Education

Students attend AAUW state meeting

LOCK HAVEN - Members of Lock Haven University's AAUW (American Association of University Women) student organization recently attended the 86th annual AAUW PA Meeting in State College April 10-11.Three students participated in a student panel, including senior Spanish and accounting major ...

Hughesville FBLA students win awards at state conference

The 2015 Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Hershey took place from April 12-15. The 30 Hughesville High School students that attended competed in competitive events, attended workshops to develop leadership skills and had the opportunity to learn from successful ...

Homeschool group celebrates awards and milestones

JERSEY SHORE - The Jersey Shore Area Homeschool Association held its annual awards and graduation celebration April 25 at the Mountain View Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Jersey Shore.In addition to individual academic awards for special achievement, kindergarten entrants, sixth ...

Mill Hall student accepted to U.S. Air Force Academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson, PA-05, recently announced that Katelyn Walbridge, of Mill Hall, has accepted an appointment for admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Walbridge is the daughter of James and Ellen Walbridge."It is truly my honor to congratulate Katelyn ...

Penn College students distinguish themselves at woodsmen’s meet

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Woodsmen Team participated in an April 11 regional competition at Allegany College of Maryland, with many of the members placing in their respective events."This is the first team we've had since 2010, and this was their first meet," said G. Andrew ...

Students attend ‘Advice and A Slice’ discussion

MANSFIELD - At Mansfield University, students come for a haircut and pizza as part of the "Advice and A Slice: Round Table Discussion," but leave with a lot more.Started by Jason Roscoe, director of minority mentoring, with a Conversation for Diversity Grant in 2012, the program, which is open ...

The Stock Market Game

Local results for the week of May 4:High school1. MONTGOMERY - $164,760.68Ryan Monoski2. HUGHESVILLE - $109,081.40Brian Machmer3. MUNCY - $104,012.17Beth BakerMiddle school1. MONTGOMERY - $139,395.19Jeremy Stetler2. WILLIAMSPORT - $101,506.95Robert Rook3. MUNCY - $100,455.87Beth Baker

Loyalsock students visit the Met

For the last five years, Loyalsock Township High School students have taken a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly known as the "Met." They complete complex assignments while at the Met that involve art history, world history, identification of medium, purpose of the art and ...

YMCA students ‘pay it forward’

Williamsport YMCA lead teacher, Jamie Maggs challenged her students to "pay it forward" after watching the movie of the same name in their after school program. The students, ranging in age from 7-13 decided they wanted to help families without homes by holding a bake sale.They contacted Arion ...

Rotary Club recognizes Lock Haven students for service

LOCK HAVEN - On April 14, Lock Haven University seniors, Amanda Cole and Amanda Burris were recognized for their outstanding community service and educational merit while at Lock Haven University."Lock Haven University was my chance to become active in more clubs, events, intramurals, and ...

Three inducted into LHU Business Hall of Fame

LOCK HAVEN - Three Lock Haven University alumni members were recently inducted into the Business Hall of Fame on Friday, April 10, 2015. The Business Hall of Fame recognizes alumni for their professional success, distinguished service and upstanding character.Andrew R. Charney, Chairman of the ...

Students explore STEM

It is never too early to introduce students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).That theory sparked Tinkertown, a makerspace, which provides kindergarten through third graders an opportunity to think, explore, create, analyze, collaborate and construct.Tinkertown, which takes ...

A student’s story

By SAM R. THOMPSONSpecial to the Sun-GazetteSpring officially began in March but it has taken up until the last couple of weeks for it to start feeling like it. The sun is shining more, the temperatures are slowly rising and although it's been raining quite a bit, I think we can all agree it's ...

Assistant dean named Outstanding Alumnus of Month by alma mater

Brian D. Walton, Pennsylvania College of Technology's assistant dean of business and hospitality, was named Ashford University's "Outstanding Alum of the Month" for April.Walton, a native of Downingtown, earned a master's degree in organizational management from the university in 2011.He holds ...

Penn College centennial documentary wins Telly Award

An ambitious documentary produced by Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public Media has received a national honor."Working Class: 100 Years of Hands-On Education" recently garnered a bronze Telly Award for outstanding achievement in the documentary category of the 36th annual ...

In the schools

Penn College SGA to host silent auctionThe Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its sixth annual silent auction from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Madigan Library at the college.All proceeds from the auction will go directly toward increasing the ...

Mansfield employees honored for service and dedication

MANSFIELD - The annual Mansfield University Service Recognition Celebration was held on April 7.Employees who have served MU for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years were honored. Faculty were recognized by academic year. Those who have retired or will be retiring through summer 2015 were also ...

Students of the Month

PoorThe Jersey Shore Lions' Club Citizen of the Month for April is Jason Anthony Poor, son of John Poor and Lori J. Poor, of Cogan Station.Poor has been a member of chorus, men's ensemble, Mosaic, Drama Club and Chess Club.He served as secretary of the Chess Club as a junior and was selected as ...

Music Club announces Budd Scholarship winner

The Williamsport Music Club recently announced that Theoron Hershey, a senior at Williamsport Area High School, is the 2015 winner of the $1,500 Budd Memorial Scholarship.The scholarship is offered annually to a qualified Lycoming County high school senior who is planning to pursue higher ...

Language classes to be held

Thrive International Programs Inc. will hold language classes this summer. Classes will feature a variety of activities and hands-on projects to help children learn and communicate in another language. Using the languages, children will participate in projects like making a traditional food, ...