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Bowling Club!

Andie Kephart
Strike! A new bowling club has been presented to our school, and students are encouraged to join! The director and math teacher, Christopher Strawmier is excited to teach kids how to excel in bowling. Strawmier said, “I love the sport of bowling and have done it for 50 years. Since I am a teacher and have a ton of bowling experience, I thought, Why not start a Bowling Club?”

Bowling club is the most recent and exciting addition to our school. There are currently 14 members in the club so far! math teacher, Christopher Strawmier is hoping to have more students join the club!


The decrease in league bowlers is the predominate reason there has been a 14 percent decline in the annual number of bowling participation, said the website


Strawmier said, “The club was created to foster the participation in bowling starting with our young folks because the amount of people that are bowling is dwindling.”

I expect the club to grow over time as more people interested in bowling discover this great opportunity.

— Christopher Strawmier


If wondering how to attend, the meetings are every Monday in April at the Bavarian Aid Society bowling alley. Next year, teachers are hoping to meet every week for the entire bowling season from Nov.-March.


Strawmier said, “Eventually we would like to be able to compete in matches against other schools, too.”


Anyone in grades 6-12 can join the after school activity. With the help of Anne Saclaro, the Manager of the Local USBC (United States Bowling Congress) in Altoona District, the initial legwork began last fall. 


One, out of many of the students that joined, is an eighth grader named Konner King. 


“My favorite thing to do in bowling club is to bowl and make friends with people who have common interests as me. I’ve been bowling my whole life. I’ve traveled as far out as Grand Rapids, Michigan for tournaments. It’s my favorite hobby, so when I found out that I could do it for the school, I couldn’t pass it up,” said King.


Join Bowling Club! It has amazing teachers, students and opportunities for you to be yourself!

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Ella Heverly
Ella Heverly, Reporter
Hi! My name is Ella, and I am in 8th grade. I am honored to be on the news writing team! I hope to work with you and am looking forward to writing stories for our school website, Livewire! I found writing to be fun, and I am here now! In my free time I like to read, spend time with my friends and watch movies. I am a part of the Blair Regional YMCA swim team and am looking to join track. I am so excited to help our website and write stories for you to read and enjoy!
Andie Kephart
Andie Kephart, Reporter
Hey! My name is Andie Kephart, and I'm an eighth grader and reporter for Livewire. I really enjoy writing, reporting and photography. I'm very excited to be a part of the Livewire staff. Outside of school, I enjoy doing competitive weightlifting, painting and spending time with my friends. I have been lifting for 3 years now and have competed in many national competitions  all across  the U.S.  My favorite quote that I hear coaches and teachers say is, “Give 110% in all that you do.” I try to apply this to my life in the things that I do. My future plans are to go to Penn State University and become a physical therapist.

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    McKenna KoeckApr 30, 2024 at 10:32 am

    Thats cool, I don’t like bowling, but I hope there will be students who enjoy the bowling club!