Local students selected
to college musical group
For almost 100 years, Gettysburg College students have been performing in musical groups at Gettysburg. The college has a long tradition of excellence in performance and offers a variety of music ensembles - choral, band, orchestra and jazz - for students to join. Local students include:
Aimee Becker of Bloomsburg, a member of the Bullets Marching Band.
Christina Gallo of Montoursville, a member of the Bullets Marching Band.
Jacob Ross of Selinsgrove, a member of the Bullets Marching Band.
Auditions for membership in college performance groups are open to all students.
Canton student learns
about European Union
Esther Lapitan of Canton took part in the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation held in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16 to 19. Lapitan was one of five students from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, to attend the event.
This year's conference focused on Turkish Accession. Students were faced with the task of trying to pass a resolution created by a panel of student European Commission members.
Lapitan, a junior history and political science major at Susquehanna, participated in the simulation as a member of the European Parliament for Denmark. She is a 2009 graduate of Canton Area High School and the daughter of Gideon and Betty Lapitan.
Music department to perform
22nd annual holiday celebration
The Williamsport Area High School Music Department will present its 22nd annual Holiday Celebration at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Williamsport Area High School Auditorium.
Doors will open at 2:15 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa sponsored
by Lycoming Nursery School
Lycoming Nursery School, 825 Arch St., will sponsor a Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3.
The meal will include all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate. There will be a cost for the meal. Photos with Santa will be available, as well as a Christmas cookie sale and a silent auction for gift baskets.
For more information and tickets, call 220-0656 or 220-2590.
MU to offer classes
over semester break
MANSFIELD - The frowning side of Facebook, new technologies, mummies, Vikings, pirates and Pennsylvania sports are just a few of the subjects in a series of special three-week online courses at Mansfield University this December.
The courses include Introduction to Film Studies, which surveys the history and technique of American cinema.
The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication looks at problems that impact personal and significant relationships including aggression, bullying, criticism, deception, infidelity and revenge among other behaviors.
The History of Sports in Pennsylvania explores the relationship between sports and Pennsylvania's residents from pre-colonial times to the present.
Others include Promoting Learning with New Technologies, Mummies, Vikings and Pirates and Mathematical Problem Solving.
Classes begin Dec. 20 and run through Jan. 16. To register call 662-4243 or go to online.mansfield.edu/.
Local high school students
display skills in LHU event
LOCK HAVEN - More than 130 high school students from Central Pennsylvania participated in the Lock Haven University Fourth Annual High School Mathematics Competition on Nov. 15.
Participating schools were Bellefonte Area High School, Central Mountain High School, Clearfield Area High School, Hughesville High School, Mount Carmel Area High School, Portage Area High School, Southern Columbia High School and Warrior Run High School.
Hosted by the Department of Mathematics, the competition provided an opportunity for academically talented students from different high schools to learn more about mathematics, to meet one another, and to engage in friendly competition to test and stretch their skills.
First, second, third and fourth place awards were presented for team contests and individual performances in Category I (9-10 graders) and Category II (11-12 graders).
Winners were as follows:
Category I, Group Test: First place, Joshua Centar, Josiah Stickles and Mitchell Grasser from Bellefonte Area High School; Second Place, Tessa Breon, Adam Wasser and Andrew Wheeler from Central Mountain High School; Third place, Spencer Jones, Hannah Avery and Abby Sherman from Hughesville High School; Fourth place, Amy Rabb, Michelle Mostowy and Emily Hamel from Hughesville High School.
Category I, Individual Test: First place, Joshua Centar from Bellefonte Area High School; Second place, Spencer Jones from Hughesville High School; Third place, Josiah Stickles from Bellefonte Area High School; Fourth place, Ali Varano from Mount Carmel High School.
Category II, Group Test: First place, Lindsay Fox and Victoria Kissell from Portage Area High School; Second Place, Troy Scorn, Conner Corrente and Alexa Layo Portage Area High School; Third place, Taylor Getty, Kevin Mekosh and Cody Shustack from Mount Carmel Area High School; Fourth place, Benjamin Jones, and Ross Jones from Central Mountain High School.
Category II, Individual Test: First place, Logan Bechdel from Central Mountain High School; Second place, Ian Bookhamer from Clearfield Area High School; Third place, Kevin Mekosh from Mount Carmel Area High School; Fourth place, John Fisher from Central Mountain High School.