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Education

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 ...

Watsontown Lions Club Student of the Month

Jordyn E. Hill, student at Warrior Run High School and daughter of Jeremiah and Jennifer Hill, was recognized by the Watsontown Lions Club as March Student of the Month. She is involved in National Honor Society, concert band and choir, and she is the Future Business Leaders of America vice ...

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 ...