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School Notes

Scholarships available for ACT drama camps

Altoona Community Theatre (ACT) is partnering with Investment Savings Bank this year to provide scholarship opportunities for local students. For more than 30 years, ACT has offered drama camps for children and teens to help build self-expression, self confidence and concentration skills ...

Students to attend Primary Care Scholars’ Program

Juniata sends four this year HUNTINGDON — Four Juniata College students are among 50 statewide to be selected to attend the highly-competitive Penn State/Hershey College of Medicine Primary Care Scholars’ Program. Representing Juniata College are Alexis “Lexi” Zazvrskey, a junior ...

IUP dean’s list

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FALL DEAN’S LIST Blair County Altoona — Aleyah Marie Arthur, Kirsten Elaine Beach, Alayna L. Biesecker, Ethan Patrick Blackie, Alyssa Dawn Charles, Kalie R. Conley, Mark A. Fanelli, Alauna Ann Feathers, Joselynn Nicole Gingerich, Mitchell Alan ...

Winners announced in MLK poetry competition

LATROBE — The winners of the fifth annual Saint Vincent College Martin Luther King Jr. Poetry Competition were announced at the college’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner Jan. 20 in the Fred M. Rogers Center. First-place honors went to junior English major Julia Snyder of ...

Residents can send cookies to those on the front line

Girl Scouts launch online ordering service during virus Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania launched a new Girl Scout Cookie donation initiative to provide recognition to front-line workers who must continue to work to maintain the safety and health of others during the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Troop 3031 takes first in Klondike Derby

Scouts compete in annual event DUNCANSVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 3031 of Duncansville recently captured first place in the 2020 Chief Logan District Klondike Derby. The Klondike Derby was held Feb. 1 at Camp Wopsononock in Altoona, and is an annual winter skills competition for scouts in ...

Dean’s list

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY ALTOONA AND STATE COLLEGE CAMPUSES FALL DEAN’S LIST Stephanie Anderson, Altoona; Andrew Aurandt, Altoona; Alyssa Bassler, Martinsburg; Michelle Bem, Williamsburg; Dalton Berry, Tyrone; Danessa Bianconi, Altoona; Gavin Black, Altoona; ...

On campus

Student helps forensics team win competition BLOOMSBURG — Thanks, in part, to Isaac Osborn of Ebensurg, the Bloomsburg University Forensics Team won the Collegiate Forensic Association’s (CFA) 2019-20 Welch-Strine Cup Championship Sweepstakes Award at the CFA Beach Tournament on March 6-7 ...

Students earn 27 medals at SkillsUSA districts

Students from the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC) competed and earned a total of 27 medals in the District 7 SkillsUSA competition, which was held Jan. 21 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than ...

On campus

Local student takes spring studies abroad SELINSGROVE — Maria Heiss of Hollidaysburg studied this spring in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Heiss is a public policy and political science major in the Class of 2021. Heiss is a graduate of Hollidays-burg Area Senior High School. Study away is ...

Reunions

CRESSON — The Cresson Joint High School class of 1960 will hold its 60th anniversary reunion brunch at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Summit Country Club, Cresson. The cost is $20 per person. Make checks payable to CJHS Class of 1960 and mail to Sue (Cuomo) Chirdon, 3402 Coupon-Gallitzin Road, ...

Doctorate

WILKES BARRE — Nicholas Paul Caminiti of Altoona received the title of doctor of education in educational leadership from Wilkes University during the university’s winter commencement on Jan. 18. He completed his dissertation titled “A Phenomenological Study of Teachers Who Participate ...

On campus

Altoona native serves Reading in honor of MLK READING — Collin Welteroth of Altoona volunteered in the city of Reading through Alvernia Univer-sity’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 20,. A graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Welteroth is studying biology at ...

IUP graduates

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA DECEMBER/JANUARY GRADUATES Blair County Altoona — Joshua Thomas Hayes, B.A., psychology; Sydney A. Koehle, M.Ed., school counseling; Erin Shae Stiffler, B.S., interior design. Claysburg — David Michael Cowher, M.S., applied ...

ArtsAltoona plans after-school arts programs

If you are looking for a creative avenue for after school for your youngster, ArtsAltoona has several upcoming programs that will fit the need. All classes are offered free of charge, thanks to a partnership with the Altoona Area School District Foundation, grant support from United Way and ...

Honor roll

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS SEVENTH GRADE — Jayme Acker, Zaiden Bush, Zakera Bush, Skyler Chrisawn, Kadie Claycomb, Ava Dibert, Layla Diehl, Makenzie Ebersole, Erika Feathers, Haydyn Lamborn, William Lang, Michael Marshall, Kasey Mosser, Parker ...

Blair 4-H in state potato competition

HARRISBURG — The 2020 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan. 7 with a record number of contestants. A total of 139 4-H members from across the state participated in the contest. Registration numbers increased by 40% from last year and ...

Honor roll

SPRING COVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ROARING SPRING SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SIXTH GRADE — Norah Bechtel, Lanee Berkhimer, MiKayla Burket, Jaycie Butler, Katherine Dunn, Alexander Eicher, Yarinnet Gomez-Cruz, Zoe Grill, Katie Guyer, Leya Hazenstab, Dylan Hoover, Bethanie ...

HAWC awards scholarship

The application deadline for spring scholarships is April 3 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Holli-daysburg Area Women’s Club recently announced the winner of its 2019 Adult Women’s Scholarship — Amanda Brady. Brady attends the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center and is enrolled in ...