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Penn College students who medaled at the National Leadership and Skills Conference are, from left, Weston L. Laity, of Blandon; Erin M. Beaver, of Winfield; Aaron F. White, of Westover; Anthony J. DiBucci, of Glenshaw; Joseph L. Brubaker, of Port Trevorton; Slavik Y. Borisov, of Lewisburg; Matthew R. Bean, of McElhattan; and Philip A. Kneller, of New Albany.

8 Penn College students medal in national competition

Eight students from the widest variety of academic majors ever to represent Pennsylvania College of Technology at the National Leadership and Skills Conference returned home with medals — including first-time successes in three competitive areas. The contingent took one of three top places ...

Mansfield University selected to participate in national research project

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University is one of only 12 institutions nationwide selected to be a part of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CRU) Transformations Project. This is a four-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. It focuses on creating cohesive, research-based ...

Lycoming College to hold annual summer camp for kids and teens

Lycoming College for Kids and Teens will take place again this year from July 17-21 on Lycoming College campus. This year, College for Kids’ (CFK) theme is “Remix, Recreate, Repurpose,” where students can sew worn denim into bags and build skyscrapers out of cardboard tissue ...

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Lock Haven University recently awarded Dr. Betty Baird Schantz, left, with an honorary doctorate of public service.

LHU awards Dr. Betty Baird Schantz honorary doctorate

LOCK HAVEN — In a ceremony held June 24, Lock Haven University awarded Dr. Betty Baird Schantz an honorary doctorate of public service. Lock Haven University president Michael Fiorentino Jr., and council of trustee members Dr. George Durrwachter, Margery Dosey and James Gregory, were on hand ...

Citizens & Northern Bank donates $150,000 to benefit local education

WELLSBORO — Citizens & Northern Bank recently awarded $150,000 in donations to area Educational Improvement and Scholarship Organizations. Citizens & Northern Bank is committed to supporting local organizations that have made it their mission to make sure every child has access to ...

Liberty presents sixth grade awards

LIBERTY — Awards were presented to sixth grade students at Liberty Elementary School during their graduation ceremonies. Presidential Academic Achievement Gold Seal Certificates were presented to Grace Bishop, Emelia June, Mackenzie Broughton, Amy Feaster and Khloe Mitstifer. Silver Seal ...

Endless Mountains Writing Project to offer writing camp

MANSFIELD — The Endless Mountains Writing Project (EMWP), hosted by Mansfield University, is offering a three day writing camp for students in grades six through eight from 9 a.m. to noon July 17-19. The fun, interactive workshop, taught by EMWP instructors, who are all certified teachers, ...

Penn College to offer computer courses for beginners

Adults who want to learn more about using today’s technology may enroll in introductory courses to be taught in July at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s main campus. The classes, offered through Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Penn College, require little or no ...

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Recent South Williamsport Area High School graduates created the mural at Central Elementary School.

High school students create mural of diversity and peace

Walls at Central Elementary School got a mural makeover by four high school students to celebrate diversity and peace. Recent South Williamsport Area High School graduates Rebecca Nash, McGwire Molino, Michelle Hunter and Billy Kline created the diversity mural. The group worked together ...

Lock Haven students receive hands-on support from local professionals

LOCK HAVEN — As part of the Applied Community and Public Health curriculum, LHU Health Science students participate in a high impact learning activity where members of the community review and critique student professional portfolios. The community professionals represent several different ...

Penn College retains national ‘Tree Campus’ designation

For the second straight year, Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored with Tree Campus USA recognition for its commitment to urban forest management and environmental stewardship. A national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, Tree Campus USA honors colleges and ...

Jersey Shore students inducted into NJHS

The Jersey Shore Area Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 25 seventh graders and 11 eighth graders in June. The National Honor Society is an international organization founded on four pillar qualities: character, service, scholarship and leadership. These new ...

Two alumni honored at Penn College spring commencement

Pennsylvania College of Technology presented honors to two alumni during spring 2017 commencement ceremonies. Thomas J. Giannattasio, of Bethesda, Maryland, received the Alumni Achievement Award and June Kilgus Zimmerman, of Williamsport, was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award. The ...

College grads

Lycoming College WILLIAMSPORT —Anna Caravaggio, bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy; Jessie Knouse, bachelor’s degree in psychology and interdisciplinary; Morgan Luke, bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science, cum laude; Olivia Mendler, bachelor’s ...

Area students make honor roll

Montgomery Area High School Fourth quarter HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 7 — Cara Bossley, Alexander Burleigh, Coltin Hans, Addison Heasley, Mackenzie Holmes, Skye McGrath, Brynn McRae, Taylor McRae, Thayden Miller, Mallorie Myers, Ava Peluso, Marissa Rupert, Cortney Smith, Kaylei Snyder, ...

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Local student receives national honors

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Caleb A. Huff-Love, of Avis, has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The ...

Students’ civic projects funded at Youth Leadership graduation

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently hosted a ceremony for graduates of its annual Youth Leadership program, announcing winners of the initiative’s Social Change Competition. Thirty 11th-graders from 10 secondary schools participated throughout the year in the program, designed to ...

Former Penn State football player visits WAHS

Former Penn State football player Lee Rubin and his wife, author Carmen Rubin, paid a visit to Williamsport Area High School recently. The Rubins have worked to “adopt” schools like WAHS as a way to invest in minority youth through scholarships, mentoring, opportunity and connecting them ...

Stop pollution

By HANNAH ASH Special to the Sun-Gazette We need to stop pollution for many reasons. One reason is because pollution affects all of us. Water pollution makes the oceans dirty. The water is where the fish live. The pollution kills the fish, but when you eat the fish, you can be poisoned ...

Penn College Foundation Golf Classic to feature golf entertainer

Renowned golf entertainer, trick-shot artist and World Long Drive champion Dan Boever will headline the Penn College Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Classic on June 19 at the Williamsport Country Club. Boever, among the most popular performers on the golf exhibition circuit, will perform for ...