North Penn High School
receives yearbook honor
BLOSSBURG - Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, recently announced that North Penn High School's yearbook program has been named a 2012 Jostens' National Yearbook Program of Excellence.
The National Yearbook Program of Excellence designation recognizes dynamic school yearbook programs. The program recognizes yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks for their school communities.
The North Penn High School award-winning yearbook program is led by Taylor Henniger, Brittany Collister, Kelsey Rudinski and Tatiana Spaulding under the direction of Whitnie Weaver and Samantha Yonker, North Penn's yearbook advisers.
Jostens' National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in May for yearbooks delivered in the spring and in September for yearbooks delivered in the fall. The award was presented to the North Penn High School yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.
The North Penn yearbook program will receive a plaque to display in the yearbook area and a banner to display in school.
helps organize series
LOCK HAVEN - The Lock Haven University Recreation Management Department held its sixth annual Alumni Lecture Series on April 16 and 17.
One of the students helping to organize the event was Heather Logue of Emporium.
The event was planned and implemented by students enrolled in the spring 2012 Recreation Management Program Planning and Design Class and funded by a grant from the LHU Alumni Association. Student committee groups planned all aspects of the program.
Attendees of the event included about 160 students, faculty from the Recreation Management Department, Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., president; Dr. Tammy Rich, director of alumni relations; Dr. Mary Rose-Colley, interim dean of the college of education and human services; and Dr. Kim Batty, class instructor.
This was a two-day event that featured a "meet and greet" with students and faculty, a panel presentation open to the LHU community, a student guided tour of the LHU campus, classroom presentations, and an organized lunch and dinner held at Bentley and Haywoods on the Green.
This year's program was titled "Alumni in Lights" and featured four LHU Recreation Management alumni: Sarah Duttera, class of 2004; Meghan Sullivan, class of 2007; Tracy Zupich, class of 2007; and Jared Baker, class of 2011.
The alumni who presented at the event found the experience to be enjoyable and were excited to come back to The Haven to share their post graduate and career experiences with current students. This event provided a wonderful and unique partnership with the Recreation Management department, majors, and the LHU Alumni Association.
Students who attended the event commented that "the alumni were very knowledgeable about the field." Others stated that they enjoyed learning more about the field of recreation from the professionals and that the panel discussion helped them better understand what job they want after graduation.
Great Valu announces
local scholarship winner
TURBOTVILLE - Great Valu Markets has awarded its eighth-annual Great Scholarships for Great Students scholarship to Jena Dalykas of Turbotville, a student at Warrior Run High School.
The independent owners of Great Valu underwrite the Great Scholarships for Great Students program, which has awarded more than $260,000 in scholarships to date.
The Great Scholarships for Great Students program enables a deserving high school senior in each of the Great Valu retail markets to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.
The program is managed by Great Valu's Scholarship Committee, which selected the winners.
Selections were made based on a variety of considerations, including academic standing, grade-point averages, extracurricular activities and individual student life challenges.
Curtin Middle Schooler
honored as 'outstanding'
On May 15, the Williamsport Area School Board of Directors honored Kathryne Nields, daughter of John and Jennifer Nields, as Curtin Middle School's Outstanding Student.