Rotary has school loans available
MILTON - The Milton Rotary Club has available loans for college-bound students in the boundaries of the Milton and Warrior Run school districts.
The loans are in amounts up to $1,500 and applications for the loans are available now from the Loan Committee chairperson, Milton Rotary Club, Box 36, Milton, PA 17847.
The maximum annual loan amount is $1,500 with a maximum of $6,000 to one student. The interest rate is 3 percent for 2013-14.
Priority considerations for applicants are existing loanholders, graduate of public or private schools in the Milton and Warrior Run school districts, basis of need, undergraduates over graduate students, former Interact members and plans to return to the area after graduation.
Each loan note must be co-signed by parent or guardian and interest accrues at graduation or termination of studies.
Proof of acceptance at a school of higher education and maintenance of acceptable academic standing is required.
Additional first year requirements include letter of recommendation from any Rotarian or guidance counselor and a copy of the letter of acceptance from the school of higher learning.
West Branch School to hold fair and music festival
West Branch School will hold its 41st annual Fair and Music Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the school, 755 Moore Ave..
There will be smoked shad, pulled pork, gourmet salads, strawberries and cream and desserts. There will be a bouncy house, slide, and kids games to entertain all ages. Several artisan vendors will be on site to help out with any last minute Mother's Day gifts. Many local bands will be performing throughout the day, and on the inside stage, live animals from Clyde Peelings Reptiland will be featured.
WAHS to hold mock crash event
For the first time in three years, the Williamsport Area High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club will deliver a heavy message to its peers by conducting a mock DUI crash program from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in the high school auditorium.
While the "crash scene" itself will be streamed live to students from the parking lot to the auditorium, it will have the accompaniment of previously filmed footage, featuring WAHS students, at subsequent places such as the hospital, morgue, DUI center and funeral home to show the reality and fatal consequences of a DUI crash.
The program is aimed for students in grades 10 to 12, and also will feature live performances on stage of the victim's funeral and the perpetrator's court scene.
This year's SADD program was built with the help of a number of community agencies, businesses and organizations, such as the Lycoming County Coroner's Office; the city's emergency response teams; Susquehanna Health; Aikey's Body Shop; and Knight-Confer Funeral Home Inc. Additionally, Wegmans, Weis Food Markets and Round World Coffee helped sponsor the event.
Student selected to attend HOBY seminar
Logan Wein has been selected to join 250 leaders representing many high schools from throughout Central and Northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) from May 16 through 19 at Shippensburg University. Representing South Williamsport Area High School Wein is the son of Dawn and Jason Wein of South Williamsport.
For the past 55 years, HOBY Leadership Seminars have brought together select groups of high school sophomores to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government and education to discuss present and future issues in an enthusiastic learning environment.
HOBY was established by the veteran actor Hugh O'Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired my a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Says O'Brian, "HOBY'S goal is to seek out, recognize and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation's youth."
Lycoming student receives scholarship from education council
Lycoming College student Briana Wingrove, a junior in the education program and a psychology major, was recently awarded the 2013 Susquehanna Valley Reading Council (SVRC) Education Scholarship.
Wingrove competed with students pursuing teacher certification from Lycoming and other surrounding colleges and universities. SVRC is an organization of professional and private individuals whose mission is to promote reading and literacy.
Wingrove is pursuing both PreK-4 early childhood education and PreK-8 special education teaching credentials. She is completing a pre-student teaching experience in the classroom where she will student teach in the upcoming fall semester.
Dr. Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, assistant professor of education, said that each semester she takes a group of students to the SVRC's meeting.
"It is a good opportunity for them to connect with a professional organization, to meet in-service educators and hear about current issues in the teaching field," Hickoff-Cresko said. "Amy Cline, a senior in the education program and a psychology major, received the award last year and was the first Lycoming College student to do so."