School roundup in Centre County
Bald Eagle Area
More than 225 pounds of pop tabs were collected through a drive held by the Bald Eagle Area Student Government to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
Three homeroom classes were recognized for having collected the most tabs.
District spokeswoman Rose Hoover said Andrea Simpson’s class won with about 50 pounds of tabs. She was followed by teachers Jackie Yeaney and Jared Moore, who tied for second with 47 pounds.
A report from the school said funds generated from recycling these aluminum tabs “help offset the House’s expenses.”
Student government adviser Diane Lucas delivered the donations on June 3 to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville.
According to the Ronald McDonald House website, pop tabs are recycled and turned into cash.
In other BEA news, Madelynn Holderman was crowned Miss BEA.
Her responsibility is to represent the school district during the 2016-17 year.
A report from Hoover said runners-up were Hannah Hemphill and Regan Dyke.
State College Area
The art club at State College Area High School teamed up with Easter Seals Child Development Center to create a mural for the Easter Seals preschool program.
Information from Child Development Center Director Brandy Prebble said high school students created the mural to highlight Easter Seals jungle-themed classrooms.
“Easter Seals, through a family donation, provided the materials but the students donated all of their time and creativity for this impressive project,” she said.
Easter Seals, located at 383 Rolling Ridge Drive, is an education outreach and advocacy program.