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Photo sparks renewed interest in Abington's Amelia Earhart

A recently unearthed photo showing blurry figures on a dock sparked renewed interest in an 80-year-old mystery: the fate of aviator Amelia Earhart, who attended an elite women’s boarding school at what is now Penn State Abington.
Amelia Earhart in cap and gown

Amelia Earhart

Before it was known as Penn State Abington, the campus was the site of the Ogontz School for Young Ladies, a prestigious private school. One of its most famous attendees was Amelia Earhart, who enjoyed climbing onto the roof of the Sutherland Building. Some believe Earhart never left campus, as witnesses have reported hearing mysterious footsteps coming from its roof.

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Amelia Earhart's Penn State connection inspires artist

Amelia Earhart's time at an elite boarding school once located on the current Penn State Abington site has influenced a collage by artist Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes.