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Alum Gets Stung By Bees, Wins Ig Nobel Prize

The State College Area School District has graduated many successful alumni—doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, and even a Nobel

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Steve and Amy Haffner: The State High Couple Who Came Home

They could have sent their kids to just about any high school in the world. But they send them to State College Area High Schoo

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The Unsung Heroes: Student-Athletes Make an Impact Off the Field and Court

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  For many State High athletes, determination and hard practice are the keys to a successful season. For others, their programs’ success is fueled by much, much more. It’s driven by how the players can bond together as teammates for a greater cause and make a difference in their school and in

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Behind the Scenes: Executive Director on the Impact Education Foundation Makes on Every Student

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State College Area School District Executive Director Paul Olivett believes in the little things that can make a difference in a student’s experiences at a big school like State High. He knows from personal experience, as his two kids went through SCASD and reaped the benefits of the numerous opportunities and activities offered. Tha

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SCASD Recognized at PSU’s MLK Banquet

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Several SCASD schools and faculty members were recognized at the annual Penn State Forum on Black Affairs (FOBA) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet. Congratulations to Debra Daggs (pictured here), Learning Enrichment teacher at Mount Nittany Middle School, who was honored for her work with "R

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Featured Organization: Technology Student Association Takes First Place in Multiple Competitions

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The Technology Student Association (TSA) is an academic competition that spans many fields of technology, design, and communication. Nationwide, TSA supports over 230,000 students in 49 states. The competition proves an engaging environment for students to learn technical skills, present their projects, and learn the intricacies of mod

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Prominent Alumni: Love of Baseball Leads to MLB Career for Stan Belinda ’84

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SCASD is proud to claim many prominent individuals as alumni of our schools, including Stan Belinda ’84 who pitched for 12 years in the Major League. It takes a mentally tough individual to endure the rigors of playing professional sports, and that’s definitely a characteristic that Stan Belinda

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Spreading Holiday Cheer while Giving Back to the Community

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SCASD students have been getting in the holiday spirit by giving gifts of their own: service to the community. From a school-wide food drive at Gray's Woods Elementary to benefit local families in need, to a Penny War competition at Radio Park Elementary to benefit Penn State's Dance Marathon, to high

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State College Area School District Media Release

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State College Area School District Launches Education Foundation For Charitable Fundraising to Benefit Students A student could afford to travel with her club to a national conference. Another could enjoy painting, foreign languages and martial arts through the after­school Community Edu

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SCASD Educators Recognized as Top Teachers in PA

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Congratulations to SCASD educators Amy Anderson (8th grade art, Mount Nittany Middle School) and Eve Evans (5th grade, Radio Park Elementary School) for being recognized among the state’s top teachers. Evans was presented with the Gilder Lehrman Pennsylvania History Teacher of the Year Award, and Anderson was honored as the P

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New State High Club Raises Mental Health Awareness

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My Mental Health Matters, a new State High advocacy club started by students and advised by counselors Suzanne Lyke and Patty Devecka, aims to raise mental health awareness and promote wellness. On a North Building window, members have posted student thoughts about mental health's importance. A similar display also appeared in the Sout

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First Student-Parent Book Chat Held at Radio Park

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Radio Park Elementary held its first child-parent book chat in October, where students and parents read and discussed Rain Reigh by Ann M. Martin.  A very special thanks to Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Herring, Mrs. Romig, Ms. Jobe, Ms. McAleer, and all the students, parents, and special guests who attended.

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