Student Ambassadors – South Hills School of Business & Technology
June 14, 2018
Lewistown Student Ambassadors holding check to donate to the Chamber of Commerce

South Hills Ambassadors Contribute to Lewistown Fireworks Display

Student Ambassadors from the Lewistown Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology contributed money earned through fundraisers to the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce's efforts to put on a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day 2018.
November 4, 2016

Hundreds of Visitors Attend Career Exploration Day 2016

Guests were given the opportunity to speak to both current students and several South Hills alumni working in the local community at this unique event.
November 13, 2015

South Hills Holds Career Exploration Day

More than 30 local business and state agency representatives were on hand to talk with prospective students about the benefits of a South Hills education.

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.