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Students earn scholarships from Penn Highlands

JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College recognized area high school students that were awarded the college’s Board of Trustees Academic Scholarship.

This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors that demonstrate excellence in academics and extracurricular activities. Eligible students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in their high school career, participate in various activities and demonstrate leadership in their community.

Students receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Highlands to complete an associate degree. Local recipients are:

n Katelynn Carter of Roaring Spring, homeschooled.

n Tyler Charney of Hastings, Cambria Heights High School, Patton.

n Ariel Dospoy of Northern Cambria, Northern Cambria High School.

n Noah Drumm of Altoona, Altoona Area High School.

n Sydnee Miller of Northern Cambria, Northern Cambria High School.

n Chloe Schiffel of Mount Union, Mount Union High School.

n Lauren Sichko of Northern Cambria, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Ebensburg.

n Samuel Sottile of Carrolltown, Cambria Heights High School.

n MaKala Stafford of Hastings, Cambria Heights High School.

n Emma Tavalsky of Ebensburg, Central Cambria High School, Ebensburg.

Altoona native in SRU virtual dance concert

SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University’s Department of Dance will host its annual Faculty and Guest Artist concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 via a livestream on the department’s YouTube channel.

Students taking part in the event as dancers and production staff include Anna DeRubeis of Altoona, a sophomore dual major in early childhood and special education and dance.

The concert is a collaboration between SRU dance and art students, university faculty and nationally and internationally known guest artists.

The concert will include up to 10 performances consisting of various styles and techniques and featuring 20 student dancers, four guest artists and seven faculty members.

Students who were selected to participate auditioned during the spring semester.

Previously staged at Butler County Community College’s Succop Theater, this year’s event has been moved to a virtual environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Admission for the livestream is $4 via e-tickets.

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