Penn State Williamsport Center to offer free education session
Penn State Williamsport Center and James V. Brown Library are partnering on a new initiative to increase awareness of the educational opportunities available to adults in the Williamsport area.
The initiative will include free education information sessions for adults. The first session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children's wing of Brown Library. The topic is "Going Back to College: How to Get Started."
As part of the partnership, Mike Vines, adult learner support specialist with the Williamsport Center, also is spending three hours each Wednesday in Brown Library to talk with adults interested in furthering their education at the Williamsport Center.
West Branch School to hold open houses
West Branch School, 755 Moore Ave., will host a series of open houses beginning this week.
The public is invited to tour the school and to talk to parents, teachers, and students. The first open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and interested families can observe a typical school day at that time.
Another open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Registration is not necessary for any of the open house dates.
West Branch School is a private, state-licensed, non-sectarian school serving grades kindergarten through six. The school maintains a low student-teacher ratio to ensure success in academic, social and emotional development. High standards, multiple and varied settings and parental involvement are hallmarks of a West Branch education. Children are challenged and succeed at their skill level, regardless of age.
For more information, call 323-5498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students inducted Phi Kappa Phi
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that the following local students were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi - the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
Kylee Jacobson, Westfield, who is pursuing a degree in communication disorders at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Phillip Trometter, Williamsport, who is pursuing a degree in political science at Penn State University.
City high school student to attend Presidential Inaugural Conference
Caitlin Chappell, a senior at Williamsport Area High School, will attend the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference from Jan. 19 to 23 in Washington, D.C.
The conference is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. During the five-day program, the conference will provide scholars with depper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the inauguration.
High School Inaugural Scholars will have the opportunity to interact with historians, political experts and leading decision makers to discuss campaign strategy and presidential politics. Scholars will attend a special viewing party and luncheon, along with a Gala Inaugural Celebration. She is the daughter of Karen and Dave Chappell.