School Notes

Across the area

Local businesses support ACE program JOHNSTOWN — The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation recently received donations from local businesses in support of the college’s Accelerated College. Walter Asonevich, president, and Melissa Murray, associate vice president of ...

Blair County 4-H holds banquet

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County 4-H Awards Banquet was held on Nov. 3 at the Geeseytown Fire Hall. Listed are the awards the 4-H club members received. Officer Awards President — Adam Uplinger, Lamb Chops, first; Jared Sollenberger, Little Cow Tails, second; Dana ...

Blair County 4-H clubs enrolling for new year, announces Cooking Club

Blair County 4-H is currently enrolling 4-H members for the new project year. 4-H is a youth development program designed to teach kids ages 8 to 18 life skills such as leadership, organization, teamwork, and responsibility through a variety of projects. Blair County 4-H offers a number of ...

Dean’s list

ST. VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE Altoona — Hannah Carey, Kayla Conrad, Lauren Donley, Emily Frederick, Jessica Rudolph. Carrolltown — Breanna Tomiczek. Claysburg — Esther Love. Cresson — Kayla Uveges. Duncansville — Braden Lishinsky, Brian Norris. Ebensburg — Kaitlyn ...

Helping the March of Dimes

Courtesy photo Students and instructors from YTI Career Institute-Altoona volunteered with the March of Dimes for its 15th annual Signature Chef event, held Nov. 21 at the Blair County Convention Center. Volunteers assisted with registration, sales and the silent auction. Shown are (from ...

Cheerleading event raises $12,000

Sheetz teamed up with the Blair County Respiratory Disease Society on Nov. 6 at the Altoona Field House to present the 2016 Cheerleading Tournament. Cheerleaders from several local schools performed, raising almost $12,000 for the Respiratory Disease Society. Proceeds from this event benefit ...

Graduates

YTI CAREER INSTITUTE, ALTOONA November graduates Brandon Henderson, Altoona, computer systems technician; Lucas Wilkinson, Altoona, computer systems technician; Katlyn Rhoads, Williamsburg, dental assisting; Emily Salvatore, Duncansville, dental assisting; Lindsay Sheppard, Williamsburg, ...

Across the area

Roaring Spring library offers tech help ROARING SPRING — Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Drop by the Roaring Spring Community Library for individual tech help from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Library staff will offer a one-hour tech-help drop-in. ...

Downtown Altoona Business Community awards scholarship

The Downtown Altoona Business Community (DABC) has awarded its first scholarship to Penn State Altoona student Catherine Anderson for her contribution to the success of the 2016 ZombieTown USA event. Anderson joined the DABC as its summer intern, serving as its 2016 ZombieTown USA event ...

Students complete planting at 911 Center

From Mirror staff reports Students from Altoona Area High School recently added the finishing touches on a parking lot improvement project next to the Blair County 911 Center at Sixth Avenue and Fourth Street. Blair County, through an effort involving the Blair County Conservation District, ...

Across the area

Free fitness class set for Sunday The ZumbaSistaz Fun Fitnezz at Simply Dance (in the Greenwood Center) is offering a free one-hour ZumbaSistaz Sampler (January Motivator Mixer) full body fitness class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The event is ...

Dean’s list

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY, Altoona and State College campuses Altoona — Kathleen Bailey, Britget Baker, Miranda Black, Michelle Bouch, Caitlin Bradley, Marisa Carlheim, Amanda Dillon, Kathryn Elder, Brinton Hinton, Amanda Johnson, Richard Laird, Samantha Loner, ...

Helping those in need

Courtesy photo The Northern Cambria High School senior class Powderpuff team tallied a 44-6 win over the junior class team in an annual charity game on Nov. 16 that raised more than $460 for a local family in need.

Roaring Spring Water announces contest winner

ROARING SPRING — Roaring Spring Water has announced the winner of its 2016 Players of The Week Contest. Ben Chamberlain of Claysburg submitted Dakota Chamberlain, his son and a member of the Claysburg Kimmel Bulldog Football Team, who received the most votes cast by family, friends, ...

Local student receives scholarship from medical society

HARRISBURG — The Blair County Medical Society (BCMS) has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to local medical student Adam Weaver, son of Douglass and Dr. Janelle Weaver of Duncansville. Weaver attends Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia. Weaver said that throughout his ...

Honor rolls

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Brandon Benton, Cara Berkhimer, Hailey Bradley, Rachael Claar, Raeann Claycomb, Adam Dibert, Brandon Dodson, James Dunmore, Danielle Ebersole, Sarah Feather, Samantha Fickes, Emily Fiess, Alex Figart, Isaac ...

On campus

Mount offers campus tour Wednesday CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College is giving students an opportunity to discover the college in time for spring semester. The college’s admissions office will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Enrollment management staff will be on hand to answer ...

Grant funds school’s trip to Holocaust Museum

EBENSBURG — On Oct. 26, students, faculty and staff from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit the Holocaust Museum and explore the capital. This trip was funded by a grant from the Blanche Beerman Holocaust Museum Fund through the Community ...

Mentoring in Medicine Program accepting applications for 2017

JOHNSTOWN — Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Mentoring in Medicine program is accepting applicants for the 14th annual 10-week summer program. Mentoring in Medicine is designed to give area college students, planning on a career as a physician, the opportunity to shadow physicians at ...