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Education

WASD Education Foundation report highlights support

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation released its 2018-2019 annual report that highlights the organization’s activities and financial statements between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. “The 2018-2019 school year marked the foundation’s 15th anniversary as the ...

LHU holds Lavender Graduation ceremony

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently held Lavender Graduation in the Parsons Union Building (PUB). Approximately 40 students, faculty and management were in attendance at this semester’s event. Lavender Graduation is a nationwide event that celebrates the academic achievements of ...

Business alumnus honored at Penn College fall commencement

A business administration alumnus leading a successful career in government relations received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies, held at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. Clinton Cullison, a 2004 magna cum laude ...

Nursing grads achieve impressive pass rate on boards

Pennsylvania College of Technology nursing graduates again exceeded state and national pass rates on national board examinations. Penn College offers degrees for those pursuing registered nurse and practical nurse licensure eligibility. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing ...

Holiday essay contest

What are you thankful for during the holiday season and why? Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation recently concluded its annual Holiday Essay Contest open to students in kindergarten through third grade. From a pool of 81 entries, students answered what they are thankful for ...

‘Lots of love in my life’

Love is what I am most thankful for this holiday. There is lots of love in my life. Jesus loves me. He listens to my prayers and helps me. I’m glad I have Jesus to love me. My family loves me. My mom and dad help me learn. My sister reads to me at night and plays with me. Lots of people love ...

‘Thankful is all year not just the holidays’

I am thankful and blessed this holiday season for my family, for my church family and my freedom. I have two brothers and two sisters, all younger than me. We play with each other on the trampoline, we go for family walks in the woods, I ride my four-wheeler. I am thankful for food to eat, a ...

Lycoming students learn about real-world financial lessons

For Lycoming College’s 2019 Fall Semester, the first-year seminar, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Georg Grassmueck, associate professor and department chair of business administration, the course provides students with important ...

Emeritus status approved for longtime faculty member

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors approved faculty emeritus status for Robert Vaughn, who taught welding at the institution for nearly four decades. Vaughn retired in August after 39 years of service to Penn College and its immediate predecessor, Williamsport Area ...

Neumann students earn medals at Decathlon

In the Central PA Fall Scrimmage, Nov. 14, the Academic Decathlon team from St. John Neumann Regional Academy brought home nine medals. The students who participated were high school students from grades ninth through 12th, coached by teacher Nikki Bartholomew and assisted in math preparation ...

Thankful for the busy family, music and a busy holiday season

When I was younger, my impression of high school was that everyone belonged to a group or a clique. In my mind, I always pictured a cafeteria filled with pockets of tables where each clique sat. This scared me because I felt I didn’t belong to any particular group. I was never into sports, ...

Order in the court! Students attend Mock Trials

Students from Montoursville High School acted as lawyers and witnesses, built their own court cases, defended prosecutions, plaintiffs and the defense while competing against other schools and courtroom simulations at Harvard University’s Mock Trial Seminar for High School ...

LHU’s new major and financial aid measures

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University Council of Trustees approved the addition of a new bachelor’s degree in finance and risk management within the business and computer science department in the Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems and Human Services. They also reviewed ...

Firetruck fun, Montoursville students learn about fire safety

It was just after 8:30 a.m. in late November as students from all grades at the Loyalsock Valley Elementary School, in the Montoursville Area School District, stood outside the building and applauded arriving fire trucks as their lights flashed and sirens blared. When the rescue vehicles came ...

Holiday concert

Every December, Williamsport Area High School holds one of the most anticipated concerts of the school year. The annual holiday concert, more familiarly known as the Holiday Hoo-Ha, is very important to students, teachers and the Williamsport community. The choir, band and orchestra put ...

Buddy Bench

Taking the opportunity to promote empathy and compassion, the students of Loyalsock Valley Elementary School, in the Montoursville Area School District, spent over 40,500 minutes, in total, reading to earn a Buddy Bench. The bench, which came from Ohio, arrived on Nov. 15. “Recess is not ...

Nursing faculty receives scholarship

A member of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s nursing faculty received this year’s doctoral scholarship from the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. Christine Kavanagh, assistant professor of nursing, is pursuing a doctor of nursing practice from Robert Morris University. She was ...

Penn College students to graduate

Nearly 300 students have petitioned to graduate and receive their degrees following the Fall 2019 semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology. A commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 21, at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. The student speaker will be Stephanie ...

Lock Haven University to hold winter ceremony

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold its 2019 winter commencement ceremony on Saturday. The combined graduate and undergraduate ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in Price Performance Center Auditorium, on the campus. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel Greenstein, who became the fifth ...

Students practice health promotion skills to encourage peers

Pennsylvania College of Technology nursing students teamed with the college’s Counseling Services Office to encourage students to participate in a brief, anonymous online questionnaire that is designed to help them understand concerns about the way they are feeling and receive feedback about ...