SV Biology Club Wins Envirothon

The Seneca Valley Biology Club cleaned up the competition by winning the Butler County Envirothon Competition on April 27. The first-place team then attended the (virtual) state-level competition on Monday, May 10. First place team members include Avani Salunkhe, Ty Laughlin, Josie Walter, Gargi Rane and Mark Wimer. SV Biology Club members have qualified for state-level Envirothon competitions for the past 30 years.



Shaler Area to Commemorate 50th Anniversary with a Year of Celebration

Shaler Area School District plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a year of scheduled events that will kick off with a celebration of the Class of 2021, the 50th graduating class in Shaler Area’s history. Events planned include a scavenger hunt, storytelling event, and birthday picnic to bring together current and former students, staff, and community members. The school’s Titan Head logo was also incorporated into a special 50th anniversary logo, which was unveiled this month.


North Hills Community Outreach Awarded Ag and Youth Grant

North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO), a nonprofit that provides food and support services to those in need, is among several organizations statewide to receive funding from the Ag and Youth Grant program. NHCO was awarded $2,750 to expand the Rosalinda Sauro Sirriani Garden, its community-supported organic garden in Bellevue. In less than 10 years, the garden has produced enough produce to serve over 1,000 families in need each year. This grant program, part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, funds projects for ag education and workforce development, equipment purchases and capital projects to promote development in agriculture.


McCort Receives 2021 Five Star Wealth Management Award

Kiersten McCort, CRPC, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Wexford, PA, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager award by Five Star Professional for the twelfth consecutive year. The award goes to less than seven percent of the wealth managers in the region based on research administered by Five Star Professional, a third-party research firm.



SV Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) recently announced that Seneca Valley Seniors David Choi, Zachary Garcia and Ananya Rao are National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of some 16,000 outstanding finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists in each state were judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.


La Roche Courier Transitions to Redhawk Post

La Roche University’s student newspaper, the La Roche Courier, recently ended its 25-year run to transition to a new platform: the Redhawk Post. The new format, redhawkpost.com, reflects a changing newspaper industry and allows students to shift their focus to digital publishing. The website’s responsive design enables readers to view stories and media from their laptops, tablets or mobile phones. The current staff includes students Madeline Riccardi (editor-in-chief and social media coordinator), Steven Munshower, Luke Schultheis, Max Robinette, Alysha Pluta, Anna Kleinschnitz and Kailyn Lunn. The La Roche Courier served the campus community for 25 years, beginning as a print publication in 1995. Following emerging industry trends, The Courier transitioned to an online newspaper in 2008. The final issue published in March 2021.



Student Named All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year

Fox Chapel Area High School senior Jessica Jing McCann was named an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year. The honor, given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), recognizes high school and collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments reflect their dedication to strength and conditioning. The athletes are also recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments, as well as their integrity as student-athletes. Jing, a thrower on the track team, was recognized for her accomplishments in the track and field category. She has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Seton Hill University this fall.


Sisters of Divine Providence Offers $5,000 Grand Prize for 2021 Super Sweeps

The Sisters of Divine Providence have announced their 2021 Super Sweeps. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $100 cash prizes, respectively. To enter the Super Sweeps, visit cdpsisters.org/SistersSweeps or call 412-635-5401. Proceeds benefit the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner need not be present to win. Sweepstakes ends July 30, 2021.


SV Senior Selected as NHS Scholarship Semifinalist

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Simren Jayaraman, a senior at Seneca Valley Senior High School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS scholarship semifinalist. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership and character. Jayaraman was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.


Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Pittsburgh Chapter Holds 20th Presentation Ball

The Pittsburgh Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. presented the following junior and senior high school students to society in celebration of their academic, extracurricular, and community service achievements at the Omni William Penn Hotel on June 1, 2021: Akhu Sebi Black, The Kiski School, City of Pittsburgh; William Stafford Frazier, Central Catholic High School, Monroeville; Tyler Jennings Hill, Seton LaSalle Catholic High School, City of Pittsburgh; Malcolm Anthony Jordan, Quaker Valley High School, Sewickley; Langston Ellison Moses, Central Catholic High School, Greentree Borough; Maya Lynn Roberts, Winchester Thurston High School, City of Pittsburgh; Kaleo Antonio Rodriguez, Central Catholic High School, Penn Hills; and Alanna Nicole Steals, The Ellis School, Ohio Township. Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is a mother membership organization with more than 250 chapters nationwide dedicated to nurturing African American leaders.


