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School Notes

Girl Scouts launch cookie campaign

On Jan. 7, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Girl Scouts of the USA launched the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season. This season, GSUSA announces two new ways to celebrate young, female leaders: refreshed packaging reflecting the amazing experiences cookie earnings make possible for girls, and a ...

Hollidaysburg class of 1964 reunion

Courtesy photo Hollidaysburg High School Class of 1964 held its 55th anniversary reunion Aug. 9 and 10. Friday night was at Marzoni’s in Duncansville, and Saturday was at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg. Shown are (from left): first row — Betty (Hart) Ritchey, Carol (Chamberlain) Stahl, ...

Slippery Rock University dean’s list

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY DEAN’S LIST FALL SEMESTER Allyson Andrulonis, DuBois; Emily Baker, Altoona; Andrea Bankovich, DuBois; Meizhen Belko, Philipsburg; Madison Belles, Duncansville; Megan Betton, DuBois; Alyssa Bittner, DuBois; Wayne Bloom, Everett; Andrew Boyle, DuBois; Jacke-lyn ...

Deans’ lists

YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA — Dean’s list: Jordan Johnson, Ebensburg; Joseph McEwan, Manns Choice; Joseph Patterson, Hyndman; Jacquelyn Spicher, DuBois; Maisie Supp, Hollidaysburg. BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE, Bridgewater, Va. — Emilee A. Brasseur, Duncansville, fall semester. ALVERNIA ...

Honors lists

MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY — Dean’s list, fall term: Tanner Demchak, Woodland; David Guerra of Kylertown; Mark Lyons, DuBois; Sydney Reed, Alexandria. BOB JONES UNIVERSITY, Greenville, S.C. — Presi-dent’s list, fall semester: David Donnelly, Huntingdon; Erin Kilian, James Creek.

WISE Women offers scholarship assistance

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. March 27. These completed applications must be received by mail to WISE Women, P.O. Box 134, ...

On campus

Local students receive scholarships from Frostburg State University FROSTBURG, Md. — Frostburg State University announces the following area students have received scholarships for study at the University. n Jacob Coughenour of Hyndman received the Woodward and Virginia Pealer ...

Local Scout attains the rank of Eagle

Boy Scout Troop 117, sponsored by St. Mark Catholic Church in Altoona, held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Dec. 16 in recognition of Ryan Z. Kimberling’s achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout. Kimberling is the son of John and Lisa Kimberling of Altoona. The eldest of the Kimberling’s ...

School notes

C-K Elementary raises money for St. Jude’s CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School kicked off its second annual coin drive for St. Jude’s Sept. 6 with a toboggan “hat day.” The students wore knit hats to show their support for children who have experienced hair loss resulting ...

Dean’s list

ST. VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE FALL DEAN’S LIST Altoona — John Duffy, Julia Wise. Bedford — Allison Straub, Alyssa Turkovich. DuBois — Hannah Miller. Duncansville — Thomas McKeon. Ebensburg — Matthew Byrne. Grampian — Madison Weber. Loretto — Carly Grove, Heather ...

Erin Dodson Memorial Scholarship

Courtesy photo The Altoona Area High School Lady Lions presented a check for $3,500 to the Brian Morden Foundation designated to the Erin Dodson Memorial Scholarship Fund, a scholarship fund for area high school students. Shown are (from left): first row — Rylee Albright, Anna Batrus, ...

Thanking, honoring veterans

Courtesy photos In 2018, Abundant Life Assembly of God created a special program to honor and thank the veterans in the church, and it was so well received that it expanded it in 2019 to the community. As part of this event, the church invited the Altoona Area School District elementary ...

Students team up with Eagles to help kids

LORETTO — The Saint Francis University GoBabyGo chapter teamed up with the Philadel-phia Eagles and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to bring custom-built motorized vehicles to children with disabilities. Thirty-four physical therapy students and five faculty members attended the ...

Angel Tree

Courtesy photo Students, faculty and staff from Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, supported more than 100 local children from six different school districts this holiday season. Each year, the college sponsors an Angel Tree and St. Nicholas Market that allows students and employees to donate ...

Deans’ lists

BEREA COLLEGE, Berea, Ky. — Chloe Soliday, Saxton. ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Angelo, Texas — Cynthia Alyson Cunningham, Pennsylvania Furnace.

Two AAHS cheerleaders to perform in London New Year’s Day parade

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Senior Cassara Stanley and sophomore Alyssa Kovach from Altoona Area High School are two of more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the U.S. who will represent Varsity Spirit in the London New Year’s Day Parade. The individuals invited to perform in the London ...

Student receives choral conducting arts scholarship

The Beaver Valley Choral Society awarded the 2020 Philip H. Inman Excel-lence in Choral Conduct-ing Arts Scholarship to Geneva College student Jordan T. Kiesewetter of Altoona. Kiesewetter, son of Kathryn Kiesewetter, is a junior music education major with a focus in vocal studies. He has ...

Students create app to help kids make Santa lists

GROVE CITY — A student business fostered by Grove City College has developed a free app that allows parents to manage and incentivize Santa-crazed kids at Christmas time while directing donors to a local children’s charity. “Santa’s App,” the creation of seniors Garrett Jacobs of ...

Bedford Regional Education Foundation awards scholarships

EVERETT — The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation announces that the following area students were awarded scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus: Kaden Anderson, Everett, BCREF Early College Scholarship; Kelly Barkman, Everett, Dr. Earl Shope ...

Bedford Technical Center inducts members to honor society

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Technical Center recently inducted new members into its National Technical Honor Society. The National Technical Honor Society is an honor society for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational education institutions in the United ...