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School Notes

On campus

Student participates in SRU’s student dance concert Nov. 12 SLIPPERY ROCK –– Slippery Rock University’s Department of Dance hosted its inaugural Fresh Moves Student Concert Nov. 12 via a livestream on the department’s YouTube channel. The Fresh Moves Student Concert, formerly ...

Honor roll

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, MARTIONSBURG FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE –– Alexander Bowman, Megan Brumbaugh, Jabon Butler, Dylan Ceschini, Isabella Dalansky, Ryen Deterline, Emily Dunn, Tyler Earnest, Eliana Eicher, Kylee Frederick, Jadyn Glunt, Joshua Glunt, Dana Heltzel, ...

Counselor offers tips for submitting college essays

So much has changed about the college application process for high schoolers this year. Many were unable to take the ACT or SAT, others had to travel to a different state to have access to a testing location, most colleges have now dropped testing requirements and many jobs, extra-curricular ...

Supporting breast cancer awareness

Courtesy photo The Bedford County Technical Center’s Health Assisting program raised $502.77 for Breast Cancer Awareness during October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The students in Mrs. Styer’s class reached their goal of $500 in just two weeks. The Bedford County Technical ...

On campus

AAHS senior receives renewable $10,500 scholarship for 2021 CANTON, Mo. –– Malachi Ford of Altoona has been accepted into Culver-Stockton College’s incoming class for the fall 2021 semester. Ford, a senior at Altoona Area Senior High School, also was awarded the Hilltop Scholarship, a ...

Honor rolls

ST. BENEDICT CATHOLIC SCHOOL, CARROLLTOWN FIRST MARKING PERIOD HONOR ROLL THIRD GRADE — Linkon Baker, Reagen Bills, Jonah Deckard, Madeline Farabaugh, Callie Greene, Dawson Groer, Issac Horvath, Easton Link, Kennedy McConnell, Derek O’Leary, Judson Merrill, Alexis Rezk, Madeline ...

Glendale Education Foundation discusses advertising

COALPORT –– According to the Glendale Education Foundation, a telling proof of the impact of the pandemic was the fact that, for the first time ever, only one educator applied for the foundation’s “Challenge Grants for Teachers”— which usually has more than 20 teachers turning in ...

On campus

Bloomsburg student participates in virtual networking event BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University students and alumni participated in a virtual networking event on Sept. 10, titled “Our World Runs on DATA: An Insider’s Guide to IT Careers.” Those in attendance heard from leading ...

Graduates

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, Kent, Ohio — Summer graduates: Kayla Bittner, DuBois, master of arts, education, health and human services; Shana Casey, Duncansville, master of music, the arts. MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, Montclair, N.J. — Megan Roeder, Port Matilda, Ph.D., mathematics education.

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should email information and photographs to community@altoona mirror.com as soon as possible. Please include a photo of the king and queen. Photos of the entire court or nominees will not be ...

Scout completes Eagle project at Mishler

An Altoona Boy Scout recently assisted a group of volunteers from Altoona Community Theatre with cleaning the “green room” and constructed mobile storage units for use in the actors’ dressing area at the Mishler Theatre, which is owned by the Blair County Arts Foundation. The Boy Scout, ...

Homecoming queen

Courtesy photo Malia Danish was crowned the 2020 Bellwood-Antis Homecoming Queen on Oct. 16. For health/safety precautions, girls on the homecoming court chose family members to be their escorts. Malia was escorted by her father, Andrew Danish. Homecoming committees can email photos of ...

Foundation distributes $129K in scholarships

The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation (CPCF) distributed a total of $129,000 during its 2020 scholarship cycle. Overall, 146 scholarships were awarded to 121 deserving students of various ages. Makayla Grace Ruggery, a 2020 graduate of Altoona Area High School and current student at ...

Alpha Alpha state president installs officers

On June 23, Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant, Osterburg. Outgoing president Kristine Walters led the business meeting where Projects Committee Chair Linda Clapper reported on the success of the blankets donated to Your ...

Homecoming kings and queens

Courtesy photo Ryan Bearer was crowned homecoming king, and Jade Snedden was crowned homecoming queen at Cambria Heights High School, Patton. Homecoming committees can email photos of homecoming kings and queens to community@altoonamirror.com. For more information, contact Brenda Carberry, ...

On campus

Pa. Highlands to hold in-person open house Nov. 11-12 JOHNSTOWN –– Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will hold an in-person open house at its facilities on Nov. 11 and 12. Prospective students and their guest may choose from one of five sessions to attend: Nov. 11 –– 2 ...

Honors lists

THE CITADEL, Charleston, S.C. — Spring dean’s list: Nicholas Piacentini, Hollidaysburg (gold star award for 3.7 GPA or higher, president’s list and commandant’s distinguished list); Andrew Finkle, Mill Creek. CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE, Summerdale — Evan Cottle, Hopewell, summer term.

Admissions

MARIETTA COLLEGE, Marietta, Ohio — Caden Rupert, Petersburg. UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY, Findlay, Ohio — Sarah Stanley, Altoona.

Bulldogs For Life

Courtesy photo Recently, students from Claysburg-Kimmel High School started Blair County’s first student-led pro-life group, Bulldogs For Life. They held their first event at the Claysburg Community Park on Oct. 1. The club aims to collaborate with local churches and organizations such as ...

Pleasant Valley Elementary receives $5,000 from Burlington

Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, through its partnership with the national nonprofit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated $5,000 toward school supplies to Altoona Area School District’s Pleasant Valley Elementary School in celebration of its new store opening Oct. ...