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School Notes

SFU alumni board pledges $5K to students in need

LORETTO — As Saint Francis University continues to navigate the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus, many alumni community members have asked what they can do to support students adversely impacted by process changes and campus closures. The Saint Francis University Alumni ...

Penn State Altoona recognizes Sheetz Fellows

The ninth class of Sheetz Fellows was inducted during a formal ceremony Feb. 29 at Penn State Altoona. A competitive academic program, Sheetz Fellows offers unique opportunities that ignite and inspire the entrepreneurial mindset of students at Penn State Altoona by fostering critical ...

Honor roll

NORTHERN BEDFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, LOYSBURG THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Laena Dively, Marissa Ebersole, Alyssa Foor, Nickalas Garner, Sarah Heck, Rebekah Helsel, Madison Johnson, Gretchen Keith, Kianah Lingenfelter, Gabrianne Miller, Taylor Miller, Jordan Morral, ...

IUP recognizes area students as 2020 Provost Scholars

INDIANA, Pa. — A number of area students have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Provost Scholar status is achieved when students complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at IUP and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Provost ...

NAACP cancels Freedom Fund Dinner due to virus

Scholarships will be mailed to students Due to the national emergency with COVID-19, the Blair County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner scheduled for April 25 at the Blair County Convention Center has been canceled. “We would like to thank Rocco Alianiello, executive director/ COO and his staff ...

Local Scout attains the rank of Eagle

Brenden G. Shaffer of Altoona received his Eagle Scout award during a Court of Honor held on Feb. 29 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hollidaysburg. The church sponsors Brenden’s troop, Troop 60 of the Boy Scouts of America. The Eagle award is the highest award ...

Basketball team supports women’s health

Tyrone girls donate money for services to fight breast cancer TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School girls basketball team and its booster club donated $1,631.31 to the Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation to be directed to the Tyrone Regional’s Breast Cancer and Women’s Health ...

Hollidaysburg students compete in regional Math Counts contest

Students from Hollidaysburg Area School District participated in the regional Math Counts competition Feb. 1 at Penn State Altoona. The students competed in various contests answering middle school math content questions. The Hollidays-burg Area Junior High School team comprised of Joey Vu, ...

Dean’s list

ST. ALSELM COLLEGE, Manchester, N.H. — Cole Crusciel, Loretto.

Roaring Spring teen is fourth in state Voice of Democracy

Veterans of Foreign Wars State Commander Wayne D. Perry and National VFW Commander-in-Chief William J. “Doc” Schmitz honored Lillian Baird of Leola as the state Voice of Democracy winner at the Midwinter Conference Feb. 1 in Gettysburg. The following students also placed: Gabriella ...

Scholarships available for ACT drama camps

Altoona Community Theatre (ACT) is partnering with Investment Savings Bank this year to provide scholarship opportunities for local students. For more than 30 years, ACT has offered drama camps for children and teens to help build self-expression, self confidence and concentration skills ...

Students to attend Primary Care Scholars’ Program

Juniata sends four this year HUNTINGDON — Four Juniata College students are among 50 statewide to be selected to attend the highly-competitive Penn State/Hershey College of Medicine Primary Care Scholars’ Program. Representing Juniata College are Alexis “Lexi” Zazvrskey, a junior ...

IUP dean’s list

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FALL DEAN’S LIST Blair County Altoona — Aleyah Marie Arthur, Kirsten Elaine Beach, Alayna L. Biesecker, Ethan Patrick Blackie, Alyssa Dawn Charles, Kalie R. Conley, Mark A. Fanelli, Alauna Ann Feathers, Joselynn Nicole Gingerich, Mitchell Alan ...

Winners announced in MLK poetry competition

LATROBE — The winners of the fifth annual Saint Vincent College Martin Luther King Jr. Poetry Competition were announced at the college’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner Jan. 20 in the Fred M. Rogers Center. First-place honors went to junior English major Julia Snyder of ...

Residents can send cookies to those on the front line

Girl Scouts launch online ordering service during virus Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania launched a new Girl Scout Cookie donation initiative to provide recognition to front-line workers who must continue to work to maintain the safety and health of others during the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Troop 3031 takes first in Klondike Derby

Scouts compete in annual event DUNCANSVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 3031 of Duncansville recently captured first place in the 2020 Chief Logan District Klondike Derby. The Klondike Derby was held Feb. 1 at Camp Wopsononock in Altoona, and is an annual winter skills competition for scouts in ...

Dean’s list

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY ALTOONA AND STATE COLLEGE CAMPUSES FALL DEAN’S LIST Stephanie Anderson, Altoona; Andrew Aurandt, Altoona; Alyssa Bassler, Martinsburg; Michelle Bem, Williamsburg; Dalton Berry, Tyrone; Danessa Bianconi, Altoona; Gavin Black, Altoona; ...

On campus

Student helps forensics team win competition BLOOMSBURG — Thanks, in part, to Isaac Osborn of Ebensurg, the Bloomsburg University Forensics Team won the Collegiate Forensic Association’s (CFA) 2019-20 Welch-Strine Cup Championship Sweepstakes Award at the CFA Beach Tournament on March 6-7 ...

Students earn 27 medals at SkillsUSA districts

Students from the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC) competed and earned a total of 27 medals in the District 7 SkillsUSA competition, which was held Jan. 21 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization serving more than ...