May 22, 2017 - Pennsylvania’s recipient of the 2016 Beekeeper of the Year Award, Charlie Borisek, of Linesville, joined Sen. Brooks, along with Dr. Harland Patch from Penn State’s Department of Entomology, to highlight the importance of conserving wild bee populations for the long-term sustainability of agricultural production.
May 22, 2017 - Harrisburg—Sen. Brooks spoke with Paula and Vincent “Joe” Smith at the 40th annual ABATE rally in the state Capitol Rotunda, which showcases the ongoing need to preserve motorcyclists’ rights and safety.
May 15, 2017 – Springfield Township - Senator Brooks and other local legislators met with Mercer County Township Officials to discuss legislation and other issues pertaining to local government.
May 8, 2017 - Sen. Brooks was honored to meet with area psychologists who visited the Capitol for a statewide Advocacy Day.
May 8, 2017 - Some of our best and brightest students demonstrated how they have effectively utilized technology in their lives at an academic showcase sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
May 5, 2017 – Greenville – Senator Brooks welcomes Dr. Susan Traverso as she becomes the 20th President of Thiel College.
May 5, 2017 – Grove City - Intermediate Units across northwestern Pennsylvania conducted a Superintendents’ Summit at Grove City College. Senator Brooks along with her colleagues, answered questions of interest to the area school superintendents in attendance.
May 5, 2017 – Grove City - Senator Brooks spoke at the annual 79-80 Interstate Development Corporation meeting regarding economic development.
April 30, 2017 - Joshua Tingley of Stoneboro, Mercer County, was honored with a citation from Senator Brooks to salute his attainment of his Eagle Scout Award, Scouting’s highest honor. Joshua built bat houses and bird houses around the Sandy Lake Area for his Eagle Scout project.
April 28, 2017 - Grove City - Sen. Brooks saluted the talent and hard work of the Grove City Swim Team, who swam their way to the state divisional championship, and produced state champions in the 200-meter and 400-meter relays. The team is coached by Karen Wendelschaefer, aided by assistant Kellie Kleinert.
April 28, 2017 – Grove City-- Sen. Brooks was excited to congratulate Grove City junior Emily Gordon, who became Mercer County’s first-ever state champion in girls’ tennis after winning the Class AA title at the Hershey Racquet Club. Emily is also the three-time District 10 girls’ tennis singles champion. She compiled a flawless 18-0 record this past season.
April 24, 2017 - Harrisburg--Four outstanding 14-year-olds from St. Michael School in Greenville served as guest pages on the Senate floor with Sen. Brooks. These student-leaders included Joseph Pfleger of Jamestown; Evan Cianci from Greenville; Alaina Harpst of Greenville; and Anna Cooper from Greenville. Their chaperones were Pam Cianci and Doug Dorio.
April 19, 2017 – Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) hosted its annual Pharmacy Legislative Day. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students from across the commonwealth attended to display how they are putting patients first. Pictured with Senator Brooks are Marissa Waterloo, Alyssa Gosnell and Vincent Shaffer.
April 19, 2017 –Harrisburg--Sen. Brooks was proud to introduce Talia Morgenstern of Mercer County to the Senate. Talia was among the 53 winners of the Liquor Control Board’s Alcohol Awareness Poster contest. She is a seventh grader at Kennedy Catholic Middle School who spotlighted the dangers of underage drinking in her poster. She is pictured here with her parents, Paul and Susan, and her two sisters, Amariah Ava and Asia Moriah.
April 18, 2017 - Sen. Brooks honored the state’s wrestling champions, the matmen of Reynolds High School in Mercer County, on the Senate floor.
April 18, 2017 - As casino and online gambling grow in popularity and compete with the state Lottery’s games, Sen. Brooks joined in a joint hearing to examine and ensure the long-term stability of the state Lottery Fund, which supports a growing population of older Pennsylvanians with such vital needs as food, transportation, heating aid, and tax relief.
April 12, 2017 – Sharpsville – Sharpsville Middle School is 1 of 38 schools in PA, 1 of 400 throughout the nation and the first school in Mercer County to be named a “School to Watch”. Senator Brooks was honored to present a PA Senate Citation in recognition of this outstanding achievement.
April 5, 2017 – West Middlesex - Senator Brooks was honored to recognize these Mercer County individuals at the 40 under 40 event sponsored by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce and Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce for their demonstration of values and commitment professionally or personally in our communities who are under the age of 40.
March 31, 2017 – Greenville – Senator Brooks hosted a Seniors for Safe Driving refresher course presented by Richard D’Arcangelo at the Greenville Senior Center designed especially for seniors to help them stay up-to-date on the latest laws while also helping them save money on their car insurance.
March 29, 2017 – Harrisburg - Senator Brooks joined Senators Baker and Bartolotta in leading a lengthy hearing on whether the Governor’s call to merge four major health and human service departments into one will actually save tax dollars without hurting vital services for senior citizens and those facing poverty, illness and addiction.
March 23, 2017 – Edinboro – Senator Brooks stopped by the Edinboro University Highland Ambassadors' sponsored "Meatballs" benefit for the Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team.