Warrior Run teacher accepts national role
TURBOTVILLE - Deborah Waughen, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Warrior Run High School, was selected by the Pennsylvania association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America to join the nationally sponsored Adviser-to-Adviser program.
As an Adviser-to-Adviser leader, Waughen participated in a special training session at the FCCLA 2012 National Leadership Conference held July 8 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. More than 6,800 members, advisers, alumni, and guests attended the meeting.
As a part of this national adviser network, Waughen plans to assist Nadine Standley, Pennsylvania state adviser, with adviser training and organizational promotion throughout the upcoming year. As a spokesperson for the organization, Waughen plans to represent FCCLA at Family and Consumer Sciences venues.
One of Waughen's responsibilities in this leadership role is to mentor new and potential advisers and show how FCCLA chapters add a new dimension to the Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum by providing students with leadership skills.
Little Pine State Park plans Homeschool Day
WATERVILLE - On Aug. 16, Little Pine State Park will hold an open-registration home-school day for students at grade levels three through eight.
Students need not be a member of a home-school association to register. The theme for the day will be "Geology."
The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The session from 9:30 a.m. to noon is intended for grade levels three to five, and the 1 to 3:30 p.m. session is for grade levels six through eight. Both sessions will be at the Environmental Learning Center, in the lower floor of the office building.
There is no fee for this event, but registration is required. Registration for each session is limited to 15 students.
If a minimum of five do not register, the session will be canceled. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Aug. 1. No registrations will be accepted before this time, including those by email.
To register, call John Kaercher at 753-6005 or email LittlePineEE@pa.gov.
Jersey Shore athlete named All-American
Caitlin Cromley, of Jersey Shore, a student at Misericordia University, recently was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Division III softball team.
A junior biology major in Misericordia's physical therapy doctoral program, Cromley is an honor roll student.
She was MU's team most valuable player and was a second-team All-Freedom selection after leading the team in batting, slugging, on-base percentage, hits, home runs, total bases and runs.
Cromley was named MVP of the Freedom Championships after leading the Cougars to the conference title and trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. She was 2-0 on the mound at the Freedom Championships while hitting .500 (4-8) with three runs in three games.
On the season, she was Misericordia's top pitcher with a 17-10 record and a 3.25 earned run average. She had 137 strikeouts and 21 complete games.
She is the daughter of Linda and Kevin Cromley, of Jersey Shore.
2 students participate in summer research
Dave Sampsell, of Lock Haven, and Laura Anderson, of Williamsport, recently participated in the Lycoming College Chemistry Department summer research program.
Sampsell, a recent graduate and chemistry major, and Anderson, a senior biology major and chemistry minor, were two of five students to participate in the summer research program this year alongside members of the Lycoming College Chemistry Department.
For more than 20 years, Lycoming's chemistry department has offered the program, hosting several students each summer for complex projects for six to 10 weeks.
The department's entire full-time faculty works alongside the students, making the program a rewarding opportunity for all participants.
School to announce food service program
The Williamsport Area School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program in conjunction with the Williamsport Area School District Title I Program and through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.
Meals will be provided to all children without charge.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided at Williamsport Area High School, with breakfast being from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, call 327-5500.