Weekly Highlights – 08/17/15 – 08/21/15
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.
The 49th Tioga County Fair Finale
The 49th Annual Tioga County Fair – along with the 36th Annual Junior Livestock Sale and Milk Auction – has come to a close. It was a wonderful experience for the thousands who attended. Today on Home Page, Morgan Koziar and Darby Kasper wrap up our Fair coverage with a special recap of memorable moments. Darby and Morgan also take time to thank all who helped make our Fair a great success.
Making the Cut – The Egleston Sisters
Few people have encapsulated a community quite like the Egleston Sisters did for Elkland and Tioga County in the late 90’s. Marlo and Brooke led an Elkland squad to the 1996 PIAA Class A state championship. This was Marlo’s senior year and Brooke’s Freshman Year. To understand the magnitude of influence that this team had on Tioga County, Brooke told us a story. “I ran into a stranger in a supermarket almost 20 years later who recognized me,” Brooke said. “And he told me that on the night of the State Championship he was hunting, and remembers crying in the woods after hearing Elkland had won.”
Hornet Happenings – Welcome Back!
There aren’t many changes coming this semester (aside from a few potential faculty additions), but Principal Krick is excited to announce one new program: the 1-to-1 Initiative. This initiative puts a new Dell laptop into the hands of each student enrolled at the high school as a tool for their studies.
Enrolled students and their parents can pick up their laptops at the high school on the following dates:
9th – 10th Grade
Thursday, August 20 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 25 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
11th – 12th Grade
Friday, August 21 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Monday, August 24 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Swarm the Hive!
On Sunday, August 23rd, the Wellsboro Hornet Sports Booster Club will host the annual “Swarm the Hive” event to kick off the beginning of the 2015-2016 sports season. Swarm the Hive additionally awards Wellsboro athletes who have earned their Lettermen’s jackets. Carla Tardieu, one of the event’s organizers, explains, “It is also a way for athletes and coaches to do something other than training, with the support from parents.”
We were joined by Wellsboro High School Cheerleaders Renee Tardieu, Courtney Sweigart, Katey Pacific, and Gabby Losinger, who gave us a sneak preview of one of the cheers they will be doing on Sunday at the event. The marching band will also be attending Swarm the Hive to help excite everyone for the new sports season. This years’ new activities include a dunk tank and a raffle for a chance to “pie” a coach, among other prizes.
Swarm the Hive is open to the public and will take place at the Wellsboro High School Commons’ parking lot at 6:00pm, Sunday, August 23rd.
MU Today – 3D Frontiers
Welcome to the latest edition of Mansfield University Today. On today’s feature, MU Today has put together a fascinating broadcast on CEMETERY MAPPING and the practical use of 3D printers. The Mansfield University Department of Geosciences takes us on a step-by-step breakdown of how they gather and interpret the data.
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