Alum Gets Stung By Bees, Wins Ig Nobel Prize


Alum Gets Stung By Bees, Wins Ig Nobel PrizeThe State College Area School District has graduated many successful alumni—doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, and even a Nobel prize winner. Justin Schmidt '65 shared the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in Physiology and Entomology at a ceremony September 19, 2015 at Harvard University. The prize was awarded for “painstakingly creating the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, which rates the relative pain people feel when stung by various insects” (based on Justin’s personal research and testing). The Ig Nobels are awarded for science published in peer reviewed journals that “first makes you laugh, then makes you think”.

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Alum Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum ’97 Wins 2016 Grammy Award


Alum Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum ’97 Wins 2016 Grammy AwardCongratulations to Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum ’97, who received a Grammy award for her contributions to “Ask Your Mama.” The multimedia collaboration, set to Langton Hughes’ 1961 epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”, was recognized as The Best Engineered Classical Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The album contains performances from a number of prominent musical artists including The Roots, Janai Brugger and Nnenna Freelon.

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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 School, to ‘State High’.

And when you think about that fact for a second, you’ll realize that it says a lot about two State High School alumni named Steve and Amy Haffner. And that it also says a lot about this State College Area School District of ours.

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