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Education

LHU receives grant for social media literacy

LOCK HAVEN — Earlier this spring, six research teams, including one from Lock Haven University, were chosen to receive a grant through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health. Drs. Brian ...

Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship

Since its creation in 1994, many local high school students have received the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship, named after Little League’s founder and to symbolize his dedication to the development of young people in Lycoming County. Recently, Little League International held ...

South Williamsport’s Million Mountie Lights Awards

Kathie Sinibaldi was recognized with the Million Mountie Lights Award for her giving heart and dedication to the South Williamsport borough on May 6 during the South Williamsport Area School Board meeting. Twice a year the school board recognizes individuals who have made a significant ...

Summer Alive meals

MONTGOMERY — With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about how children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school will eat healthy while school is out. Summer Alive provides free meals to children during the summer. You can come for a day of fun with your family ...

Summer programs for kids at Packwood House Museum

LEWISBURG — Packwood House Museum’s 2019 Summer Programs for Kids will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, June 18 to Aug. 13, at the museum’s Tour Center, 15 N. Water St. Programs are free, but registration is required. To register, call 570-524-0323. June 18 Beginner’s ...

Construction company boosts scholarship commitment

Allan Myers Inc., a heavy civil construction and construction materials company operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, will contribute an additional $50,000 annually to a scholarship it established previously at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Preference for the Allan Myers ...

Student returns to LHU to complete his degree after more than 35 years

LOCK HAVEN — Thomas O’Neill is not your typical Lock Haven University senior. He has returned to The Haven after more than 35 years, to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology and interdisciplinary studies that he began in 1983. He received his long-awaited LHU degree, which will ...

On-campus bicycle repair station approved in record time

Spurred by a local merchant and setting a blistering pace for fundraising, the Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology met its 2018-19 goal of purchasing a bicycle repair station for the Rose Street Apartments housing complex at the college. SGA’s Executive ...

South students explore benefits of various bugs

Bugs. Creepy, crawly, annoying bugs. Although they’ve got a bad reputation for ruining outdoor fun, students at South Williamsport Area School District’s Rommelt Elementary School have developed a new appreciation for the hard-working pests. Each year, the fifth-grade team of teachers at ...

Jersey Shore FBLA goes to State Leadership Conference

Fifty-five members of the Jersey Shore Senior High Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and their chapter advisors attended the 2019 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference. More than 6,200 advisors, guests, students and business professionals participated in the 68th ...

Lycoming CTC students sign on for employment

In a signing ceremony, Lycoming Career and Technology Center students were honored in a ceremony where they announced their upcoming full-time employment following graduation in June. Joe Barclay, Mason Thouvenot, Preston Pfleegor and Jarhett Potts are construction technology students who ...

WAHS students attend Trump’s Presidential rally

Students from Williamsport Area High School took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Seeing the President of the United States in person. Whether they planned on attending the rally, watching it on TV or knew someone going, the talk in school on Monday was all about President Donald ...

PPL shares electrical safety lessons

Annually, PPL Electric Utilities provides electrical safety lessons to adults and children, across 29-counties. PPL teaches children about electrical safety with an interesting twist: They send actors into schools to teach engaging, entertaining and creative educational theater ...

WASD Education Foundation’s 14th annual Golf Tournament

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation will host its 14th annual Golf Tournament on June 24, at the Williamsport Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will benefit the Athletic Program Endowment Fund held at the ...

Annual Top Hat dinner celebrates and honors senior class

The Top Hat dinner celebrates the academic achievement of the top five percent of the students in the senior class. These students are asked to invite one faculty member from Williamsport High School and two family members to join them at the dinner, organized by the senior guidance counselor ...

Students prepped for recent Keystones and AP exams

Students in Williamsport Area High School have prepared all year in their classes to take the recent literature, biology and algebra Keystone Exams. When students arrived in their testing rooms, there were postcards waiting for them that the teachers had written for each student. “Mr. ...

A Pop-Tastik night to come

Every year, Williamsport Area High School puts on a Pop-Tastik concert. The concert occurs at the end of the school year where more than 580 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, sing and play pop music. The concert 35 minutes and each group performs two songs by themselves and then come ...

STEM club competes in states

Mr. Andy Paulhamus and seven STEM club students went to the state STEM competition in Harrisburg recently. The team placed first at the regional competition in February to advance to states. The students created an organic soil amendment and fertilizer made from industrial waste ...

SGA participates in Relay For Life

Williamsport Area High School’s Student Government Association (SGA) prepared to participate in this year’s Relay for Life of River Valley that took place at the Williamsport Area High School recently. Relay for Life is an overnight community event that takes place annually in May to ...

BLaST IU17 holds 17th annual competition

Rowan Pryor looked like he was about to enter a futuristic video game as his friends and classmates sat behind and yelled their guesses as to what he was drawing on the screen directly in front of him. Pryor, a student in Montoursville’s school district, was drawing a statue for the group ...