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Education

‘Inspire students’

When everyone in your family is either an educator or a doctor, your choices are pretty much narrowed down. Rich Zalonis chose education. “Everybody in my family is either an educator or a doctor. So, I chose the education route. A lot of it was because of siblings, a lot was because of ...

Jersey Shore Elementary receives grants for STEAMlab

After receiving two $500 Exxon Mobil grants last January, Adrienne Johnston and Jennifer Berry-Propst, principals at Jersey Shore Elementary School, formed a STEAM Committee with grade-level representatives to share their vision in creating a STEAMlab. The STEAMlab would be a gathering spot ...

You are one in a Million(aire)

To provide information to students about mental health as well as resources available to them, both through the school and the community, on Jan. 13 and Jan. 15 Williamsport Area School District’s psychologist Keri Nasdeo and social worker Heather Way held a mental health awareness event for ...

Information Technology, ‘A place for girls’

Williamsport Area High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) program has begun an initiative to feature students enrolled in their courses in short videos. A few months ago, Emily Smith, a Construction Trades student, was featured. The video now has over 5,000 views. Information ...

Food and culture, WAHS Spanish class learns about holidays and traditions

Coming back from winter break, Williamsport Area High School’s level four Spanish class had to research Spanish speaking countries to learn how they celebrate Christmas and the new year. Students had to create a presentation on the country they were assigned, including information about ...

Warrior Run Middle School presents musical

TURBOTVILLE — Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.” ...

City colleges receive $500,000 grants from Stabler Foundation

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, of Harrisburg, has awarded a $500,000 grant to both Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology. Established in 1966, the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation awards grants for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and ...

School directors recognized by BLaST IU 17

A quality public education is a key that can open doors of opportunity for many students. Providing that education requires a team of committed people, from educators and staff to parents and administrators. The nine members on the area’s school board are an important part of this team, ...

President, provost launch fund for new-student scholarships

A fund established to develop an innovative scholarship program at Pennsylvania College of Technology will empower a group of alumni to aid in the college’s recruitment activities. The Tomorrow Makers Fund, created with support from Penn College president Davie Jane Gilmour and Michael ...

‘What keeps me going’

AVIS — When you first meet Gina Wert, a fifth-grade teacher at Avis Elementary, you are struck by her seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm. Even at the end of a day of teaching, she is excited about her school, profession and most of all her students. “I’ll tell you what keeps me ...

Loyalsock student competes in kettlebell championship

Endurance, determination and family. These are three things that three-time kettlebell gold medal winner Gianna Steele, sixth grade Loyalsock Township Middle School student, and her father and coach, David Steele, could tell you all about. Over Thanksgiving break, Gianna and David traveled to ...

LHU Alumni Association establishes Legacy Scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Alumni Association Board of Directors recently approved the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship to be awarded starting in the 2020-21 school year. The scholarship will award up to four legacy students $1,000 per student each year. A legacy student is ...

Penn College announces winners of annual Food Show

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently named the winners in its annual Food Show, during which students showcased fall semester final projects for judges and visitors from seven secondary schools. Taking home the Chef Eugene Mattucci Best of Show Award was a three-student team that ...

Takin’ the classroom to the court

PICTURE ROCKS — For 40 minutes on Fridays, sixth grade students at Ferrell Elementary School get to shoot some hoops with their teacher Chris Davis. Sometimes Michael Pawlik, district superintendent, joins in the fun, “Friday, during lunch and recess — it’s probably a 40-minute ...

‘Camaraderie shared by all’

Three years ago, after traveling to Altoona the year prior to wrestle a match during the school day, Williamsport hosted Altoona at the Magic Dome before winter break. This wasn’t just any wrestling match. It was an assembly for the entire student body. Recently, Williamsport hosted Altoona ...

College students participate in Student Pitch Competition finals

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University business students recently participated in the Student Pitch Competition finals. Students from the entrepreneurship course at Lock Haven University, directed by Gerard Martorell, worked on various venture projects. This year, among the different projects, ...

Lectures in the Republic of Moldova, Barcelona

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University finance and economics professor, Boris Morozov, was given the opportunity to lecture in the Republic of Moldova and present during a conference in Barcelona before the start of the fall 2019 semester. Morozov graduated from Academy of Economic Studies in ...

South students take virtual trip to Washington, D.C.

Although South Williamsport Area High School social studies teacher Michael Rodgers knew that a class trip to Washington, D.C., was out of the question, he decided to do it anyways. And while the experience may not have been a traditional field trip, it did give students a much better ...

Montgomery teacher to take students to Ethiopia for new project

MONTGOMERY — Jesse Newcomer and the Red Raider Foundation are working together with the Montgomery Area School District Multicultural Club to bring students abroad to Ethiopia to build and support a new school district in the country. The project, aptly named Team Ethiopia, came from ...