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Weekly Highlights – 11/14/16 – 11/18/16
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.
HORNETS FOOTBALL SEASON CONCLUDES
The Wellsboro Football team’s magic season came to an end with 3 seconds left on the clock in a 28-24 loss to South Williamsport in the District IV Class AA semi-finals on Friday, November 11.
Leading 24-21 after junior Nic Ingerick booted a 23 yard field goal with 4:27 remaining in the game, South Williamsport put together the game’s final, game-winning drive.
“These seniors came in with me and set the program where it is today,” Hildebrand said. “They were baby-face freshman and with a new coach coming in, they trusted us and did what was required to win. They really put this program on the map and why people know Wellsboro football now. Looking back it’s been very rewarding to watch them grow from the time they were freshman until now. They have all come a long way ,both on and off field, and will be very successful moving ahead. I hope they learned a lot of football, but more importantly a lot about life.”
MU STUDENT LANDS HOLLYWOOD JOB
Austin Dragovich, a 2012 Wellsboro High School graduate, has taken the initiative to pursue his dream of one day becoming a filmmaker. Voted “Most Likely to go to Hollywood” in high school, Austin has worked hard to make this dream a reality.
“I told myself ‘I’m going to make this happen,’” Dragovich stated. “The biggest thing is that you have to put in the work and you have to continue believing in yourself even after other people are tired, bored, or they want to quit. It’s a matter of believing that you have the ability and you have what it takes to keep pushing yourself to where you want to be.”
Upon entering his last semester at Mansfield University, Austin received an internship from a Mansfield University alumnus, Stu Weiss. Austin was able to live in North Hollywood for a semester, working on video editing for Studio City. He currently holds a full-time job there as of August, editing promo videos for major TV networks nationwide.
ALTERNATIVE GIVING CHRISTMAS FAIR
The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro is offering residents and visitors a chance to really make a difference in someone’s life this Christmas.
The church is providing a creative way to encourage support for charitable organizations and reduce the focus on materialism by hosting the 7th Annual Alternative Giving Christmas Fair. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3rd in Fellowship Hall at 130 Main Street during Wellsboro’s Dickens of a Christmas.
The fair is for those who have people on their Christmas lists who feel they have enough “stuff” or love a particular cause. Or for others that believe Christmas is too commercial, missing the point of honoring the birth of Jesus.
Instead of another scarf for Aunt Martha or one more box of candy for Cousin Frank, shoppers can “buy” food, pillows, blankets, school supplies and other necessary items to help individuals and families in need.
Each gift is actually a double gift – one for the person on the shopper’s list and the other for those in desperate need in our area or in the developing world.
MU PSYCH CENTRAL – LEARN FROM THE PROS
This year marked the 3rd annual Psychology Alumni Day that the Mansfield University psychology club hosted. This event was the original idea of a former psychology student, Barbara Gall, now a graduated alum, who developed this event as part of her senior capstone project. The project was received so well that the MU psychology club decided to continue the tradition of this event.
Four psychology alum, Amanda Longey, Julie Glover, Kelsey Dewitt, and Matt Guagliardo, were selected as panelists to discuss their experiences at Mansfield University, how it prepared them for the real world, and their current job or career. Alumni traveled as long as three hours, and as short as ten minutes to their Alma Mater, but all were happy to visit Mansfield again. After a brief luncheon that included the four alum, psychology faculty, and psychology club officers, the panel began, with current psychology students posing a number of questions to the panelists in order to gain a broader perspective of graduate school experiences, and the working world.
WILD HOMETOWN SCIENCE
The U.S. Geological Survey Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory (NARL) has been in Tioga County for many years. For a long time it was known as a fish hatchery. However, not many people know what the purpose of the laboratory is today.
The research team at NARL provides scientific expertise related to the assessment of ecological health and the critical services that ecosystems provide under a changing environment. Much of this work focuses on freshwater streams and rivers with emphasis on the quality and quantity of water resources, and the balance between ecological and human needs. The facility has unique capabilities to simulate aquatic ecosystems and a variety of environmental conditions and evaluate ecological responses at multiple scales.
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