Ninth Annual Infusive Designs Art Show Held | South Hills School of Business & Technology
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by Joan Andrews
South Hills Public Relations Specialist

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business and Technology’s Graphic Arts Class Of 2016 recently closed out their studies with an art exhibit and reception at the Art Alliance of Central PA in Lemont. Friends, family, and local art lovers came to enjoy the creative work of the talented artists and to congratulate them on their accomplishments. The GA students recently completed their required internships at various agencies and businesses across central Pennsylvania and will graduate on September 26.

Shown in the photo are (L-R) Elizabeth Low, Kourtney Vermillion, Nick Causer, Dylan Adams, Courtney Lueth, KateLynn Luzier, Taylor Harpster, and Asta Broskley.

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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.