AAHS mock trial team second at competition
PHILADELPHIA -?The Altoona Area High School Mock Trial Team finished second overall at the University of Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Mock Trial Invitational on Jan. 18 and 19.
Forty-four of the best mock trial teams in the state were invited to participate in this year's tournament.
Members of the Altoona Mock Trial Team finished second at theUniversity of Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Mock Trial Invitational in Philadelphia on Jan. 18 and 19. Team members include (from left): first row — Juan Gil, Chelsea Keller, Haley Walker and Michael Scott; second row — Haley Smith, Rachel McIntosh and Blanca Gates; third row — James Lowe (faculty coach/adviser), Jacob Foose, David Andrews (attorney coach) and Jennifer Lowe (faculty coach/adviser).
Glendale High School students Shae O’Donnell and Kody Ness listen as Rachel Sernell, instructor from The Learning Lamp, presents a mathematics concept as part of the “SAT Prep Workshop” held April 12 at Glendale.
The team was under the coaching leadership of faculty coaches James and Jennifer Lowe and attorney coach, David Andrews.
The team competed in four trials over the course of the weekend, defeating Strath Haven High School and Episcopal Academy on the second day of competition.
The second-place finish is the highest the Altoona team has achieved in this tournament.
Altoona achieved a fifth-place finish in 2012 and a third-place finish in 2013.
SAT?Prep Workshop held at Glendale High School
FLINTON - On April 12, two instructors from The Learning Lamp of Johnstown - Rachel Sernell and Emily Theys - presented a six-hour workshop on "SAT Test Preparation" to 24 Glendale high school students.
With the SAT a major factor in the college application process, the tutors sharpened the students' test-taking skills by reviewing techniques, concepts and question types that apply to the three major sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test: Mathematics, Critical Reading and Writing.
This workshop was funded entirely by the Glendale Education Foundation and arranged through Glendale High School guidance counselor Kim Kozak.
In addition, the foundation purchased each student a copy of the latest edition of the "Official SAT Study Guide," as well as practice exams.
Student is merit finalist
for scholarship program
Chelsea Keller, an Altoona Area High School senior, has been awarded $500 in the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers' Foundation Scholarship Program.
Established in 1994, the foundation provides funds for charitable and educational initiatives throughout the Commonwealth.
The foundation's scholarship fund benefits college-bound children of full-time employees and directors of PACB member institutions.
Chelsea's mother, Jennifer Keller, is a teller and customer service representative at C&G Savings Bank - a member institution of the state-wide association.
During high school, Chelsea was a member of Student Council, Mock Trial and the National Honor Society.
She also participated on the school's dance team. Chelsea plans to continue her education, majoring in pre-med biology in the fall.
Student gets $16,000 scholarship from Findlay
FINDLAY, Ohio - Alexis Locke of Portage was awarded a merit scholarship award for $16,000 from The University of Findlay for the 2014-15 academic year.
Merit scholarship awards are based on a student's final, cumulative high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores.
Scholarships are awarded beginning with the freshman year and are renewable for up to four years (for a total of five years of scholarship aid).
Merit scholarships for transfer students are based on the student's GPA from all previous college-level institutions.
Locke is a senior at Claysburg-Kimmel High School.