School Notes

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YTI CAREER INSTITUTE, Altoona GRADUATES Computer systems technician — Joshua D. Snyder, Altoona; Jeremiah A. Dilling, East Freedom; Daniel A. Gochnour, Loysburg; Cody L. Johnson, Westover; Alexis K. Pant, Claysburg; Billie J. Green, Altoona; David R. Miller, Altoona; Tyler D. Nimitz, ...

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ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL, NEWRY FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Peter Shivas SIXTH GRADE — Lauren Bunk, Dalton Davis, Samantha Dodson. FOURTH GRADE — Camille Krug, Sarah Little. SECOND GRADE — Kendra Dodson, Anna Lanzendorfer, Naiara Shaffer. FIRST GRADE — ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD NINTH GRADE — Camden J. Auman, Katherine A. Avery, Sabrina F. Azad, Olivia G. Baird, Alyssa R. Bell, Morgan E. Bihary, Nadia J. Boston, Evan M. Brozenich, Jonas N. Ciprich, Zachery A. Clapper, Aragorn H. Clarke, Alhana S. Davis, ...

‘Arts at The Arc’ begins Jan. 8

The Arc of Blair County will present a five-week “Arts at The Arc” program for students and adults with developmental disabilities. The program will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 8 at the Becky Sheetz Recreation Center, Altoona. The program was made possible ...

Sheedy family makes memorial gift to University of Notre Dame

The Sheedy family of Hollidaysburg endowed a gift to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in honor of John G. Sheedy, M.D, a lifelong Altoona-area resident, cherished family doctor and 1954 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Sheedy, who passed away in 2011, was a 1950 ...

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BISHOP GUILFOYLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, ATLOONA FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SEVENTH GRADE — Bella Adams, Claire Cammarata, Andrew Crocker, Elaine Farabaugh, Patrick Haigh, Mary Irwin, Alexander Pownall. EIGHTH GRADE — Tia Bartkowiak, Michael Brannock, Joel Craig, Raven ...

Graduates

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY — Devin Pierce, Altoona, A.S., engineering technology. BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY — Donna Engelberger, Mount Union, master’s degree, curriculum and instruction; Carrie Fichter, Hesston, B.S., American sign language/English interpreting; Krista ...

Dean’s list

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY, Altoona and State College campuses DEAN’S LIST FALL TERM Altoona — Penny Beck, Melanie Boggs, Jenna Bowman, Caitlin Bradley, Taylor Britton, Maher Brown, Marisa Carlheim, Brittany Chaapel, Tyler Davis, Amanda Johnson, Richard Laird, ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD 12TH GRADE — Jonas M. Aigner, Kate E. Altmanshofer, David W. Antonowicz, Sidra N. Arshad, David F. Auerbeck Jr., Linzi G. Baker, Mackenzie L. Baker, Derek E. Baum, Aleah P. Berkheimer, Abigail A. Betar, Abigail C. Bettwy, Samantha ...

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PENN CAMBRIA MIDDLE SCHOOL, CRESSON FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS EIGHTH GRADE — Hayley A. Bianconi, Kylie M. Chislow, Marissa M. Conley, Sadie M. Davison, Jada R. Dorman, Emma L. Farabaugh, Jolene M. Gailey, Sydney A. Gibbons, Carlie J. Hazlett-Davis, Caleb J. Hunt. Bayle J. ...

Graduates

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY Summer graduates Altoona campus Jason Eastep, Williams-burg, A.S.B., medical assistant, with honors; Colton Kimberly, Flinton, A.S.T., information technology; Tara Leonard, Altoona, A.S.B., medical assistant; Wilson Osemwegie, Altoona, ...

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GREAT COMMISSION SCHOOLS, ALTOONA FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Aaron Benson, Aaron Bracken, Rachel Cidor, Brandon Claar, Mason Cover, Matt Foster, Haleigh Hatfield, Albert Hu, Elliott Long, Josh Long, Lauren Longstreth, Mitchell Longstreth, Leah Tofano. 11TH GRADE — ...

On campus

Local student featured in YSU music recital YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — James O’Donnell of Altoona was among more than 40 Youngs-town State University student musicians featured in a series of early-November recitals presented by the Dana School of Music. O’Donnell is a music education ...

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NORTHERN BEDFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, LOYSBURG FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Trevor Allison, Megan Beam, Kaylee Bowers, Madison Cherry, Garett Clouse, Kaitlyn Corle, Allison Cottle, Evan Cottle, Joshua Dasher, Gabriel Dziob, Hunter Finnegan, Andrew Foor, Mackenzie Gates, ...

Holiday performance

The Altoona Area Junior High School seventh-grade chorus and seventh-grade orchestra will present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. The chorus is under the direction of Jessica Connell, and the orchestra is under the direction of Kelly ...

On campus

South Hills IT students attend ‘Hack PSU’ event Information Technology (IT) students and graduates from South Hills School of Business & Technology participated in a creative 24-hour learning experience at a “Hack PSU” event hosted by Penn State University. South Hills’ IT ...

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HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, ALTOONA FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Vincent Cioffari, Katelyn Krish, Meghan Norris, Jaden Quinn, Lucas Steinbugl. SEVENTH GRADE — Andrew Abraham, Ian Bennett, Grace Broadrick, Anthony Cioffari, Ben Dodson, Edie Manfred, Lia ...

Across the area

UPMC employees donate supplies EVERETT — UPMC employees helped hundreds of local students in Bedford and Blair county schools during the health system’s recent “Lend A Hand” campaign, which focused on providing children with the tools needed for school activities. During July and ...

Foot of Ten receives new playground equipment

DUNCANSVILLE — Foot of Ten Elementary School unveiled its new playground on Aug. 22. PTO President Heather DeStefano thanked a crowd of donors, administrators, parents, teachers and students at the event. The $40,000 project was the culmination of a yearlong fundraising effort. ...

Promoting peace and kindness

Courtesy photo Students in grades pre-K through fourth grade from Holy Trinity, Hollidaysburg, made a peace sign in honor of International Day of Peace in September, focusing on showing kindness and peace toward others.