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Community Judges Hear Student Leaders’ Presentations

Brianna Baumunk and Benjamin Hatch propose to heighten school spirit and 'Griffin pride' at Sullivan County High School Students assemble on the SASC steps for an official group photo Williamsport Area High School's Collin Lakatos and Crystal Vance detail their initiative to put books into the hands of fifth-graders at Sheridan Elementary School Students from 10 area high schools Hughesville, Jersey Shore Area, Loyalsock Township, Montgomery, Montoursville Area, Muncy, St. John Neumann Regional Academy, South Williamsport, Sullivan County and Williamsport Area gathered in the Student and Administrative Services Center on Wednesday for their final presentations in the Penn College Youth Leadership program. Judges for the projects, which ranged from in-school improvements to broader community-service work, were college President Davie Jane Gilmour; Andree P. Phillips, owner of Radiant Steel Products Co.; Jennifer D. Wilson, president and chief executive officer of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania; and Vincent J. Matteo, president and CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. The winning presentations will be announced at the program’s second annual graduation ceremony, to be held May 2 in the Thompson Professional Development Center’s Mountain Laurel Room. The program, formerly offered through the chamber and in its second year at the college, is coordinated by Elizabeth G. Verbos, coordinator of admissions and enrollment event services, and Bradley M. Webb, director of student affairs administration.

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