Local Politicians Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
April 11, 2019
Pennsylvania State Representative, John Hershey (R–82), speaks with South Hills School

PA State Representative Hershey Visits South Hills

PA State Representative Johnathan D. Hershey (R–Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) toured South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Lewistown Campus to discuss the importance of career education and find out how South Hills is helping its students achieve their career goals.
February 18, 2016
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South Hills Hosts Summit for Career School Administrators

Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson attended a summit at South Hills and met with numerous career school administrators from across PA to discuss ways to best promote the increasing value and positive impact career schools and colleges are having upon workforce development locally and nationally.
September 17, 2015
South Hills President S. Paul Mazza III, Commissioner Michael Pipe, and Assistant Director of Education Sue Vidmar

Commissioner Michael Pipe Visits South Hills

Centre County Commissioner Michael Pipe recently toured the South Hills School of Business & Technology main campus in State College.

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.