Thanks to Garrett Cochran, an alumnus from the Class of 1952, who returned to the high school from Reston, Virginia, to speak to social studies students. Both a Princeton University and MIT grad, Mr. Cochran worked for the CIA for 37 years. Today, he shared his experiences and involvement with the agency during the Cuban Missile Crisis and his work with satellite programs.
Joining the 29 inductees from last year, 26 new seniors and 23 juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, May 23.
On Tuesday, May 28, Shawn Harper, a former NFL player with the Indianapolis Colts, will visit Hepburn-Lycoming Elementary School to spread a message against bullying, the importance of character and the power of choice. The athlete's visit is being made possible by a $1,000-grant from the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation and a $1,500-grant from the school's PTO.
Round Hills Elementary School students, staff and family aimed to set a new Guinness World Record for the most amount of people playing hopscotch simultaneously on May 20. The event, which was coordinated by the school's PTO, attempted to shatter the record of 358 "hopscotchers" set in London in 2011.
While it didn't officially become part of the Williamsport Area School District until 1923, its role in the community has remained steadfast — through its many physical changes — as a neighborhood home for educating children for the last century.
WAHS teacher and head football coach Kevin Choate kicked off the Relay for Life event on Friday as its keynote speaker. Additionally, high school music groups provided some entertainment, district staff participated as walkers and students enjoyed themselves at the stadium for the cause.
On Tuesday, May 7, eight Williamsport Area High School students from Vikki Vollman's and Patricia Cioffi's classes participated in the Lycoming County Transition Council's EmployAbility Day. The daylong event provided students with the opportunity to go into the community and job shadow a mentor who is employed in a field in which they're interested.
Congratulations to WAHS students Alanna Harding, Livia Nash and Divia Feinstein who won $570 in the Social Change Competition at the Penn College Youth Leadership graduation on May 8. The money will be used to fund a project that will involve working with sixth-grade girls to promote science and encourage careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) beginning in the fall.
With prom season upon us and graduation right around the corner, the WAHS SADD Club, in cooperation with a a number of community agencies, delivered a heavy message on the dangers of drinking and driving to the entire student body this morning by conducting a mock DUI Crash Program.
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation will hold its eighth annual Golf Tournament at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at White Deer Golf Course. The tournament will benefit the WASD Education Foundation and the high school's Fitness Center Project.
6:00 PM Gifted Open House @ Cochran
7:00 PM WAC show in the Blackbox
6:00 PM School Board Meeting - DSC