Weekly Highlights – 05/11/15 – 05/15/15
It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
SILICONE SOIL, PLOWS & FLOWERS
The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is currently displaying an exhibit by artist, Chad Andrews. Mr. Andrews felt inspired to name his present exhibit “Soil, Plows and Flowers” to celebrate coming out of the winter season and looking forward to spring!
HORNET HAPPENINGS – THE STUDENT COUNCIL
In this month’s edition of Hornet Happenings, Principal David Krick highlights the high school’s student council. The council is very active in the school as well as the Wellsboro community. Today’s highlight features a few of the council members, including President Natalie Mee, Homecoming Chair Jessica Smith, and District Conference President Darci Warriner. The 23 student council members meet on the first Wednesday of every month with two goals in mind: to promote school spirit through leadership and involve the community with the school.
ART OF THE FUTURE
Last Wednesday, May 6th a special event was held at the Wellsboro Area High School – the 15th Annual Community Art Show! Students, their families and people from all over the area visited the school to enjoy and participate in the night’s activities.
Over 1,100 pieces of artwork from students in the area were on display, from paintings to papier-mâché sculptures. Business and organizations from the community also participated, including the Hamilton-Gibson Children & Youth choirs, First Position Dance Studio, Pop’s Culture Shoppe, Hometown Country KC 101FM and more.
“All the kids have done a fabulous job this year,” said Rock L. Butler Middle School art teacher, Heather Ladd. “It was fun to see it all as a collection.”
A SUMMER OF THRIVE
Did you know that the average American youth (ages 8 to 18) spends 7.5 hours a day on electronic media? That adds up to nearly 113 days every year! What can you do? Help your child THRIVE this summer!
His Thousand Hills Ministries offers week-long summer camps where your child or teen will encounter high adventure, unique activities, great food, enthusiastic speakers, and caring adult role models. Your child will have 10,080 minutes to decompress, believe, and make life-long friendships, all while surrounded by the beauty of nature. Your child might just discover a new sense of purpose and passion!
MU TODAY – THE NORTH HALL RISES
MU Today is produced for Wellsboro Home Page by Mansfield University. On today’s feature, Dr. Larry Nesbit, former Director of North Hall Library talks about North Hall. Mr. Nesbit recalls when the inside of North Hall was a worn and tired building.
But MU administration, students and professors longed for a building that would reflect the rebirth of the campus and a symbol of academic vitality. The building is comprised of 118,000 square feet. The renewal project became a massive undertaking that carefully merged functionality with beautiful aesthetics.
The interior of the building was re-designed with electronic information becoming one of the main focal points of the new library facility. The MU library became the very first university library in the USA where every seat was wired for computer access. Those improvements and forward thinking became the springboard into the wireless era.
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