Amy B. Weaver, a senior English major at Lycoming College, recently attended the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention held in New Orleans.
Her research paper, "The Power of the Chaste Woman: Female Emancipation in Anglo-Saxon England through Just Say No," was chosen from more than 2,000 honor society member submissions to be among those presented at the conference.
In addition to being a member of Sigma Tau Delta, she also is a member of Kappa Delta Pi. She will graduate from Lycoming College in January 2013 with a bachelor's degree in English literature with certification in secondary education.
Williamsport student selected
to attend leadership conference
Alanna Harding, a sophomore at Williamsport Area High School, has been selected to join 245 leaders representing many high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania to the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar from May 17 to 20 at Millersville University.
Harding is the daughter of Karen and Anthony Harding Jr. of Williamsport.
earns college award
Muhlenberg College held its Honors Convocation Ceremony April 22 in Allentown. More than 100 students were honored for academic excellence and student achievements. Among them was senior Ethan Schmick, an economics major from Montoursville. He is one of the recipients of The Dr. Robert E. Shoemaker Graduate Fellowship that is awarded to a high academic ranking senior who plans to undertake graduate education.
serves on outreach
Grove City College junior biology major Stephanie Wood of Knoxville traveled to Ashland, Ky., on an Inner City Outreach trip with other students from the college in early April.
ICO Ashland works with Habitat for Humanity and Hillcrest-Bruce Mission, an organization that serves low-income apartments in Ashland and has a preschool, food pantry and classes for women. The team also worked with Safe Harbor, a battered women's shelter.
joins honor society
Chelsee R. Bower became a member of Monmouth University's chapter of Psi Chi during an induction ceremony April 1at the school in West Long Branch, N.J.
Bower is a 2009 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Brenda Bower, Williamsport.
cleans up town
LOCK HAVEN - A group of student volunteers from Lock Haven University turned Friday the 13th into a "good luck" day for local trails and streets.
In an event organized April 13 by Danielle Yarnell and Leanna Walker of the LHU MountainServe Center for Global Citizenship, the students got together to pick up trash and brush on the trail behind the LHU lacrosse fields so that other students could use it. The volunteers went on the trail and later went downtown to do some cleanups on the streets and at triangle Park.
One of the students who participated in the clean-up effort was Lock Haven resident Haunna Birdsey.
Altogether, the small group of students collected ten trash bags of bottles, to-go containers, plastic objects, cigarette butts and glass.
Jersey Shore student
inducted into society
LOCK HAVEN - The Lock Haven University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomed new members at its 2012 dinner and induction ceremony.
Among the students inducted into the honor society was senior Candice Chopick, a resident of Jersey Shore. She is the daughter of Jef and Tonya Chopick.
Phi Kappa Phi recognizes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
The Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania chapter has been in existence since 1975.
into honor society
Students from Misericordia University, Dallas, were recently inducted into the Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society during an induction ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
Induction is open to students who major or minor in psychology.
Each student must successfully complete nine credit hours of study, maintain at least a 3.0 or B average in these nine credits of psychology courses and be in the top 35 percent of their class.
Local students included Nicole Helwig, Hughesville; Elizabeth Murdock, Elysburg; Breanne Phillips, Muncy; and Kayla Zechman, Towanda.