Altoona Mirror, February 15, 2001, Page 7

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February 15, 2001

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania PageA4 Altoona Mirror SCHOOLS Thursday, February Bellwood school district approves ABCD Corp. request for KOEZ IJv WALT FRANK Staff Writer BELLWOOD Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday Approved a request from Altoona- Blair County Development Corp. to. designate a 51-acre tract of land on Old Route 220 as a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone. Board members resolution called for the land to be used only for industrial or commercial devel- opment not residential, said Kenneth Swanson, business man- ager and board secretary. Antis Township supervisors pre- viously approved the request and also have approved the prelimi- nary subdivision plan for what is being called the Ardie J. Dillen Industrial Park II. The Blair County Commissioners also must approve the request. ABCD Corp., which purchased the land across from Parkview Estates, plans to construct a busi- ness park at the site. The KOEZ program is an exten- sion of the Keystone Opportunity Zone, a tax abatement program approved by the General Assembly in 1998. The designation can eliminate taxes on property, earned income, net profits, gross receipts, business occupancy, business privilege, mercantile and sales, state corpo- rate net income, stock and person- al income for people who develop on the zones. In other school board action, board members: approved the use of Drost Field, the new teener league field on Old Route 220 for junior varsity baseball games; reviewed the 2001-02 school cal- endar, which calls for classes to begin Aug. 27 and end May 29; agreed to send flowers on behalf of the school district to the family of any employee who dies. Three district employees have died since the beginning of the 2000-01 school year. In other action, board members accepted the resignation for the purpose of retirement from first- grade teacher Linda Renney, effec- tive June 29. Renney has worked for the district for 25 years. Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank can be reached at 946-7467 or enrolling in college courses from Williamsburg SllBJBJB. Extn Short Notice Auction Placement program allows full- or part-time Enrollment at Allegany College of Maryland. BY MICHAEL EMERY Staff Writer a recent national survey, 40 percent of people said they were more afraid of speaking in public ffian of dying. J What does that say about the stu- dents from Williamsburg, Tyrone, Jljniata Valley and Southern Huntingdon high schools who vol- untarily and eagerly partici- pated in a speech competition Wednesday at Juniata Valley High School? Yes, they've got chutzpah and confidence and charisma and char- acter. And> in the case of Cori BHddle and her Williamsburg High School teammates, they have col- lyge level speech courses that have made public speaking almost sec- ond nature. ST've been on the speech team itjce 10th said Biddle, who qgw is a senior, "and the college ech course has helped me a lot course requires making a lot of es and that experience has me get into a comfortable qjutine when I'm making a speech." fcfeiddle's talents and classroom were evident in first speech com- ]jfction this school year when she first place in poetry. In that qsjjftpetition at Williamsburg, Biddle recited two of her original "Passing Through A Simmer's Day" and "Farewell at tfe Crossroads." Jf'The key to connecting to the dience in a speech is to have an uction that grabs people's ntion and to use a conversation- al tone of voice rather than a lectur- ing Biddle said. "The college course has helped me in both those areas. I think the fact that I don't get too nervous when I'm making a speech helps me maintain an easy, conversational tone." Williamsburg High School offers its students a variety of college- level courses through Allegany College of Maryland. For instance, in addition to the course in public speaking, Williamsburg High School is offering its students col- lege-level courses in composition, English and psychology. "Cori is a great example of how the college-level courses have enabled our students the opportu- nity to strengthen their natural skills through the challenging said Maureen Letcher, principal at Williamsburg High School. Some high school students age 16 or older are permitted to enroll at Allegany College of Maryland either as full-time or part-time col- lege students through an early placement program. Early college students are either high school stu- dents who are enrolled in one or more Allegany College of Maryland courses or students who have waived their senior year in high school to enroll early in college. To be a part-time student, one must have the written approval of the high school principal and com- pleted all normal college admis- sion requirements. In special circumstances, Allegany College of Maryland can accept with approval from school officials, a stu- dent who has completed seventh- grade and has attained a score of 1200 or more on the Scholastic Aptitude Test or a score of 22 or more on the American College Test Mirror Staff Writer Michael Emery can be reached at 946-7520 or Extraordinary Product of Human imagination Air Freight Cargo Museum Quality Rugs 1 Immediate Disposal to Raise Cash Older Other High Quality Handmade Rugs collection was ordered for specialty stores pre-Christnids Sales, the goods did Jnot arrive on lime. Those financilly responsible for (he unpaid shipment implemented il gwith oVher scarce older Persians, and instructed their U.S. agents to dispose of it quickly -ifor cash. 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