Fifty-four members of Northern High School's DECA Marketing Club participated the state DECA Conference Feb. 22 to 24 at the Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey. The top ten students will advance to the International DECA Conference in April in Salt Lake City. Top qualifiers include Sam Linder, Rachel James, Lauren Berry, Mckenzie Snyder, Ryan Geiger, Jonathon Jung, Chelsey Clark, Rebekah Reinaman, Shelby Rocco and Janelle Brassel. Pictured are all Northern DECA club award winners at Hershey. (SUBMITTED)


The Northern Middle School Art Club, National Art Honor Society and Ceramics II students created and donated 70 hand-made bowls for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's annual Soup and A-Bowl event at the Radisson in Camp Hill. (SUBMITTED)


The York County Alliance for Learning hosted a Career Opportunities Day for York County high school juniors and seniors on March 8 at HACC's York Campus. The event was the culmination of the Career Opportunities Program, an in-school curriculum available to York County High School juniors and seniors preparing to enter the professional workforce. COPS provides students with the opportunity to work with local human resource professionals to develop knowledge and skills pertaining to job preparedness. Students had the opportunity to attend three breakout sessions pertaining to one of the 16 National Career Clusters as well as a Business Expo and a Post-Secondary Expo. The Expos allowed the students to interact with the business community and post-secondary institutions to help them understand their options upon graduation. (SUBMITTED)


The AseraCare Hospice Foundation Board donated a $2,000 check to Olivia's House for their Diamond Anniversary Olivian Gala to be held March 31. The mission of the AseraCare Hospice Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities that AseraCare serves. This mission is achieved by promoting and supporting end-of-life care and services through community education, supporting local charities as well as state and national hospice organizations. Pictured are, from left, Susan Heinle, AseraCare Hospice Foundation Board Member; Tina Hess, AseraCare Hospice Foundation Board Member; Leslie Delp, Olivia's House Founder and Bereavement Specialist; Jim Poster, Olivia's House Development Director. (SUBMITTED)


Steve Latta and Shawn Groft from Gene Latta Ford donated $1,000 to Camp Conewago Area Resource and Environmental Study, an outdoor education excursion for sixth-grade students at Conewago Valley Intermediate School. In May, students will travel to Camp Nawakwa to learn about the environment. Teachers and high school counselors work with students in eight instructional groups that teach environment and ecology, science, math, art, physical education and Pennsylvania history standards. Camp C.A.R.E.S began in 1993, and this will be the 20th group of sixth-graders attending. Pictured are, from left, Latta, president of Gene Latta Ford; sixth-grade students, Josh Knight, Breanna Ditzler, Robbie Moul, Damian Twiddy, Preston Evans and Cole Burchette; and Groft, general manager for Gene Latta Ford. (SUBMITTED)


The Welcome Wagon Club of Greater York/Alumnae will meet 11:30 a.m. April 11 at Out Door County Club, 1157 Detwiler Drive, Manchester Township, for "Springtime in Paris," its spring fundraising event. French-inspired gifts and goodies will be available during the luncheon. Cost is $15, and guests and prospective members also are invited to attend. Registration is required by calling Roberta Fox at 717-848-6541 by 6 p.m. April 2. Pictured, from left, are Kathy Lord, Joyce Bredenburg and Angela Watson with items for the 'Springtime in Paris' marketplace and luncheon. Bredenburg is the group's Ways and Means spring chairwoman and Lord and Watson are Ways and Means committee members. (SUBMITTED)


York Forest No. 30 of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America recently had its annual Grand Tall Ball at the Country Club of York. The event is an opportunity for the Forest to recognize its membership for their continuing support and fundraising efforts to find a cure for muscular diseases. Forest officers and their wives in attendance included, from left, Donald Cook, scribe, and Shirley Cook; David Werner, Grand Tall Cedar, and Alina Werner; Kristen Smeltzer and Scott Smeltzer, junior deputy. For more information on the York Forest, call 717-846-5619. (SUBMITTED)


Andy Kunkle, left, York County Food Bank Driver, and Megan Ransom-Koehler, Martin Library operations assistant, are surrounded by some of the 2,185 non-perishable food items that were donated at Martin Library as part of the recent York County Libraries Food for Fines program. Individuals could pay for their late fees with donated food items instead of money. The York County Food Bank will be distributing the food collected at this location. (SUBMITTED)


Sally Sepic, library volunteer, fills a grocery cart with donated food at the Guthrie Memorial Library-Hanover's Public Library. The library collected 626 boxes and cans of food as part of the week-long Food for Fines program. Their food items went to the Hanover Red Cross for distribution. All 13 York County Libraries and Martin Library at the Art Institute of York participated in the project; collecting a total of 4,687 items that were donated to 12 local food pantries. (SUBMITTED)


Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support awards academic scholarships to high school seniors in memory of its co-founder Jeanette Cartright. Candidates must have or have had someone within their immediate family with cancer, demonstrate a financial need and be accepted into a college or trade school. For applications, visit www.hopeforcancerfamilies.org, the H.O.P.E. office, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom or call 717-227-2824. Applications must be submitted by March 31. Pictured are 2011 scholarship winners, from left, Leah Marousek, Brooke Sparks, Samantha Weekley and Megan Myers. (SUBMITTED)