Student earns national honor
The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Montoursville Area High School student Christian D. Clark has been selected for membership.
The society recognizes top scholars and invites only students who have achieved academic excellence.
The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established Nobel Prizes.
Clark's extracurricular activities include membership in Marantha Bible Church, Linden, service trips to help the poor in the Dominican Republic, volunteering with the Elite American Baseball Academy at the Dome to teach basic baseball skills to area youth, playing football and baseball at Montoursville Area High School, playing on the North Branch Baseball League, the Milleville Brewers and playing for the Montoursville Little League Seniors.
His other awards include the Who's Who in Spanish Award (2009), Pennsylvania Heartland Football Athletic Conference First Team All Conference Kicker (2009), AAA Pennsylvania Heartland Baseball Athletic Conference Second Team All Conference Infield Player (2010) and Williamsport Sun-Gazette All Star Football Team (2009).
Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world.
South Williamsport sophomore
attends HOBY leadership event
Katlyn Troisi of South Williamsport Area High School was among 245 student leaders throughout the state who attended the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) May 20 to 23 at Millersville University.
A sophomore, she is the daughter of David Troisi of DuBoistown and the late Bonny Troisi. She is a recent graduate of Youth Leadership Lycoming and is a member of National Honor Society and Key Club. She also is a CAPPA volunteer.
For the past 52 years, HOBY leadership seminars have brought together select groups sophomores to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government and education to discuss present and future issues in an enthusiastic learning environment.
Students of the month
Warrior Run Middle School
TURBOTVILLE - Warrior Run Middle School recently announced the recipients of the student of the month award for May.
The recipients are chosen by a vote of the middle school faculty and the award is given to the member of each class that have the following qualifications; courteousness, eager to learn and participate in class, at least a C average, good school citizen, well rounded individual and shows leadership potential.
The award winners for May are:
Grade 5 - Brittany Dunkle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Straub of Watsontown.
Grade 6 - Madison Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Snyder of McEwensville.
Grade 7 - Casseday Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rice of Allenwood.
Grade 8 - Daniel Breech, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Breech of Muncy.
Canton Area High School
CANTON - Canton Area High School recently announced its Warrior Students of the Month for May. The students, and their departments, are:
Business - Cassidy Bellows, Vanessa Bonnell.
Education - Taylor Fowler, Mariah Turner.
English - Austin Robbins, Phylicia Finnerty, Brandi Shaffer, Kim Colony.
Fine and practical arts - Taylor Fowler, Phylicia Finnerty.
Math - Tanner Machmer, Taylor Cole.
Science - Phylicia Finnerty, Scott Jennings.
Socal studies - Richard Heffner, Blake Bunner.
Foreign language - Mariah Castle, Cassandra McFall.
McCann to offer
CDA exam course
SUNBURY - McCann School of Business and Technology will offer Child Development Associate Exam (CDA) training to students who register for the Early Childhood Education Development program.
Upon enrolling in the associate degree program, individuals will receive the coursework for the CDA exam in combination with the coursework required for the associate degree.
The training is available at four of the McCann campuses including Dickson City, Hazleton, Pottsville and Sunbury.
Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the Early Childhood Education program prepares graduates for entry level positions as teaching assistants and child care-givers in nursery schools, preschools and primary school grades as well as positions in day care centers.
Graduates of the Early Childhood Education program will be able to provide: individualized instruction and attention using the teacher's lesson plan, assist and supervise students in a classroom setting, create and maintain a learning environment, follow the guidelines and best practices for working with, caring for, and educating infants, toddlers and early school-age children, and provide assistance and support for students with special needs.