FCAHS & Beattie Student Places at State Competition

Fox Chapel Area High School senior Ashton Monroe was named a winner at the 2021 Pennsylvania Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference. Ashton, a culinary arts student at A.W. Beattie Career Center, was awarded a first place and a silver medal in the PA Table Service category. She was also awarded a $12,000 scholarship to Sullivan University in Kentucky, which is ranked as one of the best culinary schools in the nation.


Phipps Conservatory Achieves Fitwel 3 Star Rating

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has achieved Fitwel® 3 Star Rating, their highest rating, for the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), making it the first and only building to meet six of the world’s highest green building certifications. The CSL earned the rating by earning points in more than 55 evidence-based design and operational strategies that enhance buildings by addressing a broad range of health behaviors and risks. In addition to this prestigious rating, the CSL has also achieved Living Building Challenge certification, LEED® Platinum, SITES™ Platinum, WELL Building Platinum and BREEAM Outstanding In-Use certification.


St. Joseph High School Announces Earth Day 2021 Winners

Saint Joseph High School is happy to announce the winners of its inaugural Earth Day Challenge 2021. Students in grades 6-8 chose from one of the following categories: Photography, Artwork, Green Strategy, Prayer or Poetry. Students created a project of what Earth Day means to them. Students in grade 8 will be awarded a $500 SJHS scholarship. Students in grade 6 and 7 will be awarded a gift card and an SJHS hoodie. Photography: Gabriella Palochik–Mary Queen of Apostles; Richard Konopski–Butler Catholic; Isabella Thomas–Mary Queen of Apostles. Green Strategy: Sophia VanFossen–Butler Catholic; Mary Huth–Mary Queen of Apostles. Art Project: Arella Mackalica–Butler Catholic; Emma Rodriguez–Mary Queen of Apostles. Prayer: Peter Stickney–Holy Sepulcher; Ava Roxberry – Butler Catholic; Jovi Cagnacci–Mary Queen of Apostles. Poetry: Leah Troiano–Mary Queen of Apostles; Louisa Palumbo–Mary Queen of Apostles.


Aaron to Lead Flight 93 20th Anniversary PR Campaign

The board of directors of the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, the official nonprofit partner of Flight 93 National Memorial, has selected Steve Aaron, founder and president of SRA Communications, to lead and manage its 9/11 20th anniversary public awareness campaign. Following stints at two Pennsylvania NBC affiliates as a news reporter and anchor, Aaron served as deputy communications director to former Pennsylvania Gov Tom Ridge. SRA Communications is partnering with longtime state capitol journalist and public relations professional Jeanette Krebs, president of Krebs Communications & Public Engagement on this assignment.


SV Holds Outdoor Prom

Seneca Valley students enjoyed a night under the stars for their prom—literally. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, prom-goers took their event outdoors to maintain social distancing. The 2021 theme, A Night Under the Stars, included colors of gold, black and white, with food, tents, entertainment and fireworks. Earlier this month, seniors chose 22 classmates to represent their prom court. The ladies of the 2021 Prom Court are Megan Bablak, Kristen Bedell, Annie Castagnero, Alivia Clawson, Faith Condrick, Emma Deshay, Mara Dimond, Ally Dunning, Simren Jayaraman, Cecelia Restauri and Lulu Zaras. The gentlemen of the court include Zaire Agrate, Antonio Amelio, Ethan Baer, Luke D’Ambrosio, Aiden Kutchma, Parker Logue, Blaise Meanor, Hunter Price, Nicholas Scabilloni, Ethan West and Renhan Xu. Faith Condrick was crowned queen and Nicholas Scabilloni was crowned king. Faith is the daughter of Francis and Amy Condrick of Cranberry Township. Nicholas is the son of John and Pam Scabilloni of Seven Fields.


Fox Chapel Student Passes National LEED Exam

Fox Chapel Area High School senior Isabella Krisky recently passed the LEED Green Associate exam. She is the first student in Fox Chapel Area history to take and pass the test. The credential is certified by the United States Green Building Council and affirms a professional’s thorough comprehension of green building principles and practices. It is very rare for high school students nationwide to take the exam, which was only opened to students under the age of 18 in 2016. Krisky will carry this certification with her to Carnegie Mellon University next school year as she pursues a degree in environmental engineering. She wants to someday work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on hazardous waste sites or within the national parks system.

