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Education

Vocational Student of the Month

Jared T. Emmert, student at Warrior Run High School and son of Troy and Beverly Emmert, was recognized by the Milton Rotary Club as the March Vocational Student of the Month. He is involved in soccer and the Robotics Club. Through the Lycoming Career and Technical Center, he was recognized ...

Penn College nursing student helps bolster hospital ER staff

Pennsylvania College of Technology nursing student Connor J. Burke, of St. Clair, is among many in the Penn College family who are working on the health care “front lines” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 20-year-old is a sophomore on the Penn College baseball team and is in his second ...

Lock Haven University hosts first virtual senior art show

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s visual and performing arts department will launch their first online exhibition of graduating seniors’ artworks for spring 2020. The Virtual Graduating Senior Art Show will be available online until May 8. The artworks of Lock Haven University ...

Lycoming College’s senior film screening presented online

In light of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, the Lycoming College Senior Film Festival has been moved to a virtual environment. Senior film and video arts majors work is available through May 5 at vimeo.com/410713674. “Our film and video arts seniors have been working on their ...

Loyalsock Township’s Students of the Month

Seanna Pryor, senior at Loyalsock Township High School and daughter of James Pryor and Teri Stricker, has been named the Loyalsock Township Lions Club January student. She plans on attending a four-year university to major in marketing management. She has been part of Key Club since sophomore ...

Playing it safe in Puerto Rico

We got the unique opportunity to interview a child, Isaac, 8, from Puerto Rico on his current situation due to the virus. Isaac, who likes to play with toys, was able to converse with us because he had learned English from watching TV, which is another one of his hobbies. His area is in ...

Quarantined in Canada

We recently had the opportunity to interview two girls in Alberta, Canada: Abigail, eighth grade, and Helen, fifth grade. They are homeschooled by their mother, Sarita. They said one of their favorite activities is reading, but because of quarantine in their city they can’t meet up with ...

Dominican Republic students ‘miss going to school,’ seeing family

Recently, we interviewed two children, David, 5, and Daniel, 8, of the Dominican Republic on their current situation. As an ice-breaker, we asked them what they like to do. David said that he likes to build with blocks, and Daniel said he likes to play Parcheesi. To keep safe, they are ...

Zambia, Africa schools closed

Many readers might know Ashley K., local missionary to Zambia, Africa. Ashley helped my sister and I interview three children in the town where she lives: Michael, 12, seventh grade; Natasha, 6, first grade; and Bob, 14, ninth grade. We were informed that the two boys enjoy soccer and Natasha ...

Honoring healthcare workers, bugs stop by and pet DIYs

In the home, people come together. Whether that be a community honoring healthcare workers, bugs flying by to say hi or spending more time with your pets while in quarantine. Round of applause In a recent England interview, the children reported that every Thursday at 8 p.m. people go ...

Hughesville High School Class of 1970 establishes trades scholarship

The Hughesville High School Class of 1970, in recognition of their 50th class reunion, has established a one-time scholarship award to be given to a graduating member of the Hughesville High School Class of 2020. The award recipient must be entering a trade and continuing their education in ...

$237,925 grant awarded to Lycoming professor

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a senior research grant for $237,925 to Lycoming College faculty member, Jessica Munson, assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology, for work on her study, “Long-Term Impacts of Institutionalized Inequality on Household Wealth and ...

LHU to hold virtual graduation

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold a virtual graduation celebration at 11 a.m. May 9. The virtual event will be available to view on the homepage of Lock Haven University’s website at www.lockhaven.edu and on the university’s Facebook page. The university plans to hold a ...

Warrensville Area Lions Club April Students of the Month

Jonathan Twardowski, son of Jan and John Twardowski, has been named April Boy of the Month for the Warrensville Area Lions Club. Jonathan is a senior at Montoursville Area High School. At Montoursville Area High School, he is a treasurer and builder for the school’s BattleBots club. He ...

Area high school students earn Albright College Presidential Scholarships

Albright College awarded Presidential Scholarships, in the amount of $15,000 per year, to students with outstanding academic records. Presidential Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to ...

Ninth annual Building Competition held by LHU physics faculty

LOCK HAVEN — Earlier this semester, Lock Haven University physics faculty organized and hosted the ninth Regional Bridge Building Competition in the East Campus Science Center. This year’s competition set another record number of 50 participants from high schools in central ...

BLaST IU 17 supports regional educators

BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 released a new webinar series through their Online Learning Hub to support K-12 educators in providing remote education with competence and confidence. These free, 30-minute online learning live webinars are provided by IU 17 curriculum specialists and training and ...

PA Department of Education expands Learning at Home

As Pennsylvania’s schools close indefinitely, many families will struggle to find a path for continuing their child’s education. WVIA and Pennsylvania Public Television partnered with the state Department of Education to expand its current Learn at Home initiative to provide instructional ...

South Williamsport’s March Student of the Month

Sabina Bower, daughter of Sandra Maneval, is South Williamsport Area High School’s March Student of the Month. She is the vice president of FBLA, earning first in the Job Interview and Client Services categories at the recent competition. Sabina is also a Teen Contact and received a gold ...

South Williamsport ‘02 grad earns doctorate from Eastern University

Cheyenne (Goodbrod) Bennett has graduated with her Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa. A 2002 graduate from South Williamsport High School, Bennett received her bachelor’s of science in social work from Lock Haven University in 2006 and her master’s ...