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Democrats plan

‘Soup & Sign event’ on Feb. 26

LOCK HAVEN – Registered Democrats are invited to attend the “Soup & Sign” event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to support Democratic candidates seeking office.

Attendees will be able to enjoy free soup, or make a donation to take a quart home, while signing petitions to help Democratic candidates get on the May 21 Primary Election ballot. The menu will feature a variety of soup options, including vegetable beef, ham and bean, chili, tomato bisque, chicken cheese tortellini, and chicken corn. Refreshments will also be available.

The event, hosted by the Clinton County Democratic Committee, will be held at the Clinton County Government Building, 2 Piper Way, Lock Haven.

For more information about the CCDC, visit www.ClintonCountyPaDemocrats.com.

Auxiliary Health Care Award applications available

LOCK HAVEN — Applications for the 2019 UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven Auxiliary Health Care Award are now available from high school guidance counselors and at the hospital Gift Shop.

In order to apply for the $1,200 award, the applicant must have been accepted into a college accredited program for a career in health care. Such programs include nursing, EMT, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, physical therapy, lab technician, pharmacy and sports medicine.

Seniors from Clinton County high schools and home-schooled students are invited to apply for the award. The deadline for submitting an application is April 12, 2019.

Penns Valley high

school earns recognition

SPRING MILLS — Next Gen Personal Finance, a non-profit on a mission to bring financial education to every high schooler in America, has named 887 Gold Standard schools, including Penns Valley Area High School.

Gold Standard is the highest rank given to schools in NGPF’s Got Finance? School Search Tool (ngpf.org/school-search/), which distills data from over 11,000 course catalogues to rank high schools for their access to personal finance courses.

“With some of life’s biggest financial decisions looming – first jobs and cars, college selection, financial aid applications – high school is when students need a comprehensive personal finance education,” says NGPF co-founder Tim Ranzetta. “Requiring at least a semester course is the only airtight way to guarantee access for all. We’re thrilled to recognize these 887 Gold Standard schools for doing just that.”

Including students in Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia, which have state graduation requirements for personal finance, just 1 in 6 U.S. students is required to take personal finance to graduate.

“While 1 in 6 is unacceptable,” Ranzetta says, “it doesn’t show you the thousands of teachers, parents, students, administrators, and school board members who have joined hands in these 887 schools.”

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