FCAHS Students Receive Governor’s Civic Engagement Award

Twenty-one Fox Chapel Area High School seniors are receiving the Governor’s Civic Engagement Student Poll Worker Award. The students are Zachary Auth, Harrison Calig, Elena Conway, Alexa Correnti, Antoinette Faucher, Emily Fera, Abdullah Ghazi, Isabella Hamm, Ashley Jones, Ava Kazmierczak, Isabella Krisky, David Kronman, Emily Li, Isabella Liberto, David Merriman, Jocelyn Morningstar, Madeline Myerburg, Sophia Oehrle, Elizabeth Schwartzman, Tyler Weinberger, and Kaylee Werner. Additionally, January 2021 early graduate Hayden Rutkowski was recognized. The students are being honored for their work serving as student poll workers for the November 2020 election. The students are being honored for their work serving as student poll workers for the November 2020 election. The students were recognized during the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award 2020-2021 virtual awards ceremony May 25. This is the second year that Fox Chapel Area High School has won a Governor’s Civic Engagement Award. In 2018, Fox Chapel Area High School students earned the Gold Level of the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award for helping their eligible peers register to vote.


Students Place In State HOSA Competition

Six Fox Chapel Area High School students earned first through third place awards as part of the 2021 PENN HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference. Juniors Claire Hamilton and Ava Vita each won first-place gold awards; junior Sangmin “Tim” Park won a second-place silver award; and senior Nishi Thawani, sophomore Dylan Srodes, and freshman Seoyoon “Heidi” Lee all won third-place bronze awards. All six of these students qualified for the HOSA Virtual International Leadership Conference that will be held June 23-26.

Odyssey of the Mind Teams to Compete in World Finals

Two Odyssey of the Mind (OM) teams won their State Odyssey of the Mind tournaments and will be attending the world finals tournament in Orlando on June 11. The 8th/9th grade team is made up of Nicolai Ezolt, Avyu Nagrath, Prisha Dargan, Luke Ridgeway, and Connor Foote. The 6th/7th grad team includes Noah Ezolt, Sidney Rice, Kimaya Matai, Sofia Dent, Dominic Dent, and Luca Boudreau. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving organization; 25 countries from around the world typically attend the world finals tournament. The team is coached by Sarah Ezolt, owner of the local non-profit STEAM Studio in Warrendale.


Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Releases Downtown Mobility Plan

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership recently released the Downtown Mobility Plan, a multiyear effort to develop a people-first strategy for the Golden Triangle's future. Public feedback on the Plan is invited through a newly launched website https://www.downtownmobilityplan.org. The plan was developed in collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh's Departments of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) and City Planning, the Port Authority of Allegheny County, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, to establish a vision and a decision-making framework for Downtown's transportation and public realm priorities for the next decade and beyond. It is the first major neighborhood plan for Downtown Pittsburgh created since 1999.


Heritage Valley Sewickley Recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience

Heritage Valley Sewickley recently announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction places Heritage Valley Sewickley among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading marketplace that connects patients and providers. For this annual analysis, Healthgrades evaluated 3,297 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from January 2019 to December 2019. Of those hospitals evaluated, 417 hospitals outperformed their peers—based on their patients’ responses—to achieve this award.


Heritage Valley Beaver Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Heritage Valley Beaver announced today that it has been recognized as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient. This distinction places Heritage Valley Beaver among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.


Local Groups Receive Vital Funding through Urban Ag Grant Program

Several local community-based garden and urban Ag programs will receive more than $26,000 in state funding administered by the state Department of Agriculture. The money can fund projects that, among other things, increase agricultural awareness, increase local food access, provide agricultural educational opportunities, and improve urban agricultural operations. Lawrenceville United received $2,230 for a grid soil test and compost materials; Tree Pittsburgh received $2,500 for a high tunnel, and the Borough of Etna received $21,323 for an aquaponics system. The Department of Agriculture distributed a total of $500,000 to fund 42 projects across the state through the UAI Grant Program.


La Roche University Hosts 55th Commencement

On May 8, 2021, La Roche University honored graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at two in-person ceremonies celebrating its 55th commencement. The University conferred 355 degrees, granting two doctoral degrees, 50 master’s degrees, 289 bachelor’s degrees and 14 at the associate level. Forty-eight countries were represented in this 2021 graduating class. Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna III, trustee emeritus and chairman of Howard Hanna Holdings, delivered the commencement address and received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration. The University also announced the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the President’s Awards for Leadership and Scholarship. Awardees included Julia Felton of Cecil (2021 Traditional Undergraduate Recipient); Micheline Ouedraogo of Pittsburgh (2021 Returning Undergraduate Recipient); Danielle DiNatale of Plum (2020 Traditional Undergraduate Recipient). Additionally, La Roche awarded the Woman of Providence Award to Sister Rose Michele Sieber, CDP, whose life of service, as part of the mission of the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a compelling example of God’s Providence made visible.


