The athletes hadn’t even left for the Special Olympics Centre County Annual Geri Ryan Track Meet, and already they were champions. Students two and three deep lined the State High hallway and lobby leading to the front door, cheering and applauding, as the athletes accepted high fives on their way to buses.
Under her tutelage, Begg’s students at Park Forest and Gray’s Woods elementary schools sharpen their ears. They learn to listen carefully, to identify rhythmic patterns and sing them, to fully engage their brains with the joys of hearing and making music.
At the state Mathcounts competition, MNMS repeated as champions with the team of Zach Cheslock, Daniel Miller, Tony Tzolov and Jenny Yu. Coaches Rebekah Sjoberg and Susan Owens had an additional reason to celebrate as Park Forest Middle School took bronze.
Mount Nittany Middle School
Meeting the Needs of All Learners
656 Brandywine Drive
State College, PA 16801
Safe Arrival/Attendance: 814-272-4228
Brian Ishler, Principal
Alex Raup, Assistant Principal