Parkway Manor Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a “Drive Bye” at the school June 10.
Students were chauffeured through the parking lot by parents as staff cheered, waved, blew bubbles and just had fun.
The end of the school year is normally filled with exciting field trips but with kids stuck at home during this unprecedented time, BrightFarms Selinsgrove, greenhouse, Snyder County, decided to give back with a little virtual creativity.
The company is bringing the field trip to families by filming an interactive tour designed to teach kids, parents and teachers about indoor farming.
BrightFarms Grower Charlie will walk through the greenhouse as viewers discover how BrightFarms brings fresh, tasty and delicious local produce to supermarkets in the region.
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shuttered schools for the past several months, one Parkland School District organization, the Young Scientist Science Fair, took the closing in stride and completed its first virtual competition May 30 via Zoom.
The organization’s president, junior Dharshan Tharumia, spoke with The Press June 5 about this year’s virtual competition.
From funny falls to pet fails, sports gone wrong to pranks, community members from around the Parkland School District submitted their best comedic material for “Parkland’s Funniest Home Videos,” which was broadcast on television and online May 20.
The program was created by the combined work of the Parkland Education Foundation and students from the high school TV studio as a community event to take the place of the annual foundation Gala.
The gala, however, was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency.
DaVinci: Haley Hudson
Galileo: Taylor Tamandl
Newton: Kodi Mann
Innovators: Abigail Dubow, Caitlin Cohen
Discovery: MaKayla Yeager, Leon Chen
Voyagers: Brady Roy, Mia Kerschner
Apollo: Kelsey Gelb, Ahmad Jaffer
Einstein: Abigail Taylor
Aristotle: Braden Grim
Copernicus: Robert Carmen
Trailblazers: Carina Meyers, Taye Winans
Endeavor: Nazette Ward, Todd Graham
Creative Express Team:
Sixth Grade: Janice Lee, Simone Sealy, Kelly Wood
Seventh Grade: Caleb Daniels, Tia Farah, Sydney Romano
Eighth Grade: Grace Lin, Juliana Wu, Jocelyn Romero-Billowitch
DaVinci: Sydney Klever
Galileo: Ivory Mauer
Newton: Jakob Petersen
Innovators: Benjamin Lundberg, Kiera Miles
Discovery: Kayla Hlay, Andrew Sachse
Voyagers: Sarah Car, Alexander Schoch
Apollo: Jenna Sorgi, Eric Wood
Einstein: Ella Stanek
Aristotle: Emersyn Hesener
Copernicus: Eyehshem Arias
Elmer Gates Award: Mackenzie Kirchner, Paige Knowles
National Merit Finalist (Honorary): Vicky Chen
National Merit Finalist: Imran Dharamsi, Raphael J. Ettinger-Finley, Akaash Kapoor, Ga Young Lee, Maya Parekh, Maya Paul, Kara Schmitt, Michael Schmitt, Farid Shahid, Joshua Ye
National Merit Finalist (University of Maine): Michael Schmitt
National Merit Scholarship: Imran Dharamsi, Farid Shahid, Maya Parekh
National Merit Computer Aid Inc. Scholarship: Catherine Balestrini
National Merit Johnson and Johnson Scholarship: Raphael Ettinger-Finley