School Notes

WISE Women seeks scholarship applicants

Completed applications are due by Feb. 23 WISE Women of Blair County announced that it is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for ...

Local Scout completes project, receives Eagle Court of Honor

Aaron Michael Saylor of Altoona joined Boy Scout Troop 49 in September 2014. In less than three years, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 9, 2017, at the age of 14. At that time, he had earned 52 merit badges. To date, he has earned 68 merit badges. Eagle Scout is the highest ...

Deans’ lists

BIOLA UNIVERSITY, La Mirada, Calif. — Katherine Borcherding, Manns Choice, spring 2017 term. BOB JONES UNIVERSITY, Greenville, S.C. — Anna McCoy, Duncansville; John McCoy, Duncansville. YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA — Sarah Hurley, Lilly; Jordan Johnson, Ebensburg; Haley Laird, ...

Honor roll

WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Bradley J. Grove, Gaven L. Hughes, Cassandra M. Michelone, Nathan A. Ross, Alexa D. Weimert, Michaela M. Wilt. 11TH GRADE — Morgan R. Clouser, Chandler B. Edwards, Paige R. Gunnett, Alex M. James. 10TH GRADE ...

Graduates

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY, Campbellsville, Ky. — Rachael Andrews, Altoona, master’s degree in social work. BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY — Donna Engelberger, Mount Union, master’s degree curriculum and instruction; Carrie Fichter, Hesston, bachelor’s degree American sign language, English, ...

Rec commission announces programs

The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission is offering a variety of programs in the upcoming months. Online registration is available at www .cbrcparks.org. You can also register at the CBRC office, 2101 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 949-2231. Art About Music — ...

Across the area

Breakfast fundraiser set for Sunday NEWRY — A “Breakfast Buffet for Adam” will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at St. Patrick’s School. The event is sponsored by the CCD classes of St. Patrick’s and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic churches. The buffet will ...

School notes

Glendale schools donate money, items to food bank FLINTON — Ronald Lynch, Glendale Elementary School instructor, recently presented a check for $1,350 to Carole Kruise, director of the Glendale Area Food Bank. It was the largest amount ever collected as part of the annual donation from ...

Saint Francis hosts Winter Watershed Festival

LORETTO — The Science Outreach Center at Saint Francis University hosted a Winter Watershed Festival on Dec. 18. The festival is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra-tion (NOAA)-sponsored program into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. More than 300 students in grades five, ...

Honor roll

SPRING COVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ROARING SPRING FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Jensen Beech, Averey Black, Logan Brumbaugh, Leah Decker, Logan Dick, Carly Dixon, Regan Dodson, Lauren Fogle, Kyla Glass, Jacob Hample, Morgan Kennedy, Luke Knisely, Olesya Lebedeva, Elijah ...

Mock trial team growing at Mount

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College’s mock trial team is preparing for its next competition. The competition will take place Jan. 19, 20 and 21 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Attorney David Andrews, who left his Altoona law firm in 2016 to join the Mount Aloysius faculty, teaches ...

Honor roll

GLENDALE JUNIOR/ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD PRINCIPAL’S HONORS 12TH GRADE — Kara Becher, Brittany Belgin, Cierra Bordack, Seth Dillon, Hannah Dudurich, Riley Gabrielson, Kristen Hewitt, Marissa Iraca, Sierra Korinchak, Makenzie Lukehart, Kristin Myers, Karissa Noel, ...

Deans’ lists

CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE, Summerdale — Summer term: Lori Delk, Altoona; Hope Harman, Mount Union; Andrew James, Orbisonia; Wendie Ritchey, Portage; Leslie Winnick, Orbisonia. BOB JONES UNIVERSITY, Greenville, S.C. — President’s list: Erika Carbaugh, Altoona; Erin Kilian, Warriors ...

Honor roll

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS SEVENTH GRADE — Allison Becker, Taylor Conrad, Nathan Delasko, Alexander Helsel, Sarah Helsel, Rachel Kauffman, Taylor Mowry, Erica Norotsky, Emily Rightenour, Emma Ritchey, Nevaeh Walter, Gavin Wicker. EIGHTH GRADE — ...

On campus

YTI stages crime scene BELLWOOD — Students in the criminal justice and first response program at YTI Career Institute in Altoona participated in a mock crime scene Nov. 22 at Bellwood-Antis Community Park. Set up by adjunct instructor Brion McCaulley, the exercise provided hands-on ...

Thomas Automotive donates van to ROCK program

LORETTO — The Thomas Automotive family presented a 2014 Honda Odyssey van to Saint Francis University as a donation to the Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids (ROCK) Program. The Saint Francis University ROCK program, under the guidance of professors Edward P. Zovinka and Rose Clark, ...

‘Youth Protection’

Courtesy photo Boy Scout Troop 49 of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, recently donated a set of three DVDs titled “Youth Protection” to the Altoona Area Public Library for various age groups for family viewing. The films present a variety of situations that young people may ...

Bishop Guilfoyle golf team holds fundraiser

A golf marathon was held on Oct. 7 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona, as a fundraiser for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School golf team. Head golf coach Tyler Vincent (who is also Park Hills’ head golf pro), assistant coach Brett Miller, along with Park Hills’ Michael Fiore Jr. ...

Nursing program perfect in national exam four consecutive years

Only program in the state to achieve LORETTO — Saint Francis University’s nursing program recently became the only program in the state to have 100 percent of its graduates pass the National Council Licensure Examination for the past four consecutive years. The nursing department ...

On campus

Student joins Alpha Chi honor society PHILADELPHIA — Owen Vazquez was among the 41 newest members inducted into the University of the Sciences Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, at a special ceremony held on Nov. 14. Vazquez is a biochemistry student from ...