School Notes

On campus

Biology student to study abroad HUNTINGDON — Skye Smay of Portage, a freshman biology student at Juniata College, received a $4,000 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar-ship to study abroad this summer at the Institute for Ad-vanced Studies of the East, in Orizaba, Mexico. Smay, the daughter of ...

Senior recognized for service

Malia Schimminger, a senior at Altoona Area High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, ...

PSU Altoona to host STEM workshop 

Penn State Altoona will offer the workshop “Post-Secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Courses Using Digital learning Aids with Virtual Leaning Environments” from July 10 to 13. During this National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop, STEM educators will share ...

Welge Endowment to assist students

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Welge Scholarship, which assists students who are entering their junior or senior year of college. The Welge Endowment Scholarship was established in 1995 to honor Adelaide G. (Heverly) Welge. This year, the foundation anticipates awarding three ...

Woman named fellow in chemistry

Sara E. Skrabalak, daughter of John P. Skrabalak of Altoona, has been selected by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as a 2017 Fellow in Chemistry. Skrabalak, formerly of Altoona and Indiana, Pa., is the James H. Rudy associate professor of chemistry at Indiana University in ...

Honor roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD NINTH GRADE — Addison L. Allen, Allison M. Barton, Nathan A. Bettwy, Easton M. Brown, Matthew J. Brown, Tristan S. Chaney, Emma M. Cummings, Brooke L. Davenport, Jaden M. Delerme-Campbell, Abigail M. Dell, Jaren T. Dick, Splendora ...

Honor roll

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS SEVENTH GRADE — Aidan Barr, Zachary Becker, Cassie Berkhimer, Logan Brehm, Wyatt Buell, Grace Burket, Kalei Carson, Rebekah Claar, Hawke Claycomb, Maelee Claycomb, Ethan Diehl, Joshua Emeigh, Bailey Garver, Abigail Gonsman, ...

St. Patrick’s Cereal Drive

Courtesy photo As part of Catholic Schools Week in March, St. Patrick School, Newry, sponsored a cereal collection for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. With the help of school and parish families, students collected 505 boxes for donation. Shown are (from left): front — Trygg Musselman ...

Across the area

Longer to hold Glow-A-Thon HOLLIDAYSBURG — Charles W. Longer Elemen­tary School is having a community event fundraiser called Glow-A-Thon from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium. Admission is $10 per person, and it is open to the public. Activities will include basket raffles, music by ...

AAHS student writes winning essay

Commander Frank J Benfatta, 827 Post American Legion and 21st District Commander Andy Stowell recently presented Mykenah Ann Lynn-Massar with a cash scholarship award for her winning essay. The essay contest was open to district high school students with the topic of “Desecration of the ...

HAJHS to hold student testing

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School will conduct a testing and orientation for students new to the district from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 24 in the junior high library. This event is for students new to the district, entering grades seven, eight or nine in the fall. The ...

Honor rolls

BELLWOOD-ANTIS HIGH SCHOOL THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL NINTH GRADE — Olivia Bailor, Allison Campbell, Philip Chamberlin, Maggie Erickson, Karlie Feathers, Samuel Gormont, Izabella Holes, Makenzie Kissell, McKenzie Lang, Travis Luensmann, Matthew Mackereth, Zachary Merritts, ...

Across the area

Spring concert set for Tuesday The Altoona Area Junior High School seventh-grade chorus and string orchestra will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. The chorus is under the direction of Jessica Connell, and orchestra is under the ...

Graduates

GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY, Lenexa, Kan. Online degree and certificate programs: Bradley May, Bedford, B.S., multidisciplinary studies; Anthony Barnum, DuBois, B.S., multidisciplinary studies; David Johnston, DuBois, A.S., electronic and computer engineering; Tammy Romine, Snow Shoe, A.A., criminal ...

Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant to be held May 19 in Hollidaysburg

The deadline for dinner tickets is Saturday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 2017 Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held on May 19 at the West Loop Missionary Alliance Church. The pageant will serve as an introduction to the 2017-18 Blair County Dairy Promotion team, as well as recognition ...

On campus

IUP presents Distinguished Alumni Awards INDIANA, Pa. — Seven graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for their career achievements and service. Among the recipients was Ron Donoughe of Pitts-burgh, formerly of Loretto. ...

Honor roll

SPRING COVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ROARING SPRING THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Kiera Berkheimer, Alexander Bowman, Megan Brumbaugh, Jabon Butler, Isabella Dalansky, Jacob Dick, Eliana Eicher, Jadyn Glunt, Kasey Keith, Abbie Kitt, Annie Kitt, Josiah Logan, Ariadne ...

Bellwood cereal drive

Courtesy photo The Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Bellwood-Antis High School sponsored a cereal drive during the month of February to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. This year, the district collected 1,242 boxes of cereal.

PSU plans fundraiser for veterans’ education

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Outreach and Online Education will host an event to raise funds for the Penn State World Cam-pus Veterans Education and Advancement Fund (VEAF) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. VEAF was created by Al Matyasovsky, retired ...

Garver YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day

ROARING SPRING — On Saturday, the Garver Memorial YMCA will hold a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The event, which ...