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  •  State High principals laugh with paint on their hands

    A Culture of Excellence, Inside and Out

    State High has long been renowned for its stellar academic performance, with a tradition of excellence that spans decades. Now, for the first time, the school has another remarkable achievement to add to its impressive legacy – a 2024 Jostens Renaissance School of Distinction Platinum certification.

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  •  Jason Nickal Boys Wrestling Coach

    New State High Boys Wrestling Coach

    The Board of Directors has approved Jason Nickal, who has six state team championship titles and 11 Coach of the Year awards, to be State High’s head coach. Having previously been the Little Lions’ assistant coach, Nickal will succeed Ryan Cummins, who resigned after 11 seasons.

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  •  The Pirates of Penzance play by State High students

    State High Thespians Win Isaac Awards

    The State College Area High School Thespians brought home four recognitions from the 19th annual Isaac Awards at Mishler Theatre in Altoona. The Isaac Awards honor student musical theater performers and crew members from 20 schools in a six-county area.

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  •  A teacher in the State College Area High School world languages department

    State High World Languages Department Honor

    The department received a Silver Globe Award from the PA State Modern Languages Association (PSMLA) Exemplary Program Awards. “I appreciate the work that Amanda Showers did to submit all of the necessary data to be considered for the award,” French teacher Michelle Regel said.

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  •  Teacher Andy Cunningham

    PA Teacher of the Year Semifinalist

    Colleagues and students have long known that Park Forest Middle School teacher Andy Cunningham is a standout educator. Now, they have further proof. Cunningham, who teaches the eighth-grade academic literacy course, was a semifinalist for the 2025 PA Teacher of the Year award.

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  • The Delta Program is a democratic school of choice available to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in the State College Area School District. Delta was founded upon building strong relationships between teachers, students, and families. Our primary goal is to be a strong community that provides a safe, nurturing educational environment for all students. Please contact us for more information!

    Dr. Jon Downs, Director
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    State College, PA 16801
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