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W&J student receives $1,000 scholarship

NEW YORK — Alpha Lambda Delta, The Honor Society for First-Year Academic Success, announced that Logan Marko of Roaring Spring has been awarded a $1,000 Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship for the 2021-22 school year.

Marko is an accounting major at Washington & Jefferson College.

Marko was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2020.

Scholarship selection is based on maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, campus and community service activities and the applicant’s essay answers.

Students certified as vinyl siding installers

WILLIAMSPORT — Twenty-nine construction students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have earned Certified Installer status from the Vinyl Siding Institute, the first to receive the value-added credential under the institution’s fledgling partnership with the trade association.

Area students who attained certification, their majors and hometowns are:

Building construction technology — Zeke R. Leonard, Bedford; Cody B. Seidel, Tyrone.

Residential construction technology and management — Chris M. Fink, Altoona.

The certification, which lasts five years, reflects skills and standards taught in Penn College’s Weather Resistant Barriers and Finishes course.

ACM presents Presidential Award scholarships

CUMBERLAND, Md. – The Allegany College of Maryland Foundation announced that nine students from Pennsylvania received Presidential Award scholarships to attend Allegany College of Maryland.

Among them were area students: Katelyn Feaster, Bedford; Michaela Frye, Saxton; Brooke Gochnour, New Enterprise; Kayla Iman, Hyndman; and Mattison McMillen, New Paris.

ACM Presidential Scholarships are given to one graduate from each of 32 high schools and technical centers in counties and states neighboring Allegany County. Recipients are nominated by their high school counselors for this select award. The award is available only to high school seniors who plan to attend ACM full-time.

Student receives white coat during ceremony

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Kathleen Price of Altoona received her white coat during a ceremony held on Sept. 11 at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Price is in her first year at KYCOM. She graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle in 2017 and from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2021 with a bachelor of science in psychology and minors in statistics, chemistry and biology.

At Pitt Greensburg, she was named valedictorian graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA.

She is planning to pursue a career in psychiatry upon completion of medical school.

Nursing student receives white coat at Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania held its seventh annual Nursing White Coat ceremony on Sept. 11, at the Haas Center for the Arts on campus.

The White Coat Ceremony celebrates sophomore nursing students who are entering the next phase of their education.

Evan Montgomery from Altoona was one of 125 students who pledged their commitment to quality patient care. The students take an oath in front of family members, faculty, school leaders and peers.

Student is valedictorian at aeronautics school

PITTSBURGH — Damian P. Diehl graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics on Oct. 5 with an associate’s degree in aviation electronics technology.

He was awarded valedictorian, perfect attendance and an inductee into the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

Diehl passed his Federal Communicaitons Commission license in the spring of 2021.

He is the son of Cristy L. Shumac of Duncansville and Philip J. Diehl of Claysburg.

He is a 2014 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of corporal.

He is continuing his collegiate studies and has enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics where he will pursue his associate’s degree and A&P certification.


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