Education

Loyalsock students study and respond to one of America’s favorite novels

According to a 2018 PBS poll, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is America’s favorite novel. Like most other schools around the nation, Loyalsock Township High School includes Lee’s beloved 1960 masterpiece as part of its English curriculum. My ninth-graders recently finished this ...

Middle school IMPACT groups

Within the Loyalsock Township School District, there is an abundance of middle schoolers that improve the school and the community. The group, known as IMPACT, mainly focuses on either building a skill or running fundraisers for charities. These IMPACTs are monitored by teachers associated with ...

South Williamsport teachers named Keystone Technology Stars

Three teachers from the South Williamsport Area School District were chosen as Keystone Technology Innovators for their dedication to utilizing technology to enhance their students’ learning experience. Tara McGlensey, sixth grade language arts teacher at Rommelt Elementary School; Tina ...

Digging up an old love

After deciding to double major in telecommunications and music, I started taking piano lessons again. This second major will require considerably more from me than just singing, so I figured it wasn’t such a bad idea to revisit an old hobby and bring back to life some of the piano skills I ...

South Williamsport Key Club’s mission is helping others

Making a difference is the focus of South Williamsport Area Jr./Sr. High School’s Key Club. Every year the club works together to give back to the community through their frequent service projects. They do annual fundraisers and projects such as ringing bells for the Salvation Army during ...

South Williamsport receives $35,000 grant for new technology

The South Williamsport Area School District was one of the 765 schools in the state to receive a $35,000 grant to support computer science/STEM programs and teacher training. The PAsmart grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will provide more opportunities for students and staff ...

Mansfield University recognizes local seniors

MANSFIELD — Outstanding Senior nominees from Mansfield University’s academic departments were recognized at the Academic Honors Reception. The Outstanding Senior recipient will be named at commencement on Saturday, May 4. Nominees from the area include: Kiana Acorn-Lopez, of Wellsboro, ...

Sophomore student chosen to attend National Youth Orchestra

Williamsport Area High School sophomore and violinist Michael Fisher is set to take the stage this summer as one of just five Pennsylvania teenagers chosen for the National Youth Orchestra (NYO), as announced by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. After an intense three-week rehearsal ...

‘Best Communities for Music Education’

Williamsport Area School District has once again been recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the 17th time in 18 years that the school district has received the designation, which is ...

Orchestra teacher named 2018-2019 Outstanding Alumni Music Educator

Anna Radspinner has been named Penn State School of Music’s 2018-2019 Outstanding Alumni Music Educator. Radspinner, an orchestra teacher at Curtin Intermediate School, was recognized during Penn State’s reception at the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference in ...

Area chapter of Studebaker Drivers Club launches scholarship

The Keystone Region Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club has established a $25,000 endowed scholarship fund to benefit students enrolled in the automotive restoration technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology. To apply for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full time ...

Donation still welcome for scholarship benefit

Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its annual Silent Auction on April 26, to benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund. The auction will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of Madigan Library. All proceeds from the public event benefit the fund, which awards at ...

Upcoming events at LHU

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will present the third annual Craig and Marilyn Willis Distinguished Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Willis Health Professions Building, room 105, Greenberg Auditorium on the campus. Kathleen M. Gillespie, CEO of the Clearfield County Area Agency on ...

Students go above class project to help arw

JERSEY SHORE — Because three eighth grade students at Jersey Shore Area Junior High School went above and beyond their English language arts assignment, the American Rescue Workers at Williamsport reaped the benefits of the students’ efforts at raising money for the non-profit. It all ...

A student’s story: Letting life unfold

Over the past weekend, I got a taste of what the next few years at college are going to be like for me. I was excited to spend the weekend in Pittsburgh for the PMEA Festival and meet new people, but I was not ready for all it would entail. On a Thursday afternoon, my choir director walked me ...

Students travel to Colorado for landscape competition

Seven Pennsylvania College of Technology horticulture students recently traveled to Colorado State University for the 43rd annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition. A number of Penn College students with majors in landscape/horticulture technology were among the top performers in their ...

Muncy students participate in various programs, activities, sports

MUNCY — March was packed with action, both by and for the students at Ward L. Myers Elementary School. Championship swimming and wrestling, theater performances, a dance to benefit the Sonlight House, music and dancing from Peru, the Camp Cadet and an electricity safety program presented by ...

CAC announces Student Summer Stock ‘Newsies!’ auditions

The Community Arts Center is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Student Summer Stock production will be Disney’s “Newsies!” Student Summer Stock at the CAC in collaboration with Lycoming College’s theater and music departments, is committed to providing a high-quality, positive and ...