District News

  •  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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  •  State College Area High School seniors Amy Liu and Lydia Shen

    National Merit Scholarship Winners

    State High seniors Amy Liu and Lydia Shen have achieved a rare feat: winning a National Merit Scholarship. They are among the 7,140 recipients nationwide of $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, companies and businesses, or universities and colleges.

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  •  State College Area High School senior Prithvi Narayanan

    Narayanan Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

    On May 9, Prithvi Narayanan learned that the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars had chosen him to be a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar, just one of 161 seniors selected for outstanding scholastic and artistic achievement, citizenship, service, and more.

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  • Thirteen State College Area High School National Merit Scholarship Finalists

    National Merit Scholarship Finalists

    Twelve State College Area High School students were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists, among the 15,000 finalists nationwide. Learn more about each student.

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  •  Delta Program English teacher Amy Allison

    Delta Program Teacher Recognized for Advocacy Class

    Delta Program English teacher Amy Allison won the Judith’s Award for her Advocacy for Teens class. “I feel it is my duty as a teacher to aid students in learning how to navigate our world, understand our cultural literacy and advocate for themselves and others,” Allison said.

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  •  Principal Kara Treweek

    New Ferguson Township Elementary Principal

    On Monday, May 6, 2024, the State College Area School District Board of Directors approved Kara Treweek to be the new Ferguson Township Elementary School principal. Treweek succeeds Shelly Buckholtz, who is retiring in June.

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  •  Principal Beth Solensky

    New Mount Nittany Elementary Principal

    On Monday, May 6, 2024, the State College Area School District Board of Directors approved Beth Solensky to be the new Mount Nittany Elementary School principal. She succeeds Mark Feldman, who is retiring in June.

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  •  Officer Quimby and Zain, a 2 ½-year-old, 90-pound German Shepherd

    Student Safety Ambassadors Bark up the Right Tree

    State High student safety ambassadors organized a demonstration with Zain, a K-9 explosive detection dog, in coordination with SRO John Aston. The presentation emphasized how much trust and teamwork are necessary to search spaces thoroughly and possibly save lives.

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