Elementary chorus to present concert
MUNCY - The Myers Elementary School Choruses will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Muncy High School Auditorium.
The groups performing will be the Sixth Grade Chorus, Fifth Grade Chorus, Fourth Grade Chorus and the Myers Honors Chorus.
Selections for the program will include the Fourth Grade Chorus singing the Disney selections "Home Mickey Mouse March" by Dodd and "It's a Small World" by Sherman and Sherman.
The Fifth Grade Chorus will sing "Grandma's are Special" by Miller and "The Thing," arranged by Althouse. A Jill Gallina selection titled "Dare to Dream" and "Music, Music, Music," arranged, by Shaw will be sung by the Sixth Grade Chorus.
The Myers Honors Chorus will sing "How Beautiful is the Rain" by Lightfoot and "The Glory of Love," arranged by Althouse.
The Elementary Choruses are under the direction of George A. Henry. Lucille Buck is the accompanist for the choruses.
Junior accepted to summer program
Williamsport Area High School junior Alexandra Frank has been accepted into the University of Pittsburgh's summer biology and medical enrichment program.
In addition to her recent acceptance, she is one of five students in the running to possibly be named as a National Merit semi-finalist this fall.
Williamsport student earns scholarship
Williamsport Area High School junior Stacy Loveland recently was accepted to William and Mary's Summer Study History Program and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
She will have the opportunity to take college history courses and work at various historical sites in Virginia doing archaeology restoration and re-enactment.
Student to attend summer seminar
Williamsport Area High School junior Collin Lakatos recently was selected to attend the Summer Leaders Seminar at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The program offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLS attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic and military workshops.
The intensive program fully immerses students in the West Point lifestyle, including morning physical training and tactical exercises, all aiding the students in their college selection process.
2 National Merit Scholars named at South Williamsport
Aleksander Keller was named as a National Merit Scholarship Program finalist. Only 15,000 students out of the 1.5 million who take the PSAT to qualify are chosen.
They are the highest scoring entrants in each state and must also maintain very high academic performance in all grades nine through 12 and in any college coursework taken.
Keller also was invited to apply to become a National Merit Scholar. Keller is the son of Joe and Joni Keller.
He will attend the University of Pittsburgh where he has been invited to join the Honors Program and the Guaranteed Admission Program to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He plans to become a pediatric endocrinologist.
At South Williamsport High School, he is the president of Key Club, and he has participated in soccer, basketball, track, National Honor Society, Student Council and Teen Contact.
Sarah Lamade was recognized as a Commended Scholar by the National Merit Board. This means she scored in the top 5 percent of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT to qualify.
She is the daughter of Jill and Mike Lamade. She will attend the University of Rochester in the fall to major in linguistics.
At South, she has been in chorus, band, National Honor Society, the play "Pippin," Odyssey of the Mind, the Peace Corps Group, Key Club, Student Council and tennis.
Students of the month
Allison P. Hartman
TURBOTVILLE - Allison P. Hartman, daughter of Dave and Lisa Hartman, was named Outstanding Senior at Warrior Run High School for April.
The award, sponsored by the Milton and Warrior Run School Districts and many businesses and organizations, recognizes outstanding students in our area schools.
In school, Hartman was a member of National Honor Society, French Club, Key Club, Tri-Hi-Y and Drama Club. She also participated in concert choir, field hockey and track and field.
She also participates in her church's youth group.
She has received the following awards and achievements: French Award, American History Award, PA Heartland Conference Academic All-Star, varsity letter recipient in field hockey and track and field, field hockey Coaches Award, girls track and field Outstanding Athlete Award, and was co-captain of the field hockey and girls track teams.
After graduation, she plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in public relations.
Alayne M. Smith
TURBOTVILLE - Alayne M. Smith, daughter of Jesse Johnson, Watsontown, was named Watsontown Lions Club's Student of the Month at Warrior Run High School for April.
In school she is a member of French Club, Tri-Hi-Y, and was president of the Art and Photo Club and National Honor Society.
She traveled to Italy and Greece in the summer of 2011. Outside of school, she is employed as a waitress at Bonanza Restaurant.
After graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in English or communications.
Kayla R. Beaver
TURBOTVILLE - Kayla R. Beaver, daughter of Douglas and Brenda Beaver, was named Turbotville Lions Club's Student of the Month at Warrior Run High School for April.
In school, she is editor of The Warrior Yearbook, and is a member of Student Council, Key Club, French Club, Student Athletic Trainers Club, Defender Pride and Outdoor Club. She is a varsity letter recipient in girls soccer. She was a member of the 2010 and 2011 Warrior Run Girls Soccer State Championship teams.
Outside of school, she is employed in catering services at Bucknell University, Lewisburg. After graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in nursing.
Warrior Run Middle School
TURBOTVILLE - Warrior Run Middle School recently announced the recipients of the Student of the Month Award for March.
The recipients are chosen by a vote of the middle school faculty and the award is given to the member of each class who has the following qualifications: is courteousness, eager to learn and participate in class, maintains at least a C average, is a good school citizen and well-rounded individual and shows leadership potential.
The award winners for the March are:
Grade 5 - Ethan Whitmoyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Whitmoyer.
Grade 6 - Arlie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith.
Grade 7 - Ryan Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hayes.
Grade 8 - Ashlynn Bacchieri, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bacchieri.
Samantha Scott, daughter of Kevin and Brenda Kiessling Scott, was named the Loyalsock Township High School Student of the Month for April.
Scott has been a consistent honor roll recipient, and her favorite subject is art. She is a member of the school's Odyssey of the Mind team and is a member of the National Art Honor Society, in which she serves as president. She participates in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life each year.
After graduation, Scott plans to pursue a degree in studio art at Kutztown University and majoring in studio art.
Julie Peters, daughter of Andrew Peters and the late Karen Peters, is the April Senior of the Month for South Williamsport Area High School.
Her community and school activities include Peace Corps group, Relay For Life, Camp Setebaid counselor, Camp Cadet, Meadows dance coordinator, Make-A-Wish benefit concert, chorus, Drama Club, cheerleading, National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Mastermind Symposium and Mr. Mountie coordinator (2012).
Her awards include Ray of Light "Best Supporting Actress in a Musical" in 2010 and "Best Supporting Actress in a Play" in 2009, and Elite All-American Cheerleader in 2009-10. She is employed by Dairy Queen, South Williamsport.
After graduation, Peters plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in forensic science. She also hopes to join the Peace Corps.