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Education

Green industry group honors three Penn College students

A trio of Pennsylvania College of Technology students have each received $5,000 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association Foundation, which annually recognizes outstanding achievement at institutions offering degrees in horticulture, nursery production, landscape ...

JS FBLA group assists elder care residents

JERSEY SHORE — For residents of Nippenose Valley Village, a personal care home near Jersey Shore, one of the bright spots in the midst of the months of being socially distanced due to COVID-19, has been the store created and run at the facility by students of the Jersey Shore FBLA. The ...

Preschool students donate socks

This year the children of Little Lambs Preschool donate socks for the American Rescue Workers. Socks are the most needed and least donated item for the homeless are socks. They have now acquired 206 pairs of socks to donate in various sizes. Some of the students, left, show off the socks ...

Honor rolls

Loyalsock Township High Honor Roll: 9th Grade — Logan Bastian, Nathan Bauman, Emma Belcher, Kinjal Bhagat, Maria Blas, Josh Bomboy, Natalie Bower, William Burdett, Emily Clark, Chase Cowden, Dante Cruz, Isabella Dadzie, Ava Damiano, Keefer Ellis, Karlynn Emerick, Jessica Frear, Molly ...

Alumni gift ‘manufactures’ updated machining lab

The largest alumni gift in the history of Pennsylvania College of Technology has manufactured a new machining lab that will benefit students for generations. A $1 million-plus donation from alumnus Larry Ward financed the revamping of the 14,299-square-foot facility, one of the oldest ...

LHU, others receive $2.38 million grant

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University, along with four other Pennsylvania universities, recently has been awarded a grant through the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID). The $2.38 million grant will help to change lives, create learning ...

Honor Roll

Montgomery Area School District Distinguished Honor Roll: Grade 7 – Cali Barnes, Parker Bennett, Emily Bucio, Lily Burchell, Olivia Carey, Abram Childs, Camden Dalrymple, Emily Dieffenderfer, Julius Flick, Lincoln Flick, Max Furman III, Jace Hanford, Brandt Harer, Cassidy Jacobs, Arnold ...

Bucknell joins racial equity leadership alliance

LEWISBURG — Building on its strategic commitment to strengthening inclusion, equity and access on campus, Bucknell University joined a group of institutions as an inaugural member of the new Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance. Led by the University of Southern California ...

Pumpkin painting

Little Lambs Preschool recently held their Halloween celebrations. Events included pumpkin painting, dressing up as animals, a parade for the parents, games and snacks.

Lycoming faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

Lycoming College’s President Kent Trachte presented two faculty members with teaching awards at a faculty meeting in October. The Junior Teaching Award and the Senior Teaching Award, the latter called the Constance Cupp Plankenhorn Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, are bestowed upon ...

South Student of the Month

McKenna Cremer, daughter of Keith and Tammi Cremer and granddaughter of Diane Strauser, is South Williamsport Area High School’s October Student of the Month. McKenna has been a member of Drama Club since 7th grade and is current Stage Manager. She is also president of Bowling Club, a ...

Penn College offering FAFSA assistance

The Financial Aid Office at Pennsylvania College of Technology is providing assistance for current and future college students and their families to complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is required by colleges and universities to determine student ...

Mansfield professors involved in cutting edge research

MANSFIELD — With an enrollment of 1,792 for Fall 2020, Mansfield is one of the smaller schools in the state system of higher education and yet three professors at the school are engaged in cutting edge research, some in collaboration with elite universities in the country. Dr. Maegen ...

A desk of their own to ease remote learning for kids in need

As remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home. So they got busy building, collecting and donating them, giving hundreds or thousands of students workspaces to call their own and helping them get through long ...

South Williamsport homecoming representatives

South Williamsport Area High School’s Homecoming festivities will take place during halftime ceremonies Friday at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium. The Mounties of South Williamsport will hots the Towanda Black Knights. A parade of convertibles will take place at 6:30 p.m. prior to the game, ...

When school is home and home is school, which rules prevail?

CHICAGO — Toys that look like weapons. Barefoot students. Disruptive imagery in the background. Pets roaming the room. All a clear violation of rules inside most American classrooms. But that was when most American students were actually inside schools. How do standards like these ...

Center receives grant to assist students with child care costs

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center was granted $92,118 from the U.S. Department of Education to help reduce fees for eligible students whose children are enrolled at the early childhood education facility in 2020-21. The funding is known as a CCAMPIS ...

LHU dedicates grand bald eagle statue, gifted by Class of 1966

LOCK HAVEN — On Saturday, Oct. 3, Lock Haven University held a dedication ceremony for its new Bald Eagle Statue. The statue will be a focal point in the university’s Poorman Commons. It was funded as a gift to the university by alumni from the Class of 1966. The private ceremony was ...

Jersey Shore to use grant money for engineering program

The Jersey Shore Area School District has announced the receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program. According to Steven Keen, the district’s High School prinicpal, the computers will be used in the CTE Engineering program to develop ...

Penn College to conduct virtual career fair

Pennsylvania College of Technology is connecting its real-world-ready students with eager prospective employers despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The college will conduct its annual Fall Career Fair virtually, Oct. 20-21, providing ample opportunity for students and employers to discuss ...