SV Decathlon Team Places Fourth in Nation

Out of 26 states across the nation, the Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon Team placed fourth in the large school division at the (virtual) United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) National Competition on April 30. Each high school competed with a team of nine students in eight events: art, music, literature, social science, economics, mathematics, science and essay. The following students won national competition awards: Allison Flatt - Gold Division Literature Honor, Gold Division Art Honor, Silver Division Social Science Honor, Bronze Division Music Honor; Shanker Pillai - Gold Division Essay Varsity, Bronze Division Mathematics Varsity; Nicholas Nedzesky - Gold Division Essay Honor. The Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon National Team includes Allison Flatt, Nicholas Nedzesky, Kason Kunkelmann, Mia Chevallier, Rayan Ghaffar, Nancy Chen, Shanker Pillai, Ashley Eury and Grace Johnson.


SV Performing Arts Students Advance in PMEA Festival System

Twenty Seneca Valley musicians recently advanced all the way to the state level of the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA). In the performing arts world, this is the equivalent of making it to the state championship. The following choir students that made it to the state level include Allison Alexander (Grade 10), Elizabeth Hixon (Grade 10), Trey Hixon (Grade 11), Colton Marley (Grade 10), Sarah McKinley (Grade 12), Alex Mortier (Grade 12), Greta Schmidt (Grade 11) and Jonah Smeltzer (Grade 11). The following orchestra students that made it to the state level include Erin Keppler (Grade 11), Jacklyn Ko (Grade 12), Aaron Sedlak (Grade 11) and Madeline Shipe (Grade 10). The following band students that made it to the all-state wind ensemble level include Alaina Althouse (Grade 11) and Lizzie Sylves (Grade 12). The following band students that made it to the all-state concert band level include Ally Buchek (Grade 12), Jackson Scherzer (Grade 11), Mark Wimer (Grade 11) and Haihan Xu (Grade 10).


J.D. Power Ranks Northwest Bank Highest Retail Banking Customer Satisfaction in PA

Northwest Bank (NASDAQ: NWBI) ranks highest in customer satisfaction in Pennsylvania, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. The study analyzes the overall satisfaction customers have with their retail banking experience based on channel activities, account information, fees, problem resolution and product offerings. Northwest received the highest satisfaction score in Pennsylvania, scoring 14 points higher than the region average. This is the seventh time in eleven years Northwest has received a recognition by J.D. Power.


Butler Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ by Leapfrog

Butler Memorial Hospital received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Butler Memorial Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.

Shaler Area Students Take Top Awards in Japanese Speech Contest

Shaler Area High School students took top awards in the annual High School Japanese Speech Contest held through the University of Pittsburgh. The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center hosts the Japanese Speech Contest each year for Japanese learners of all levels. Shaler Area junior Margaret Rea, who competed at the Advanced Level, received the top award and was named the grand prize winner. Additionally, seniors Zoe Babbit, Jamie Eichmiller, and Abby Sawa tied for first place in the Advanced Plus Level. In the Advanced Level, Shaler Area junior Mai Swendsen also placed second, and junior Riley Pegher placed third. At the Intermediate Level, sophomore Isabella Drischler placed third. Students are required to memorize a speech in Japanese on the chosen topic for the speech contest.


Students Place In State FBLA Competition, Eight Qualify For Nationals

Twenty Fox Chapel Area High School students placed at the 2021 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Virtual State Leadership Conference, and eight qualified for the FBLA National Leadership Conference. Seniors Allison Carey and Zoey Zoschg won first place; seniors Katherine Caracciolo, Rachel Chang, and Emily Li won second place; and seniors Erin Doherty and Isabella Liberto and junior Margo Levenson won third places. All eight of these students qualified for the FBLA National Leadership Conference to be held virtually June 29-July 2. Other top 10 state place winners were senior Kaylee Werner; juniors Brooke Bowman, Noah Bradley, Thomas Healy, Sydney Kennedy, Alex Zatman, and Ryan Zatman; and sophomores Nathania Lingam, Thomas Selwood, and Sophie Shao. Additionally, placing in open events were juniors Isabella Geraci (first place) and Margo Levenson (second place) and seniors Erin Doherty and Vinisha Sant. The Fox Chapel Area High School FBLA sponsor is business education teacher Christina Congalton.


