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Weekly Highlights – 05/30/16 – 06/03/16
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.
ALUMNI BANQUET HIGHLIGHTS 2016
The Wellsboro High School Alumni Association presented their 139 Annual Alumni Banquet with 496 guests attending representing a total of 16 classes. The evening was a special time of reminiscing and rekindling old friendships.
In 1992, the Wellsboro High School Alumni Council was formed in order to have a permanent volunteer organization to serve the Wellsboro High School Alumni. The Alumni Association, under the leadership of Bob Blair spent long hours preparing for the event in an effort to make the banquet and gathering of classmates and friends a wonderful memory enjoyed by all.
MEMORIAL DAY 2016
Memorial Day, not to be confused with Veteran’s Day is a U.S. Federal Holiday that is in place to remembering honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The holiday was originally known as “Decoration Day” after the civil war ended in 1868. The Grand Army of the Republic, designated a special day to decorate the graves of the fallen with flowers.
Millions of soldiers have died fighting for our country in battle. Remember to honor and thank those who are serving or who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice, not only on Memorial Day, but everyday. Let us never forget. God Bless.
TIGERS CLAIM DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE!
The North Penn-Mansfield baseball team, for the first time in 12 years, took home the District IV Championship Title. The game took place at the historic Bowman Field in Williamsport against Warrior Run on Tuesday, May 31st.
North Penn-Mansfield will advance to the state tournament on Monday, June 6th at a District II site. Thanks for joining us today on Home Page Sports.
EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY, FIRST FRIDAY
June 3rd is shaping up to be one of the best Wellsboro First Fridays ever! Here’s just some of the things to enjoy and you know there will always be even more to do once you get here! There are shopping specials all over town that only happen on First Friday. We hope to see you there!
BACCALAUREATE – CLASS OF 2016
On Wednesday night June 1st, 2016, Wellsboro Area High School held a Baccalaureate ceremony to commemorate its graduating seniors. The service began with an address from senior class president, Alexa Singer. Following Alexa was an invocation given by Natalie Mee. Several students provided memories, readings, and reflections about their time in high school. The featured speaker was Pastor T.J. Freeman. Freeman addressed the importance of grounding yourself in God. The senior choir presented the musical arrangement River in Judea arranged by John Leavitt. After the Key-Note Speaker gave his address to the class, the benediction was given by Isaac Leach. We want to congratulate the 2016 Senior class for their handwork and accomplishments. For the Lord your God is with you, wherever you go. God Bless!
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