February Meeting

FEBRUARY 7

6:30 PM

SNYDER COUNTY

 

We Support School Choice

During National School Choice Week we call upon our elected officials to support expanded school choice in Pennsylvania, including expansion of educational scholarships to provide expanded opportunities to K-12 students.  Parents must have choices that allow their child to access educational opportunities that meet their needs.

 

A Proclamation Commemorating School Choice Week

WHEREAS all children in our area should have access to an effective education that prepares them for successful adulthood; and,

WHEREAS quality education is essential to the economic and social strength of our area; and,

WHEREAS our area is home to a multitude of excellent education options from which parents can choose for their children; and,

WHEREAS it is important that all parents explore and identify the best educational choices for each child: and,

WHEREAS, research demonstrates that providing children with multiple education options improve academic performance regardless of family income, location, or learning ability; and,

WHEREAS, programs such as Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit which provide scholarships to students fleeing failing or inadequate schools deny more than 50% of applicants for lack of funds due to arbitrary tax credit caps; and

WHEREAS, School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for additional educational options;

NOW, THEREFORE, on this 18th day of January, 2019, We, SUN Area Council of Republican Women, do hereby recognize January 20-26, 2019 as SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK, and call this observance to the attention of all area residents. Further we call upon our elected State Representatives and State Senators to champion legislation that expand educational choice throughout the Commonwealth.

/s/ Irene C. Harris, President – SUN Area Council Republican WOmen

 

September is Literacy Month

The National Federation of Republican Women has designated September as Literacy Month. Working in concert with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the NFRW asks Republican women’s clubs to participate by sharing in community literacy projects.

SUN Area Council of Republican Women will be taking book donations for a Title I classroom. If you would like to donate any books, please bring them to the October meeting or contact Irene Harris, President to make arrangements to have your donation picked up. One book can make a difference in a child’s life. Reading is everything.

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Sprenkle Essay Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay in this year’s Loretta M. Sprenkle Essay Contest writing on the topic, “What is the most important freedom in the Bill of Rights and why?”  Each year the number of entries grow at both levels increasing the competitiveness of the annual contest.

SUNACRW is pleased to announce this year’s winners.

Jr. High (grades 7-9)

1st Place:  Mikayla Carnathan, 8th grader from Selinsgrove

2nd Place: DaniRae Renno, 7th grader from Mount Carmel

Sr. High (grades 10-12)

1st Place: Noah Stamm, 10th grader from New Columbia

2nd Place:  Brittany Carnathan, 11th grader from Selinsgrove

SUNACRW will host the winners and their families for a public reading of the essays at 6:30 p.m. on May 5, 2016 at the Weber-Rinck Medical Center Community Room, 412 West Market Street, Middleburg.  The public is invited to join us in recognizing excellence in these young people.

Announcing the 3rd Annual Loretta M. Sprenkle Memorial Essay Contest

SUN Area Council of Republican Women announces the Third Annual Loretta M. Sprenkle Memorial Essay Contest open to students in grades 7-12 who are residents of Snyder, Union or Northumberland counties.   The contest is open to students who attend public, private, parochial or home schools.

Loretta Sprenkle was a founding member of SUN Area Council of Republican Women.   She served residents of Snyder County as a county deputy treasurer, Republican committeewoman, and was heavily involved in civic and church activities.  Mrs. Sprenkle passed away suddenly in early 2012 leaving a legacy of love of God, Family and Country.  She was committed to educating youth on the importance of Americanism.

Students will write an essay entitled, “What is the most important freedom in the Bill of Rights and why?”  Essays will be judged in two divisions, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12.  Each division will award a first place prize of $100 and a certificate.  Those who place second will receive $50 and a certificate.  Winners will be given the opportunity to read their essays and receive their awards at a future SUNACRW meeting.

All entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2016 and include an official entry form.  The rules and entry form are available at sunacrw.com.  If you have questions or comments please email sunacrw@gmail or call 570-568-1217.

2016 Rules and Entry Form

 

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