SHSBT Blog – Page 6 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
March 7, 2017
This photo says Spring Break in rainbow colors.

A Dozen Ideas for Enjoying Spring Break At Home

Staying home for Spring Break? There are plenty of things you can do to recharge your mind and body without leaving town.
by Jodie LeMaster
March 1, 2017
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South Hills & Penn State – Celebrating 17 Years of Partnership

Learn more about the nearly two-decade partnership between South Hills and Penn State that benefits our students and graduates as they pursue internships and careers at the largest employer in Central Pennsylvania.
by Jeff Stachowski
February 27, 2017
This photo shows students walking through the lawn at the State College campus

30 Questions to Ask on a Campus Visit

When you visit any campus, it’s a perfect time to ask questions to help you decide if the school is a good match for you. Here are 30 important questions to ask when you're visiting any post-secondary school campus.
by Misty Frederick-Ritz
February 2, 2017

Celebrating Career & Technical Education Month

Find out what CTE is and learn about the potential for career success of CTE program graduates as well as the South Hills programs that prepare students for Pennsylvania’s High Priority Occupations and “Bright Outlook” jobs.
by Jeff Stachowski

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.