Christian school to offer new kindergarten option
WATSONTOWN - Watsontown Christian Academy now offers a three-day option as well as its five-day kindergarten program.
The three day program - offered from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - will feature all the core concepts needed to advance to first grade: language and literacy development, phonics-based reading, enrichment language skills, math and science concepts, handwriting and Bible.
Specials such as music and Spanish will be included as the schedule permits.
The five-day kindergarten program - offered from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday - adds social studies, Spanish, music, art, physical education, and review work through stations and games.
For more information or to schedule a visit, call 538-9276.
Students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi recently inducted 156 students into the organization. PKP, founded in 1897, is an honor society which welcomes scholars of all disciplines.
Among the inductees, several local students were invited to join the society: Ashley Downey of Huntersville, a graduate student studying special education; Brittany Kessler of Montoursville, a senior early childhood and elementary education major; Justin Shipman of Jersey Shore, a junior business education major; Hannah Stom of Hughesville, a junior special education major; and Bradley Ungard of Jersey Shore, a junior finance major.
Wellsboro student inducted into ODE
SELINSGROVE - Katelyn Reese, of Wellsboro, was one of 13 students recently initiated into Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, with more than 500 chapters, is one of the world's largest academic honor societies that provides intelligent approaches to solve economic problems.
Reese is a recent graduate who majored in accounting at Susquehanna. She is a 2008 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School and the daughter of Marcia and Darel Reese.
Penn College to offer noncredit Office classes
Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a full array of Microsoft Office noncredit courses beginning in August.
Taught by qualified instructors at a comfortable pace for all levels of adult learners, the small classes are held in a relaxed computer-lab environment, allowing participants to learn, experiment and ask questions.
Microsoft Office noncredit courses being offered include Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. New classes being offered this semester are Microsoft Expression Web 4-Level 1 and Microsoft Word: Create Interactive Forms.
The classes will be held in the Center for Business & Workforce Development on the main campus of Penn College.
To register - or to learn more about the classes, instructors and facilities - call WDCE at 327-4775 or visit www.pct.edu/wdce/.
Graduates honored at awards luncheon
SELINSGROVE - Three local students were recognized at Susquehanna University's annual student awards luncheon in May.
Dana Diehl, of Williamsport, received honors in English and creative writing at Susquehanna University.
Diehl is a recent graduate majoring in creative writing. She is a 2008 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School and the daughter of Diane and Jim Diehl, of Williamsport.
Jessica Palmer-Bacon, of Wellsboro, received the Charles E. Lyle Psi Chi Award and departmental honors at Susquehanna University.
The Charles E. Lyle-Psi Chi Award is presented to a senior psychology major who has made significant contributions to the Susquehanna psychology department and who shows outstanding promise for a productive career in the field of psychology.
To graduate with honors in psychology, a student must earn a GPA of at least 3.5 in psychology courses, must score a high pass on the departmental comprehensive exam, and must conduct an independent research project and present the results in a public forum.
Palmer-Bacon is a recent graduate majoring in psychology. She is a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School and the daughter of James Bacon and Robin Palmer, of Wellsboro.
Laurin Lumbard, of South Williamsport, received the Katie J. Kasinecz Memorial Graphic Design Award at Susquehanna University.
The Katie J. Kasinecz Memorial Graphic Design award is presented each year to an outstanding senior graphic designer. In addition to an excellent portfolio, the winning student demonstrates leadership, academic performance, and service to the department.
Lumbard is a recent graduate majoring in graphic design. She is a 2008 graduate of South Williamsport Area High School and the daughter of Robin and Lisa English, of South Williamsport.