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School Notes

NPC donates laptops to Claysburg Education Foundation

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg Education Foundation recently announced that NPC Inc. donated 140 laptop computers to support local education. The devices were given to the Claysburg-Kimmel School District to accommodate additional student needs required for online learning due to the COVID-19 ...

Gallitzin alumni present scholarships

GALLITZIN — The Gallitzin Area Alumni Association recently presented its annual scholarships. Association history The association started in 1951 with a small group of about 10 people. The first get-together honored and gave awards (sweaters, jackets and/or letter “G”) for academic ...

Marcus & Mack proud of commitment to education

Marcus & Mack ( marcusandmack.com. ) said it understands the critical role education plays in a person’s life and future. It also knows that there are sometimes hurdles that stand between great students and their future education, like the hurdle of financial support. In the past year, ...

Amazon AWS, GitHub provide labs, collaboration in the cloud

As part of AWS Educate, technology students at South Hills are now using many of the same cloud services used by area businesses in order to learn about running servers, hosting websites, storing backups and utilizing databases in the cloud. GitHub, a code collaboration platform, is also ...

Graduates

ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND, CUMBERLAND, MD. SUMMER GRADUATES Alexandria — Michaela Ormsby, dental hygiene. Bedford — Aaron McDonald, massage therapy certificate; Patrick Ware, human service associate; McKenzie Zembower, business management. Breezewood — Cameron Painter, ...

Admissions

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bethlehem — Virginia Christy, Ashville; Courtney Sable, Ebensburg. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, Va. — Ryan Negola, Duncansville.

Knights of Columbus awards scholarships

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 551 of Altoona awarded 11 Joseph D. Tomlinson Memorial Scholarships to students attending Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and Saint Francis University, Loretto. The students attending Bishop Guifoyle who received scholarships include Alyssa ...

On campus

Penn Highlands students named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College congratulated two students for being named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars. Each is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members to receive this honor, and each ...

Penn State Altoona spring graduates

PENN STATE ALTOONA SPRING GRADUATES Brandis Nicole Ajay, Altoona, B.A., integrative arts; Zechariah Clark Allen, Altoona, B.A., political science; Zechariah Clark Allen, Altoona, B.S., security and risk analysis; Kelsey Alysen Alwine, Altoona, B.S., business; Thomas A. Baer, Altoona, B.S., ...

Scouts refurbish landscaping at Duncansville VFW

Troop invites new members DUNCANSVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 3031 of Duncansville recently refurbished the landscaping for VFW Post 8724’s Howitzer monument at their location in Duncansville. The boys worked hard in 94 degree heat on Aug. 9, clearing out the old material, which was ...

On campus

Juniata students participate in Consortium Internships HUNTINGDON — Four Juniata College students are participating in internships this summer with the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, where they are learning about dimensions of poverty in the U.S. and assisting in the ...

IUP spring graduates

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SPRING GRADUATES Blair County Altoona — Ethan Patrick Blackie, B.A, criminology; Christopher Jay Burlingame, Ph.D., English; Delaney Marie Hallinan, M.S., speech-language pathology; Morgan L. Parris, B.S., human development and family science; ...

Doctorate

Lauren Pheasant Lauren Pheasant of Altoona graduated in May from Duquesne University with a doctorate of pharmacy degree. Lauren has accepted a residency position in ambulatory care at Geisinger Health Systems, State College.

Altoona High mid-centurians plan luncheon

The Altoona High School class of 1950 is planning to hold its final fall luncheon at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at Prime Sirloin Buffet, Duncansville. It’s been 70 years since graduation. So don your facemasks, break out your bifocals, canes, walkers and wheelchairs, and plan to attend. Spouses, ...

Graduates

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Rochester, N.Y. — Jessica Wertz, Woodbury, M.S. in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, Kent, Ohio — Tia Bodenschatz, Ebensburg, B.S., nursing, cum laude; Amelia Woodcock, Tyrone, B.S., arts.

Across the area

St. Patrick School accepting students NEWRY — St. Patrick School is still accepting students for the 2020-21 school year. This is the 100th anniversary of the parish school. It offers pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as before- and after-school care. For more information, ...

Graduates

EDINBORO UNIVERSITY –– Braden W. St. Clair, Ashville, A.S., manufacturing engineering technology; Hannah M. Curry, Nanty Glo, B.F.A., applied media arts; Jordan A. McDonald, Osterburg, B.F.A., applied media arts; Alex B. Shugarts, Clearfield, B.F.A., applied media arts; Cammie M. Teeters, ...

Dreams Go On presents scholarships

Dreams Go On recently presented scholarships to two volunteers who graduated from Altoona Area High School this school year. Sarah Stanley and Alese Rinker were awarded scholarships at the barn at Lake View Stables, 1401 Turkey Valley Road in Hollidaysburg on July 6. Dreams Go On is a ...

AAHS choral students earn All-National honors

Two students in the Altoona Area High School music program have been selected for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Mixed Choir. Seniors Emily Latten and Wesley Lane will participate in the 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) that will take place at the ...