisui SPI Workforce Development Scholar­ship will be given to first-year students seeking a ...

Endowed scholarship aims to alleviate financial hardship for veterans

An endowed scholarship benefiting veterans attending Pennsylvania College of Technology recently was established by an alumnus — who also is an Air Force veteran and college employee — and his wife. The Marlin and Brenda Cromley Veteran Scholarship will benefit veterans having completed ...

Lycoming Chapter DAR to present awards

The Lycoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will present the society’s Good Citizen award at their March meeting in Muncy. Seven participating area high school seniors were picked by their peers for Good Citizen qualities, which include dependability, service, ...

PPL gift to support programs for high school students

A $3,000 gift from PPL will help to support Pennsylvania College of Technology programs that provide innovative educational experiences to hundreds of Pennsylvania high school students. The gift will benefit the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program and SMART Girls summer ...

LHU counseling program ranked among top online graduate degrees

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s clinical mental health counseling program recently was ranked by the SR Education Group as the eighth best online counseling degree in 2017. More than 57,000 student reviews and ratings of more than 1,600 colleges were analyzed to highlight the best ...

College grads

Susquehanna University Selinsgrove LEWISBURG — Kirsten Winner, Bachelor’s degree in art history. Northampton Community College Bethlehem, Pa. MILTON — Lori Bastian, specialized diploma. NEW COLUMBIA — Rachel Deitrick, specialized diploma; Amanda Rosboschil, specialized ...

Stock Market Competition continues under new simulation software

Each week, The Sun-Gazette will publish the top three teams from local high schools that are participating in The Sun-Gazette Stock Market Competition using a brand-new trading simulation software called How the Market Works. The new program is widely recognized as the best in the world, ...

The Stock Market Competition

High school 1. MONTGOMERY — $297,115.66 Ryan Monoski 2. MUNCY — $138,651.22 Beth Baker 3. LOYALSOCK — $103,307.03 Michelle Carpenter

Surface: A collection of original student monologues and songs

For the first time, Montgomery Area High School students had the chance to take advanced theatre and song writing classes. While Carina McNear, communications and voice teacher, didn’t intend to have a public performance of the projects students were working on, their talent couldn’t stay ...