Thumbs up: To State College Area High School senior Taylor Leath, who was named Gatorade Pennsylvania Volleyball Player of the Year on Thursday. Leath was honored for her athletic and academic excellence and for her many volunteer efforts.
Thumbs up: To all the holiday events this month — and to the volunteers who make them happen. Big thumbs up to the groups and individuals who reach out to those in need during the holiday season and throughout our long, cold central Pennsylvania winters.
Thumbs up: To Penn State offensive guard John Urschel, who won the William V. Campbell Trophy at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 56th annual celebration Tuesday night. The honor is given annually to college football’s premier scholar-athlete.