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Education

Football team raises money for 2016 season

On March 12, the Williamsport Area High School football team hosted a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch St.The team offered all-you-can eat pancakes and sausage as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny.Junior Dante Wright volunteered to wear ...

Germs, germs and more germs

Most people tend to avoid places they think to be highly contaminated by germs and bacteria, but at the Williamsport Area High School, students in the biotechnology class recently went searching for the dirtiest places in the school.Teacher, Andrew Paulhamus, directed students to gather samples ...

Playwrights in the making

Montoursville Area High School may have found its next playwrights in the making thanks to students in Denise Connors' high school drama class."We were doing a unit on the 10-minute play, which is essentially what it sounds like - an entire play in 10 minutes. We studied several 10-minute plays ...

Penn College students finish strong at horticulture competition

Six Pennsylvania College of Technology horticulture students were among the top finishers in their respective categories during the 40th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition held recently in Starkville, Mississippi.Kyle M. Richardson, of Hopewell, New Jersey, and Zachary M. Meling, ...

A student’s story

(EDITORS?NOTE: This is part four in a series of several "A student's story" columns, which will focus on life after high school.)As they mature, many young students consider the possibility of joining the United States Military rather than live a civilian lifestyle. For those students that want ...

Ties between Mansfield University and Belize grow stronger after spring trip

MANSFIELD - A contingent of 11 Mansfield University employees, led by Political Science Professors Jeff Bosworth and Jonathan C. Rothermel, were part of a 16- person group that visited Belize over spring break earlier this month as a professional development opportunity.The goal of the trip was ...

Lock Haven hosts public issues forum: ‘Testing in Education’

LOCK HAVEN - Panelists from regional school districts and Lock Haven University addressed a small but enthusiastic crowd on the history, implementation and implications of standardized testing in the Hamblin Hall of Flags in March.The panel included Dr. Erica Moore, assistant professor of ...

In the Schools

Lock Haven to hold Take Back the Night rally and concertLOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University's HOPE Center will hold its annual Take Back the Night rally at 6 p.m. Tuesday in front of Price Auditorium. A concert by local Lock Haven band Marylou and the Crew will follow on the University Commons, ...

Montgomery High School ‘Virtuoso’ to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Virtuoso, the Montgomery Area High School music and theatre ensemble, will present their spring musical, "Beauty and the Beast" at 7 p.m. April 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. April 24 in the high school auditorium.With music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new music written by ...

Walnut Street Christian School holds open house, showcases students’ work

Walnut Street Christian School held an open house in early March, with the students' projects the focus of the event. There wer more than 100 projects on display during the open house.Some of the projects included:Jaralyn Croak, sixth grade, Mohawk tribe. Tanner Conklin 11th grade and Nate ...

Students of the Month

WeaverKacie L. Weaver, an applied human services student from Harrisburg, has been chosen as the March Student of the Month at Pennsylvania College of Technology."Kacie is one of those people you meet in life and you're immediately captivated by her aura of care. She's the kind of person this ...

Mansfield students participate in alternative spring break

MANSFIELD - Six Mansfield University students, along with Assistant Professor of Psychology Nicolle Mayo, passed on traditional spring break activities in order to participate in "Break a Difference," an alternative spring break, in Baltimore, Maryland in March.Mayo, MU Team Leaders Marissa ...

PPL makes large gift for area students

ERIE - PPL Electric Utilities, from its regional offices in Northumberland and Montoursville, has made a $4,500 gift in support of eight students in its service area who will be attending the internationally-acclaimed program, "Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week."PFEW is presented each summer by ...

Penn College colloquium to feature author Rick Bass

Author, activist and geologist Rick Bass will discuss the balance between one's desires and one's responsibilities in a time of war on the environment during the next edition of the Daniel J. Doyle Technology and Society Colloquia Series at Pennsylvania College of Technology.The presentation, ...

Chinese graduate students complete ‘travel study’ program at Mansfield

MANSFIELD - Eight graduate students from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Xi'an, China have completed their three month "travel study" program at Mansfield University."Phoebe" Gao Tingting, "Kathy" Kang Qian, "Monica" Meng Jingru, "Belle" Qian Sen, "Amy" Dong Yue, "Nelly" ...

Record number of employers vie for Penn College students

The number of employers at Pennsylvania College of Technology's recent Career Fair reflected the strong nationwide employment outlook for the Class of 2016.A school-record 214 companies participated in the recent Career Fair at the college's main campus and Lumley Aviation Center. Those ...

Mansfield professor speaks at social workers conference

MANSFIELD - Nancy Sidell, interim dean of the College of Professional Studies and professor of social work at Mansfield University, was the plenary speaker at the Louisiana state conference of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in March in Baton Rouge.Sidell's presentation, "10 ...

The Stock Market Game

Local results for the week of April 4:High school1. MONTGOMERY - $191,398.59Ryan Monoski2. LOYALSOCK - $118,905.73Michelle Carpenter3. MUNCY - $118,768.24Beth BakerMiddle school1. MONTGOMERY - $130,612.56Jeremy Stetler2. MUNCY - $107,415.34Beth Baker3. WILLIAMSPORT - $105,907.21Robert Rook

Dean’s list

Binghamton UniversityBinghamton, N.Y.ATHENS - Emily Lane, Colby Lawton.ROME, Pa. -Dakota Bellinger.TOWANDA - Kyle Lockhart.TROY - Jay Johnson.Shenandoah UniversityCOGAN STATION - Karissa Lynn Rhodes.Clemson UniveristyClemson, S.C.WELLSBORO - Lauren Catherine Bleggi.Emerson CollegeBoston, ...

GUESSING GAME

While word out of Harrisburg is that a state budget for the past two years finally is in place, local school officials are left wondering when they will receive their state allocations.Adding to their frustration, many are not optimistic about next year's budget, which technically is due by ...