Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CCHS Students Participate in the Challenge Program

To kick-off the 2017-2018 Program year, students from Central Cambria High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during an orientation assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Classroom Feud: Workplace Edition. This fun game show spin-off reveals to students the right answers to the important questions for career-readiness and success both in and beyond the classroom and how to earn cash incentives.

During the assembly, students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes were introduced to local career opportunities. Throughout the year, they will be eligible to compete for financial awards in five areas linked with academic and workplace success: Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Community Service. The business partner for Central Cambria High School during the 2017-2018 school year is S&T Bank.

At the end of the assembly, five juniors and five seniors from Central Cambria High School received awards for the work they accomplished last year during the 2016-2017 school year in the five above-mentioned categories, sponsored by S&T Bank.

Left to right: Back row - Alexander Kiepert- Community Service, Justin Tavalsky- STEM, Duncan Lambie- Attendance, Cody Sral- STEM, Dorothy Bailey- S&T Bank
Front row - Elizabeth Wright- Attendance, Carly Kaschalk- Academic Excellence, Jenna Fulton- Community Service
Absent from photo - Seirah Waterhouse- Academic Improvement, Arieonna Blackwell- Academic Improvement, Reagan Hajjar- Academic Excellence 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Altoona Curve Program

Students enjoying a program that focused on how to eat right and get fit. Loco, The Altoona Curve Mascot, helped to motivate students.

Students Visit Museum of American Revolution

On November 21st, 2017, over thirty students in the AP History program visited the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The trip, which would not have been possible without the generous support of the Central Cambria Education Foundation and community members, gave students the opportunity to explore the economic, social, and political undercurrents of the American Revolution. It also gave students a chance to interact with primary sources from the period, thus further enhancing their understanding of 18th century America. After visiting the museum, students were then given an opportunity to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Senior Kate Griffith Wins Sallie Mae "Bridging the Dream" Scholarship

On Thursday, November 30, at the Cambria All-County Band rehearsal in the Bishop McCort High School Auditorium, Liz Robinson, the Sallie Mae Team Leader, announced that Kate Griffith was the winner of the $25,000 “Bridging the Dream” Scholarship.  The looks on Kate and her dad Scott’s faces were priceless when the announcement was made. 

Susan Dixon, High School Guidance Counselor, had this to say about Kate as part of her recommendation for the scholarship: "Kate is so deserving of the "Bridging the Dream" Scholarship.  She is an exemplary student academically and is very involved in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.  Her character is beyond reproach and the story surrounding the untimely passing of her mom and her subsequent resilience around her loss, is nothing short of inspiring."

We are very proud of Kate for this amazing accomplishment!

 Photo credit: The Tribune-Democrat
Kate Griffith (center) and her father, Scott, react on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, after Liz Robinson, vice president of Sallie Mae, announces that the Central Cambria High School senior won a $25,000 scholarship

 Photo Credit: The Altoona Mirror

Sallie Mae "Bridging the Dream" Scholarship Team in the CCHS Creation Corner.  (The Team was delighted to spend time among our students, faculty, and staff, while taking up residence in the Creation Corner for two days.)