RJ Shirey posing for Penn State News. IMAGE: JORDAN FORD

RJ SHIREY ’18 FEATURED IN PENN STATER MAGAZINE
Robert ‘RJ’ Shirey, our 2018 graduate and now a PSU student, was featured in the January/February PENN STATER magazine. The loss of a leg from an accidental gunshot wound did not deter him from the Penn State Ability Athletics program where he broke national records in javelin and shot put. He is now training with Paralympic qualification hopes. He is a Security and Risk Analysis major and works part-time for a company that teaches care for traumatic injuries. We commend him for his positive attitude! RJ was featured in a 2020 Penn State News article too; read it here. RJ can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

REUNIONS, ETC.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reunions, lunches, and get-togethers are now, and have been on hold. We ask that everybody be careful when outside home; wear your mask and practice social-distancing as we want everybody to be around when we can again meet.

YEARBOOKS & ALUMNI DIRECTORY
Yearbooks for sale: $15 for high school and $8 for middle, intermediate, and junior high (we have none from Boalsburg High School and none after 2001). Please contact Randy Bitner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase one. Randy is also working on getting some of the more recent yearbooks onto our website. Also, classmates.com offers copies of yearbooks for sale online.

Our 2016 all-school directory is also still available. The cost is now $30 for the book and $10 for the CD. To purchase one, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCAHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBER BENEFITS
Dues-paid members are eligible to join the State College Federal Credit Union AND they have access to our online yearbooks and searches. (NOTE: you can become a lifetime member with a one-time payment of $75 or 4 payments of $25.) CLICK HERE to make your payment and become a lifetime member today.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Due to the pandemic, our plans are on hold depending on school events; we planned to host this year’s reception in the South Building during Homecoming. However, Joe Dionisio continues to accept nominations for future events at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please contact him with your questions and nominations.

IN MEMORY OF
Velma Boal Hess ’48 (1/04/2021)
Elizabeth Simco Heimbach ’53 (12/4/2020)
James M.  Riley ’53 (1/3/2021)
Marjorie “Marge” Lear Florey ’57 (1/19/2021)
Pamela Anderson ’94 (1/15/2021)

ENGAGEMENT
Abigail Ruth Brentner to Ryan Andrew Willoughby (May 2021)

COVID UPDATE
The Covid vaccine is now available, but PA is near the bottom of the list of available supplies.  When we do our obituary list I’m always saddened by the number of Covid-related deaths we have. Please do your best to make arrangements for the inoculation, wherever you are. When reunions are again possible, we want to see you there!

 

Sally Albright Lenker ’62, President