School Notes

BG to host ‘Live Your Best Life’ lecture

Date change: Event now scheduled for Oct. 26 Speaker announced for event The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Alumni Association has announced that Lisa (Lightner) Georgiana will be the featured guest speaker at its annual “Live Your Best Life Lecture Speaker Series,” sponsored by ...

Local girl in National American Miss Pageant

Laura Reed, a sixth-grade student at Juniata Elementary School, participated in the National American Miss Pageant in Harrisburg in August and took fourth place. This gives her the opportunity to compete for the national title in California in Novem-ber. This is her second time making it to ...

Bellwood class of ’49

Courtesy photo The Bellwood High School class of 1949 held its 69th anniversary reunion on Sept. 7 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona. A memorial was held for the deceased members and an update of the members who are sick and unable to attend. Shown are (from left): seated — Irene ...

Girl Scout to build grotto as Gold Award project

Julia Cacciotti is a Girl Scout Ambassador from Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Council working toward earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts, earned by completing projects that promote community service, personal growth, positive ...

On campus

Student receives Schlegel scholarship STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology announced that Hayley Butcher, a second-year graphic arts student and graduate of Williamsburg High School, has been awarded the 2018 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award. The ...

AAHS grad selected to work at Def Leppard/Journey concert

Amber Gordon, a graduate of Altoona Area High School, worked as a VIP assistant at the Journey and Def Leppard concert in Pittsburgh on June 2. She is featured in the following Point Park University website feature ...

Geisinger School of Medicine class of ’22 receives white coats

SCRANTON — First-year doctor of medicine (MD) students received the first symbol of their new profession as Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine held its 10th annual White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2022 on Aug. 3. A reception immediately followed in the lobby of Geisinger ...

Grandparents raising kids invited to Hershey School event

HERSHEY — Milton Hershey School is hosting a free, informational event at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 exclusively for grandparent caregivers who are interested in learning more about the school’s top-notch education and nurturing home life environment, and how it could help their grandchildren reach ...

Beautiful You Pageant set Nov. 10

Participants can register online The sixth annual Beautiful You Pageant, for people with special needs, will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. Doors will open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5, and children ages 10 and younger will be admitted for free. The ...

IUP dean’s list

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SPRING DEAN’S LIST Bedford County Bedford — Kyra Nicole Burtnett, Rebecca J. Deremer, Bailey Catherine McGill, Bodie Lane Smith, Adrian Terrance Williams. Breezewood — Skyla L. Decker. Everett — Rachel Gena Foor, Taylor Anne Hillenbrand, ...

Students receive Land O’Lakes scholarships

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Yvonne Longenecker of Williamsburg is one of three students nationally to receive the Land O’Lakes Inc. Direct Member Scholarship — a scholarship that gives $5,000 scholarships to bright, incoming college freshman who are either children or grandchildren of direct ...

Nason Auxiliary awards scholarships

ROARING SPRING — The Nason Hospital Auxiliary awarded $500 scholarships to two students. Students from area high schools were invited to submit an application and essay on their reasons for pursuing a healthcare career. The two selected recipients were Grace Baker, daughter of Brent and ...

Perfect attendance

Courtesy photo Six sixth-grade students from Glendale Elementary School were awarded new bicycles on May 31 for having perfect attendance for the 2017-18 school year. This is the 10th consecutive year of a cooperative arrangement between the Horace Mann Insurance Co. and the Glendale ...

Local students visit Germany

Several students from Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School traveled to Germany during the 2017-18 school year through the Friendship Connection Exchange Program. They are Adam McCoy 10th grade; Donna Rossman 11th grade; and Aly Snyder 11th grade. During their one-month stay in Germany, ...

AAHS Alumni Association awards scholarships

The Altoona Area High School Alumni Association awarded $10,000 in scholarships to AAHS students from the class of 2018. The scholarship program began in 1994 and since that time the AAHS Alumni Association has awarded 185 scholarships totaling $150,450. Students and parents were honored ...

Smearman Memorial Scholarship golf event held

ROARING SPRING — The ninth annual Coach Bill Smearman Memorial Golf Tournament was held on June 25 at Iron Masters Country Club. Thirteen teams of golfers participated in this year’s event. The tournament is the main fundraiser for the $1,000 Coach Bill Smearman Memorial Scholarship ...

Graduates

BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY — Madison Aungst, Hollidaysburg; Hayley Bosak, Port Matilda; Mackenzie Feather, Claysburg; Hasby Firdauz, Altoona; Caitlyn Gallaher, Summerhill; Marissa McCann, Bedford; Maggi Secrest, Bedford; Corey Snyder, Tyrone. HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, Hempstead, N.Y. — Jason Ray ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Al­toona, PA 16603, as soon as possible. Please print the king’s and ...

Claysburg-Kimmel plans homecoming

CLAYSBURG — Sept. 21 and 22 will be the 49th anniversary of the Claysburg-Kimmel Alumni Homecoming celebration. On Sept. 21, the doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Claysburg-Kimmel Homecoming Dance at the CK Gymnasium. There is a $6 admission charge. The Claysburg-Kimmel Homecoming Dance ...

Deans’ lists

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY, Topeka, Kan. — Courtney Jubina, Portage. DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Doylestown — Carla Bush, Bedford; Nina MacVean, Duncansville; Rachel Crossman, Hollidaysburg; Matthew Edgin, Three Springs. THE CITADEL, Charleston, S.C. — Nicholas Piacentini, Hollidaysburg, ...