Board receives update on pool

HUGHESVILLE – The East Lycoming School Board received a status update on the pool conversion project and acknowledged students who received recent awards during their Tuesday night meeting.

Architectural and structural engineers are forming a plan to transform the district’s pool into a sports field.

“I’ve met with our engineers regarding pool innovations and reconstruction and I believe we’ll have something to present to the board by the end of May,” said David Maciejewski, district business manager.

Workers may break ground on the project as early as this summer, he added.

In other news, six students received awards for their submissions to the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s 2013 Computer Fair, which was held on April 8. Students Jay and Eric Hiller, who won first place for their digital movie; Jordanna Wagner, who won first place in the animation category; and Sarah Hnatin, who won first place for her graphic design submission, all will move to the next round of competition at Dickinson College in Carlisle on May 21.

Several students received second-place awards in their categories. They were Alexis Harder, Trey Smith and Trent Woolcock for webpage design; Courtney Pachucki for animation; and Charlie Shaner and Tyler Barto for programming.

The students’ submissions to the fair were of exceptional quality this year, according to Superintendent Michael Pawlik.

“I have seen some of these projects and, let me tell you, they’re absolutely incredible,” Pawlik said.

“We’re very pleased to be having so many of our students go on to the state level of this competition,” he added.