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Education

Mansfield University Police Academy graduates 18 students

MANSFIELD —The Mansfield University Police Academy graduated 18 cadets from the 36th class of municipal police on Nov. 2 in Straughn Hall. Academy director Scott Henry opened the graduation ceremony before Charles Patterson, president of Mansfield University, and Ian Creech, class ...

Mobile zoo, South’s Central Elementary School learn about animals

Students at Central Elementary School in South Williamsport were able to get hands-on with a few animals that wouldn’t normally be spotted around central Pennsylvania, at least not without the help of Barn Hill Preserve, with locations in Louisiana and Delaware. Although its Louisiana ...

Loyalsock Township bassist earns scholarship

Bassist and Loyalsock Township High School student Gabriel Severn will travel to New Orleans in January to be recognized at the 2020 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference. Severn will be awarded the Dr. Lou Fischer JEN Co-Founder Scholarship, which honors his contribution to the jazz ...

The beginning of something new, enjoying high school one day at a time

When I started my senior year of high school, I was told that I had to begin applying to colleges. So, I sat down in early September with my mom to fill out all the applications. When I finally had everything submitted, I expected a weight to be lifted off my shoulders. However, I didn’t ...

LHU to celebrate International Education Week

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has several events planned to celebrate 2019 International Education Week, Nov. 18 to 22. The joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and ...

Student video competition, ‘Talk To Your State Senator’

HARRISBURG — State Sen. Gene Yaw is encouraging middle and high school students across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties to share their ideas about how to support agriculture in Pennsylvania as part of the third annual “Talk To Your State Senator” statewide ...

Curtin Intermediate collects 5,398 socks

Curtin Intermediate School set a new school record during its #Socktober campaign during October, having collected 5,398 pairs of socks, shattering last year’s record-setting number of 5,001. Curtin joined up with the #Socktober movement six years ago, initiated by Kid President and Soul ...

Playground prayers

It was a long time coming, but the new playground on the elementary campus of St. John Neumann Regional Academy in Williamsport is ready for fun and officially blessed by Father Bill Corcoran, pastor of St. Boniface Church and St. Lawrence Church. The students had never had playground ...

Students of the month

Haley Neidig, daughter of Elizabeth and Frederick Neidig, is South Williamsport Area High School’s October Student of the Month. She is the captain of the varsity soccer team and manager of the junior high girls soccer team. She plays basketball and softball, is a member of National Honor ...

Restorative justice focus enhances Penn College major

Mirroring trends in the field of human services, Pennsylvania College of Technology has expanded its human services major to include significant emphasis on restorative justice. The major’s new name — human services and restorative justice — took effect this semester. “This revision ...

AED Foundation reaccredits two heavy equipment majors

Two associate degree majors within the heavy construction equipment technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been reaccredited by The AED Foundation. Accredited for five more years are heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar equipment emphasis and heavy ...

Lycoming graduate presents research poster

Lycoming College alumna Gillian Barkell ‘19 recently attended and presented research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago. She was awarded the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience travel award to attend this year’s meeting, where she presented her poster, ...

Students get behind-the-scenes look at sports management

Fifteen Pennsylvania College of Technology business students learned about marketing efforts behind televised athletics events when they were hired by a marketing firm to help distribute noisemakers at the third MLB Little League Classic, played at historic Bowman Field at BB&T Ballpark, ...

LHU presents lecture ‘U.S.-Mexico Borderland’

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will host Eva Moya for a presentation on “U.S.-Mexico Borderland: Immigrant Challenges and Opportunities” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Price Auditorium on the campus of Lock Haven University. Members of the campus local communities are welcome to attend the ...

122 books awarded to elementary libraries

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) announced its distribution of 122 brand new books to the elementary library system as part of its annual Building Libraries Through Literacy Program. The books were granted to the same amount of elementary students who ...

Jersey Shore student raises $2,585 for suicide prevention

JERSEY SHORE — What started as a theme for the 2018-19 school year for Jersey Shore Area Middle School has gained so much momentum that the building has adopted the JSAMS Come Alive! motto again for the 2019-20 academic calendar. The notion behind the phrase is that regardless of your ...

Occupational advisory committee highlights CTE program

The fall occupational advisory committee meeting brought together Williamsport Area School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program partners who help to guide the direction of the program by providing recommendations to update, modify, expand and improve the quality of the ...

Jersey Shore R.O.C.K. Stars

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Area Middle School’s September R.O.C.K. Star awards are a part of the school district’s School Wide Positive Behavior initiative. The middle school has identified, and taught, specific behavioral expectations for students while in all areas of our building. ...

Students receive Army ROTC scholarships

Five cadets from Pennsylvania College of Technology and one from Lycoming College were bestowed Army ROTC scholarships during a recent contracting ceremony at Penn College. In addition to paying for tuition, the scholarships provide a monthly stipend and book allowance. Besides their regular ...

Pathways to Your Future Career Fair

Williamsport Area Middle School will host its first Pathways to Your Future Career Fair from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The event is for about 750 seventh- and eighth-grade students to get a better understanding of the skills needed to become gainfully employed in the future. ...