School Notes

AAJHS to present ‘Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit’

The Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club will present “Law & Order: A Fairy Tale Unit” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. A special senior citizen showing will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This is a short comedy written by ...

Glendale Education Foundation approves donation policy

COALPORT — The Glendale Education Foundation met Sept. 25. The board of directors approved the donation policy that delineates acceptable requests for funding from teachers and students, as well as foundation-created awards given for outstanding student attendance. In addition, executive ...

Reunion

The Bellwood Antis High School class of 1949 held its 68th anniversary reunion on Sept. 8 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona. After dinner, a memorial was held for the 47 classmates who have passed away. Game activities and a discussion of yesteryear events were held. The 2018 ...

On campus

Scholar gets Student Excellence Award LINCOLN, Neb. — Mandy Conahye of Duncansville, a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a 2017 Great Plains IDEA Student Excellence Award recipient, earning $1,000. Conahye is pursuing her master’s degree in family and community ...

Admissions

THE CITADEL, Charleston, S.C. — Nicholas Piacentini, Hollidaysburg. UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City — Max Murin, Ebensburg. YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, Youngstown, Ohio — Nicholas LaBrasca, DuBois; James O’Donnell, Altoona; Daiquain Watson, Altoona.

PSU Altoona alumni host golf event

Community for Kids Tournament raises more than $20,000 Penn State Altoona’s Alumni Society hosted the third annual Community for Kids (CFK) Golf Tourna-ment on July 21 at Sinking Valley Country Club in Altoona. More than $20,000 was raised to benefit the Blair County Children’s ...

Homecoming

Courtesy photo Portage Area Junior-Senior High School held its homecoming celebration on Sept. 22. Emma Beyer was crowned homecoming queen. She was escorted by Phillip Krisko. Email photos of homecoming kings and queens to community@altoonamirror.com. For more information, call 946-7459.

YTI Altoona students place first at SkillsUSA conference

YTI Career Institute, Altoona, announced that three students placed first in the nation at the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held June 19 to 23 in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students gathered from across the U.S. to ...

On campus

YTI students complete community service project HOLLIDAYSBURG — Students in the computer systems technician program at YTI Career Institute in Altoona completed a community service project this summer at Penn-Mont Academy, updating the computer systems in the library. Students updated ...

Correction-McEldowney Scholarship

Nicholas Nale, a 2017 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, received a scholarship from the McEldowney Academic Scholarship Fund. His name was not provided to the Mirror for a photo caption on Page B8 Tuesday.

School notes

AAHS Alumni Association plans events The Altoona Area High School Alumni Association invites all Altoona High Alumni to participate in the homecoming events planned for Friday and Saturday. On Friday, a homecoming tailgate is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. inside Mansion Park Stadium. ...

McEldowney scholarships presented

The McEldowney Academic Scholarship Find, in memory of Richard L McEldowney, presented more than $20,000 in scholarships to Blair County schools. Money for the scholarships is raised through the annual Mac’s Irish Bash in March at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Since its inception in ...

Local actress finds work in Big Apple

NEW YORK CITY — Altoona Area High School and Penn State Altoona graduate Marisa Bertani moved to New York City in August 2015 to pursue her dream of acting. She has performed commercial work for ebay, Flexjet, Lovesac, UPS, Bowlmor and Purell. “It’s exhilarating and exhausting all ...

Homecoming-Glendale

Courtesy photo Glendale Junior/Senior High School, Flinton, held its 2017 homecoming festivities on Sept. 15 at Dr. Roy F. Baker Athletic Field in Flinton. Pictured are 2017 Homecoming Queen Hannah Dudurich and King Riyo Gates.

Deans’ lists

DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Doylestown — Rachel Crossman, Hollidaysburg; Danielle Varner, Shirleysburg. INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS — Cassandra Callihan, Schellsburg; Nathaniel Ritter, Northern Cambria. CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE, Summerdale — Hope Harman, ...

Graduates

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, Tuscaloosa, Ala., — Territa L. Poole, Hunting-don, master of arts degree. ALTOONA BEAUTY SCHOOL — Michele Spaid, La Jose, cosmetology; Phoebe Carr, Pennsylvania Furnace, esthetics; Kayla Green, Altoona, esthetics; Melissa Viego, Hollidaysburg, esthetics.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduates

INDIANA, Pa. — Indiana University Pennsylvania released the names of its spring graduates on Sept. 11. Blair County Altoona — Allison Renee Berry, B.S., geology; Sarah Amelia Edmiston, B.A., psychology; Steven Edward Franco, B.S., marketing; Jessica Marie Harris, B.S., safety, health ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Al­toona, PA 16603, as soon as possible. Please print the king’s and ...

Juniata faculty, students to attend Nobel Peace Prize forum

HUNTINGDON — On Sept. 15 and 16, six representatives from Juniata College will attend the 29th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, which is the only forum operating under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and is the only such academic affiliation outside of Norway. Each year, the ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th anniversary reunion on Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday will be held at The Casino at Lakemont Park, and a Sunday brunch will be held at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg. For information call Judy Russell at 941-6170 or ...