Education

Foundation holiday essay contest winners announced

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation recently concluded its annual Holiday Essay Contest, during which students in kindergarten through sixth grade were asked to answer, in 200 words or less: "If you could wish for just one thing this holiday season, what would it be? Why? ...

‘Christmas Snow’

By BREAGIN BUXTONFifth gradeLycoming Valley Intermediate SchoolIn this Christmas season, I would like it to snow on Christmas Eve through Christmas Day, because it lightens up your day. When you look out on Christmas Day and hoping you see a graceful, wonderful, light-colored frozen water, it ...

‘My Holiday Wish’

By LYNNAECAMPBELLKindergartenCochran Primary SchoolI wish for every kid to have a present. I wish this because all kids have some good in them. This will make me and the kids happy. Happy is good!

A student’s story

By SAM R. THOMPSONSpecial to the Sun-GazetteIt's that time of year again - the Christmas tree is up and decorated, children wish for snow, toys fill every store and songs of Christmas are heard everywhere you go.Students can't wait for vacation and with everyone focused on the holiday spirit, ...

Penn College scholarship to reward sustainable lifestyle

A new scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology will benefit students who demonstrate a passion and commitment to sustainability."Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. It is becoming a core value for many businesses and organizations," said Robb Dietrich, executive director ...

Mansfield student effort helps 200 families in El Salvador

MANSFIELD - Donations from the Mansfield University student project, the Collection Collaboration Campaign, recently were distributed to 200 families on the Island of Tasajera, El Salvador.The project, led by then student and now graduate Jason White during the spring 2015 semester, began with ...

Students’ creative talents at work for Penn College

Four students are employed by public relations and marketing at Pennsylvania College of Technology, using their video editing and photography talents to help publicize Penn College people, programs and events.Kashiki E. Harrison, of Williamsport, and Jeffrey A. Stanley, of Stewartstown, are ...

Sweitzer ‘Haven to Haven’ Scholarship established

LOCK HAVEN - The Lock Haven University Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Sweitzer "Haven to Haven" Scholarship to benefit freshmen students entering Lock Haven University as a student and member of the LHU band program. Eligible students must be graduates of the Strath ...

Montoursville Area High School presents ‘Anatomy of Gray’

The Montoursville Area High School presented the play "Anatomy of Gray," by Jim Leonard, in November at the school and again this month at the PA State Thespian Conference in York.Senior Jake Deak, who played Dr. Galen Gray, was recognized at the conference as a Star Performer. Daniel Taormina ...

In the Schools

Lock Haven University to hold transfer information sessionLOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University will hold a transfer information session at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the admissions building, Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, to learn how easy it can be to transfer credits to The Haven.During the ...

Jones Dairy Farm establishes scholarship for culinary students

Jones Dairy Farm, a 126-year-old family-owned-and-operated business and leader in all-natural breakfast sausage for the food service and retail industries, has extended its support for culinary arts education around the country by establishing an annual scholarship for Pennsylvania College of ...

P.D. Mitchell Awards Banquet held

The P.D. Mitchell Awards Banquet was held recently at the Holiday Inn. Awards for outstanding academic and scholastic achievements were presented to the first two recipients of The P.D. Mitchell Memorial Awards that were given to Williamsport Area High School 2015 graduates, Breana Quinn Fisher ...

Penn College’s winter commencement set

A commencement ceremony will be held Dec. 19, for the nearly 260 Pennsylvania College of Technology students who have petitioned to graduate after the Fall 2015 semester.The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.The student speaker will ...

Digital photography course makes great holiday gift

Is buying or receiving a full-featured digital camera on your list this holiday season? Are you wondering what all of the buttons on the digital camera are used for? Consider a companion gift certificate for a digital photography class!Workforce Development and Continuing Education at ...

Penn College early educators’ outreach benefits children

The Early Educators student organization at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently completed three service projects benefiting children.The organization collected children's items throughout campus for the Jared Box Project. The goal of the project is to lift the spirits of children in ...

South Williamsport names Senior of the Month

Brady Sahm, son of Josie and Ronald Sahm, has been selected by the South Williamsport Area High School faculty as the November Senior of the Month.He is involved in many activities including Bowling Club (9-12, president 11 and 12), Key Club (10-12), varsity tennis (11-12), varsity golf (11-12, ...

First sustainability studies student at Lock Haven Clearfield

Kylertown native Levi Kephart has the unique distinction of being the first student enrolled in the associate degree in sustainability studies at Lock Haven University Clearfield. Kephart discovered the major at an open house event and chose it because he enjoys being out in nature. "I never ...

Library becomes ‘Maker Space’ for Blossburg students

By CHERYL R. CLARKEcclarke@sungazette.comBLOSSBURG - The library at Blossburg Elementary School has been transformed into something entirely new and exciting for students, thanks to the efforts of library-media specialist Sarah Murray.The "Maker Space" - a hands on and creative approach to ...

Lock Haven University outnumbers hunger

In an effort to increase hunger awareness and tackle food insecurity in the community, Lock Haven University's MountainServe Center for Community Service recently held its annual Hunger Bowl. More than 160 students and 40 faculty members teamed up to collect 4,316 nonperishable food ...

Mansfield Presidential Coin for Excellence awarded to U.S. Marshal Martin Pane

MANSFIELD - Martin Pane, U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, was awarded the Mansfield University Presidential Coin for Excellence by President Fran Hendricks in November.The presentation was made after Pane, who earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration ...