On Saturday, March 4, 2017, 42 students from Cambria Heights
High School and Middle School competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of
Science. The following students received
a first place award and advance to state competition at Penn State
1st Place- Stephen Dalby,
Ian Eckenrode, Lakin Forst, Dakota Newlin, Adam Carpinello, Emily Hayes, Olivia
Hite, Alice Hoover, Elizabeth Ivory, Kylee Marra, Karly Maslonik, Paige
McMullen, Elizabeth Sopata, Brynn Thomas, Lindsey Drass, Jayme Ertter, Matthew
Illig, Natalie Kopera Kelsey Krug, Paige McConnell, Nathan Phillips, Scott
Riner, Alan Venesky, Erin Choby, Patrick Hoover, Paul Kinney.
Congratulations to Justin Snedden-#55 and James Baum-#14 for being selected to the Ken Lantzy Finest 40 Game.
Congratulations to Matt Weimert and Adam Bobak for being named First Team Altoona Mirror All-Stars because of their success and achievements during the 2016 boys’ soccer season. Adam Bobak’s stats include 8 goals from scoring a perfect 8-8 on penalty kicks and 3 assists. He helped the Height’s defense hold teams to an average of 1.5 goals per game in the final 16 games. Matt Weimert led the team in scoring with 23 total goals and he also had 4 assist.
Another congratulations goes to Tyler Scott for being named Second Team Altoona Mirror All-Stars because of his performance during the 2016 boys’ soccer season. Tyler had a total of 10 goals and 3 assist during the season.
Evan Bobby and James Baum were selected for the 2nd Team All State from the PA Football News. Evan was selected for Offensive Guard and James for Punter.
Signing Day at CHHS
Alex Albright - Washington and Jefferson College - Majoring in Biochemistry in the Pre-Med program - Playing football for the Presidents.
Taylor Forsythe - Washington and Jefferson College - Majoring in Pre-Law: Criminology - Running Track for the Presidents
Issac Lewis - Saint Vincent College - Majoring in Mechanical Engineering - Playing football for the Bearcats
Students at the Cambria Heights Middle School participated in the Respective Solutions Groups' after school program's writing contest which encompasses eight different sites.
Sonya Craver, an 8th grade student at Cambria Heights Middle School received first place honors with her essay entitled, "What I will be like in twenty years."
All the winners will be featured in the end of the year Respective Solutions Groups' newsletter. Sonya will receive a copy of the newsletter containing her published story.
On Friday, March 11, 2016, the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 held a Regional Computer Fair at Penn State Altoona Campus. This was a competition for local school districts to compete in categories for Animation, Computer Fair Logo, Digital Movie, Graphic Design, Programming, and Web Design.
Cambria Heights Senior Evan Kinney showed his talents by placing first in Computer Fair Logo, second in Graphic Design, and Web Page Design, and third in Digital Movie. Evan’s Computer Fair Logo will now go onto the State Competition to be held at Dickinson College on May 24, 2016.
Cambria Heights Elementary Wins "Art in Hockey" Contest
The Art of Hockey exhibition of original student-created, hockey themed
artwork was held March 11, 2016 in coordination with the Johnstown Tomahawk's hockey game. All fans in attendance had the opportunity to vote for their
favorite piece. Cambria Heights Elementary's artwork was selected as the fans’ favorite and won a SAMA Arts-in-Education
program for their school.
Cambria Heights Elementary Sweeps Grades 4-5 Stem Awards
On March 17, the Appalachia IU8 hosted a STEM Design Challenge featuring K'nex. The challenge was to design a building that was at least one meter tall and could support weight. Also, the building had to prove to be environmentally friendly. Cambria Heights entered a 4th grade team and a 5th grade team into the grades 4-5 division. Mr. Justin Myers and the 5th grade team including Cole Weiland, Cameron Farabaugh, Bradley Green, and Ethan King were the 1st Place finishers and qualify to move on to the state competition. Mr. Jordan Fees and the 4th grade team including Parker Farabaugh, Austin Bender, Owen Bork, and Shane Maul finished in 2nd Place. The two Cambria Heights teams were at the top of a 26 team field.
sixth grade students recently competed in a 3D printing competition hosted by
the University of Pittsburgh. These
following students are left to right in the above picture: Ashton Clark, Henry Warner, Braden Thomas, and Maximus Dillon. These students advanced through the competition and won first prize. For their accomplishment, each student will
receive a “Littlebits” electronic building kit and be published in the upcoming
issue of FACETS, a University production through the School of Health and
The eighth grade Gifted and Enriched students at the Cambria
Heights Middle School organize an annual Veterans Day Program in Mrs. Sowers’
English Enrichment Class to heighten student awareness about the importance of
Veterans Day and to show thanks to our local veterans.
Prior to the program, all middle school students write thank
you letters, poems, or write essays in their English classes. Some of these
essays are then entered in the “Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest,” sponsored by the
VFW. Students from each grade level are then selected by the English teachers to
present their writing at the program. Copies of the best writings are also
developed into booklets as a gift for the veterans. English teachers also
collect donations for disabled veterans and distribute buddy poppies to the
students and staff. Veterans are invited for a Spaghetti Luncheon followed by
the student assembly. We have had 50-75
veterans attend over the last several years. Mr. Sabol, Mrs. Cavallo, and The
Yellow Ribbon Club assist students as they make decorations for the entry,
hallway tables, and stage. Mr. Sabol also monitors and guides students as they
set-up for the program.
During the presentations, the middle school band and Vocal
Extension students play and sing patriotic selections. Several students from
each grade present their writings. A check is presented to the Hastings VFW for
the money raised to donate to disabled veterans. The program is ended with a
special video presentation created by Taylor Clark, Choe Weakland and Taylor
Congratulations to the CHMS reading competition team for
their 1st place showing on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the fall reading competition
that was held at Bellwood Antis High School.
The team made history by winning the trophy for the first
time ever! The members of the team,
which was named Highlander Heat, placed 1st with a score of 66 points,
Congratulations! We are very proud of all of you!!!
Cambria Heights Elementary School raised $2,300 for the America's VetDogs's Service Dog program.The school held a program they named "Pennies for Puppies" that involved collecting donated change in
each homeroom from Oct 5, to October 23, 2015.
Michael Dautlick was recognized on May 21, 2015 at a luncheon by the Northern Cambria Rotary Club and received a $1000 scholarship
ROW TWO Scott Riner Matthew Behe Edgar Link James Baum Samuel Warner
ROW ONE Taylor Lansberry Ashley Koegler Jayme Ertter Chloe Weakland Erin Choby
Cambria Heights School District attended SuperConference 22, on May 6, 2015 at Mount Aloysius College.
The seminar provided student leaders from the middle school and high school an opportunity to enhance leadership traits, develop leadership skills, and foster pride and spirit in their school. The students were engaged in a series of workshops from predominant figures in the community.
The Keynote Speaker this year was Cambria Heights alumni, Mr. Thomas Chernisky, Cambria County Commissioner. The students were inspired by his motivational message.
The following students were chosen to attend the workshop from the Cambria Heights School District. They all demonstrate a desire for personal improvement and growth as well as demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities.
Elementary Students participated in the Great American Cleanup at the Carrolltown American Legion Park on May 7, 2015.
6th grade students from Cambria Heights Middle School participated in the 2015 PMEA District 6 Band Festival on April 17th at Northern Cambria Middle School. Pictured from left to right are: Arianna Westrick, Ian Eckenrode, Amber Farabaugh, Emma Stockley, Sloan Adams, Alyssa Sowers, and Lydia Sherry. Congratulations on your accomplishment!
Cambria Heights High School and Middle School competed at the Pittsburgh
Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Heinz Field on March 27-28th! This competition draws approximately 120
school districts with 1100 students in attendance!
Middle School Students received the
project, "The Power of Music" took 4th place in her division,
Behavioral Sciences out of 84 projects.
Scott Riner was
awarded an Affiliate Sponsor recognition for his project, "Testing for
Bias in a Photo Lineup" by the United States Air Force.
Matthew Illig was
awarded a Sponsorship award of $50.00 recognition for his project, "Which
Colors Affect Solar Panels?" from Chevron.
High School Students received the
Bridget Kranz’s Project, “Are Fingerprints and Toe Prints Hereditary in
Multi-Generational Families”, with 1st overall in Biology Division
out of 78 projects.
Michael McConnell was awarded a Sponsorship Award for his project, “Water
Turbines” by Penn State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Also, six out of the sixteen high school students
who competed were offered scholarships towards their college tuition!
The following schools offered
scholarships to our students:
University - Michael McConnell and Bridget Kranz
University of Pennsylvania – Courtney Berish
College- Calem Illig
Aloysius- Bridget Kranz, Michael McConnell, and Calem Illig
State Altoona- Patrick Hoover and Stephen Fisanick
Hill University- Calem Illig
In total, our students received approximately $120,000 in
Schools To Watch Redesignation
Cambria Heights Middle School has earned high marks from a national education reform group. It's the second time the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and state-level partner Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education has named the Patton middle school a "school to watch." This time Cambria Heights was credited for a high quality middle school education and commitment to continuously improve.
A World United FCCLA State Leadership Conference
Pennsylvania Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held its
Annual State Leadership Conference on March 18-20, 2015 at the Split Rock Resort
and Conference Center. The theme of the
conference was “A World United.”
students from the Cambria Heights Middle School FCCLA Chapter along with Mrs.
Knupp, adviser, and Mrs. Nancy Price, parent chaperone attended the conference.
The students learned leadership skills, project ideas, and participated in
state competition. Students had the opportunity to attend a keynote address and
workshops by Patrick T. Grady. This
presentation used comedy to reinforce points relevant to successful
leaders. Other workshops included
information on successful job interviewing and social media.
students competed in Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events at
the Leadership Conference. Kaitlyn Dranchak and McKenzie Pearce won
gold medals in the Focus on Children competition for their project that taught about
germs and hand washing to first grade students. Amanda Price received a gold
medal for her project in the Life Event Planning competition. Aubrey Thiec and Taylor Winslow won silver
medals for their project entitled “The Best Gift of All” in the Chapter Service
Project Display competition. Abbie Kehn, Sydney McAndrews, and Lauryn
McCullough won silver medals in the National Programs in Action Event for
focusing on the national program Student Body and teaching MyPlate concepts to
their peers. Taylor Yannitelli, Erin
Eckenrode, and Trinity Boland won the middle level poster contest with the
theme “A World United through FCCLA.” Erin Eckenrode represented our chapter as CHMS
Chapter voting delegate. Mrs. Knupp, Mrs. Price, Erin Eckenrode, Taylor Yannitelli
and Trinity Boland also participated in various positions to help manage STAR
special congratulation goes to Kaitlyn Dranchak, McKenzie Pearce, Amanda Price,
Abbie Kehn, Sydney McAndrews, and Lauryn McCullough as members of the
Pennsylvania National STAR Events Team.
These students are eligible to compete at the National FCCLA Conference
in Washington DC, in July.
Career, and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national
student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and
addresses important personal, family, work and societal issues through family
consumer sciences education. The organization has involved over ten million
youth since its founding in 1945. FCCLA
is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by
members and is the only in-school student organization with family as its
Students from Cambria Heights Middle and High School competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science at Penn State Altoona on March 7th. Cambria Heights advanced twenty three students to the state competition, which will be held at Penn State University.
The following students received first place and are advancing to the state competition: Hannah Smithmyer, Lauren Illig, Zachary Stoltz, Kyle Huber, Calem Illig, Courtney Sherry, Michaela Schreyer, Erin Choby, Courtney Berish, Mike McConnell, Brad O’Hara, Paul Kinney, Patrick Hoover, Lindsey Drass, Austin Miller, Natalie Kopera, Scott Riner, Tyler Huber, Josie Bassett, Alan Venesky, Matthew Illig, David Pence, and Morgan Schreyer. The following students received additional recognition for excellence within the competition:
Hannah Smithmyer- Perfect Score, Judges Award for Excellence, and President’s Award
Kyle Huber- Perfect Score and Judges Award for Excellence
Courtney Sherry- Perfect Score and Judges Award for Excellence
Lindsey Drass- Perfect Score and Judges Award for Excellence
David Pence- Perfect Score and Judges Award for Excellence
Michael McConnell- Judges Award for Excellence
Cambria Heights High School students participated in the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 6 Choir Festival held on January 23, 2015 at the Windber Area High School.
Back Row:: Jonathan Kirk, Kyle Huber, Mr. Michael Kokus, Evan Kinney, Calem Illig
Front Row: Brittany Mogollon, Sarah Patrick, Anna Grace Elias, Allison Lidwell, Michaela Schreyer, Lauren Illig
Pictured here are student volunteers and sponsors who
participated in the kick-off assembly: Kyle Huber, Lizzy Shaffer, Hannah Burns,
Michaela Schreyer, Dylan Adams, and Bill Weber with sponsor C-B-W Schools
Federal Credit Union
Students at Cambria Heights High
School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during a
kick-off assembly at their school. During the assembly, student volunteers participated
in a mock interview challenge to demonstrate how developing the right work
habits and behaviors will set them apart from other jobseekers. Each interview
question was linked with one of The
Challenge Program, Inc.’s five award categories—Attendance, STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math), Community Service, Academic Improvement,
and Academic Excellence. Students will be eligible to compete for financial
incentives in these categories throughout the school year. C-B-W Schools Federal Credit
Union and Highmark are the sponsors of the program at the school.
Isaac Sclesky was named Defensive Most Valuable Player for Team North at the Ken Lantzy Finest Forty All-Star Game. Isaac received a $500.00 scholarship because of this accomplishment.
Students from the Cambria Heights Middle and High School attended SuperConference 21 held at Mount Aloysius College on May 7, 2014.
The following students were chosen because of their leadership qualities they demonstrate throughout the school year, a desire for personal improvement and growth, and the positive impact they have on other students.
ROW 4 Adam Bobak Cody Stockley
ROW 3 Evan Kinney Jonathan Galinis Jonathan Kirk
ROW 2 Paige McConnell Victoria Boland
ROW 1 Alyssa Martyak Alison Anna Alivia Coposky
The SuperConference is a program that was developed by the Cambria County Secondary School Principals' Association. The goal is to provide student leaders from the middle schools and high schools an opportunity to enhance leadership traits, develop leadership skills, and to foster pride and spirit in their respective schools.
Cambria Heights Middle School joined millions of others to make a difference by raising life saving donations to help kids and adults with heart disease. On April 17th the students and faculty participated in a "Hoops For Heart" assembly, organized by Mrs. Conklin and Mr. Kline. Students had fun competing against homerooms within their grade and managed to collect $3,513 for the American Heart Association.
A.J. Huber and Zach Strasser, Cambria Heights seniors, were selected to play in SportsPower International All Star Game on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at the Cambria County War Memorial. The boys played against former NBA player such as:
Mike James Chicago Bulls 6’5
Alton Lister Boston Celtics 7’0
Reed Rawlings Phoenix Suns 6’6
David Woods Chicago Bulls 6’9
Not many of us can say we have played against players with the talent that this group of NBA players have. In addition, Zach won the three point shootout by making 10 of 15 three pointers.
Isaac Sclesky was recognized by the National Football Foundation on March 23, 2014. This banquet recognizes excellence in athletics and academics. Isaac was awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship from the Tussy Mountain Scholarship Foundation. Isaac is the first player from Cambria Heights to receive a scholarship from the foundation.
Discover Your Voice through FCCLA Leadership
The Pennsylvania Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held its Annual State Leadership Conference on March 19-21, 2014 at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center. The theme of the conference was “Discover Your Voice.”
Seven students from the Cambria Heights Middle School FCCLA Chapter along with Mrs. Knupp, adviser, attended the conference. Five Students competed in Student Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events at the Leadership Conference. Katelyn Rayba and Brayden Marra won gold medals in the Food Innovations competition for their development of “Strawberry Sorbet,” a no sugar, frozen, food suitable for young children. Malina Tomiczek and Amanda Venesky won gold medals for their project titled “Joys for the Children” in the Chapter Service Project Display competition.
Katey Nagle won a silver medal for her project titled “Review Dental Hygiene” in the Focus on Children event. Kaitlyn Dranchak won the middle level poster contest with the theme “FCCLA Shak’n the Foundation through Leadership Service,” and Abbie Kehn attended the conference as the CHMS Chapter voting delegate.
A special congratulation goes to Katelyn Rayba, Brayden Marra, and Katey Nagle as members of the Pennsylvania National STAR Events Team. These students are eligible to compete at the National FCCLA Conference in San Antonio, Texas in July.
Congratulations to the PJAS/Research Class who competed in the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh on March 29, 2014. Cambria Heights was one of the 123 school districts with at total of 1,100 students represented, who competed for approximately 1 million in scholarship money. Our Cambria Heights students excelled in the competition and brought home over a quarter of a million dollars ($274,000) of the approximate one million dollar in offers. In addition, further recognition was given to Morgan Scott for winning 1st overall in Behavioral Sciences, Lauren Illig received a sponsorship from the United States Navy, and Brad O'Hara received sponsorship from the American Meteorological Society.
Congratulations to these students for all their hard work and representing our school district so well!
Three Cambria Heights Wrestlers recognized as 2014 Altoona Mirror All Stars.
Front row from the left,
Levi Neibauer District Champ, 6th in the state
Joe Davis State Qualifier
Aaron Gill District 6 Champ, 4th in the state
Being that we have had such a dreadful winter, our fifth graders wrote persuasive letters to Mother Nature to convince her to send spring. The winners
are hanging up outside the first floor computer lab. Please take a moment to read them if you are in the building. It was a very tough competition and I am so very proud of how far they have come as writers.
1st place - Devin Wagner
2nd place - Trinity Boland
3rd place - Alex Russo
Two students from Cambria Heights Elementary School are winners of the 10th Annual Edgar Snyder and Associates "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. Trey Trybus, age 6, and Grace Jasper, age 9, each won a $100 gift card and for their artistic submissions chosen from more than 800 entries from across Western Pennsylvania.
Nathan Patrick and Zach Strasser, Cambria Heights seniors, were selected to play in the annual Santa Fund Soccer Classic All-Star game at Greater Johnstown High School's Trojan Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The boys represented the North All-Stars in the Classic. The second half of the game was played in a virtual blizzard. The weather was quite fitting for the Christmas theme! All proceeds from the contest were donated to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Needy Youth Program!
Ten students were chosen to attend the Arrow Leadership Quest Conference on Sunday, November 10-Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The conference was held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College. The students listened to Keynote speakers, completed team building activities, worked in large groups as well as small groups to overcome obstacles and challenges in order to build their leadership abilities. The students were challenged to work together, as a team, to come up with a project to bring back to their school/community in order to make it a better place. The students are very excited to begin working on their projects!
Front Row: Emily Miller, Michaela Schreyer, Ashley Morchesky, Agnes Hoover, Brad O'Hara
Back Row: Mrs. Schirf, Kyle Huber, Taylor Whited, Hannah Smithmyer, Brad Snyder, Isaac Bender, Mrs. Hite
This summer, Emily Miller (10th grade) entered Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett’s "Lucky Dog Art Contest" which aimed to illustrate why dogs are "man's best friend." The winning artwork was displayed at the Governor's Residence on Sunday, Sept. 8 and will be featured on the First Lady's website.
The contest was open to Pennsylvanians 18 years of age and under (Emily’s age group was 14-18). A panel of five judges composed of leaders in the arts community and canine-related organizations selected the winning artwork for each age group. Emily received first place for her drawing.
Congratulations to the Middle School and High School students who competed at the National FCCLA competition in Nashville, TN. All students received gold medals.
left to right....Heather Dietrick, Amber Koegler, Marki Schaefer, Shaina Sclesky, Libby Schweiger, Brayden Marra, Katy Nagle
On Sunday June 9th, some of the members of the Cambria Heights cross country team along with their coaches and families participated in the Color Me Rad 5k Run in Pittsburgh Pa. The race had over 12,000 runners with the proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.
Front : Steven Dalby, Vicki Patrick, Kathy Kuskoski, Makyla Sopata, Shannon Link Row 2: Debbie Link, Sedona O’Hara, Michael Dautlick, Aimee Dalby, Lindsey Link, Cori James, William Hoover, Agnes Hoover, Jeanette Price, Emily Sopata, Taylor O’Hara, Brad O’Hara Row 3: David O’Hara, Thad Dalby, John Kuskoski, Alex Vesey, Jed Price, Mark Harris
Absent from Photo Sabrina Loughran
Shawn Lacue, a junior, placed 4th at the PIAA State Track and Field Championship this past weekend. Shawn placed with a jump of 6 feet 6 inches. Shawn's 4th place finish was highest of any District 6 athlete at the PIAA state meet held at Shippensburg University.
Adam McLucas, a senior at Cambria Heights recently presented his Caterpillar heavy equipment models to both the Cambria Heights and Admiral Peary School Boards. His designs will be presented to Cleveland Brothers Inc. the maker of the Caterpillar equipment products
Evan Kinney, a ninth grade student at Cambria Heights won the Communicating Science Award at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh for his I5 Digital Video Competition project entitled, “Wind Farms in Western PA.” His video was shown in the Carnegie OMNIMAX Theater! He was awarded a first place trophy and $150!
