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South Hills Announces the 2018 Recipient of the P.E.O Chapter S Scholarship Award

P.E.O Philanthropic Committee Members presenting scholarship to South Hills student

P.E.O. Philanthropic Committee members pose with Scholarship Winner, Jamey Shreckengast. shown front/center.
Pictured left to right are Rolaine Grandey, Mary Lisko, Jamey Shreckengast, Janice Lindsay, & Charlene Harrison.

South Hills Community News Release

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology is proud to announce that Jamey Shreckengast, a 2nd-year Administrative Professional student from Millheim, PA, has been awarded the 2018 Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Chapter S Scholarship.

The P.E.O. Chapter S of State College is part of P.E.O., an international philanthropic organization which, through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans, educates women for advancement. The Chapter S of State College awards a scholarship each year to a deserving nominee. The candidate must be female, a Centre County resident, attending an institution of higher education, show financial need, and maintain a qualified GPA. The candidate need not be a member of the P.E.O.

“We are grateful to P.E.O for providing this scholarship opportunity to our students the organization’s support of women’s education,” said LeRoy Spicer, South Hills Financial Aid Administrator. Scholarship winner, Jamey Shrenkengast, added, “This scholarship will make a big difference for my family and me, and I’m honored to have been selected by the committee members.”

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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.