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Courtesy photo Ray Liddick (left), graphic arts program coordinator at South Hills School of Business & Technology, State College, and LeRoy Spicer, financial aid administrator, present the Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship to Hayley Butcher, second-year graphic arts student. Also shown is Debbie Schlegel, Kari’s mother.

Student receives Schlegel scholarship

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology announced that Hayley Butcher, a second-year graphic arts student and graduate of Williamsburg High School, has been awarded the 2018 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award.

The scholarship was created by the family of Kari Lynn Schlegel, a 2012 graduate of South Hills’ graphic arts program whose life and untimely death in 2016 touched the lives of many.

“Kari Schlegel was a vivacious person in the classroom, had a great sense of humor, and we were blessed to know her,” said Ray Liddick, graphic arts program coordinator. “We chose Hayley as the scholarship recipient because she embodies the spirit of the award. She is motivated and has a positive attitude in the classroom and with her fellow students: the same traits that Kari had when she was a student. We are grateful to the family for making this scholarship available in her memory.”

South Hills also memorialized Kari by naming the school’s virtual art gallery in her honor which may be viewed at www.southhills.edu/gallery.

To learn more about the graphic arts program, visit www.southhills.edu/GA

Doctor chosen for five-year residency

Marla A. Sacks, M.D., of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Latrobe, will complete a one-year surgery internship in May 2018 at the State University of New York at Brooklyn (SUNY Downstate).

In June, she began a five-year categorical general surgery residency at SUNY Downstate.

Dr. Sacks is a 2017 graduate of St. George University, with a doctor of medicine degree, a 2013 graduate of Allegheny College, with a bachelor of science degree in physics and minors in psychology and chemistry, and was named an Alden Scholar.

She is a 2009 graduate of Greater Latrobe High School.

Dr. Sacks is also a first published author in “Physics for Observation of Pattern Formation on 5CB under AC and DC Electroconvection of Non-linear Optics.”

The National Academy of Science provided the grant while she was in residence at the Hungarian Academy of the Sciences in Budapest, Hungary.

Dr. Sacks is the daughter of Dave and Barb Sacks, formerly of Altoona.

Kirk Memorial Scholarship created

Friends and the family of Bob Kirk, Allegany College of Maryland’s former men’s basketball coach and athletic director, created a scholarship in memory of Coach Kirk who died earlier this year.

Bob Kirk, who led the ACM men’s basketball team to a record of 927-158, developed a top-tier athletics program during his tenure at the college.

The first award of the Bob Kirk Memorial Scholarship, open to full or part-time students from the tri-state area who maintain a GPA of at least 2.75, will be made in advance of the fall semester.

For more information, call 301-784-5200.

Student part of research project

WORCESTER, Mass. — Spencer Herrington of Clearfield, a member of the class of 2019 majoring in aerospace engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Worcester.

The project was titled “Development of a Mobile Website for the Worcester Art Museum.”

In their project summary, the students wrote, “Through interviewing, brainstorming and collaboration with museum professionals, we decided the best course of action for this project was to implement a WAM Mobile Website with top features being an exhibit viewer, audio tours and an interactive map.”