School Notes

Homecoming

Courtesy photo Bellwood-Antis High School crowned Kaylee Kasper as homecoming queen and Brodee Wyland as homecoming king at its Sept. 28 football game. Homecoming committees can submit photos of homecoming kings and queens to Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, Altoona Mirror, ...

Show choir to present ‘100 Years of Broadway’

The Juniata Elemen-tary School Show Choir, under the direction of drama club advisers Heidi Soldner and Kathy Otto, will present “100 Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the school gymnasium. Members of the show choir will sing and dance their way through a lively arrangement which ...

Rowland Theater to kick off WPSU’s ‘Let’s Go Luna!’

“Let’s Go Luna!” WPSU’s newest animated series on its PBS Kids lineup — will debut at the Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 with a special Sensory Friendly screening. The animated series follows the adventures of three friends — Leo, a wombat from Australia; ...

Graduates

ALTOONA BEAUTY SCHOOL Cosmetology — Ashley Yerty, Martinsburg; Tej Feltenberger, Tyrone. Cosmetology teacher — Diana Marshall, Mahaffey. Esthetics — Ashley McCool, Grassflat.

Homecoming slideshow

Courtesy photos Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School crowned Deena Zammam as homecoming queen on Oct. 11. Her escort was Zachary Grabill. Portage Area Junior-Senior High School crowned Lauren Hudak as homecoming queen on Oct. 5. Her escort was Hunter Kalinoski. Cambria Heights ...

‘Voices of Altoona’ set for Thursday

More than 150 vocalists will perform in the Altoona Area School District’s “Voices of Altoona” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Altoona Area High School auditorium. The high school and junior high school will be represented by the Altoona Area High School Vocal Ensemble and the ...

On campus

Citadel student awarded gold stars for academics CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nicholas Piacentini of Hollidaysburg was awarded gold stars by The Citadel for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also ...

Mayor launches city ‘Paint the Plow’

‘Fan Favorite’ to be chosen on Facebook page Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico distributed applications in the spring for a new program for the elementary schools in the City of Altoona, Paint the Plow. PennDOT District 9’s success with a Paint the Plow Program for the high schools and ...

AAHS drama club to present ‘Crucible’

The Altoona Area High School Performing Arts Club will present its fall play, Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucible” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the AAHS auditorium. There will also be a free senior citizen preview at 6 p.m. Wednesday. General admission tickets will be ...

Sensory Train Ride

Courtesy photo The Central PA Autism Society and the Everett Railroad Station hosted a Sensory Train Ride for children with autism, special needs and sensory concerns on Sept. 15. Above, two members of the society Ayden Parshall and Ryan Finochio, both of Hollidaysburg, are shown with the ...

Cesare Battisti scholarships

Courtesy photo The Cesare Battisti Club of Altoona held its 12th annual scholarship banquet on May 21 in the club’s Tuscany Room. Each student received $1,000. The guest speaker was Dr. Cynthia Piccirilli, a 1975 graduate of Altoona High School. Dr. Piccirilli completed her neurosurgical ...

Graduates

GENEVA COLLEGE, Beaver Falls Bedford — Celina Giovanelli, B.A., history. Carrolltown — Devan Jewett, B.S., human services and criminal justice. Clearfield — Kaitlyn Learish, B.A., communication disorders. East Freedom — Amanda Lawler, B.S., human services. Saltillo — Alyssa ...

Across the area

Ice cream social, powerlifting event set During October, Geeseytown Newry Evangelical Lutheran Parish, is raising $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of three women in the parish who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. n From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, the ...

Graduates

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY, Wichita Falls, Texas — Meghan Suzanne Weisinger, Gallitzin, B.S., radiologic sciences, cum laude. WILKES UNIVERSITY, Wilkes-Barre — Eva Clark, New Enterprise, M.S., nursing; Adam Clevenger, Ebensburg, M.S., education; Hannah Hauser, Huntingdon, M.S., ...

Admissions

BELMONT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, Tenn. — Jamie Emerick, Duncansville. MARIETTA COLLEGE, Marietta, Ohio — Jared Gaylord, Tyrone.

AASD Adult Education Program offers classes

The AASD Adult Education Program has announced its classes for the fall for High School Equivalency (GED)/HiSET, post-secondary prep and healthcare prep. All classes are provided free of charge to adults 17 years and older living in Blair, Huntingdon and Fulton counties. To register or for ...

Penn State Altoona spring graduates

Penn State Altoona recently submitted the list of its spring 2018 graduates. Emily Jo Adams, Altoona, B.A., psychology; Jordan Nicholas Adams, Altoona, BSN, nursing; Matthew Scott Adams, Altoona, B.A., letters, arts and sciences; Matthew Scott Adams, Altoona, B.S., security and risk analysis; ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Al­toona, PA 16603, as soon as possible. Please print the king’s and ...

BG to host ‘Live Your Best Life’ lecture

Date change: Event now scheduled for Oct. 26 Speaker announced for event The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Alumni Association has announced that Lisa (Lightner) Georgiana will be the featured guest speaker at its annual “Live Your Best Life Lecture Speaker Series,” sponsored by ...

Local girl in National American Miss Pageant

Laura Reed, a sixth-grade student at Juniata Elementary School, participated in the National American Miss Pageant in Harrisburg in August and took fourth place. This gives her the opportunity to compete for the national title in California in Novem-ber. This is her second time making it to ...