Press Releases – Page 31 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
June 20, 2016
This photo shows a male serving food at the food festival

South Hills Hosts 3rd Annual Food Festival

Despite the weather, hundreds turned out for the Food Festival at South Hills. The event held in conjunction with Happy Valley Culinary Week featured live chef demonstrations, a farmers’ market with only local foods, live music, various workshops, and school tours for an afternoon of fun, learning, and fabulous food for all who attended.
June 6, 2016

Health Careers Clubs Hold Several Charity Events

Even as they work on end-of-the-year class projects, students from the Health Careers Clubs at all three of our locations have generously organized events to collect donations to benefit members of their communities.
May 26, 2016

Food Festival Celebrates Food, Chefs, and Music

Mark your calendar for June 16, 2016 from Noon-6PM to join us at South Hills in State College for the 3rd Annual Culinary Week Food Festival. There will be lots of good food, live music, and more!
May 25, 2016
This photo shows a smiling student receiving an award from faculty members

IT Student Named Winner of Bruce Ta Memorial Award

Craig Ramage, Information Technology student at South Hills in State College, has been named this year's recipient of the annual award.
May 13, 2016
This photo shows S. Paul Mazza, President of South Hills

Snapshot: South Hills President Paul Mazza III

Paul Mazza III was 6 years old when his parents founded South Hills School of Business & Technology, so little did he know that 45 years later he would be appointed the school’s president.
April 26, 2016
This photo shows a group of students on the lawn at the State College campus

C.O.P.S. Club Sell Pinwheels for Prevention

Members of the C.O.P.S. Club organized the fundraiser in observation of National Child Abuse Prevention month.

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.