South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology has affiliated with Central PA Quad Racers (CPQR) to bring sanctioned drone racing to State College.
CPQR is headquartered out of Buzzard RC Field in Lock Haven, PA. They are Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) sanctioned and a chapter of MultiGP Drone Racing, the world's largest drone racing league. The State College Branch of CPQR will be based out of South Hills.
South Hills has been offering drone-related education and events for more than a year.
The State College branch of CPQR will be based out of South Hills Main Campus at 480 Waupelani Drive in State College and will hold racing events at the State College Assembly of God on the side field located at 2201 University Drive Extension, State College, PA 16801.
Visit drones.southhills.edu/racing for a schedule of Central PA Quad Racers sanctioned events in State College. For information on other drone-related events and classes at South Hills, such as FAA Part 107 Drone Commercial Pilot Test Prep, Drone Aerial Photography, and Drone Summer Camps for Teens, please visit drones.southhills.edu.
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.