South Hills Students Compete At 48th Annual PBL State Leadership Conference – South Hills School of Business & Technology
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Members of the South Hills PBL Club are shown at the PBL State Conference with their awards.

Left to right: PBL Club members Alisha Williamson, Brandon Dooer, Jenie Engle, Jordan Causer, Bryant Moses, Jamey Shreckengast, Tess Bechdel, and PBL Club Advisor Brandy Kovach

South Hills Community News Release

STATE COLLEGE — Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members at South Hills School of Business & Technology competed in the 48th Annual State Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, PA. The conference provided students with an opportunity to hear presentations on leadership, network with other PBL members, and participate in competitive events.

After competing against students of some of the top universities in Pennsylvania, South Hills students placed in the following categories:

  • 1st Place in Help Desk & 3rd Place in Impromptu Speaking – Jenie Engle
  • 1st Place in Administrative Technology & 3rd Place in Computer Applications – Jamey Shreckengast
  • 1st Place in Marketing Analysis & Decision Making & 3rd Place in Human Resources Management – Bryant Moses
  • 2nd Place in Forensic Accounting – The team of Brandon Dooer and Alisha Williamson
  • 2nd Place in Accounting Principles – Brandon Dooer
  • 2nd Place in Administrative Technology – Alisha Williamson
  • 3rd Place in Management Analysis & Decision Making – Jordan Causer

Students placing in the top two of their events are invited to attend the National Leadership Conference to be held this summer in San Antonio, Texas. Other participants representing South Hills at this year’s PBL State Conference were Tess Bechdel, Business Administration – Management & Marketing student, and Student Services Coordinator/PBL Club 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.