About the Central Cambria Education Foundation
The Central Cambria Education Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to developing, promoting, and financing supplemental educational programs, activities and projects for the Central Cambria School District. Through partnerships with businesses, community agencies, parents, cultural institutions, and institutions of higher learning, the Foundation aims to create a permanent legacy for our children, families and community.
Winter 2017 News
The Central Cambria Education Foundation has been active with several initiatives over the past several months. We are conducting an effort to increase our social media presence by increasing the number of “likes” on our Facebook page, available at www.facebook.com/CCEF4KIDS. In the past two months, followers of the page have increased from 500 to almost 800. Please check out the page and like it to receive the latest updates on class reunions, special Throwback Thursday posts, and other updates and events from the Central Cambria Education Foundation.
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Class of 1966 Reunion
The Class of 1966 celebrated its 50th year reunion on August 5th and 6th. 51 Classmates attended the Friday night meet and greet at Penn Gables Restaurant and the dinner on Saturday night at the Casino in Altoona. Judging from the smiles on everyone's face, a good time was had by all. Photo courtesy of Glenda Ritchick Photography, Portage, PA.
Backpack Project Donation
Tammy Devlin, a Central Cambria parent, presented a $1,000 check to the Central Cambria Middle School Student Council on behalf of DaVita Dialysis to support the CC Special Deliveries backpack program, which provides food on the weekends for roughly 100 Central Cambria students each week. The Central Cambria Education Foundation is proud to support this fantastic program.
CCHS Alumnus Shares Message With Students
Jason Snyder, Central Cambria High School Class of 1991, serves in Governor Wolf's administration as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mr. Snyder spoke to high school and middle school students at Central Cambria in November about the opioid overdose epidemic impacting the state and our own community. Mr. Snyder's message was made more powerful due to his own family's personal experiences with the tragic consequences of opioid overdose. Our students hung on every word. We are grateful to Mr. Snyder for giving his time to return to his alma mater and speak to future generations of Red Devils about this urgent topic.
The Central Cambria Education Foundation web page is available at http://cceducationfoundation.org/. You can find a link to our PayPal donation site, information about the Foundation, and other details on the web page.
The class of 1967 will hold its 50 year reunion on August 11th & 12th, 2017, at the Revloc Picnic Pavilions. Greg and Dottie (Aitken) Headrick are the organizers. If you are a member of the class of 1967 and would like more information, please contact the Alumni Director of the Central Cambria Education Foundation, Curt Mellott (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 814 525-4960), and he will provide a phone number and email address for the organizers.
Flight 93 Memorial Field Trip
8th grade students from Central Cambria Middle School visited the Flight 93 National Memorial last fall to cap off their unit on 9/11 and global terrorism. The Central Cambria Education Foundation is proud to support this trip through a donation covering the cost of entrance into the Somerset County Historical Center.