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How donors make a difference: The impact of fall 2023’s grant awards

What kind of exciting things are happening this school year thanks to donor sup

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Donor-driven grant program making an impact on current and future students

The Mardi Lowry McDonough ’87 Student Opportunity Fund & Grant Program has grown significantly since its first round of grant awards in the fall of 2018. Th

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How your donations are fueling a unique partnership critical to student mental health

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  The mental health and well-being of students continue to be a top priority in our schools and a top funding priority for the Education Foundation through the Mental Health Matters Fund. The district’s partnership with Penn State’s Herr Clinic is supported by this fund to fulfill a critical need: delivering direct, on

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Maroon & Gray Society Nominations are open for Class of 2024

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  Do you know of an exceptional alum, standout retired educator, or memorable team or student group worthy of induction into the Maroon & Gray Society? Let us know! Nominate a deserving honoree for 2024’s Maroon & Gray Society at 

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Mount Nittany Health Professional and Organizational Development Team Provides Educational Opportunity to State College Area High School Students

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  Mount Nittany Health is fortunate to have incredible departments who go above and beyond for patients, and who continually make a positive difference in the Centre County community. This past May, Clinical Educators Dwain Pegues, RN; Pam Timlin, RN; and Lindsay Reiter, RN, Professional and Organizational Development, tau

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Mount Nittany Health Provides Athletic Training to SCASD Student-Athletes

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Did you know Mount Nittany Health Orthopedics provides comprehensive athletic training support to SCASD? The athletic trainers are on-site every day to reduce the risk of injury for the athletes they serve, and when an injury does occur, they immediately assess, treat, and refer injuries for specialized care. After an injury, a

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Another generous round of grants benefit students

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The spring cycle of the Mardi Lowry McDonough ’87 fund awarded more than $28,000 for projects across the district, thanks to generous support from Education Foundation donors.

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Jane Snowdon ’77 talks matching gifts, the impact of donor support and her recent trip of a lifetime

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Jane Snowdon ’77 is a powerhouse in the field of health and human services. She was inducted into the SCASD Education Foundation’s Maroon & Gray Society as part of the 2020 class (at the 2022 celebration) and she is a strong supporter of the organization. Recently Jane made a generous contribution to the Mardi Lowry McDonough �

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Maroon & Gray Society Celebration

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This year’s Maroon & Gray Society was made possible in part by a generous sponsorship from Mount Nittany Health and other local businesses. Honorees spanned six decades, helping to draw old friends and colleagues, parents and families, and long-time supporters of the district for an evening of food, fun and friendship. Rain in th

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Reserve your tickets for the 2023 Maroon & Gray Society Celebration

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YOU’RE INVITED! 2023 Maroon & Gray Society Celebration 

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Proceeds from 2023 Maroon & Gray Society Celebration will enhance student extracurricular opportunities through the Richard M. Bunnell ’49 Memorial Fund

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“Dad, during his 30+ years on the State College School Board, always worked tirelessly for the students, and the community of State College,” Tib Bunnell ’79 said of his father Richard M. Bunnell ’49 who passed away in May 2022. Richard’s family, including his wife Gwen (retired 25+year kindergarten

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A public relations powerhouse shining God’s light through meaningful work

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Whitney Stringer ’02  Deeply rooted in her faith, Whitney Stringer said that her work is a true blessing. “My journey has been such a blessing; I get to

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Tragedy inspires life-saving foundation

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Marisa Vicere ’01  “In 2010, my older sister, Jana Vicere (State High Graduate of 1999 - GED program), died by suicide,” Marisa shared. “Eight months

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Passion for education leads to a robust career

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John Casey  While his career is easily considered successful, “I am most proud of my family and their successes. They have always been supportive and under

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“Everyone contributed to an undefeated season.”

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1973 State Championship Little Lions Football Team  The 1973 State High Football Team came together to form a cohesive squad. They were more than just guys p

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Distinguished military career, significant academic achievements, and continued community service

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Gerry Mansell ’72  Gerry enjoyed reminiscing about his time in the SCASD. He spent most of his time on and around the auditorium stage. He was active in al

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Three siblings have combined 83 years of military service and earned the same senior rank

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The Three Captains  John Schempf ’58 �

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The Judy Lysaker Journalism Support Fund Honors Dedicated Teacher

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Kary (Lysaker) Magruder ’89 describes her late mom, Judy Lysaker, as “a pinnacle in the State College community” who dedicated 35 years to teaching English and Journalism at State High. When Judy passed away in December 2022, her family knew creating a fund to support journalism students would be a powerful way to honor her memor

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Reunion News & Class Notes

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Reunion News for Little Lions Mark your calendar for these upcoming reunions. Keep with more reunion news at statehighalumni.com. 1973 & 1974 News on the combined 50th Class Reunion for the SCHS Classes of 1973 & 1974

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New Scoreboard at Memorial Field Thanks to Class of 1962’s Larry Beans

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The school board voted unanimously on February 21 to accept a generous $125,000 donation from 1962 graduate Larry Beans and to approve the purchase and installation of a new scoreboard for Memorial Field. The gift was made through the SCASD Education Foundation and follows Beans’ $875,000 donation in 2021 for the Memorial Field

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