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Local students honored at SkillsUSA Championships

August 2, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than 6,000 students from technical education programs in high schools and colleges across the nation competed in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in June. more »»

On campus

August 2, 2015 Dialysis Clinic presents scholarship to student Marleena Frederick of Carrolltown is a winner of the DCI Scholarship Program sponsored by Dialysis Clinic Inc., a nonprofit corporation. more »»

WISE Women offers scholarships

August 2, 2015 WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $12,000. more »»

Across the area

August 1, 2015 HASD sets testing for new students HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School will conduct a testing and orientation for students new to the Hollidaysburg Area School District from 9 to... more »»

Fuel Up to Play 60

August 1, 2015 Courtesy photo Students at Charles W. Longer Elementary School, Hollidaysburg, attended an assembly on May 12 for its Fuel Up to Play 60 reward for earning Touchdown School status. more »»

Valley REC sponsors students on DC Youth Tour

August 1, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Valley Rural Electric Cooperative sponsored seven high school students on the 2015 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14 to 19. more »»


August 1, 2015 ST. VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE Altoona — Megan Marie Blake, B.S., environmental science, cum laude, award for Academic Excellence in Environmental Science; Rebecca Karin Potopa, B.A. more »»

Dean's list

July 28, 2015 ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY, Moon Township — Kristen Boland, Holli­daysburg; Bethany Ledford, Huntingdon; Alexis Eber­sole, Altoona; Kendal Moses, East Freedom; Alysa Farabaugh, Ebens­burg; Hunter... more »»

Dean's list

July 27, 2015 ST. VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE SPRING TERM Altoona — Megan Blake, Kayla Conrad, Lauren Donley, Alyssa Luther, Rebecca Potopa, Sabrina Filkosky. Ashville — Jordan Conra. more »»


July 27, 2015 COMMONWEALTH CONNECTIONS ACADEMY — Branden Christopher Strong, Tyrone, with honors; Alexandria Nicole Strong, Port Matilda. more »»

Area students participate in scholars forum at IUP

July 26, 2015 INDIANA, Pa. — A number of area students participated in the 10th annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 7 at Indi­ana Univer­sity of Pennsyl­vania. more »»

Mount students join honor societies

July 26, 2015 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College inducted 41 top scholars into two prestigious national honor societies recently. more »»

PSU Alumni Association elects board

July 26, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The newly chartered Laurel Highlands Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Asso­ciation held its first elections for its board of directors. more »»

Electric cooperative awards scholarships

July 25, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to 25 high school seniors, as well as students already enrolled in post-secondary institution. more »»

Altoona Rotary awards scholarships

July 25, 2015 The Altoona Rotary Club recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 29 graduating seniors from Altoona Area High School, Bishop Guilfoyle High School and the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Cente. more »»


July 25, 2015 ALTOONA BEAUTY SCHOOL — Cosmetology: Tiffany Cupec, Altoona; Maranda Flick, Tyrone; Kelly Minor, Lilly; Charity Reed, Altoona; Alexis Reighard, Saxton; Amberly Shipley, Hopewell; Melissa Wolfe,... more »»


July 25, 2015 Megan Lowery PHILADELPHIA —?Megan M. Lowery was awarded a doctorate in medicine from Temple University School of Medicine during May commencement exercises. Lowery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. more »»

Across the area

July 25, 2015 Spring Cove to register new students ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School District will hold new student registration from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 4 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. more »»


July 22, 2015 GETTYSBURG COLLEGE, Gettysburg - Alyssa P. Beyer, Hollidaysburg, B.S., environmental studies and biology. UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, West Haven, Conn. — Alyssa Garvey, Philips­burg, B.S. more »»

Deans' lists

July 21, 2015 UNIVERSITY OF DELA­WARE, Newark, Del. — Alexander Hillsley, Port Matilda; Emily Pate, Port Matilda. ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Rochester, N.Y. more »»


July 20, 2015 LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, Easton — Nathaniel Hand, Ebensburg, B.S., electrical and computer engineerin. more »»

I am looking for:

School Notes Poll

  1. We wait until August to take a week’s vacation.
  2. Relaxing at the pool, which I hope continues into September.
  3. Preparing the kids -— and the parents — for the start of school.
  4. I’m counting the days until football season.

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