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Hughesville Locals May 25, 2016

By Staff | Jun 1, 2016

Last week we experienced one of those glitches in technology that we hope will not be repeated. This column is submitted via email and last week I trusted that all was well and shut down my computer. Oops. It wasn’t until after the printing deadline that my editor, Barbara, and I made contact and realized that, although my computer says that it sent the message, nothing arrived in her email. I will do better in future!

Congratulations to Michael Karschner and Heather Merrifield! Both are HHS seniors who were selected as recipients of the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship. Honored for their work ethic, dedication, and determination, and their resultant success in the classroom and as citizens, Michael and Heather were among the 10 award winners chosen from applicants from all Lycoming County high schools. The Stotz Scholarship recognizes high school seniors from Lycoming County school districts who excel in academics and citizenship. In addition to academics, the applications demonstrate the merits of good citizenship and their spirit exemplifies effort, determination and persistence in attaining the goal of higher education.

Another exciting achievement for the East Lycoming School District was announced last week on WVIA’s television program “Stay Tuned.” WVIA and the Pennsylvania College of Technology, with additional support through a grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of PA, proudly offered the Making A Difference: Great Teachers Essay Contest. The goal of this contest was to provide an opportunity for students to recognize a teacher who has made a real difference in their lives. Honorees included teachers from Coughlin High School, Scranton High School, Milton High School, and Hughesville’s Ashkar Elementary School. Mrs. Susan Murray, retired teacher at Ashkar Elementary, was honored due to the nomination essay written by her former student, Kaitlin Peterman, who is now a senior at Hughesville High. What a great demonstration of Spartan Pride! Congratulations to both! If you missed the first showing, you can watch “Stay Tuned” on Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM, Friday, May 27 at 7 PM, or Sunday, May 29 at 12 noon on WVIA-TV or online anytime at www.wvia.org

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Hughesville events

Sat. May 28, Annual Alumni Banquet for all graduates of Hughesville High School. This year’s honorees will be members of class years ending with “1” and “6.” The banquet will be held at the Hughesville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 PM with meal served at 6 PM. For ticket reservations, contact Frank Poust at 570-458-5397 or Paul McCoy at 570-584-2277.

Mon. May 30, Memorial Day. Hughesville’s annual parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Fire Hall and proceeds to Hughesville High School. Services follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, hosted by the American Legion Glenn Sharrow Post 35.