Active Living Project: Update #2
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Active Living Project: Update #2

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This is a screenshot of an interactive map the Altoona campus IT students have created for the "Active Living" project using Google My Maps.

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Update #2: Interactive Map Development

The Altoona campus Information Technology (IT) students have been working on creating an interactive map for the Healthy Blair County Coalition's website. It will allow users to find locations in Blair County where they can participate in a variety of physical activities and sports.

The students and their instructor, Guido Santella, decided to use Google My Maps, a service launched by Google in 2007 that enables anyone to create custom maps for personal use or sharing. Users can add points, lines, and shapes on top of existing Google Maps using a WYSIWYG editor.

This solution was chosen because it would have taken weeks to develop an interactive map themselves, whereas the Google My Maps solution was functional in just a few hours!

This is the actual interactive map that the IT students have created using Google My Maps.

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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.