Education

Bradford Tioga Head Start encourages kids to wash up

It’s that time of year when any enclosed spaces, especially schools, can feel like germ factories, with cold and flu bugs lurking and multiplying on every surface. What are parents and teachers to do? It’s time for “handwashing awareness,” said Jill Wood, information systems ...

Zeitgeist String Trio

The Zeitgeist String Trio is a musical group that consists of and is run by three high school students. The group’s musicians are Emilie Tupper on violin, Megan Wike on viola, and Rachel Boll on cello. The trio began playing together last winter when Megan Wike had an idea to direct a ...

Without a Cue

Without A Cue is Williamsport High Area School’s improvisation troupe. Their shows consist of an array of improvisational activities including things such as group pantomime and activities like as “Hitchhiker,” “Freeze” and “Lines on the Floor.” Improvisation requires ...

Student competes at state and national level

One of Williamsport Area High School’s very own, Lydia Smith, had a very successful fall sport season this year. As a junior, Smith is involved in several sports including cross country, swimming, and track. This cross country season, Smith again qualified for districts as she has each of ...

Australian college students visit Williamsport Area High School

Williamsport Area High School and Middle School recently had visitors from Edith Coden University located in Perth, Western Australia. Nine students and two professors made the three-day trip, thanks to a sister program at Bucknell College. Bucknell students also traveled to Australia to ...

Montgomery student donates birthday money to SPCA

MONTGOMERY — One student, Lexus Gebhart, wanted to donate her birthday money to the Lycoming County SPCA and through her act of kindness her classmates and teachers at Montgomery rallied together to make a bigger impact. Gebhart and Randi Jo Preston, special education teacher for ...

A Christmas Dream

Captivating. That’s the word that I would use to describe the “Nutcracker” performance I saw last weekend. I had been to a few Saint John’s School of the Arts performances in the past, but nothing compared to this spectacular performance. The lighting, props, costumes and talent blew me ...

The spirit of giving

“Coat drive,” “Volunteers needed,” or “Canned food drive” is not exactly what you would expect to see on the chalkboard next to AP Calculus 2 problems. But my classmates and I are used to seeing those reminders by now. The constant announcements and Mrs. Flint’s smiling face are ...

A student’s story: Thursday night lights

While thinking about this week’s column, I considered Powderpuff, but dismissed the idea because I worried it was too cliche. Yet it seemed that in every one of my classes, people were excited about Powderpuff. So excited that I could no longer ignore it. The excitement begins in October ...

A student’s story: The power of a wish

Zoe Wagner remembers the excitement she felt in second grade participating in the show her big brother, Zane, organized to raise money for Make-A-Wish. “It was my first time performing in front of anyone, and I was very nervous,” Wagner recalls. “But even at a young age, I knew that ...

Halloween time

It’s that time of year when yellow, orange and red displace summer green. Long sleeves become fashionable again and new school shoes, pinched or stiff at first, become more comfortable. Youngsters in area schools stand ready to have some educational fun as the air turns cool and Halloween ...

Lycoming Engines’ instructional support lauded at sign dedication

Lycoming Engines’ longtime support of Pennsylvania College of Technology and its academic programs recently celebrated on campus with the unveiling of new signage at the college’s Metal Trades Center. Members of the Penn College community and representatives of Lycoming Engines — ...

A student’s story

My brother is a freshman at the high school this year. Watching him sometimes reminds me how I felt at his age, and how different his life is than mine as a senior. With a “freshman” course in my schedule though, I’m getting used to assigned seats and strict cell phone policies all over ...

Director appointed for Penn College Physician Assistant Program

Joshua A. Bower has been named director of the physician assistant program at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Bower is a certified physician assistant, licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. His primary focus is in ophthalmology. Prior to joining the Penn College staff in August, he was a ...

Faculty, students teach at Philadelphia National Candy Show

A baking and pastry arts chef/instructor at Pennsylvania College of Technology wrote the curriculum for the Confectionary Institute at the 138th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show in September. Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, named a 2017 Top Ten Pastry Chef in America by Dessert ...

In the schools

LHU Alumni Association to host ‘Pedal Power with President Pignatello’ LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University students, staff, faculty, alumni and the community are invited to join LHU and president Robert Pignatello to bike the Pine Creek Trail on Saturday. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. ...

Northern Tier nursing students take part in mock disaster

MIDDLEBURY TOWNSHIP — A number of students from the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Penn College at Wellsboro recently participated in a drill at the Middlebury Township Dairy Farmers of America milk plant to simulate a hazardous-material spill with multiple casualties. Before ...

Lock Haven University announces 2018 homecoming activities

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold its 2018 homecoming activities Oct. 15-20, including the fourth LHU homecoming Block Party and annual Golf Cart Parade. The festivities will begin Oct. 18 with the LHU annual homecoming Golf Cart Parade and Lawn Party from 5 to 7 p.m. on the ...

Empowering female students

From different lessons, activities, community service and running, St. John Neumann’s Regional Academy will boost female students confidence through their new Girls on the Run chapter, part of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Council. The first meeting was Sept. 26 and has eight members, Sarah ...

Bucknell Student Lectureship Series to host Josh Peck

LEWISBURG — The Bucknell University Student Lectureship Series hosts former Nickelodeon teen star, actor, comedian and YouTube personality Josh Peck at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Weis Center for Performing Arts. Peck is expected to address topics spanning from his young celebrity status to ...