HOPPY NEWS FOR MONDAY 12-2-13

PENN STATE ALTOONA IS HOSTING A FOOD PANTRY TO HELP STUDENTS WHO RUN OUT OF FOOD AND MONEY BEFORE WINTER BREAK. FACULTY AND STAFF DONATED MOST OF THE NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND THEY PACKED MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND BAGS OF FOOD LAST WEEK. IN EACH OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS BEFORE WINTER BREAK, STUDENTS CAN GET ONE BAG OF FOOD CONTAINING 8 ITEMS.

FORMER STATE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS RAISED MORE THAN 13-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS WITH THE 2013 TURKEY BOWL AT MEMORIAL FIELD ON FRIDAY. THE ANNUAL EVENT FEATURED TEAMS REPRESENTING VARIOUS GRADUATING CLASSES. THE MONEY WAS RAISED IN HONOR OF LATE STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMATES JEREMY WISE AND BRANDON REAM. REAM DIED LAST WEEK AFTER A BATTLE WITH CANER.

AND PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 7TH GRADE TEACHER LESLIE LONG WAS SELECTED TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON HER PROGRAM TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE IN ST. LOUIS LAST WEEKEND. SHE DESIGNED A WORLD CIVILIZATIONS CLASS USING A CONCEPTUAL CURRICULUM THAT SHE HOPES WILL GIVE KIDS A WAY TO APPLY LEARNING ABOUT ONE SOCIETY OR CULTURE TO LEARNING ABOUT ANY OF THEM IN THE FUTURE. LONG IS JUST 5 YEARS INTO HER TEACHING CAREER. SHE’S A MASTER’S STUDENT IN 21ST CENTURY TEACHING AND LEARNING AT WILKES UNIVERSITY.

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