School Notes

Family establishes Wertz Family Fund through foundation

The Joyce Wertz Family Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $25,000 Named Endowment was established by William C. “Bill” Wertz in honor and memory of Joyce, his wife of 54 years. Joyce A. (Martin) Wertz was a 1961 graduate of Altoona ...

Dean’s list

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FALL DEAN’S LIST Blair County Altoona — Allison Renee Berry, Ethan Patrick Blackie, Emily Lynn Blanchard, Jenna Marie Bolger, Holly Ann Boyles, Dylan Samuel Bradley, Kiera Lynn Brumbaugh, Morgan Paige Chathams, Sarah Amelia Edmiston, Kyler Lindy ...

Reunion

The Altoona High School class of 1957 is planning its 60th anniversary reunion to be held Sept.22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday will be held at The Casino at Lakemont Park Grand Pavilion, followed by a Sunday brunch at The Blairmont Club, Holli-daysburg. A “Save the Date” letter or ...

Scholarships assist students seeking careers in health

EVERETT — The Memorial Hospital of Bedford County Foundation, through the Comm-unity Foundation for the Alleghenies, is accepting applications from students interested in health care professions. Through the donations of the late Dr. Bert and Lucille Wiley, as well as Thomas E. Bailey, ...

Honor roll

BISHOP GUILFOYLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, ALTOONA SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SEVENTH GRADE — Natalie Beckner, Michael Brannock, Colin Butler, Joel Craig, Raven Criscitello, Anthony Edwards, Ashton Emeigh, Meredith Harris, Caraline Junkin, Alijah Kilmartin, Seth Kirby, Noah ...

Deans’ lists

NORWICH UNIVERSITY, Northfield, Vt. — Alois Jacob Steinbugl, Altoona. ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia — Christian Bills, Carrolltown; Alyssa Trybus, Hollidaysburg; Kate Urban, Hollidaysburg. ALVERNIA UNIVERSITY, Reading — Beth Riley, James Creek; Collin Welteroth, ...

ARC offers scholarship to high school seniors

The ARC Federal Credit Union is offering a $3,000 college scholarship to an area high school senior. To apply, the student must be graduating from high school in 2017 and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning. The applicant, or parent/guardian of the ...

Scholarship fund marks milestone

The Second Century Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has surpassed the $14 million mark, thanks to a contribution by Allegheny Orthodontics Associates of Hollidaysburg. The fund has helped thousands of students in Catholic schools throughout the diocese, thanks to Earned ...

AASD to hold String Spectacular

The Altoona Area School District Music Department will perform a String Spectacular Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Altoona Area High School auditorium. This concert will include feature performances by the Altoona Area High School Orchestra, Altoona Area Junior High School Symphonic ...

Mount student tabbed ‘best attorney’

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College junior Lucas Mearkle was named “best attorney” following the Ameri- can Mock Trial Association’s National Regional Tournament held earlier this month at Penn State University. “Lucas Mearkle has become more confident and smooth throughout the ...

Honor roll

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, MARTINSBURG SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Lauren Brumbaugh, Tre Butler, Hannah Cole, Alexandra Garver, Joshua Harker, Alexis Hicks, Jarrett Imler, Hannah Johnston, Lauren Kensinger, Ellie King, Hannah Kostan, Madison Mock, Jacob Muthler, Anna ...

Saint Francis University Honors Lists

LORETTO — Saint Francis University, Loretto has released its fall semester provost’s and dean’s lists. Provost list status means 3.8 QPA or higher. Dean’s list students earned 3.5 or higher for the given semester. PROVOST LIST Altoona — Chad Allender, Anna Baughman, Nicole ...

Culinary program teaches skills to individuals

Lifestyle Support Services Inc. has partnered with Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center to improve the level of basic culinary skills for adults who reside in Lifestyle’s residential program. The first six-week culinary program started in September with 10 adults. The ...

United Way announces Glass Slipper Project

United Way of Blair County is once again offering the Glass Slipper Project, a prom gown distribu- tion program available to all Blair County high school students. Students are invited to visit the boutique and to shop for a free gown, jewelry and/or accessories to make their prom an event ...

Frontier Girls donation

Courtesy photo The Gallitzin Frontier Girl Troop 213 presented a treasure chest of clothes and toys to Angela Beard and her parents Vanessa Jones and Adam Beard of Altoona. With the family are UPMC Altoona maternity/ nursery registered nurse Kathy Bost; troop leader Lori Shaw and troop ...

Exchange program seeks host families

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for host families in the area. Each year, ASSE and its affiliates place several thousand students, ages 15 to 18, in host families throughout the world. Host families share their home for as little as three months, a semester or a ...

BCAF hosts poetry competition

The Poetry Out Loud regional competition was held Jan. 17 on the Benzel Stage of the Mishler Theatre. Accompanied by their parents, teachers and fellow students, four contestants, representing Altoona, Bishop Guilfoyle, Everett and Hollidaysburg high schools, recited three poems each, from ...

Honor roll

GREAT COMMISSION SCHOOLS, ALTOONA SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Sydney Neil, Nicholas Willett, Abigail Mills, Rachel Downs, Mara Pepper. 11TH GRADE — Aaron Bracken, Rachel Cidor, Leah Tofano, Matthew Foster. 10TH GRADE — Erin Korman, Sarah Noel. NINTH GRADE ...

Deans’ lists

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, Newark, Del. — Alexander Hillsley, Port Matilda; Cassidy Walter, Port Matilda. DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh — Brennan Nale, Hollidaysburg, fall semester. WILKES UNIVERSITY, Wilkes-Barre — Dillon Davis, Curwensville; Jarret LeBeau, Philipsburg; Maverick Reed, ...

Graduates

ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND, Cumberland, Md. FALL GRADUATES Alum Bank — Jennifer Evans, general studies. Bedford — Samuel Jay Baker, general studies; Alicia J. Williams, phlebotomy/EKG technician certificate. Broad Top — Abigail Runk, nursing. Claysburg — Carrington Miller, ...