School briefs

December 05, 2005

Springfield Middle donates to school affected by Katrina

WILLIAMSPORT - Springfield Middle School recently collected and sent boxes of school supplies to the Lafayette Parish school system in Louisiana.

Students, staff and parents donated paper, pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, markers, crayons, glue and other school essentials to help the school, which was affected by Hurricane Katrina, get back to normal operations.

PSI in Williamsport donated boxes for the supplies, and Tim Federline drove a D.M. Bowman truck to Louisiana to deliver them.

Shepherd University senior earns nursing scholarship

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Katherine Riner, a senior at Shepherd University, has been awarded the La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, Voiture Locale 1356, Charles Town, Nursing Scholarship.


The scholarship has been supporting full-time nursing students attending Shepherd since 1953. The local chapter of the Societe provides funds annually to support the scholarship.

Riner, a Glengary, W.Va., native, said the scholarship helps "relieve the financial burden for myself and my family." Riner's goal is to earn a master's degree and work in pediatrics.

For information about this scholarship or how to create a scholarship fund, call the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5391.

Technical High School graduate named to dean's list

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Sarah A. Strite of Mechanicsburg, a 2002 graduate of Washington County Technical High School, was named to the summer term dean's list at Central Pennsylvania College in Summerdale, Pa.

Strite is enrolled in the school's information technology program.

College Goal Sunday events are scheduled for February

CUMBERLAND, Md. - The Delaware-District of Columbia-Maryland Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Inc. is hosting three free College Goal Sunday events in Western Maryland as part of its 2006 program.

Two of the Western Maryland events will be held on Thursdays.

The three College Goal Sunday 2006 sites in Maryland are:

Allegany College, Cumberland Campus, 12401 Willowbrook Road S.E., Cumberland, Md. - Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Garrett College, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, Md. - Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, Md. - Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at 2 p.m.

College Goal Sunday is an annual one-day event where college-bound students may receive free assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form required by colleges, universities and private career schools to qualify for scholarships, grants and loans.

If students are 23 years old or younger, they may attend the event with a parent. Those students need to bring their own and their parents' completed or estimated IRS 1040 tax form, W-2 form or other 2005 income and benefits information.

If students are 24 years old or older, they may attend alone and bring their own completed IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 form or other 2005 income or benefits information.

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