School Notes

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 ...

Dean’s list

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY FALL DEAN’S LIST Bedford County Kelsey Koontz, Bedford; Courtney Rupert, Roaring Spring. Blair County Mariah Cardoza, Altoona; Courtney Chamberlain, Altoona; Kristin Davis, Tyrone; Anne Dombrowski, Altoona; Caitlin England, Williamsburg; Ryan Fink, Tyrone; ...

MathCounts Team advances to states

The Altoona Area Junior High School MathCounts team won the MathCounts regional competition held at Penn State Altoona. This win advances the team to the state competition, which will be held March 11 in Hershey. The team includes Elise Abbott, Carson Ikner, Alex Thaler and Aiden ...

HACT to present ‘Lion King Jr.’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area Children’s Theatre (HACT) will present “The Lion King Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. March 11 in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. “The Lion King Jr.” tells the story of Simba (Owen Bender), a lion cub who loses his father, ...

Rep. Burns seeks applicants for scholarship

HARRISBURG — State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is seeking applicants from the 72nd District for the Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative (LAI), which allows each state legislator to appoint a student from his district as a commonwealth scholar for admission to Valley Forge ...

Honor rolls

ST. BENEDICT SCHOOL, CARROLLTOWN SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Jade Snedden, Julie Westrick. FIFTH GRADE — Sophia Hoover. FOURTH GRADE — Richard Kirsch. HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Abigail Baker, Ethan Cunningham, Courtney Hilyer, Delia Morchesky, ...

Deans’ lists

DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Doylestown — Matthew Edgin, Three Springs; Danielle Varner, Shirleysburg. GROVE CITY COLLEGE — Blake Baer, Bedford; Brie Hughes, DuBois; Zachary Sloan, DuBois; Claire DeArmitt, Bellwood; Amy O’Brien, Hollidaysburg; Naomi Stork, Huntingdon; Mara Yoder, ...

American Legion assists with flag project

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The American Legion Post 516 in Hollidaysburg presented a check for $1,000 to the Hollidaysburg Area School District Foundation to assist with the restoration effort of the Civil War Flag Project. The Civil War flag was carried by volunteers of the Company M 62nd Regiment of ...

Dean’s list

JUNIATA COLLEGE, HUNTINGDON FALL DEAN’S LIST Bedford County — Brent Andrew Baker, New Enterprise; Jennifer Carthew, Fishertown; Austin Montgomery, Bedford; Allison Price, New Enterprise; Neal Michael Smith, Saxton; Bethany Barbara Horner, Osterburg. Blair County — Madeline ...

Honor roll

SPRING COVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ROARING SPRING SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS EIGHTH GRADE — Kiera Berkheimer, Megan Brumbaugh, Jabon Butler, Isabella Dalansky, Jadyn Glunt, Ellen Kennedy, Abbie Kitt, Josiah Logan. SEVENTH GRADE — Jensen Beech, Avery Black, Faith Brumbaugh, Leah ...

‘Guys & Dolls’

Courtesy photo Students from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, will present “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and March 4 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. The “guys” are: Matthew Unpingco (seated); and standing (from left): Evan Potter, Matthew Yahner, Carson Beach, ...

Triolo music competition set for May 20

STATE COLLEGE — The 33rd Phyllis Triolo Music Competition will be held on May 20 for talented middle and high school students in central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn State ...

Deans’ lists

WILLIAMSON COLLEGE OF THE TRADES, Media — Kirstian Cowher, Tyrone. UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES, Philadelphia — Kaitlyn Kibler, Altoona; Owen Vazquez, Duncansville. INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM, Punxsutawney — Cassandra Callihan, Schellsburg; Ashley Winand, ...

Across the area

AAHS holds Steelers fundraiser Bob O’Donald was the winner of the James Harrison Ultimate Steelers Fan Raffle Basket fundraiser benefiting the Angie Gioiosa Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Altoona Area High School cross country boys’ and girls’ teams, $2,500 was raised for the ...

Honor rolls

BELLWOOD-ANTIS MIDDLE SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL FIFTH GRADE — Vincent Cacciotti, Anthony Caracciolo, Jessie Corrado, Olivia Hess, Ava Kensinger, Chance Schreier. SIXTH GRADE — Dylan Andrews, Caleb Beiswenger, Madison Brinkman, Brielle Campbell, Madison Cassidy, ...

Honor roll

ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL, NEWRY SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SIXTH GRADE — Madison Bunk. FIFTH GRADE — Lauren Bunk, Samantha Dodson. FOURTH GRADE — Shane Conrad, Miranda Little, Violet Yingling. THIRD GRADE — Kiri Dougherty, Cammie Krug, Sarah Little, Jace ...

Honor roll

GLENDALE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD PRINCIPAL’S HONORS 12TH GRADE — Conner Cann, Lauryn Clarkson, Ethan Garcia, Alexis Haigh, Amber Matier, Bailey Sinclair, Amanda Witherow, Matthew Yeckley. 11TH GRADE — Hannah Dudurich, Riley Gabrielson, Kristen Hewitt, Marissa ...

Family establishes Wertz Family Fund through foundation

The Joyce Wertz Family Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $25,000 Named Endowment was established by William C. “Bill” Wertz in honor and memory of Joyce, his wife of 54 years. Joyce A. (Martin) Wertz was a 1961 graduate of Altoona ...

Dean’s list

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FALL DEAN’S LIST Blair County Altoona — Allison Renee Berry, Ethan Patrick Blackie, Emily Lynn Blanchard, Jenna Marie Bolger, Holly Ann Boyles, Dylan Samuel Bradley, Kiera Lynn Brumbaugh, Morgan Paige Chathams, Sarah Amelia Edmiston, Kyler Lindy ...