Drones @ South Hills Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
August 16, 2019
L to R: Daisy Musser, Collin Musser, Alex Sikorski, Benny Housley, Jonah Diaz, Nate Whetzel, Ryan Jones, AJ Corson, Technical Assistant – Liam Jones, Technical Assistant – Jack Erickson, and Drone Instructor – Chris Avvampato

South Hills Graduates New Class Of Droneologists

A new class of certified “Droneologists” recently graduated from the Discover Drones for Teens Summer Camp at South Hills School of Business & Technology. The Droneologists, ranging in age from grades 7–12, completed a 20-hour program that taught them how to build and fly drones safely and properly.
April 12, 2019
PAECT/SHSBT drone workshop participants gain experience in programming and flying the Parrot Mambo quadcopter-drone.

South Hills School Of Business & Technology & PAECT Jointly Host Drone Workshop

South Hills School of Business & Technology and Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) recently jointly hosted an all-day workshop on the use of drones in technical education to help PAECT educators learn beneficial ways to bring the use of drones into their classrooms.
March 15, 2019

South Hills and Central PA Quad Racers Bring Drone Racing to State College

South Hills School of Business & Technology has affiliated with the Central PA Quad Racers (CPQR) to bring drone racing to State College. All are welcome to join, regardless of skill level.
January 22, 2019
PA Cyber Charter class at the completion of the South Hills Discover Drones program.

PA Cyber Charter School Graduates First Class of “Dronologists”

Students of the PA Cyber Charter School recently completed South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Discover Drones course, becoming Certified Dronologists and earning a t-shirt. Parents were invited to attend the graduation festivities on the final evening of the class.
November 7, 2018
PA Cyber students flying a drone

South Hills Hosts Discover Drones Camp

Several local students enrolled in the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School recently completed the after-school Discover Drones: Drones for Teens program at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Main Campus in State College.
May 1, 2018
Two males working on a drone

South Hills Completes Pro-Pilot sUAV Training Class

South Hills recently completed the second offering of its Drone "Pro-Pilot" Flight School – FAA Part 107 Drone Commercial Pilot Test Prep training class. This 18-hour, intensive training program is just one facet of the new Drone Initiative at the school.

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.