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Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduates

INDIANA, Pa. — Indiana University Pennsylvania released the names of its spring graduates on Sept. 11. Blair County Altoona — Allison Renee Berry, B.S., geology; Sarah Amelia Edmiston, B.A., psychology; Steven Edward Franco, B.S., marketing; Jessica Marie Harris, B.S., safety, health ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Al­toona, PA 16603, as soon as possible. Please print the king’s and ...

Juniata faculty, students to attend Nobel Peace Prize forum

HUNTINGDON — On Sept. 15 and 16, six representatives from Juniata College will attend the 29th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, which is the only forum operating under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and is the only such academic affiliation outside of Norway. Each year, the ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th anniversary reunion on Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday will be held at The Casino at Lakemont Park, and a Sunday brunch will be held at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg. For information call Judy Russell at 941-6170 or ...

Central student’s artwork displayed in U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Brittany Albright, a student at Central High School in Martinsburg, had her watercolor piece, “Lorraine Covered Bridge of Rails to Trails,” selected for display in the U.S. Capitol, representing Pennsylvania’s 9th District in the 2017 High School Congressional Art ...

Heart of Gold part of state competition

Twirlers win first place in junior, senior divisions The Heart of Gold Twirl Team of Hollidaysburg attended the 2017 Happy Valley Classic Pennsyl-vania State Baton Twirling Team Championships at Penn State University, University Park. Heart of Gold captured first place in the junior and ...

On campus

Geisinger holds white coat ceremony SCRANTON — Incoming first-year doctor of medicine students received the first symbol of their new profession as Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine held its ninth annual white coat ceremony for the class of 2021 on Aug. 4 in Scranton. Local ...

Doctorate

Timothy Albert Heiss Timothy Albert Heiss of Altoona received a doctorate in pharmacy from the Lake Erie College of Medicine School of Pharmacy on May 28 at Erie Insurance Arena. He also received the Natural Medicines Compre-hensive Database Graduation Award, which is given to the member of ...

Graduates

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, Dallas, Texas — Michael Anthony Sinisi, Altoona, bachelor of business studies in finance, summer commencement. BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Waco, Texas — Lauren Andrea Kristofco, Hollidays-burg, doctor of philosophy, environmental science. CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, Clemson, ...

Admissions

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, Va. — Nathan Lawhead, Altoona.

On campus

PSU Altoona Enactus part of national expo Fifteen Penn State Altoona students traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to compete in the 2017 Enactus United States National Exposition from May 21 to 23. The three-day expo featured teams from 105 Enactus groups representing colleges and universities ...

Young explorers

Courtesy photo The Academy of Explorers Club at All Saints Catholic School, Cresson, is supervised by Tyler Moudry. Members meet on Thursdays after school to talk about the history of local towns. In May, they had their first off-site field trip at Allegheny Portage Railroad. Moudry was ...

Local 4-H member wins State Fashion Revue

UNIVERSITY PARK — Fifty two 4-H members from across Pennsylvania participated in the State 4-H Fashion Revue contest at Penn State University on Aug. 2. The contestants are judged on construction of their garment, modeling ability and fashion fit/ design. Paige McMullen, a 4-H member of ...

Golf event to benefit St. Patrick’s School

St. Patrick’s School in Newry will hold a golf tournament Oct. 7 at Iron Masters Country Club, 174 Cross Cove Road, Roaring Spring. Registration starts at 7 a.m. The format is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch and prize presentations will follow. There will be ...

Smearman golf tournament aids scholarship

ROARING SPRING — The eighth annual Coach Bill Smearman Memorial Golf Tournament was held on June 28 at Iron Masters Country Club. Fourteen teams of golfers participated in this year’s event. The tournament is the main fundraiser for the $1,000 Coach Bill Smear-man Memorial Scholarship, ...

Reader photos suggested for Mirror’s Halftime Show

The Mirror’s “Halftime Show” will return on Wednesdays during football season. While Mirror photographers will provide some photos, parents and schools are encouraged to submit photos of bands and cheerleaders to community@altoonamirror.com. High-resolution JPEG photos are required ...

On campus

Students volunteer at Everett’s Tenley Park EVERETT — Students at the Bedford County campus of Allegany College of Maryland showed their community spirit when they donned heavy gardening gloves to improve a children’s playground at Everett’s Tenley Park. The popular play area ...

Dean’s list

PENN COLLEGE, WILLIAMSPORT SPRING DEAN’S LIST Bedford County — Seth T. Cook, Hyndman; Alexander W. Griffith, Imler; Jeffrey Z. Yang, Bedford. Blair County — Laycee T. Clark, Tyrone; Rick A. Day II, Tyrone; Justin M. DeGennaro, Altoona; Michaela R. Diehl, Tyrone; Jacob J. Herron, ...

PSU student receives Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship

Taylor Baum of Holli-daysburg is a winner in the Heroes’ Legacy Schol-arships For Children of Fallen or Disabled Service Members. The scholarship grants for this special program are principally underwritten by the author’s after-tax proceeds from the book “Of Thee I Sing. A Letter to my ...

Local Scout attains rank of Eagle

Nick Nale of Troop 3031, Duncansville, recently received Scouting’s highest honor: the rank of Eagle Scout. A Court of Honor was held at the Duncansville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8724, which is the troop’s sponsor. Rich Chamberlain and Steve Weir are the Scoutmasters. Nick’s ...