Pennsylvania State Association for
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Inc. 


PSAHPERD provides leadership, advocacy and professional development
to Health and Physical Educators for overall wellness in Pennsylvania.


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Violet Baumgardner Scholarship  

Violet Baumgardner was an active member of PSAHPER for 40 years, from 1934 to 1974. The last 25 of which she served as Treasurer (1949-1974) of PSAHPER. This was in the era when all the books were kept the old fashion way, in ledgers. Her records were legendary in their accuracy.

Violet was a public school teacher for Health and Physical Education in the Harrisburg School District. She was a PSAHPER Professional Honor Award Recipient in 1951. In 1965, she was the first person to receive a PSAHPER Professional Service Award. This special Award has only been awarded to about six people in PSAHPERD’s history.

At her last Convention in December 1974, she was once again given special recognition. Violet died in the Summer of 1975.

Violet Baumgardner Scholarship   (Nomination Form)

Past Presidents Scholarship   (Nomination Form)

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship   (Nomination Form)

Robert Pate Scholarship   (Nomination Form)

The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc (PSAHPERD) is a non-profit (501 c 3) education association working to promote quality programs and provide professional development in the disciplines it represents. The PSAHPERD  is committed to the continual professional growth and development of its members,  the expansion and application of the knowledge base and pedagogical constructs, and the support of the professions that encourage active healthful lifestyles by all people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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