Education

St. John’s School of the Arts fall scholarship recipients announced

Four students enrolled at St. John's School of the Arts have been named recipients of Monica M. Weaver Memorial Scholarships for the 2015 fall semester. The students honored are: Anna Schult, of Montoursville, piano; Deken Upright, art (Montoursville); Peyton Kelley, of Williamsport, piano; and ...

Troy 1 Head Start classroom learns about emergencies

The classrooms of Bradford Tioga Head Start spend time each month talking about "Community Helpers."To a Head Start child, a community helper is someone in their town who does a job that helps that town. For the Troy 1 classroom, this month they talked about and learned that an Emergency ...

Rommelt Elementary names ‘SOUTH’ Mounties of the Month

A "SOUTH" student of the month serves as an exceptional role model for the school. It is a student who Strives to do his or her best and serves as a leader and role model for peers and younger students. They are Organized and prepared for class each day with completed work and a positive ...

Students of the Month

KonkleJoshua Konkle, son of Lisa and Scott Konkle, was named Warrensville Area Lions Club Boy of the Month for September. Konkle, a senior at Montoursville Area High School, plays saxophone in the high school band. He has been a member of the choir and band since fifth grade.He is a peer helper ...

Bucknell University students honored with academic awards

LEWISBURG - Local Bucknell University students recently were recognized for academic achievement. Phillip Amarante, of Lewisburg, was honored with the University Prize for Men. Amarante is in Bucknell's Class of 2018. The University Prizes for Men were founded by William Bucknell. Maria Cioffi, ...

Explore Penn College’s ‘Degrees That Work’ at Oct. 25 open house

The distinctive, hands-on academic programs offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a national leader in applied technology education, will be highlighted at open house on Oct. 25.Held twice a year, open house at Penn College provides prospective students and their families an ...

Female chief drill instructor shares perspective

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Sun-Gazette reporter Alyssa Maneval went to Marine Corps boot camp earlier this year, along with a group of local education professionals. Today the Sun-Gazette continues a three-part series that goes inside Marine Corps boot camp.)PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits could not ...

A student’s story

"Hey, what are you doing after school today?" This is a question asked to high school students around the world. Sometimes this question defines who you are in school.Athletes might have practice or a game, academically motivated students might have their time filled with homework or studying, ...

Head Start plans for Fire Safety Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month. Throughout the month, Bradford-Tioga Head Start Inc. staff will be teaching children about fire prevention and fire safety. A fire safety game is being sent home with each child. The game teaches children about smoke alarms and how to escape from a ...

Creative Communication to hold essay, poetry and art contests for students

Creative Communication has announced its fall 2015 essay, poetry and art contests. Thousands in prizes and awards will be given to area students and schools.The essay contest divisions are: Grades four through six, seven through nine and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an ...

Local student spending semester in China

ANNVILLE - Sara Urner, of Muncy Valley, is one of 22 Lebanon Valley College students studying abroad for the fall 2015 semester. Urner is spending the semester in China as part of the college's study abroad program, which includes 12 foreign countries and two stateside internship ...

In the Schools

Lock Haven to holdhomecoming block partyLOCK HAVEN - The public is invited to join in the Lock Haven University "LOCKtoberfest" celebration, beginning with the homecoming block party, scheduled to open at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheater.Water Street (at the amphitheater) will ...

Montoursville Area High School celebrates homecoming

The Montoursville homecoming festivities will be held Oct. 16. A parade of convertibles will begin at 5:45 p.m. from corner of Arch and Weaver streets and proceed down Arch Street to Memorial Stadium. The parade will include the homecoming court, high school band, cheerleaders and youth ...

Higher education retention expert speaks at Mansfield

MANSFIELD - Dr. Hunter Boylan, director of the National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) and a professor of Higher Education at Appalachian State University, visited Mansfield University on Sept. 24 to talk about the importance of retention, equity, inclusion and providing support for ...

Severely wounded veteran shares story of courage at Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG - The word "conquer" has taken on a new meaning for Bryan Anderson, a former Army sergeant. During his service in the Iraq War, it meant taking down the enemy. After losing both legs and an arm as the Iraq War's fourth triple amputee from a roadside explosive, what he had to conquer ...

Students of the Month

SchonewolfCourtney Schonewolf, daughter of Cheryl and Rich Schonewolf, has been selected by the faculty as the September Senior of the Month at South Williamsport Area High School.She served as secretary and president of the Leo Club, secretary of the Bowling Club and copy editor and ...

Industry leader extends cooperative relationship with Penn College

Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings to the transportation and industrial sectors, has extended its sponsorship of the collision repair technology and automotive restoration technology programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology for four years.A key ...

Mansfield to participate in The Red Flag Campaign Against Dating Violence

MANSFIELD - Mansfield University will hold a series of events during the month of October in support of The Red Flag Campaign, a public awareness initiative designed to address dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and prevent them on college campuses.Designed as a "bystander ...

Lock Haven dance programs seek to improve student retention

Universities all seek to improve the freshman experience and transition from high school to college life. Many families look at the retention statistics from freshman to sophomore year as an important indicator of student satisfaction and a successful transition.Colleges and universities are ...