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Phi Beta Lambda Students at State Conference

Left to right: Courtney Dauberman, Jamey Shreckengast, Tess Bechdel, Jordan Causer, Lindsey Kemp, Brandy Kovach (front - PBL Club Advisor), Katarina Covalt, Anna Shawley, Bryant Moses

South Hills Community News Release

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology students used their professional skills to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Conference and Competition in Harrisburg, PA. PBL is a collegiate business organization that strives to develop a new generation of leaders. The conference provided students with an opportunity to hear presentations on leadership, network with other participants, and participate in competitive events.

After competing against some of the top universities and colleges from Pennsylvania, South Hills’ students won awards in the following categories:

  • Jamey Shreckengast: Second place in Administrative Technology
  • Anna Shawley: First place in Forensic Accounting
  • Tess Bechdel: First place in Parliamentary Procedure
  • The team of Bryant Moses and Tess Bechdel: Second place in Hospitality Management

With these top awards, the South Hills students are invited to compete against the top college students in the nation at the National Leadership Conference this summer in Baltimore, MD. Other South Hills participants in this year’s PBL conference were Lindsey Kemp, Jordan Causer, Katarina Covalt, Courtney Dauberman, and PBL Advisor, Brandy Kovach.



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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.