School Notes

Local teen state finalist

Mykenzi Doran, age 13, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsyl-vania Pageant to be held Aug. 11 to 13 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel & Towers. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18 and have five different age ...

Team presents $2,000 to Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center

WINDBER — Last fall, senior players representing the Forest Hills football team presented a $2,000 check to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. To raise funds, the team hosted a teacher and staff dress-down day and the football boosters sold T-shirts at the annual Pink Out game on behalf of ...

Deans’ lists

MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGE, Winona, Minn. — James Berry, Hopewell, president’s list. WIDENER UNIVERSITY, Chester — Molly Deprospo, Hollidaysburg. WILKES UNIVERSITY, Wilkes-Barre — Victoria Ireland, Clearfield; Maverick Reed, Curwensville. KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY — Mackenzie Covert, ...

Deans’ lists

HUSSON UNIVERSITY, Bangor, Maine — Kara Lynn Plummer, Altoona. UNIVERSITY OF DELA-WARE, Newark, Del. — Hannah Brown, Altoona; Luke Frederick, Altoona; Casey Sheetz, Altoona. ITHACA COLLEGE, Ithaca, N.Y. — Dante DiAndrea, Altoona; Katja Krieger, Port Matilda. CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, ...

Graduates

WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY, Salt Lake City — Angel Waddell, Ashville, M.S., nursing/education; Adana Hooten, Duncansville, M.S., management and leadership; Jason Zimmerman, Hollidays-burg, M.S., nursing/leadership and management; Justin Hetrick, Hollidaysburg, M.S., cybersecurity and ...

Doctorate

Russ M. Miller, formerly of Altoona, received his doctorate of nursing practice degree from American Sentinel University, Aurora, Colo., on June 15. He is a 1991 graduate of Altoona Area High School; a 1997 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing; and a ...

On campus

SFU chasing title of Top College LORETTO — Saint Francis University has a chance to be named Forbes’ Top College. The fifth annual #MyTopCollege Social Media campaign runs from June 18 to Aug. 10. The overall theme for the contest is “Impact: How did your school transform your ...

Mount Aloysius graduates

MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, CRESSON Altoona — David Allen, A.S., nursing; Alisa Barnes, B.A., English; Paul Caracciolo, A.S., information technology; Holly Covert, B.S., nursing; Zachary Doyle, M.S., community counseling; Afton Dunkle, B.S., nursing; Jill Endress, B.S., nursing; Samantha Franco, ...

Honor roll

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, MARTINSBURG FOURTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Brittany Albright, Grace Baker, Alyssa Brumbaugh, Dylan Corle, Elayne Cox, Lauren Dangel, Chelsea Dick, Nathan Earnest, Nicholas Glunt, Kahlee Hall, Hannah Hallman, Katelyn Harker, Emily Hoover, Isaac ...

Honor roll

PENN CAMBRIA HIGH SCHOOL, CRESSON FOURTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Mya Arnold, Jenna Gailey, Mackenzie George, Katelyn Grant, Camryn Kunsman, Megan Lazration, Lauren Michina, Cassidy Myers, Gillian Pietrowski, Darian Pratt, Jacob Shuagis, Kayla Simanski, Melanie Stasik, ...

Graduates

CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Altoona — Christopher Foose, B.S., computer science; Brooke Homan, B.S., biology; Avery Howsare, B.S., sport management; Cody Rossman, B.S., geology. Clearfield — Austin Dusch, B.S., nursing; Rosemary Gillespie, B.S., speech pathology and audiology; ...

On campus

Mount student-research recognized nationally CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College students benefit from hands-on learning experiences across a variety of academic and practical areas aimed at professional advancement and great jobs. One of those experiences was captured recently and earned ...

Juniata College dean’s list

JUNIATA COLLEGE, HUNTINGDON SPRING DEAN’S LIST Bedford County — Brent Andrew Baker, New Enterprise; Jennifer Carthew, Fishertown; Isaac Michael Kline, Everett; Allison Price, New Enterprise; Adrianna Blair Whysong, Schellsburg; Ashley Elizabeth Clark, Saxton. Blair County — Devyn ...

Graduates

WIDENER UNIVERSITY, Chester — Angela Rowe, Hollidaysburg, graduate degree, MBA, health care management. QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, Hamden, Conn. — Timothy Lowery, Hollidaysburg, master of science in organizational leadership. GROVE CITY COLLEGE — Blake Baer, Bedford; Brie Hughes, DuBois; ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1973 will hold its 45th anniversary class reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. It will include a buffet, DJ and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Send checks to AAHS class of 1973, 4900 ...

Doctorate

Gretta D. Ghaner of Duncansville was one of 14 graduates awarded the doctor of optometry accelerated scholars program degree from Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry at the 114th commencement ceremony on May 24 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia. She is a ...

Penn Cambria Middle School honor roll

PENN CAMBRIA MIDDLE SCHOOL, CRESSON FOURTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS EIGHTH GRADE — Elias A. Ball, Hayley A. Bianconi, Zoe N. Brigman, Kylie M. Chislow, Marissa M. Conley, Sadie M. Davison, Jada R. Dorman, Emma L. Farabaugh, Bayle J. Kuns-man, Magnus G. Lewis, Daniel R. Lightner, ...

Honor roll

PORTAGE AREA JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOURTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL 12TH GRADE — Logan Baumgardner, Kayla Bergmann, Emma Beyer, Mathew Boast, Kasey Chobany, Issabella Crum, Abram Eshelman, Marisa Ference, Dominic Gallo, Kourtney Gates, Alexa Glista, Lakin Kalinoski, Makayla ...

Honor roll

BISHOP GUILFOYLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, ALTOONA FOURTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SEVENTH GRADE — Bella Adams, Andrew Crocker, Elaine Farabaugh, Patrick Haigh, Mary Irwin, Alexander Pownall, Katelyn Williams. EIGHTH GRADE — Ava Adams, Michael Brannock, Colin Butler, Joel Craig, ...

On campus

Enactus competes at national expo LORETTO — The Saint Francis University chapter of the Enactus international small business club competed at the annual National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., on May 21. This tournament followed a regional championship win in March in Philadelphia, ...