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Courtesy photos Cambria Heights High School Technology Student Association members include (from left): front — Charles Legrand, Morgan Hoover, Anastasia Foulks and Braden Thomas; back — Eric Farabaugh, Dustin LeGars, Ethan Eckenrode, Ian Eckenrode and Brett Eckenrode. Missing from photo are Morgan Link and advisers Michele Schirf, Rachel Manack and Jeff Meidinger.

Students participate in leadership competitions

PATTON — The new Cambria Heights High School Technology Student Association attended the 41st annual Pennsylvania Technol-ogy Student Association Leadership Conference and Competitions at Seven Springs Resort and Conference Center in Champion.

The state conference took place April 10 to 13 with more than 1,800 students in attendance statewide.

CHHS TSA members placed in the following events:

Essays on Technology: Braden Thomas, second place.

Ambucs President Rachel DiAndrea accepts a donation from the Altoona Area School District students.

Technology Bowl: Dustin LeGars, Brett Eckenrode and Eric Farabaugh, second place.

Video Game Design: Brett Eckenrode, Dustin LeGars, Ethan Eckenrode and Ian Eckenrode, sixth place.

Music Production: Charles Legrand and Eric Farabaugh, Top 10 Semifinalist.

Children’s Stories: Morgan Link, Anastasia Foulks and Braden Thomas, Top 10 Semifinalist.

Student is Alger Scholar, earns $10,000 scholarship

Alyssa Reed, Roaring Spring, has been named a 2019 Horatio Alger State Scholar.

The Horatio Alger Association provides scholarship assistance to deserving young people who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance and determination in overcoming adversity, academic potential and the personal aspiration to make a unique contribution to society.

She was awarded a $10,000 college scholarship be used in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. She will be continuing her education at Juniata College, Huntingdon.

Reed also is one of 162 students across the country to receive a Make An Impact scholarship from Modern Woodmen of America.

The award recognizes young Modern Woodmen members who have made a local impact through volunteerism and demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

The scholarship, which will award $1,000 for Reed’s college expenses, is targeted to students who support Modern Woodmen’s mission to improve the quality of life in communities nationwide.

Winners are selected based in part on their commitment to community service, as well as academic performance, leadership experience and educational goals.

Students raise awareness for Down Syndrome

During Down Syndrome Aware-ness Week in March, the Altoona Area School District students of Miss Decker, Mr. Mathias and Mr. Brannas sold lollipops on the school bridge to raise awareness.

The students presented the Altoona Ambucs Club with the proceeds to go toward its AmTryke fund. The AmTryke project provides custom Trykes to those with mobility challenges in the community.

“What a wonderful and thoughtful group of young people. Kindness is contagious. The students’ hard work is appreciated and will be shared with others,” said Ambucs President Rachel DiAndrea.

The Altoona Chapter meets at noon Tuesdays at Park Hills Golf Club in Altoona. More information on how to become a member of AMBUCS is available at AMBUCSAltoona.com.