Memorial Day Recognition Assembly 2017

On Monday, May 22nd, 2017, Garden Spot High School held an assembly that recognized local Veterans, current active service men and women, as well as students entering military service after high school.

Many thanks to Garden Spot Seniors – Evan Robbins, Spenser Kehlor, and Dan Peirsol – who recorded, edited and produced the video in conjunction with their video production class.

Alumni Basketball Game Benefits Linda Laub Fund

This past Saturday marked the 3rd annual Alumni Basketball game played in Garden Spot’s old high school gym.  14 alumni played on Saturday in a close contest that saw the black squad beat the gray squad 66 – 63.  While the game allows former GS players to compete against each other, it also serves as a fundraiser for the Linda Laub Consumer Science Fund.  Linda was a former consumer science teacher at Garden Spot, who lost her battle with cancer 2 ½ years ago.  She touched many of our lives as a teacher, colleague, friend, and many other roles that she played in her lifetime.  All admission, raffle, and t-shirt proceeds go directly to her fund.  This fund awards GS students an opportunity to earn a scholarship each year.

The cost of the t-shirts are $10.00.  If you would like to purchase a t-shirt or make a contribution/donation to Linda’s fund, please contact Ryan Trupe at

GS Alumnus Designed Medical Device

Hannah Ertzgard, a 2008 graduate of Garden Spot High School, flew to Kenya with her fellow Penn State Bioengineers implement a medial device.

As part of the Penn State Bioengineering curriculum, students in their junior year are responsible for designing a low-cost medical device to be implemented in Kenya. Hannah’s team were tasked with creating an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Scope to take images of those respective areas in order to diagnose and educate patients. Their trip to Kenya was sponsored by Mashavu, an affiliate of the HESE (Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship) program, which is housed in the College of Engineering.

The mission of Mashavu is to provide a sustainable means of accessible and affordable healthcare to the developing world. Along with fellow Bioengineers and Mashavu participants, Hannah worked at one kiosk. There are currently two operational kiosks across Kenya, and the program is looking for that number to grow. While the Department of Bioengineering has contributed and will continue to contribute to Mashavu, it is the result of collaboration among many disciplines and departments. Hannah felt a sense of honor to be apart of the Mashavu team, “the trip was life-changing and has instilled a deep sense of gratitude for the many luxuries I have been afforded.”








Hannah with the Penn State Engineering students & people who came to the kiosks.