Schlegel Gallery Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
February 21, 2019
Left to right: Graphic Arts Instructor Jim Colbert, Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award winner Becka Turner, and Graphic Arts Program Coordinator/Instructor Ray Liddick

South Hills Announces 2019 Recipient of the Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award

Becka Turner, a 2nd-year student of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills School of Business & Technology, has been awarded the 2019 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship.
March 22, 2018
Graphic Arts student receiving scholarship award

South Hills Announces the 2018 Recipient of the Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award

Hayley Butcher, Williamsburg High School graduate and student of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills School of Business & Technology, has been awarded the 2018 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award.
August 16, 2017
Female graduate smiling

South Hills Digital Art Gallery to Honor Memory of Graduate Who Died Last Year

Words like “bubbly,” positive,” “outgoing,” and “kind-hearted,” were just some of what Kari Schlegel’s friends had to say about her. They also said it’s fitting that an online art exhibit created by people affiliated with South Hills School of Business & Technology was recently named in her memory.
August 10, 2017
This photo shows a female graduate smiling outside of the Main Campus

South Hills School of Business & Technology to Honor Graduate with Online Gallery

South Hills School of Business & Technology is launching the Kari L. Schlegel Memorial Gallery as part of the school’s website to showcase visual artwork, photography, illustration, and design created by current students, alumni, and lifelong learning participants. The gallery is named in honor of Schlegel, a 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program who passed away in December 2016.

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.