Going the Extra Mile for Juvenile Diabetes Awareness


Or more like 500. While most students will spend their spring break relaxing at home or traveling on vacation, one decided to go in a different direction. State High senior Lewis Yeaple has his own plan. This spring break, Lewis plans to ride his bike 500 miles in only 5 days to raise money for the American Diabetes Association Inc. and to support the fight against juvenile diabetes.

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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 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


Congratulations 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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