School Notes

Leadership Blair County Youth graduates class of 2017

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Youth (LBCY) program graduated 23 students representing all Blair County school districts on May 10 at the Port Sky Cafe at Penn State Altoona. LBCY is a Blair County Chamber of Commerce program open to high school sophomores ...

On campus

Shuster visits YTI Career Institute classrooms U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) visited YTI Career Institute in Altoona on March 3. Shuster had a tour of YTI’s classrooms and programs and learned how YTI supports committed students in achieving the technical and professional ...

PSU Altoona holds ‘End the Word’ event

Students Advocating for Disability Awareness (SADA) at Penn State Altoona held a “Spread the Word to End the Word” banner-signing event on March 1 in the Hawthorn Building to kick off intellectual disability awareness month. SADA’s primary mission is to create inclusive environments on ...

School notes

Olive Garden fundraiser benefits Bellwood band BELLWOOD — On April 11, the Bellwood-Antis Band hosted their second Olive Garden Fundraiser. Altoona’s Olive Garden donated, cooked and delivered 200 meals to the Bellwood-Antis Middle School cafeteria. Bellwood’s Premiere Jazz band ...

Claysburg STEM program extended to more schools

CLAYSBURG — A 12-day “Stepping-up for Fun for STEM and the Arts” program will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 to 15, July 10 to 13 and July 31 to Aug. 3 at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. The program has been expanded to include students from surrounding schools entering grades five ...

Deans’ lists

BELMONT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, Tenn. — Amy Schuh, Port Matilda. THIEL COLLEGE, Greenville — Rachael Rose, Altoona; Philip Kyle, Mount Union; Jessica Orczeck, Roaring Spring; Katherine Orczeck, Roaring Spring. FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Melbourne, Fla. — Cory Love, ...

Graduates

THIEL COLLEGE, Greenville — Rachael Rose, Altoona, bachelor of arts degree. YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA — Christian Minter, Altoona, B.S., music. TRINITY EVANGELICAL DIVINITY SCHOOL, Deerfield, Ill. — Jeffrey Spanogle, Clearfield, Ph.D., philosophy, theological studies.

Deans’ lists

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY, Greenville, S.C. — Presi-dent’s list: Erin Kilian, Warriors Mark (3.75 or higher grade point average). Dean’s list: Kara Donnelly, Huntingdon; Jerusha Stanley, Three Springs. EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, Va. — Aaron Edward Dunmore, Queen.

Graduates

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Bradford — Ethan Earl Tkacik, Clearfield, B.S., computer information systems and technology; Kyra Leigh Spadaro, DuBois, A.S., nursing; Cameron Strayer, Queen, A.S., nursing. GEISINGER COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Scranton — Alexander Romeo, DuBois, master of ...

Honor roll

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, MARTINSBURG THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Lauren Brumbaugh, Tre Butler, Hannah Cole, Alexandra Garver, Ashley Greenleaf, Joshua Harker, Alexis Hicks, Hannah Johnston, Lauren Kensinger, Ellie King, Hannah Kostan, Jenna Metzler, Jacob Muthler, Anna ...

Cresson Lake Playhouse offers music summer camp for children

EBENSBURG — Cresson Lake Playhouse will offer a summer camp opportunity called “CLP Unplugged Jr. Summer Camp.” Children going into grades four to 10 in the 2017-18 school year will work with voice specialists, Josh and Mariah Duman, to explore and prepare vocal performance pieces. The ...

Honor roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD 12TH GRADE — Jason M. Adams, Saadia N. Arshad, Jacob R. Barner, Samuel D. Barroner, Alec B. Bernard, Chang Z. Bickel, Sara J. Bollman, Austin T. Burket, Courtney L. Byrnes, Alyssa M. Carnicella, Isaac J. Ciprich, Cassandra L. ...

N. Cambria students win TSA competition

CHAMPION — The top Technology Education and Engineering students from across Pennsylvania converged on Seven Springs Resort in Champion from April 19 to 22 for the largest Technology Student Association conference in the history of the Pennsylvania organization. More than 1,800 students ...

On campus

Nursing students receive scholarships JOHNSTOWN — Conemaugh School of Nursing students received scholarships through the 1889 Foundation for commitments to high academic performance and patient care. “In the ever-changing world of healthcare, nurses are the glue that hold it ...

Alumni to present scholarship to Tussey Mountain grad

SAXTON — Since 1993, the Saxton Liberty High School Alumni Association has been providing scholarship awards to college students who are Tussey Mountain High School graduates. The first award of $500 was presented to one TM graduate, but through the years, the amount of the award has ...

On campus

Biology student to study abroad HUNTINGDON — Skye Smay of Portage, a freshman biology student at Juniata College, received a $4,000 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar-ship to study abroad this summer at the Institute for Ad-vanced Studies of the East, in Orizaba, Mexico. Smay, the daughter of ...

Senior recognized for service

Malia Schimminger, a senior at Altoona Area High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, ...

PSU Altoona to host STEM workshop 

Penn State Altoona will offer the workshop “Post-Secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Courses Using Digital learning Aids with Virtual Leaning Environments” from July 10 to 13. During this National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop, STEM educators will share ...

Welge Endowment to assist students

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Welge Scholarship, which assists students who are entering their junior or senior year of college. The Welge Endowment Scholarship was established in 1995 to honor Adelaide G. (Heverly) Welge. This year, the foundation anticipates awarding three ...

Woman named fellow in chemistry

Sara E. Skrabalak, daughter of John P. Skrabalak of Altoona, has been selected by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as a 2017 Fellow in Chemistry. Skrabalak, formerly of Altoona and Indiana, Pa., is the James H. Rudy associate professor of chemistry at Indiana University in ...