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Education

Perfect Prom: City mayor and county police escort residents to prom

MUNCY — The residents of Ashler Manor’s Group Home and Life Readiness program attended an all-girls prom at the Activities Center on June 19. The girls were escorted by Williamsport’s Mayor Derek Slaughter, two Lycoming County Sheriff deputies, Chris Warden and Luke Motter, and Muncy ...

Building gardens at Mountain View Christian School

Mountain View Christian School, 305 Fleming St., South Williamsport, received the Healthy to Learn Grant, from Adventist Whole Health Network, to design and create a garden during the spring of the school year. The garden would include raised vegetable beds, a butterfly and prayer garden and ...

Educational and athletic achievements highlighted for former city resident

Dr. Sharon L. Nichols, daughter of William and Pat Nichols, of Williamsport, was elected vice president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 15, Educational Psychology. The division is an association of roughly 2,000 scholars devoted to the science of teaching and ...

Penn College’s Pathways Scholarship assists transition to degree programs

Pennsylvania College of Technology has established a new scholarship to support students completing Workforce Development programs in practical nursing and emergency medical technician who wish to further their education. The scholarship provides assistance for practical nursing graduates ...

Learning at Sock: How COVID-19 has affected students, teachers

Students, teachers and their families across the country have been in quarantine due to COVID-19 for months now. What started out as a nice break viewed by some students has developed into endless days of school work, worry, boredom and stress. So, how is everyone in Loyalsock Township School ...

Do we reopen? A student’s quarantine question

Everyone is worried about this worldwide virus. None of us have gone through this before. It’s all new: Quarantine, social distancing, masks. Of course, we all are eager to reopen local shops, stores, restaurants, etc., because no one likes staying at home all day. Personally, I finish my ...

Lancer coaches, athletes weigh in on sports

This spring, many sports around the country were canceled due to the fears of COVID-19. In our state, Gov. Tom Wolf has stated that it might be too early to determine if fall sports can happen. Many coaches and players that I interviewed are looking forward to fall sports and hope that it makes ...

Loyalsock poetry inspired by the pandemic

Students in Beth Rohrer’s seventh grade language arts class at Loyalsock Township Middle School studied free verse poetry. They read free verse poetry from the novel “Out of the Dust,” by Karen Hesse. “Out of the Dust” is set during the Dust Bowl. Students were asked to write their ...

Quarantine challenges of a student

As a 13-year-old girl in quarantine, my whole life and my morals have changed. Every day, I think about how most of my family members’ lives are in danger when they go to work to be nurses. All day, I do school work and lay around. During these two months I have missed so much. I have ...

Scholarship Recipients: Hughesville Class of 1970 Award

The Hughesville High School Class of 1970 is pleased to announce Ethan Poust as the recipient of their $1,970 scholarship award. He will receive the monetary award upon the successful completion of his first semester of college. Ethan is the son of Lance and Petrinia Poust, of Hughesville. He ...

Scholarship Recipients: Kay Ertel Scholarship recipients

The Williamsport Area Women’s Democratic Club is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2020 Kay Ertel Scholarship are Rose Wascher, of Trout Run, and Avery Zales, of Montoursville. Established in 2018 in honor of Lycoming County activist Kay Ertel, the scholarship is awarded annually to ...

Scholarship recipients: DAR Scholarships

The Lycoming Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Beatrice Taran, Scholarship Chairmen Jean Reasner and Raven Cooley announce two recipients of Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships. Williamsport Area High School senior Zoe Wagner and East ...

LHU establishes Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently announced the establishment of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The new office will serve as a resource and advocate for the university community to voice their concerns, present and work through issues, create policies and help ...

Jersey Shore Home School Association graduate

Luke Robinson, a graduate of the Jersey Shore Home School Association, has been homeschooled from kindergarten to 12th grade. He is graduating with a diploma from Pennsylvania Homeschool Accreditation Association. He has participated with Jersey Shore High School Soccer and Shore Servers ...

Walnut Street Christian School seniors graduate

For the seniors at Walnut Street Christian School, the school wanted to highlight their achievements over their 13 years of schooling, to give them an opportunity to share what they have learned, and send them off into the next chapter of their lives knowing that they will always have the ...

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO — Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 22. Limited seating will be available in the nursing classroom at Pennsylvania College of ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘Let us all imagine our senior year’

I am going to walk you through what our senior year was supposed to be. I am going to remind all of you why we, the Class of 2020, will actively embody the words of Vivian Greene. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.” ... Let us all imagine ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘We keep dancing’

High school was hard. I know that may not be an earth-shattering realization to anyone who has experienced it first hand, however, I think it bears repeating. High school was hard. For years we were pushed by our parents, our teachers and by ourselves to be the best that we could be. With ...