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School Notes

AASD Foundation establishes fund in memory of former teacher, coach

The William Smearman Memorial Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $25,000 Named Endowment was established by the Smearman family in memory of William “Bill” Smearman to provide ongoing funding for the benefit of secondary science. Bill ...

Honor roll

BELLWOOD-ANTIS HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL NINTH GRADE — Madison Brinkman, Brielle Campbell, Tighe Eaken, Noah Green, Olivia Gregg, Layla Kurtz, Parker Lucas, Elayna McCaulley, Canyon Neyman, Frank Pulcinello, Christian Sensibaugh, Brayden Wagner. 10TH GRADE — ...

Honors lists

THE CITADEL, Charleston, S.C. — Nicholas Piacentini of Hollidaysburg, gold stars for having a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on the dean’s list. CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE — summer term dean’s list: Hope Harman, Mount ...

Honor roll

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, ALTOONA FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Kaylee Ratay, Melayna Steward SEVENTH GRADE — Mara Kirkpatrick, Madeline Kling, Claire Muriceak, Josh Warmath. SIXTH GRADE — Hailey DeGol, Kaitlyn Link, Brock Patel, Gunar ...

Holiday concert

Courtesy photo The Altoona Area Junior High School Vocal Ensemble and Varsity Chorus, under the direction of Jessica Connell, will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Altoona Area High School auditorium. Participating students include (from left): front row — Samantha Abbott, ...

On campus

Bloomsburg student wins speech awards BLOOMSBURG — The Blooms-burg University of Pennsylvania Forensics (Speech and Debate) team took home the second-place Team Sweepstakes award at the Collegiate Forensic Association’s annual fall tournament held Oct. 12 and 13 at Bloomsburg ...

Troop 117 recognizes Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 117, sponsored by St. Mark Catholic Church, Altoona, recently held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognize Devin Henry. Devin’s Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project involved constructing and installing a new sign for his parish, St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic ...

Blair 4-H/FFA holds junior livestock banquet

WILLIAMSBURG — The Blair County Junior Livestock clubs held their annual banquet Oct. 1 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. Special guests at the banquet were sponsors and buyers from the show and sale held in August. The officers from each club helping with the program were: Emily ...

Honor roll

SPRING COVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ROARING SPRING FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SIXTH GRADE — Norah Bechtel, Lanee Berkhimer, MiKayla Burket, Wyatt Dilling, Elizabeth Dodson, Katherine Dunn, Gracie Garver, Zoe Grill, Leya Hazenstab, Bethanie Kensinger, Cole Knisely, Lila Kyle, Edward ...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present “The Fiddler on the Roof” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available by calling 695-4416, ext. 7525, or emailing ...

Honor roll

WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12th Grade — Joseph D. Kunsman, Saxton T. Smith. 11th Grade — Allee N. England, Garrett J. Nicewonger, Kassidy L. Post. 10th Grade — Jerica N. Gardner, Cyrus P. Simmons, Krista D. Simpson. NINTH Grade — Shelby L. ...

Planetarium show set for Thursday

HOLLIDAYSBURG — “Earth, Sun and Moon” will show at 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Planetarium. Reservations are required. This is truly a family show with suggested ages beginning at age 5. This family show explores the relationship between the ...

Honor roll

GLENDALE JUNIOR/ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FIRST MARKING PERIOD PRINCIPAL’S HONOR 12TH GRADE — Abigail Cherry, Madison Downs, Jackson Kitko, Madison Lukehart, Jenna Mooney, Katianne Rydbom, Evan Shaffer, Kyle Stiver, Alaney Vereshack, Breanna Vereshack, Timothy Williams, Victoria ...

Juniata Elementary School Show Choir to present ‘Rise Up!’

The Juniata Elementary School Show Choir, under the direction of drama club advisers Heidi Soldner and Kathy Otto, will present “Rise Up!” at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 in the school gymnasium. The show will include medleys from hits such as “Newsies,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and ...

Honor roll

GLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FLINTON FIRST MARKING PERIOD PRINCIPAL’S HONORS SIXTH GRADE — Jason Beers, Scott Beers, Brianna Cree, Bailey Hammerle, Hannah Matish, Rachel McClellan, Brielle McMillen, Connor Oshall, Thomas Worthington. FIFTH GRADE — Olivia Frank, Brayden Keith, Taya ...

Livestock show, sale held in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG – The Blair County Junior Livestock Show and Sale (4-H/FFA) was held Aug. 12 and 13 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Forrest Ohler from Rockwood judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and beef show. The rabbit judge was Wesley Planthaber from ...

Livestock sale-group photos

Courtesy photos First- and second-place showmanship winners at the 2019 Blair County Junior Livestock Show and Sale were (from left): first row — Nathan Carney, Landon Rhodes, Ty Uplinger, Madison Ross, Katie Ross, Emma Stock, Drew Heltzel and Konstantina Crull; second row — Lacey Lynn, ...

Classmates attend reunions

Courtesy photos The Central High School Class of 1969 celebrated 50 years since graduation by attending the CHS home football game Sept. 6 where the class went on the field pre-game and was acknowledged for the highlights from their senior year. On Sept. 7, the class celebrated with a ...