celebrate AP scores
HUGHESVILLE - The 2012 Advanced Placement Calculus class of Hughesville High School recently celebrated a 100 percent pass rate on the AP Calculus AB Exam with an August cookout.
All 25 students testing in the class scored a 3 or higher on the exam, with 16 students earning a score of 5, the highest possible score.
Advanced Placement is a rigorous academic program that models comparative college courses. Each AP exam is developed and scored by a committee of college and university faculty members as well as experienced AP teachers. Students can earn college credit with a strong performance on the exam.
During the event, students thanked their parents, peers, teachers, administrators, and community members for their support. The class is taught by Molly Fuller.
Muncy student earns
top honors in contest
Bryan Parrish, of Muncy, a senior at Millersville University, recently competed in the 2012 Annual Association of Independent Corrugated Converters Student Packaging Design Competition.
Developed to honor the best student designs entered in three distinct categories, this competition allows AICC members a glimpse of what's in store for the future of the packaging industry.
The theme of this year's competition was titled "Design to an Opportunity - Structural Challenge." Students had to design a structure that accomplishes a given task while accounting for converting challenges. Millersville University entered two teams into the competition. Parrish, of the team "Pirates Plunder - Dual Purpose Display," placed second in structural and third place in graphics.
Mansfield to hold
visit day on Friday
MANSFIELD - Mansfield University will hold "Visit Day" on Friday.
Prospective students and their parents will be able to visit campus to talk with admissions counselors, faculty members and current students about MU's 70 undergraduate programs, financial aid, club activities and campus life.
Participants can tour campus, including the North Hall Library and the new residence halls.
For more information, or to register, go to admissions.mansfield.edu, or call 800-577-6826.
earns culinary honors
Chase Platt, of Hughesville, has been named to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List for academic excellence for the summer 2012 semester.
Platt, the son of Paula Guinter and David Platt of Montoursville, is a 2008 graduate of Hughesville High School. He also was awarded for high honors and perfect attendance.
The academy, in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the United States fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation, the maximum accreditation possible for culinary programs in the United States.
Programs with ACF accreditation have met or exceeded published industry standards and are distinguished from hundreds of other post-secondary culinary programs in the nation.
new mobile website
Lycoming College announces the launch of a new mobile website. Smart phone and smart device users who visit www.lycoming.edu will be redirected to m.lycoming.edu, which features some of the most popular links from the college's full website.
Visitors of the mobile site can access admissions, academic, athletic and directory information; browse the college's latest news releases; view upcoming alumni events; and quickly obtain directions to campus, among other tasks, through content purposed for mobile devices.
Links also are available to mobile versions of Lycoming's social media sites.
Penn College North Campus
offers adult computer camps
Adults age 55 and older who want to learn more about using computers for fun and convenience may enroll in a noncredit course to be offered in October at Pennsylvania College of Technology's North Campus near Wellsboro.
This easy beginners' class, available through Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College, introduces the computer for enjoyment purposes. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Oct. 9 and 23, in the North Campus computer lab.
The instructor will lead participants through entertaining games, emailing friends and family, surfing the Internet, social networking, basic word-processing for letter-writing, and other enjoyable and practical applications.
Due to the popularity of the beginners' class, Part 2 of Computer Camp for Adults 55+ will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Nov. 1 and 8. Anyone who has taken Computer Camp for Seniors or Computer Camp for Adults may sign up.
The cost for each class is $79. No computer knowledge is necessary. To register, call 724-7703.