Active Living Project: Update #3 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
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Active Living Project: Update #3

Active Living Brochure

The proposed new "Active Living" brochure design created by the Altoona Campus IT students

Let's Move Blair County! "Active Living Project" Progress

Update #3: Brochure Design

The Altoona Campus Information Technology (IT) "Active Living" Project Team entered a new phase of the project which involved developing an 8-page, full-color, “Active Living” brochure that can be professionally printed and made available in a downloadable format for the Healthy Blair County Coalition’s website.

This step proved to be challenging for the students, as most of them had little to no previous experience in graphic design. The team didn’t let that stop them—after all, IT students are known for being problem-solvers! They determined what skills and software they’d need to use to do the job and went to work. After hours of experimentation (and lots of trial and error along the way), the team is getting closer to producing a final brochure for the project.

Brochure Designs (Before and After)

Click (touch), hold, and drag the slider left and right on the image below to see the original brochure and compare it to the proposed new design created by the Altoona Campus IT students.

Active Living BrochureActive Living Brochure

Resources Used:


  • Information Technology students had limited graphic design experience, so they had to learn how to use software, develop layout and design skills, as well as learn to organize information in a visually-pleasing way.
  • They also had to learn how to organize a large amount of content in a way that looks good on a page with fitting all content, having even spacing, and including some visual interest.

Next Steps:

Once the team finishes the brochure, they will present it to the "Active Living" Project Committee and await feedback. The students will make any requested changes and submit a revised version for another round of reviews. Once they receive final approval, they’ll prepare the design files and package them according to the specifications provided by a local printer. Once printed, the final piece will be distributed throughout Blair County.



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Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

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.