College for Kids

Our kids are world-class, both on the playing fields and in the classroom.

In another month, we’ll be watching the annual Little League World Series unfold and rooting on new rosters of football players across the region.

Then school bells will start to ring, calling youngsters back to the rigors of reading, writing, math — and so much more.

Some won’t wait for the official start of the new school year. They’ll spend time in the next few weeks at assorted camps. Many will be athletic in nature or built around musicians; some will be spiritual; others will focus on assorted skills and talents.

We are pleased to see Lycoming College for Kids and Teens back for another year during the week of July 22.

Each year, the summer workshops add fun and challenging classes on the local college campus, such as Scuba and Snorkeling, Comic Book and Character Art and Intro to Computer Programming. Then there’s Mythic Storytellers, Detective Academy and a Wizards Workshop. The list goes on. It’s not the traditional sort of summer camp activity but it has a special appeal to certain youngsters.

This program rounds out the offerings that keep community children occupied mid-summer. It provides a needed and wonderful outlet for many of them. We are lucky to have such a program in our backyard.

Kudos to local

OM competitors

on world stage

Did we tell you about our world-class kids? They just keep getting better and better.

Five teams of local students this year competed at the world level of Odyssey of the Mind program. One team, from Williamsport Area Middle School, even placed third in the world in their competition category.

We are proud of them, along with other world-level teams from Loyalsock Township High School, Loyalsock Township Middle School, Cochran Primary School and Linntown Elementary School in Lewisburg.

They all went the distance. Great job to all of the participants, plus their coaches and parents!