The Elk County Catholic School System recently received scholarship grants made possible by local businesses participating in the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
The tuition assistance grants were awarded through the STAR Foundation, a non-profit scholarship organization established by the Diocese of Erie, which works in partnership with the stateâ€™s EITC program.
GKN Sinter Metals-Emporium presented the Community Nurses with a $2,000 donation from their GKN Foundation in support of the many services andÂ programs the home care agency provides in area communities. Community Nurses is a non-profit agency that provides home health, hospice, home support and adult day services to the residents of Cameron, Elk and McKean Counties and parts of Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter Counties.
The Dynamic Dance Competition Company of April School of Dance in St. Marys is excited to begin their competition season this weekend. The team, directed by Jennifer Blankenship, will travel to Pittsburgh to attend Dancemakers, Inc. where they will spend the weekend taking class with dance professionals from Los Angeles and will compete their eight group dances, two duets, and nine solos they have been working on since September. DDCC is made up of 19 dancers from Wilcox, Ridgway, Kersey, and St. Marys. They range from 10 to 18 years of age.
Attendees at this year's Holiday Tournament made donations for an opportunity to win basketballs autographed by members of all the girls' and boys' teams, and also made donations to vote for their favorite boys' and girls' basketball coaches. Shown manning the Coaches vs. Cancer table in the foyer outside of the St. Marys Area High School gymnasium on Saturday afternoon are, from left, Scott Krellner, Harley Thompson, Darren Simons, and Tyler Herzing.