Active Living Project: Update #1
Graphic Arts students listening to a guest speaker
Illustrator, Jason Lenox, Shares Insights with South Hills Graphic Arts Students
February 14, 2018
South Hills students touring GoHost
South Hills Information Technology Students Tour GoHost, LLC
February 19, 2018

Active Living Project: Update #1

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An Information Technology student at the Altoona campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology uses Ionic Creator to create a mobile app.

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

Update #1: Mobile Application Development

The Altoona campus Information Technology (IT) students have been creating possible solutions with Ionic Creator and the Ionic Framework. Ionic is a complete open-source software development kit (SDK) for hybrid mobile application development. Ionic 2 is built on Angular from Google and NodeJS™ and provides tools and services for developing hybrid mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, JavaScript™, and Sass. Apps can be built with these Web technologies and then distributed through native app stores to be installed on devices by leveraging Apache Cordova™.

IT Instructor, Guido Santella, and his students are currently experimenting with different ways to display the data that the Healthy Blair County Coalition and the Let's Move Blair County! initiative want to share with the community within a mobile app. Click here for a live, interactive example of how the finished app could look.




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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.