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Education

Lycoming DAR announces senior student awards

The Lycoming Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented awards to high school seniors with the highest average in American History. The Anne Perley American History Award goes to a senior at Williamsport Area High School, honoring Perley, of Williamsport, who was the chapter’s ...

Lycoming College Class of 2020 celebrates with virtual conferral

In the first celebration of the Class of 2020, Lycoming College conferred the degrees of approximately 260 graduating seniors in a virtual ceremony on May 16. The ceremony began as Kent Trachte, president of Lycoming College, offered some reflections on the experiences of the Class of 2020, ...

County students place in top 10 in essay contest

Three Lycoming County high school students earned honorable mention certificates in this year’s Days of Remembrance essay contest. Students from high schools throughout Lycoming, Union, Northumberland, Columbia and Snyder counties researched and wrote essays on the Holocaust. Local students ...

Civics 101 from PCN

Civics 101, a free service from the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN), is an online educational tool to help Pennsylvania students understand how the state government works. This tool is intended to supplement classroom learning, but can also be a useful tool in the home. The program aims to ...

Grieving for senior memories lost, finding the positive

As we all know, a big change occurred suddenly this year, impacting everyone, but for me personally, I lost my senior year. Not only did I lose my senior year, but I specifically lost the best part of senior year, the Broadway trip, the senior picnic, Senior Skip Day, prom and, most upsetting, ...

Penn College creates board game, Seekers of the Sacred, for senior project

An industrial design student at Pennsylvania College of Technology has “rolled the dice” with his senior project. And his move looks like a winning one. Cullen Berfield, of Jersey Shore, has designed a board game for his capstone. Complete with innovative rules, dice, player pieces, ...

Warrensville Area Lions Club May 2020 Boy of the Month

Jacob Twardowski, son of Jan and John Twardowski, has been named May 2020 Boy of the Month for the Warrensville Area Lions Club. He is a senior at Montoursville Area High School. Jacob is the secretary of Battle Bots at school. He also is a volunteer at the Montoursville Fall Festival, and ...

Jersey Shore senior receives $1,000 scholarship

The SPARKS Foundation is pleased to announce the recent awarding of a college scholarship of $1,000 to Annalee Schmidt, a senior at Jersey Shore High School, in her pursuit of a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State. In addition to college scholarships, the SPARKS ...

WAHS invites grads to update alumni directory

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has partnered with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) on the first comprehensive alumni directory update since 2013. Since the directory’s last update, the Williamsport Area High School alumni community has grown by more than ...

WAHS plans for cap and gown distribution

Williamsport Area High School plans to distribute caps and gowns to members of its Class of 2020 the week of May 26. Distribution will be handled alphabetically by students’ last name from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to the following schedule: • May 26 for A ...

Deadline extended for PPL Future Environmental Leaders Scholarship

PPL Electric Utilities is extending the deadline for applications for its Future Environmental Leaders Scholarship Program because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on schools. The new deadline is May 30, 2020. The contest is open to high school seniors planning to attend either ...

Warrensville Area Lions Club May 2020 Girl of the Month

Janina Reynolds, daughter of John and Luiza Reynolds, has been named as May 2020 Girl of the Month for the Warrensville Area Lions Club. She is a senior at Montoursville Area High School. Janina is the news editor of the Arrowhead, and is a member of the National English Honor Society, ...

Jersey Shore receives $1,000 grant from Mansfield University

JERSEY SHORE — Elementary kindergarten teacher and grade level leader Lisa Cenimo received the news that Jersey Shore Elementary School was the recipient of a STEM on the Move mini-grant from Mansfield University. The $1,000 classroom mini-grant application is a one-time grant to be used ...

Susquehanna offers online Act 48 Day available for K-12 educators

SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University will host an online Act 48 Day for K-12 educators on June 17. An opening general session will kick off the event. Participants will then choose from various sessions to earn up to five Act 48 hours. There is a cost for registration. Unless otherwise ...

State System of Higher Education freezes tuition second year

The Board of Governors for the State’s System of Higher Education for the first time in its 38-year history froze basic in-state tuition for a second year. Basic in-state tuition for undergraduate students at the system’s 14 universities — Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East ...

Jersey Shore’s April Citizen of the Month

The Jersey Shore Lions Club April Citizen of the Month is Owen Dean Knepp, son of Joanne and Myron Knepp, of Jersey Shore. He is involved in FBLA, TSA, VEX, tennis, swimming, National Honor Society, the Manufacturing Club and the Renaissance Club. He has served as the Sergeant at Arms for TSA ...

Business and Professional Women’s Club April Girl of the Month

The Business and Professional Women’s Club April Girl of the Month is Brianna Rogers, daughter of Beth and Robert Rogers, of Lock Haven. She serves as the senior class historian and has been involved in student council, Key Club, National English and Spanish honor societies and FBLA. Brianna ...

Warrior Run’s Outstanding Senior of the Month

Sarah M. Cotner, daughter of Brian and Christina Cotner, was recognized as Warrior Run High School’s Outstanding Senior for March. She is a member of the National Honor Society and its Special Education Field Day steering committee, Drama Club, pit orchestra and is the band president. She ...

Turbotville Lions Club Student of the Month

Denver W. Beachel, student at Warrior Run High School and son of Denis and Melissa Beachel, was recognized by the Turbotville Lions Club as a March Student of the Month. He is involved in football, basketball, baseball, Future Business Leaders of America and the Outdoor Club. He has been on ...