Lamar Advertising of York donated to the Education First Parade and Rally sponsored by Parent Advocated for Children in the School District of the City of York. Pictured are, from left, Thomas Loper, vice-president and general manager at Lamar Advertising and Kenneth Washington, public relations chairman for the Parade & Rally Planning Committee. (SUBMITTED)


CGA Law Firm of York also donated to the Education First Parade and Rally. Pictured are, from left, Marisha Button of CGA Law Firm; Diane Brown, Parade & Rally planning committee co-chairwoman; and Leanne Miller of CGA Law Firm. (SUBMITTED)


On behalf of the York Adventist Christian School, alumna Sierra Sigel, along with her friends, delivered colorful carnations which included cheerful messages to the patients in the pediatrics floor of the York Hospital. Pictured are, from left, Sierra Sigel, Brittany Troshak, Lexii Eatan, Cheyenne Perkins and Alijah Thomas. (SUBMITTED)


The following people completed the Adult Reading and English as a Second Language tutor training at the York County Literacy Council, and are pictured front row from left, Beth Pierce, Michelle Strine and Lisa Oriolo; and back row, Ed Sanders, Cattrine Virago, Lezlie Phillips, Rudy Shacklett and Junie Williams. The next tutor training will be held 6 to 9 p.m. April 11, 12 and 19 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 18 at York County Literacy Council, 800 E. King St., York. Prospective tutors must have a high school diploma or equivalent, sensitivity, patience and reliability. The also must attend the course, pending a preliminary interview. Tutors do not need a background in education. For details or to register, call 717-845-8719. (SUBMITTED)


Shallow Brook Intermediate School completed its Pennies for Patients campaign. Students brought in their loose change to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The school's goal was to raise $1,000, but instead raised $3,717.21. Pictured is sixth grade teacher Emily Kramer back row far right, with her top-earning classroom. Katherine Gentile, back row far left, from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society accepted the check March 12 at a school-wide assembly. (SUBMITTED)


The fifth grade Envirothon teams from Dillsburg and Wellsville elementary schools toured the First Capital Federal Credit Union which is the first LEED Registered Commercial Retail project in York County. The tour was conducted by CEO Dennis Flickinger. Students saw bike racks and special parking for energy efficient cars. They observed how the rain water capture system in the basement filters and reuses the water to flush toilets and irrigate the landscape. The lobby also has special 'solartube' skylights and wall coverings made from sunflower and wheat stocks. Pictured are, front row from left, Angelica Sharp, Ashley Hannon, Gracen Smacher, Mady Clark, Taylor Heckman and Carlee Kubistek; and back row, coach Susan Hoover, Cora Bubb, Zach Hoover, Eythan Mealey, Aric Mealey and Dennis Flickinger. (SUBMITTED)


The New Oxford High School chess team captured a second consecutive Mason Dixon League title. The team was 8 and 1 for the season. Pictured with the league trophy are, standing from left, Stephen Powell, coach Stan Weidler, Ryan Boyd, Daniel Miller, Damon Deardorff and coach Steve Meszaros; and kneeling, Benjamin Powell and Leah Shellenhamer. Not pictured are Katie Amos, Kevin Bankert, Tim Walter and Efrain Melendez. (SUBMITTED)


The Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania held its JA Symposium for young women in York at Heritage Hills Golf Resort. The purpose of the event was to provide a day of inspiration and mentoring for high school girls. Girls in 10th and 11th grades throughout York County were selected by their schools to attend the event. Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania offers financial literacy and work-readiness programs to area schools and organizations throughout Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry, and York Counties. This year, Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania will reach 33,000 students, educating and inspiring them to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. For details about Junior Achievement and the JA Symposium, call 843-8028 or visit www.jascpa.org. (SUBMITTED)


White Rose Bar and Grill presented a $637.20 check to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team In Training from the proceeds raised at a Dine-Out Event held March 3. The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Team In Training began in 1988, when Bruce Cleland of Rye, NY formed a team that raised funds and trained to run the New York City Marathon in honor of Cleland's daughter, Georgia, a leukemia survivor. Since then, Team In Training has raised over $1.2 billion to fund lifesaving research. For details, visit www.teamintraining.org. Pictured are, from left, Natalie Sibol of White Rose Bar and Grill, Jeanie Billet, Heather Mavros and Nick Mavros of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (SUBMITTED)