Students Selected for PMEA All-State Music Ensembles

Four Fox Chapel Area High School students were chosen to perform with 2021 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) all-state ensembles. Senior Joey Wang was selected to perform with the PMEA All-State Wind Ensemble. Senior Nathaniel Hines, junior Jack Lorence, and sophomore Salvatore Smith were selected to perform with the PMEA All-State Chorus. The all-state ensembles are selected by audition and feature the best musicians and singers from across the state of Pennsylvania.


High School Students Compete At State TSA Conference, Two Qualify For Nationals

Three Fox Chapel Area High School seniors recently won awards at the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association (TSA) State Leadership Conference. The Fox Chapel Area first-place winner was Michael VanDemark in the coding category and Victor Yang won third place in the IT fundamentals category. Michael and Victor have both qualified for the virtual 2021 National TSA Conference that will be held in June. Additionally, Evan Butler placed fifth in the state in the PA logo design category, and Michael and Victor also took sixth place in the computer systems troubleshooting category. The Fox Chapel Area High S haler Area Latin students excel on National Latin Exam


Shaler Students Receive Recognition on National Latin Exam

Shaler Area Middle School and High School students participated in and received recognition for their performance on the National Latin Exam, which tests their knowledge of Latin vocabulary, Roman culture, and mythology, and their translation skills. The National Latin Exam is a test given every year to students in Latin I-V. Congratulations to the following 2021 National Latin Exam Award winners in Latin 1: Calyn McLendon, Emily Spears, Delaney Zagger, Alex Ngo, Jack Decheck, Morgan Killmeyer, Justin Truong. Latin 2: Matthew Purucker, Keira Liptak, Aydan Grundler, Dominic Mullen, Paige Sigmund, Sam Himrod. Latin 3: Jacob Ciganik, Matthew Webster, Angelina Antonucci, Jessica Dwyer, Samantha Walker, Kylie Eagle. Latin 4 and 5: Erika Waldron. School TSA advisors are teachers Joseph Gass, Mitch Palucis, and Justin Papariello.


Shaler Area to hold tree dedication ceremony to honor Class of 2020

Shaler Area School District hosted a tree dedication ceremony on Sat., May 22, to honor the Class of 2020 in recognition of their resilience during the COVID-19 crisis during the 2019-2020 school year. The district planted a flowering pear tree in front of the high school, and district administration, high school administration and staff, and school board members officially dedicated the tree and unveiled the bronze plaque, which reads “This tree is planted in honor of the Class of 2020 for demonstrating strength and resilience during the COVID-19 crisis of Spring 2020. Sponsored by the Shaler Area School District Board of School Directors.


Shaler Area Teacher Receives Medal Following Antarctica Expedition

Shaler Area Elementary School teacher Michael Penn was recently awarded a medal for his service two-and-a-half years after he traveled to Antarctica to participate in a research expedition. He received the Antarctica Service Medal from the U.S. Department of Defense in recognition for serving as a member of a United States Expedition to Antarctica. From November to December 2018, Penn spent six weeks in Antarctica as part of PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating), an educational research experience that partners middle and high school science teachers with academic researchers actively involved in polar science research. Penn was one of five teachers who traveled to Antarctica. He continues to work with the University of Wisconsin research team to make the data they collected more accessible to K-12 students and teachers.


FCAHS Receives Blood Drive Hero Award

Fox Chapel Area High School was recently presented with the Vitalant Blood Drive Hero award. A plaque was presented to the high school for the efforts shown by students and staff members in continuing to host blood drives and encouraging donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fox Chapel Area High School has been conducting blood drives for 17 years and has more than 200 registered donors per year. Despite the pandemic, the high school still held four blood drives during the 2020-2021 school year.



FCAHS Superintendent Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Fox Chapel Area School District Superintendent Mary Catherine Reljac, Ed.D., recently received a University of Pittsburgh School of Education 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. She was awarded the Departmental Distinguished Alumni Award from the Administrative and Policy Studies department. She was one of 13 esteemed educators selected by the Pitt School of Education to be honored this year. Dr. Reljac received her doctor of education degree in administrative and policy studies from Pitt in 2016. Among other things, Dr. Reljac serves as a facilitator for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Program, working with administrators from across the state. She is also regularly asked to serve as a presenter for various workshops and programs.

Students Place at Commonwealth Championship Tournament

Five Fox Chapel Area High School students recently placed at the virtual Commonwealth Championship Invitational Forensic Tournament. The team of senior Jackson Romero and junior Ian Mackey-Piccolo won second place in Policy Debate; the team of seniors Suparna Agrawal and Hannah Jahnke won sixth place in Duo Interpretation; and freshman Isabella White was a quarterfinalist finishing in the top eight in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.