School Notes

Dean’s list

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY, Altoona and State College campuses Altoona — Penny Beck, Miranda Black, Melanie Boggs, Jena Bowman, Caitlin Bradley, Jerod Brandt, Taylor Britton, Maher Brown, Brittany Chaapel, Tyler Davis, Nicole Delozier, Louis French, Richard Laird, ...

Couple endow PSU Open Doors Scholarship

Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, chancellor and dean of Penn State Altoona, and her husband, Timothy L. Wherry, have made a $30,000 gift commitment to endow the Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry and Timothy Lee Wherry Open Doors Scholarship to support students enrolled in the Open Doors programs at Penn State ...

Mount alumni, students serve Honduras

CRESSON — For nearly a hundred orphans in Honduras, Central America, an enthusiastic group of Mount Aloysius College students and graduates are now a cherished part of their family. Executive Director for Missions Integration and Community Engagement Christina Koren, noted that the ...

Lakemont Lions hold spelling bee for local students

The Lakemont Lions Club hosted its 44th annual spelling bee on April 10. The winner of this year’s event was Gilden Pletcher from Mowrie A. Ebner Elementary School, Altoona Area School District. Lakemont Lions started a new tradition with this competition, that of a traveling trophy that ...

Tyrone teams support breast cancer voucher program

TYRONE — Two Tyrone Area School District sports teams have made donations to the Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation with funds to be directed to Tyrone Hospital’s Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute’s Breast Cancer Voucher Program. The voucher program provides support ...

Northern Bedford County High School presents awards

LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford County High School held its academic awards assembly on May 29. Academic Excellence Award — Allison Cottle, Mackenzie Gates, Jacob Keller, Michael Lazor, Maryah Lingenfelter, Sydney Lingenfelter, Madison Over, Kara Wright. National Honor Society Awards — ...

NBC Middle School recognizes students

LOYSBURG — The Northern Bedford County Middle School awards assembly was held on May 30. President’s Educational Excellence Award Eighth grade — Makayla Hall, Nathanael Helsel, Emilee Koontz, Evelyn Long, Kaili Long, Clay McIlnay. Fleet Reserve Association Award — Tierstyn ...

Blair Leadership Youth program holds graduation

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Youth program graduated 20 students representing all Blair County school districts on May 9 at Port Sky Cafe at Penn State Altoona. The program is open to high school sophomores focusing on servant leadership. The youth program is ...

Deans’ lists

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, Kent, Ohio — Dean’s list: Mallory Cox, Claysburg; Kailey Day, Duncansville; Hannah Nelson, Hollidaysburg; Shannon Harrington, Huntingdon; Amber Kustaborder, Port Matilda. President’s list: Mercedeze DelGrande-LeMaster, Flinton. LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, Bethlehem — ...

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; ...