A week of Home Page feature highlights!
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.
SportsCast: District 4 Playoffs
The Wellsboro Hornets and North Penn-Mansfield Tigers were in PIAA District IV playoff basketball action on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24.
The Wellsboro boys and girls both hosted Bloomsburg in the Class AAA quarterfinals on Friday. The Hornets won their game 59-38 while the Lady Hornets were upset by Bloomsburg, 58-55. On Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Montoursville and came up short against Muncy, 69-50.
Emergency 101 – Responder AED’s
In 2016, the Tioga County Law Enforcement Association partnered with the Tioga Emergency Management Agency to raise funds to provide every law enforcement vehicle in the County with an AED. Police officers are often on scene before or at the same time as emergency medical responders, so having quick access to an AED could save lives. After receiving generous local donations and a donation from Shell Appalachia, the groups were able to purchase 26 AEDs; enough to outfit every remaining local police vehicle as well as several for state agency vehicles as well.
Robots Invade Don Gill Elementary
On today’s broadcast, Home Page Correspondent Johanna Vogt spotlights the Don Gill Elementary School’s STEM Program. This exciting and educational feature shows students working with Dash robots! The students learn basic computer programming, coding, specific math skills, and team communication as part of an essential skill set for problem-solving. You will see both the Dash robots and the students in action as you watch today’s feature.
A Mansfield University student, Alexis Caviston, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. Alexis, who goes by Lexi, was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2017. At first she believed she was just sick, with symptoms of vomiting. But doctors’ tests confirmed the presence of a cancerous tumor.
When her friends and family found out, they became supportive of Lexi and her battle. Her sorority sisters have held fundraisers for Lexi since they found out about her diagnosis, including a day at Rise and Shine Nutrition, located in Williamsport, where half the proceeds they made went towards Lexi. One friend also made a GoFundMe page for her, which can be found here.
Ride Along with Patrolman Christman
Our local area schools have many unique opportunities and programs for students to learn from hands-on training and in-the-field experience. One of these includes the Ride Along Program in partnership with the Wellsboro Police Department. This program has been in existence for over 20 years and has been well received by educators, parents, law enforcement officials and students alike. Students ride along with the WPD for approximately two hours of an officer’s shift. During those two hours anything can happen, setting up a perfect learning experience for the students. The program is not only informative and interesting, but has students on the edge of their seats as they watch our police officers in action.
Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by First Citizens Community Bank, Circle W Sports