School Notes

Youth attend leadership conferences

More than 500 young people descended on State College during the last weekend of January. Among them were Blair County 4-H members Scott Sessamen of Bellwood, attending State Leadership Conference, and Andrea Slusser of Altoona, attending the Junior Leadership Conference. The weekend is an ...

Students honored by state VFW in Voice of Democracy essay contest

The Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States recently celebrated the patriotism of Pennsylvania’s high school students during the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy banquet in Pittsburgh. Tyrone resident Haley Butina won the VFW patriotic essay ...

Woman selected as Fulbright Scholar

Sara E. Skrabalak, daughter of John P. Skrabalak of Altoona, has been selected to receive a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Fulbright Award to Spain in 2018. The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries, is ...

Graduates

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, Frostburg, Md. — Frank Amato, Bedford, B.S., recreation and parks management; Rebecca Murray, Hyndman, M.B.A., management. BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY, Berea, Ohio — Connor Lesniak, Altoona, B.A., exercise science. LYCOMING COLLEGE, Williamsport — Sydney ...

Northern Cambria students compete in TSA regionals

SPRING MILLS — Twenty-two students from Northern Cambria Middle School traveled to Penns Valley High School on Feb. 4 for the Technology Student Association (TSA) Region 8 Competition. This was the first time the middle school has participated in the competition. By the end of the ...

Library encourages STEM learning

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg library is encouraging children to experience STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts. The library is participating in the Franklin Institute’s “LEAP into STEM” program. The project was made possible by a grant from the Institute for ...

Bishop Carroll to present ‘Hello, Dolly!’

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Drama Club will present “Hello, Dolly!” at 7 p.m. March 30 and 31 and April 1 in the school cafeteria. The school is located at 728 Ben Franklin Highway. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. In turn-of-the-century New York, Dolly ...

Honor roll

PENN CAMBRIA HIGH SCHOOL, CRESSON SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL 12TH GRADE — Riley Anderson, Brianna Berezansky, Amanda Bergamaschi, Jacinta Capelety, Robert Cox, Zachary Delaney, Jacob Duron, Dustin Hartline, Nicholas Hite, Patrick Kirby, Kaylee Kostan, Ethan Lantz, Lucas ...

WISE Women presents scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County has announced the scholarship winners for the fall 2016 term. These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education. WISE stands for ...

Deans’ lists

DICKINSON COLLEGE, Carlisle — Patrick Michael Irwin, Altoona. COLLEGE OF ST. ROSE, Albany, N.Y. — Autumn Sabath, Breezewood. UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY, Findlay, Ohio — Alexis Locke, Portage,. LYCOMING COLLEGE, Williamsport — Austin Mital, Ginter; Nicalus Harclerode, Altoona; Nolan ...

Sixth class of Sheetz Fellows inducted at Penn State Altoona

The sixth class of Sheetz Fellows was inducted during a formal ceremony on Feb. 25 at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. A competitive academic program, the Sheetz Fellows Program mission is to invigorate undergraduate education at Penn State Altoona by providing leadership ...

Graduates

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA DECEMBER GRADUATES Blair County Altoona — Brenna Marie Irvin, B.S., child development and family relations; Brittany Rose Leaper, B.A., criminology; Stephanie N. Tate, M.Ed., school counseling. Claysburg — Kayla Ann Musselman, B.S.Ed., health and ...

Doctorate

Lindsy M. Sammarco Lindsy M. Sammarco graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, on Dec. 16 and recently became board-certified in Pennsylvania. She completed her clinical rotations (acute rehabilitation) at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, ...

‘Bear Crawl’

Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec The next football season is months away, but Altoona Area High School coach Nick Felus has kids at all levels in the Sheetz Weight Room for strength-conditioning and team-building drills every day after school. Above, Aidan Palilla, 13, an eighth-grader, takes ...

Glendale Drama Club to present ‘Jeckyll, Hyde’

FLINTON — The Glendale Drama Club, under the direction of Jen and Larry Putorek, will present its 11th annual musical, “Jekyll and Hyde,” at 7 p.m. March 30 and 31 and April 1 and 2 p.m. April 2 in the high school auditorium. “Jekyll and Hyde” is a Victorian Era musical, adapted ...

Honor roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD 12TH GRADE — Saadia N. Arshad, Kaitlin E. Baker, Jacob R. Barner, Sierra L. Barr, Chang Z. Bickel, Brock R. Breinich, Austin T. Burket, Courtney L. Byrnes, Alyssa M. Carnicella, Isaac J. Ciprich, Cassandra L. Clapper, Madison B. ...

Honor roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD NINTH GRADE — Addison L. Allen, Allison M. Barton, Jordan F. Becker, Nathan A. Bettwy, Easton M. Brown, Matthew J. Brown, Tristan S. Chaney, Cameryn L. Clark, Jesse E. Clayton, Emma M. Cummings, Meghan E. Cutshall, Brooke L. ...

Honor roll

WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL 12TH GRADE — Joshua T. Allison, Cassidy L. Bowmaster, Alexis E. Lane, Patrick M. McCauley, Sarah M. Sukala. 11TH GRADE — Olivia E. England, Nathan A. Ross. NINTH GRADE — Hailee A. Jones, Joseph D. ...

Boy Scout from Lilly attains rank of Eagle

LILLY — Josh Koval, 13, of Lilly has achieved the Boy Scouts’ highest rank, Eagle Scout. Josh is a member of Ashville Boy Scout Troop 2221 under the leadership of Scoutmaster Mike Pettenati. Josh is the first Eagle Scout that this troop has produced. He is the son of Rick and Brenda ...

Service note

JARRET K. HOSTLER U.S. Air Force Airman Jarret K. Hostler graduated as an honors graduate from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force ...