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Education

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 ...

Hughesville High School Class of 1970 establishes trades scholarship

The Hughesville High School Class of 1970, in recognition of their 50th class reunion, has established a one-time scholarship award to be given to a graduating member of the Hughesville High School Class of 2020. The award recipient must be entering a trade and continuing their education in ...

$237,925 grant awarded to Lycoming professor

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a senior research grant for $237,925 to Lycoming College faculty member, Jessica Munson, assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology, for work on her study, “Long-Term Impacts of Institutionalized Inequality on Household Wealth and ...

LHU to hold virtual graduation

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold a virtual graduation celebration at 11 a.m. May 9. The virtual event will be available to view on the homepage of Lock Haven University’s website at www.lockhaven.edu and on the university’s Facebook page. The university plans to hold a ...

Warrensville Area Lions Club April Students of the Month

Jonathan Twardowski, son of Jan and John Twardowski, has been named April Boy of the Month for the Warrensville Area Lions Club. Jonathan is a senior at Montoursville Area High School. At Montoursville Area High School, he is a treasurer and builder for the school’s BattleBots club. He ...

Area high school students earn Albright College Presidential Scholarships

Albright College awarded Presidential Scholarships, in the amount of $15,000 per year, to students with outstanding academic records. Presidential Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to ...

Ninth annual Building Competition held by LHU physics faculty

LOCK HAVEN — Earlier this semester, Lock Haven University physics faculty organized and hosted the ninth Regional Bridge Building Competition in the East Campus Science Center. This year’s competition set another record number of 50 participants from high schools in central ...

BLaST IU 17 supports regional educators

BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 released a new webinar series through their Online Learning Hub to support K-12 educators in providing remote education with competence and confidence. These free, 30-minute online learning live webinars are provided by IU 17 curriculum specialists and training and ...

PA Department of Education expands Learning at Home

As Pennsylvania’s schools close indefinitely, many families will struggle to find a path for continuing their child’s education. WVIA and Pennsylvania Public Television partnered with the state Department of Education to expand its current Learn at Home initiative to provide instructional ...

South Williamsport’s March Student of the Month

Sabina Bower, daughter of Sandra Maneval, is South Williamsport Area High School’s March Student of the Month. She is the vice president of FBLA, earning first in the Job Interview and Client Services categories at the recent competition. Sabina is also a Teen Contact and received a gold ...

South Williamsport ‘02 grad earns doctorate from Eastern University

Cheyenne (Goodbrod) Bennett has graduated with her Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa. A 2002 graduate from South Williamsport High School, Bennett received her bachelor’s of science in social work from Lock Haven University in 2006 and her master’s ...

LHU’s Haven Cupboard continues to provide food to area students

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s Haven Cupboard announced that it is staying open to serve current university students in need, who remain in the area while face-to-face classes and activities on campus have been cancelled. “The Haven Cupboard provides food to students that ...

Sugar Valley Rural Charter student named Junior Miss Agriculture USA runner-up

Lycoming County’s Junior Miss Agriculture Olivia Clester, 13, daughter of Michael and Joy Clester, was recently named the Pennsylvania runner-up Junior Miss Agriculture USA. Olivia is a student at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member and historian of the Sugar ...

WVIA launches Nightly Storytime

To inspire and encourage reading at home, VIA has launched Nightly Storytime with VIA. Each night on the WVIA Education Facebook page, members of the VIA Education department and other staff members will read to viewers and their families using books received in a recent grant from the United ...

Bloomsburg University students complete academic internships

BLOOMSBURG — Students from Bloomsburg University recently completed academic internships during the 2019 fall and winter sessions. For-credit, academic internships must meet requirements set by academic departments. Students work with a site supervisor and faculty advisor during the ...

Graphic design students excel in national competition

Sixteen design projects created by graphic design students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been honored in the national Flux Student Design Competition. “This is, by far, the best showing we’ve ever had in this contest,” said Nicholas Stephenson, instructor of graphic design ...

Biochemistry captures the attention of medical school hopeful

It hasn’t taken long for the new biochemistry major at Lycoming College to spark interest among students. Launched in the fall of 2018, the lab-based science that marries biology and chemistry is becoming a popular choice for students who aspire to work in academia, industrial settings, ...

TeenCentral, a ‘safe space’ for youth

Fears about fitting in at a new school, concern about parents heading for divorce, questions and doubts about relationships and sexuality. Since 1998, these issues and many more have been raised with the team at TeenCentral.com, a therapeutic support service by KidsPeace. With COVID-19, ...