by Misty Frederick-Ritz
South Hills Director of Marketing
Winter and spring are the times of the year when many high school students and their parents visit various campuses to help them choose a post-secondary school.
When you visit any campus, it’s a perfect time to ask questions to help you decide if the school is a good match for you. Take advantage of opportunities to speak with faculty; financial aid representatives; admissions representatives; alumni and current students. The more you know about the programs, expectations, student life and the learning environment, the more confident you can be about your choices and investment in education.
Not sure what to ask? We’ve put together a list of some common questions to help you make the most of your visit:
If you don’t get all of your questions answered during your visit, don’t be afraid to follow up with an email or phone call to the school OR arrange for an individual visit to focus on your unique situation. You can reach us here at South Hills by phone toll-free at 1-888-282-7427 or by email at email@example.com.
Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.
The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.
Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.
Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.
Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.
Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.
She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.
Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.