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Education

Student nurses lead collection of hats, gloves for center

Demonstrating its desire to help keep the community healthy, the Student Nurses' Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently led a hat, glove and scarf drive to benefit clients of The New Love Center in Jersey Shore.The center provides weekday lunches, a food pantry and other ...

Got talent?

On Feb. 19, the Williamsport Area High School Class of 2018 hosted the annual talent show in the Black Box Theatre. The spectators awaited an evening of entertainment and talent, and the performers did not disappoint.The performances of the evening included vocalists, instrumentalists, two ...

The college application process

Senior year - it's what we all dream about as underclassmen and initially, it feels dreamy, too. There are football games, pep rallies and the thrill of being the oldest students in the school.But that stage quickly passes and reality sets in. And with reality, comes the stress: How do I apply ...

Williamsport runner hooked on racing

Move over, there's a new runner in town. Tyler Holcomb, a Williamsport Area High School sophomore, has been making waves when it comes to track and field, or anything involving running, really. Although Holcomb only began running two years ago, the sophomore already has accomplished some major ...

‘Youth Leaders of Tomorrow’

MANSFIELD - The 35th annual Southern Tioga School District Youth Leaders of Tomorrow recognition banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the New Covenant Academy.This year's keynote speaker is Staff Sergeant Jason Welch, with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.The seniors all are from ...

Tragic transition from cotton to drug cartels on Mexican border

Cotton fields of the 1930s along the U.S.-Mexico border today are controlled by drug cartels, according to a speaker who appeared recently at Lycoming College."The Tamulipas section of Mexico is one of death and destruction," author Cristina Rivera Garza said.Her relatives were part of ...

A student’s story

A student's storyCollege degrees: bachelor's vs. associateBy SAM R. THOMPSONSpecial to the Sun-Gazette(EDITORS?NOTE: This is part three in a series of several "A student's story" columns, which will focus on life after high school.)For many students, applying for and beginning a four-year ...

Registrar appointed at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Heather A. Swimley as registrar.Swimley, who began her duties in January, had served as assistant registrar at the college since July 2014.She succeeds longtime registrar Denny L. Dunkleberger, who will retire in March. Dunkleberger will serve as ...

Lycoming professor selected as visiting scholar for Ernest J. Gaines program

Dr. Maria Hebert-Leiter, will be a visiting scholar at the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, titled "Ernest J. Gaines and the Southern Experience." The institute is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette ...

Middle school students participate in Stock Market Game

MIFFLINBURG - Mifflinburg Middle School students recently participated in Economics Pennsylvania's Stock Market Game. Teams worked under the guidance of middle school teacher, George Kahler. In first place at the school and fifth place in the region were Matt Reber and Nick Ivankin; second ...

Upward Bound students attend classes at Lock Haven University

The PA TRIO Upward Bound program at Lock Haven University (LHU) successfully held their annual "Be a College Student for a Day" event. On Feb. 5, juniors and seniors in the Upward Bound program from Bucktail High School, Central Mountain High School, Jersey Shore Area High School and ...

Jersey Shore announces VIP award recipients

The Jersey Shore Area High School has announced their VIP award recipients for the second nine weeks of the 2015-16 school year. All teachers were asked to nominate one student who consistently displays the high school's VIP expected behaviors, Value everything and everyone, Individual ...

Students of the Month

HoffmanMikela Hoffman, daughter of CaMarie and Dr. Michael Hoffman, was recognized by the World Language Department as the Loyalsock Township High School Student of the Month for September.Hoffman consistently has achieved the high honor roll throughout high school and is a member and president ...

In the Schools

Political scientist to give lecture at Lock Haven UniversityLOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University's HOPE Center will host a lecture given by Kimberly S. Adams at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamblin Hall of Flags, Robinson Hall, 72 Campus Drive.Adams is an associate professor of political science at ...

Colloquium connects technology, personal relationships

The intersection of technology, interpersonal communication and human relationships takes center stage in a colloquium set for 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium at Pennsylvania College of Technology."Technology and Interpersonal Relationships: The Good, The Bad and The ...

Foundation announces $220,000 in scholarships available to area students

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) has announced that nearly $220,000 in scholarships will be awarded to area students for the 2016-17 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from school districts in Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, ...

Dean’s list

Lycoming CollegeWILLIAMSPORT - David Ciccarelli, Torey Donato, Baleigh Dunkleberger, Ryan Eck, Samantha Fischer, Sanna Fogt, Zachary Kling, Jacob Maneval, Darrian McClellan, Gwynneth Montis, Lindsay Myers, Bridget Norris, Kimberly Perrotta, Elizabeth Rader, Samantha Raup, Celina Seyler, Hannah ...

McCall Middle School holds Science Fair

Fifty seventh and eighth grade students participated in C.E. McCall Middle School's 18th annual science fair on Feb. 9. The goal of the event was to emphasize science inquiry and investigative techniques while encouraging parent and community involvement and fun.Students could select a project ...

College graduates

Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndiana, Pa.MONTGOMERY - Dakkota Deem, bachelor's degree in nutrition/dietetics.MUNCY - Morgan Justice Eck, master's degree in sport science; Giuseppe Rosario Failla, bachelor's degree in management/entrepreneurship and small business; Taylor Katherine Johnson, ...