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FORTY FORT: Fourth- through seventh-grade students not already enrolled at Wyoming Seminary Lower School are encouraged to register for the school's Merit Scholarship Exam to be held Feb. 2 at the school's Forty Fort campus.

One full-tuition and two half-tuition merit-based scholarships will be awarded to students who display outstanding performance on the competitive exam. There is also need-based financial aid available to those who qualify.

Lower School scholarship winners who maintain at least a B-plus average and who remain in good standing will receive the same tuition percentage throughout their time at the Lower School and, for the first time, at the Upper School.

To qualify for an award, all students must also complete a visit to the Lower School, shadowing a current Lower School student during a class day, on or before Feb. 20.

Exam registration will be at 8:15 a.m. and the exam will be given at 8:30 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Parents are invited to stay for a presentation on affordability and a tour and refreshments.

For more information about the exam, or to register, call the Lower School Admission Office at 718-6610 or visit the school's web site at www.wyomingseminary.org.

KINGSTON: Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School is holding a Merit Scholarship Exam for area eighth- and ninth-grade students not already enrolled at the school on Feb. 2 at the school's Kingston campus.

One full-tuition scholarship and five half-tuition scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships are awarded to students who combine outstanding performance on the competitive exam with a solid record of citizenship and academic and extra-curricular achievement. Scholarships are for the duration of the student's enrollment at the school.

Interested students must complete the scholarship application by Jan. 25 and register for the exam.

Registration on Feb. 2 will be at 9 a.m. and the exam will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Upper School campus. Parents are encouraged to attend a discussion on how to maximize their student's chances for college opportunities. Parents may also attend the Student Work Showcase and a discussion on affordability.

Prospective families are invited to join students and faculty for the President's Luncheon, hosted by Dr. Kip Nygren, after the exam. The afternoon will conclude with campus tours.

For more information and to request an application, call the Upper School Office of Admission at 270-2160 or visit the school's web site at www.wyomingseminary.org/takethetest.

LEHMAN: Penn State Wilkes-Barre is hosting a financial aid night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 101 of the Bell Atlantic Center for Technology.

Aid representatives will provide an overview of types of financial aid, the application process and timetable and how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASA).

Advanced registration is required and can be done online at wb.psu.edu/admissions; by phone at 675-9238; or by email at wbadmissions@psu.edu.

WILKES-BARRE: The Big Band Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania is holding a dinner dance on Feb. 1 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center. The event is open to the public. Cost for nonmembers is $30. A cocktail hour will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will take place after the cocktail hour. Music will be provided by King Henry and the Showmen. Herman Castellani will preside. For reservations call Glen at 586-5359 or Herman at 654-6454.

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