NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
When my husband and I learned about the Pennsylvania Association of Student Council State Conference from Kristina Riggans, a senior at Union who is state president, we decided to offer our home.
After contacting Natalee Schmolley, the PASC housing coordinator, we were assigned four girls from Selinsgrove. The conference took place Nov. 1-3, involving 750 students with 200 advisers.
The stay began with dinner in our home, which gave us an opportunity to get to know the girls. We were amazed to learn the variety of courses these students were taking in high school. The girls shared how students can submit suggested sessions to be presented during the conference. Two of our students had their submissions chosen for presentation. Another of the students participated in the PASC National Convention.
I was impressed that along with their educational studies, all four were part of sport teams, including lacrosse and cross country. In addition to juggling their sport schedules with academics, they had part-time jobs. That is a real tribute to their parents, as part-time work schedules may conflict with family activities.
Thursday night the students were bused to the fairgrounds and witnessed the most outstanding fireworks show ever. We were told it was the first time Pyrotechnico and Zambelli had worked together and the results were amazing.
It was such fun to see Laurel and Union students directing traffic and chatting with hosts families.
The girls were appreciative of the food provided by Pizza Joe’s and Medure’s.
Union and Laurel school districts, with help from New Castle, should be commended for their efforts.
Advisers Rose Ann Fulena from Union, Toni Schooley from Laurel and the many others helped to make this event possible.
Just one more reason why New Castle is the Right Place.
Judith E. Naugle
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
Obama pushes plans to restrict weapons
Editor, The News: Just the past year, President Obama has issued 25 executive orders dealing with gun control in America.
Ranch standoff shows need for gun rights
Editor, The News: If you ever needed confirmation of why our Founding Fathers found it necessary to give us the Second Amendment to the Constitution, you only had to watch the standoff between the federal Bureau of Land Management and Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who refused to be steamrolled and intimidated by an arrogant, tyrannical federal government.
Environmental officials watch drilling impacts
Editor, The News: Your recent editorial, “Ohio’s earthquake response demands Pennsylvania action” gives false alarm to residents that Pennsylvania state officials are downplaying safety concerns related to drilling and seismic activity.
School musicals earn praise from attendee
Editor, The News: One thing I love about spring are the musicals the local high schools perform.
GOP shows no concern for those sent to war
Editor, The News: Here I go again.
Exploiting state champs in order to make money
Editor, The News: It’s been a few weeks since the New Castle boys basketball team capped off a tremendous season by winning the state championship.
Sebelius resignation follows vow to fight
Editor, The News: Kathleen Sebelius was honored at a garden party to celebrate her resignation and the pseudo fact that she orchestrated the signup of 7.5 million people into Obamacare.
Public offered praise for school art show
Editor, The News: We usually procrastinate on writing letters to anyone, but this one was on the top of our list of things to do.
Government must serve all people in the nation
Editor, The News: Bernie Sanders is thinking about running for president.
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form