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Education

SJNRA activities and community bring students together

From inspiring speeches from leaders in our community to dunking contests at the pep rally, St. John Neumann’s Catholic Schools Week had exciting activities, creating jovial memories with students across the campus during the last week of January. We also learned about our faith and taking ...

Pep rally gets students pumped up

During the last week of January, different leaders came and spoke to us such as Judge Marc Lovecchio and Father John Victoria. Lovecchio talked about how we should treat others and Father Victoria talked to us about listening to God’s call. Later in the week, we participated in fun activities ...

Neumann Pride

My school is different because we learn about God. We go to mass every Wednesday. We learn a lot and we also have lots of fun. Sometimes when it’s the end of the day, I never want to go home. We have lots of fun activities. I hope I’m not bragging, but it’s super true. Like they say, ...

Elementary students enjoy school, recess and new playground

I love SJNRA for many reasons. Some schools don’t get to learn about God and I know a lot about God from SJNRA. We get to have a religion book and every day we use it to learn about God. We have a Jesse tree that we made ornaments from stories from the Bible. I learned that Jesus died on the ...

‘Lifelong learner’

Most people are able to identify that one teacher that not only inspired them in the classroom, but perhaps helped shape their career trajectory. For John Litchfield, a teacher at St. John Neumann Regional Academy, a high school English teacher, Mr. Stahler, was that teacher. “As young ...

Chamber to hold 19th annual Education Celebration

The 19th annual Education Celebration, held by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, emphasizes the relationship between the business and education communities. The area’s future workforce development needs will be better served through a strong relationship, a news release said. The ...

Practical nursing info for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO — Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host two information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. The first at 5:30 p.m. March 3 in the nursing lab at Penn College’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.; the second at 5:30 p.m. March 4, at the ...

Loyalsock Marching Band achievements receive recognition, awards

For 58 years, the Loyalsock Township High School Lancer Marching Band has been creating a musical backdrop for the school’s varsity football team, but, according to band director Ryan Bulgarelli, that’s not all these award-winning musicians are all about. In 2017, the Lancer Marching Band ...

Pros and cons: Looking to gain new experiences

I’m going to begin by saying that I acknowledge I am biased in this situation since I’m an 18-year-old high school student who still lives with my parents, but I have a question. Why do parents say you can’t do something because you are inexperienced, when granting permission would, in ...

Chemistry student honored at national convention for research

Lycoming College chemistry major Lydia Yorks ‘20 of Jersey Shore, received a John F. Conn Award at the Gamma Sigma Epsilon (GSE) Biennial Convention. She earned the award for her research poster, “NMR Studies of Ruthenium Complexes with Nitrogen-Containing Phosphine Ligands,” which she ...

Penn College provides pathways to nursing

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s nursing program answers a national call to support nurses who seek academic and career growth. In a position statement issued in 2019, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing said it “is committed to working with the larger education and ...

‘It’s my calling’

MUNCY — If positivity ruled the world, Elizabeth McClure, a sixth grade math and science teacher at Ward L. Myers Elementary School, would be its queen, in the best way possible. Walking into her room, what catches your eye, amidst the science posters, are words of encouragement. Sayings ...

Neumann teachers training to bring faith and reason to science class

On the relationship of faith and reason Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1998 encyclical, “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to contemplate truth.” Saint John Neumann Regional Academy teachers will continue to build their STEM teaching skills by working ...

‘Better ourselves as educators’

Since his senior year in high school, Trevor Enderle knew his plans were to major in elementary education. Enderle, who now serves as an instructional math coach for the intermediate grade levels in the Williamsport Area School District, did go on to major in elementary education at Mansfield ...

Gilmour named to NCAA Division III Presidents Council

Pennsylvania College of Technology president Davie Jane Gilmour was appointed to serve on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council, the highest governing body for Division III athletics. Gilmour, who has served on the NCAA Division III Chancellors/ Presidents Advisory Group, began serving her ...

WAHS biotechnology CTE students visit Farm Show

Although you might hear the phrase “farm show” and assume students would see exhibits similar to those at a county fair such as livestock competitions, bull riding or tractor pulls, the state Farm Show is much more than that. Sixteen junior and senior students enrolled in levels 2 and 3 of ...

Jersey Shore Area Middle School’s care closet brings community together

JERSEY SHORE — Seeing a need among the students, two teachers at the Jersey Shore Area Middle School set about fulfilling that need by establishing a “care closet” for any student in the district. “We looked at the kids and noticed a need and decided we could meet that need,” said ...

‘Always loved science’

For Dan Jury, a science teacher at McCall Middle School, going into the field of science seemed like a natural decision. “I’ve always loved science, my dad always loved science, he always watched the science fiction movies,” Jury said. “I always thought it was neat to be able to ...

WAHS junior to compete in Poetry Out Loud states

The poetry competition for ninth to 12th grade students, Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, was recently held on Jan. 17 for regional high school students. Oam Patel, an 11th grade student Williamsport Area High School, took first place followed by first runner up Chloe Greene, a ...

PA Smart Grants awarded to BLaST IU 17, five local school districts

BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 and several school districts across Lycoming, Union and Bradford counties are the recipients of PA Smart, a grant that expands computer science programming and training in school districts, State Sen. Gene Yaw announced. Williamsport, Canton, Towanda, Lewisburg and ...