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Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘We stick together’

First of all, I would like to thank Bishop Bambera, Mrs. McNamee, Mrs. McPherson and all the rest of the faculty for putting this celebration together. We have an opportunity that other schools do not have and we are so grateful for your efforts in making this celebration possible. To our ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘We will never forget the foundations’

My wildest dreams could never have imagined the Class of 2020 facing a situation like the one we are living right now. Times have surely changed, but our inner strength has allowed us to gather here today. ... General George S. Patton once said, “Success is how high you bounce when you hit ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘Strive to make a difference’

Just four years ago, we were a class embarking on a big journey in our life as students. We were finally moving up to the high school. With moving up to the high school, we faced many new challenges like learning how to navigate the halls, understanding which period we had to go to lunch, ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘2020 vision’

For many of us, it feels that no matter what angle we look at the situation from, we were dealt the shortest possible end of the stick at this point in time. I challenge you, however, to take another look at the situation. Think beyond the complications that COVID-19 has brought into our lives, ...

Class of 2020 student speakers: ‘Success is the only option’

To say the least, this moment, that we are all at right now, is bittersweet. I say that, not because all of you have mixed emotions about moving on from this chapter, but because some are extremely sad, and some can’t wait until this commencement is over. We all are different people, with ...

Carl E. Stotz Scholarships awarded to county seniors

Since 1994, Little League International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship, awarded annually to outstanding high school seniors in Lycoming County to assist with the pursuit of their higher education. While the annual, in-person ...

Reflecting on how ‘the littlest things can have the biggest impact’

Life has never felt so stagnant. The quarantine appears to be the single overarching topic of this year so far, and all we can dream about is how it “could have been.” It’s easy to wallow in this question as we watch as our spring concert pass on the calendar, our first track meet, ...

Hughesville senior receives scholarship

Hughesville High School senior Asiah Savage is the recipient of the Christopher T. Secules Memorial Scholarship, a $500 annual award. Asiah is the daughter of James and Julie Savage, of Hughesville. While at Hughesville, Asiah participated in choir and elite choir; the musical; district, ...

Loyalsock Middle School’s eighth grade awards

The Loyalsock Township Middle School faculty and staff are proud to have awarded the graduating eighth grade students in the following categories: Principal’s Award These students reflect a positive attitude, willingness to help and a commitment to excellence: Josh Bomboy; Chloe ...

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 ...