The Altoona Mirror created the "20 Under 20: Future Leaders of Central Pennsylvania" program, now in its second year, to recognize high school students from across its coverage area for outstanding achievements in academics, the arts and community service. Heidi Krantz, a senior, from Cambria Heights High School was selected to receive this prestigious honor.
ROW THREE David Sponsky Brittany McLucas Paul Kinney
ROW TWO Michael Dautlick Courtney Loughran Ronnie Verdavoir
ROW ONE Sarah Patrick Brad O'Hara Catherine Cox
The Cambria County Secondary Principals’ Association has endorsed the continuation of the annual conference for student leaders, known as “SuperConference,” again this year. Mount Aloysius College in Cresson was the host for SuperConference 20 on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
The seminar provided student leaders from the middle school and high school an opportunity to enhance leadership traits, develop leadership skills, and foster pride and spirit in their school. The students were engaged in a series of workshops from predominant figures in the community.
These students were chosen to attend the workshop from the Cambria Heights School District. They all demonstrate a desire for personal improvement and growth as well as demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities.
Cambria Heights Elementary School raised over $3800 in the 2012-13 Jump Rope for Heart program. Schools are a critical link in providing the foundation for physical activity and cardiovascular wellness. Ms. Wharton, physical education teacher, organized this event at the elementary school to reinforce the important lifelong habits of eating right, exercising, and staying tobacco free.
Keep PA Beautiful
Keep PA Beautiful is awarding Cambria Heights Elementary School $250 for our involvement in the Litter Free School Zone Program! For more information, please visit: http://www.keeppabeautiful.org/
Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of our Senior High musical for their performance on the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center stage on May 18, 2013 during the Showcase of the Stars event.
Cambria Heights Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter attended the annual FCCLA State Leadership Conference March 13 – 15 at the Seven Springs Resort. Fourteen members from Cambria Heights Senior High attended the conference with thirteen members competing in the STAR events (Students Taking Action with Recognition).
Libby Schweiger and Shaina Sclesky won gold medals and first place in the state in the Chapter Showcase project, senior category in which they presented the chapter’s yearly program of work.
Marki Schaefer and Amber Koegler won gold medals and first place in the state in the Life Event Planning project, senior category. Their project involved creating a financial plan for a Walkathon on Cancer Awareness.
Sierra Crowell and Tristin Irwin won gold medals and first place in the state in the National Programs in Action project, senior category. Their project involved traffic safety activities with different age groups.
Brittany Shaner and Chelsea Sunseri won gold medals and first place in the state in the Life Event Planning project, junior category. Their project involved creating a financial plan for a family event.
Harley Nelen won a silver medal and first place in the state in the Illustrated Talk project, junior category. Harley’s project involved teaching all the seventh graders about Nutrition.
Nicole Kline, Kalie Hoover and Brianna Fox won a silver medal in the Illustrated Talk project, senior category. Their project involved activities for teens on distracted driving.
Devany Baker won a bronze medal in the National Programs in Action project, junior category. Her project involved many activities exploring a teaching career and teaching the sixth grade about the dangers of drugs.
Melissa Price also attended the conference and served as the chapter’s voting delegate during business meetings.
Special congratulations go to Nicole Kline for being named Chapter Member of the Year and to the chapter’s adviser, Mrs. Debra Yablinsky, who was named the Adviser of the Year.
FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important, personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family & Consumer Sciences education. The organization has involved over ten million youth since its founding in 1945. Cambria Heights has sponsored a chapter since 1980. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only in-school organization with family as its central focus.
During the third grade field trip to the Altoona Curve Game, Bryce Burkey was chosen as honorary captain. She presented the lineup card at the start of the game and got to meet the players and get their autographs.
Emmi Fisher and Patrick Illig successfully auditioned for and went to the "Pennsylvania Music Educators All State Conference". The last time a student from CH made it to this level of competition was 9 years ago! Quite the accomplishment for our school!
Cambria Heights Teacher Recognized as Conversation Educator of the Year
Mr. Nathaniel Wharton, a sixth grade science teacher at Cambria Heights Middle School, received the “Conservation Educator of the Year” award from the Cambria County Conservation District. Mr. Wharton was recognized for his conservation efforts at an awards banquet on May 15, 2013. Throughout the school year, Mr. Wharton transforms his classroom into a “living laboratory” in order for students to construct relationships between human actions and its impact on the environment.