April 7, 2014

Science fair set for Wednesday

ADAMS TWP — Mars Centennial School will hold its 2014 science fair from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria.

The goal of the science fair is to stimulate imagination and independent thinking; increase students' knowledge in a variety of scientific areas; teach the use of the scientific process; train students in organization and major task completion; and provide an opportunity to enjoy science.

For more information, call 724-625-2601.

Study abroad group meets Wednesday

ADAMS TWP — Mars High School AFS/MISA (American Field Service/Mars International Student Association) Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mars High School.

The school's AFS/MISA Chapter is an international exchange program that welcomes high school students from around the world as well as offers scholarships to eligible students who are interested in traveling abroad.

The chapter is also seeking local families interested in learning about other cultures by hosting students from other countries.

For more information, contact Shawna Peters, AFS/MISA sponsor, at 724-625-1581.

Mars schools to host open houses

ADAMS TWP — Two Mars elementary schools will host open house events in April:

• Mars Elementary School, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 724-625-3161 for more information.

• Mars Primary Center will host its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Call 724-625-1588 for more information.

Angeletti inducted into honor society

MARS — Kara Angeletti of Mars recently was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Angeletti is pursuing a degree in Communications at Penn State University.

She is among about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.

Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.