School notes

Glendale rewards perfect attendance

FLINTON – A record 13 sixth-grade students from Glendale Elementary School were awarded new bicycles on June 5 for having perfect attendance for the 2013-14 school year.

This is the sixth consecutive year of a cooperative arrangement between the Horace Mann Insurance Co. and the Glendale Education Foundation -who co-sponsor this attendance incentive program for sixth-grade students, providing bicycles to any students who miss zero days.

Richard W. Snyder II, executive director of the Glendale Education Foundation and Tom Stetter of Horace Mann Insurance Co. took part in the recognition ceremony.

Bicycle recipients were Timothy Williams, Chiana Miller, Alaney Vereshack, Karly Grimes, Lainey Shaw, Reyna Richards, Evan Shaffer, Coy Plowman, Jackson Kitko, Kyle Jasper, Daniel Rowles, Cory Johnston and Breanna Vereshack.

Student receives scholarship

VALLEY, Neb. – Valmont Industries Inc. has named Daniel M. Cowan, son of Daniel T. and Wendy M. Cowan, as recipient of a $1,000 Future Leaders Scholarship.

Cowan will be attending Shippensburg University for the 2014 fall term.

Student graduates from Mercersburg

MERCERSBURG – Rose Pennington of Altoona, grade 12, graduated from Mercersburg Academy, where she was also named a distinguished scholar (all grades of 90 or above) during the spring term.

She plans to attend Chapman University, Orange,?Calif.

Mercersburg Academy is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding and day school in south-central Pennsylvania, with students enrolled in grades nine through 12 and a postgraduate year.

For more information about the school, call 717-328-6173, email admission or visit

Students attend SuperConference

CRESSON -?Students from the Cambria Heights Middle and High School attended SuperConfer-ence 21 held at Mount Aloysius College on May 7.

The SuperConference is a program that was developed by the Cambria County Secondary School Principals’ Association.

The goal is to provide student leaders from the middle schools and high schools an opportunity to enhance leadership traits, develop leadership skills, and to foster pride and spirit in their respective schools.

The students were chosen because of their leadership qualities they demonstrate throughout the school year, a desire for personal improvement and growth, and the positive impact they have on other students.

Kohl’s recognizes

community service

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -?On June 25, the Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism.

McKenna Aleksivich, 18, of Clearfield, was one of 103 youth from Pennsyl-vania to receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts.

“At Kohl’s we believe in giving back to our communities, and we are delighted to honor the more than 2,300 local level winners nationwide who have given their time and talent to do just that,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president, communications and public relations.

“Through their service these youth are truly making a positive impact on their communities.”

These winners qualified for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher education, which Kohl’s awarded this month.

Of the nearly 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.

In total this year, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.

A list of winners is available at