School Notes

On campus

Student is Freshman Princess for homecoming ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College student Olivia Smith of Martinsburg was chosen Freshman Princess as a representative on the college’s homecoming court. The court was officially presented Oct. 13 during Homecoming, Sena-tor Nation ...

Honor roll

BISHOP GUILFOYLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, ALTOONA FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL 12TH GRADE — Albert Abraham, Sydney Berish, Kristen Bettwy, Robert Byrne, Kelly Campbell, Daniel Carrieri, Dylann Condrin, Caleb Crawford, Brennan DeLeo, Salvatore Fiore, Megan Hagg, Qiuhang Hanna He, ...

Sponsors needed for ‘Night at the Races’

The George M. Lechner Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School is seeking support from local businesses with a donation to help with its fundraising event, “George’s Pony Rides: A Night at the Races.” The inaugural event is scheduled from 5:30 to 11 ...

On campus

Saint Francis University announces academic honors LORETTO — Saint Francis University congratulates the following students who achieved Academic Honors in Adult Degree and Continuing Studies for the 2017-18 academic year. Carole Dietrich of Ebensburg, Maria Fernandes of Ebensburg, Jill ...

Community Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation recently announced its 2018 scholarship winners. Sgt. Brandon Adams Information Technology Memorial Scholarship — Samuel Dick, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center and Central High School, Martinsburg. Officer Chris Amerine ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’

Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 general admission and can be ordered by ...

Admissions

COLGATE UNIVERSITY — Jayvion Queen, Altoona. UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY, Findlay, Ohio — Mariah Farabaugh, Carrolltown. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, Va. — Sara Herron, Altoona.

Correction “Beauty and the Beast”

The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. The dates were incorrect in Tuesday’s paper.

Pa. Association of School Retirees honors Woodson Award recipients

Altoona, Frankstown staff members lauded Kelli Livermore, literacy coach for the Altoona Area School District, received the recent distinction as the 2017-18 recipient of the Lauretta Woodson Award from the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. The award ...

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 ...