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SARAH SCINTO / GREATER PITTSTON PROGRESS Instructor Jane Wessner teaches a class in the Mobile Ag Ed Lab at Wyoming Area Primary Center.

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SARAH SCINTO / GREATER PITTSTON PROGRESS From left, are Vito Quaglia, Wyoming Area Primary Center principal; Michelle Mikitish, executive vice president of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; Cindy Vough, from state Sen. John Yudichak’s office; Ann Sorick and Kiki Sorick, owners, Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy; Trina Moss, Luzerne Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board; state Rep. Aaron Kaufer, and Lisa DeAngelo, from state Rep. Kaufer’s office.

WYOMING — Where does popcorn come from?

Some of the students at Wyoming Area Primary Center got a chance to learn the answer to that and other questions when Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab returned to the school to give students a hands-on education on agriculture.

The mobile lab visited Wyoming Area Primary Center this week, returning for a second time after the blizzards of March cut its original visit short last school year.

“This gets young students interested in the workforce,” said Trina Moss from the Luzerne/Schuykill Workforce Investment Board, one of the groups responsible for bringing the lab to the school.

Instructor Jane Wessner led Heather Dinoski’s second grade class in a presentation and activity about the science behind popcorn on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19.

Students across all grades at the Wyoming Area Primary Center had a chance to participate in hands-on experiments in the lab throughout the week.

Moss said her board secured a Ronald McDonald House Charities grant to bring the lab to four districts in the spring, but Wyoming Area’s time was cut short by snowstorms. When she worked with the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce to bring it back to the school, Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy of Exeter chipped in to cover some of the cost.

“Blue Ribbon stepped up in a big way,” she said.

Kiki Sorick, owner of Blue Ribbon, said the business was happy to help and would do so again.

“We would never say no to our home district,” she said.

sscinto@pittstonprogress.com,

570-821-2048, @sscintoCV