College information: artwork present, band competitors, and extra within the North Hills

Carson Middle School teacher helps raise $ 40,000 for the grocery bank

Dave DeGregorio, physical education teacher at Carson Middle School in North Allegheny, recently coordinated a fundraiser that raised nearly $ 40,000 for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

DeGregorio, who also coaches the North Catholic Boys’ basketball team, said he got involved in the fundraiser – the WPIAL / City Basketball Virtual Food Drive – because families in the area struggled and relied on the food bank during the coronavirus pandemic, to get help.

DeGregorio increased interest in trying to raise money for the food bank by creating a small friendly competition between local teams and schools in the area to see who could raise the most money.

“One of the best things about it is that I think this is something coaches are going to do every year now,” said DeGregorio. “Maybe later we’ll look back and say, ‘Hey, remember the first year we only raised $ 40,000. Now look at what we do. ‘”

Northway block with student art exhibit

Art created by students in the North Hills is on display in the Northway block in Ross until February 18.

The artwork was created by elementary, middle and high school students in the Hampton and North Hills school districts and Holy Cross & Blessed Trinity Academy.

The display also features a giant quilt made from 310 ceramic tiles made by students at Wyland Elementary School in Hampton.

The pieces will also be featured on The Block Northway’s website year-round.

“We hope that student art will continue to inspire the community to celebrate the arts and nurture their children’s creativity, dreams and passions,” said Frank Licata, president and director of LRC Realty, who owns and owns the mall operates.

“We really appreciate the hard work and dedication of the contributing artists and their teachers,” he said. “The exhibition is another way in which we honor and respect the important role that the visual arts play in the lives of so many students. It should give the guests the opportunity to see the talents of local student artists. “

The art will be exhibited in the South Corridor, upper level between Land’s End and DSW.

North Allegheny Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is open for the 2021-22 school year in North Allegheny. Parents can start the online application process and make an appointment. The district will schedule meetings with parents between March 1 and March 8.

Before beginning the registration process, parents should read the district’s interactive kindergarten registration manual, which outlines the registration process, receipts, deadlines, and other important information.

Links to the application and more information can be found on the district website.

Local college student benefits

The following North Hills students have been recognized for their academic achievement in the Fall 2020 semester by being added to the list of deans, presidents, or provosts at the college or university they are studying:

• Bucknell University: Annie Maley and Lauren Partridge, both from Wexford.

• Slippery Rock University: Wexford – Jiley Berger, Michael Bjalobok, Michael Bruzinski, Caitlyn Byerly, Angelo Caggiano, Valen Chrostowski, Zachary Cienek, Elizabeth Gallagher, Victoria Grabosky, Amelia Grech. Erica Haas, Amanda Herr, Belinda Howland, Iryna Khalymon, Benjamin Luiken, Brianne McDonough, Lauren McElree, Hannah Muth, Haylee Nickel, Kevin Parry, Ilaria Perry, Emilie Raymond, Turner Robinson, Victoria Roller, Alina Schlichtkrull and April Swatchick. West View – Rebekah Froehlich and Chase Matvey. Ross – Morgan Hurley and Anna Igims.

• Bob Jones University: Grace Welsh, Wexford.

• Belmont University: Jacob Mellinger, Wexford

• Capital University: Ian Toogood, Wexford.

• Gettysburg College: Kayla Julio, Wexford.

• University of Utah: Scott Johnston, Wexford.

North Hills students went to the district band competition

Seventeen student musicians from North Hills were selected through competitive selection to compete for District 1 sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

District 1 consists of schools in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, and Greene counties.

Eleven of the 17 selected students were placed high enough to advance to all-state auditions. You are:

• Sophomores – James Poland, oboe and alto saxophone; Elaine Adamiak, French horn; Tyler Workinger, clarinet; Alexa Poloka, clarinet; and Abriana Bensch, clarinet.

• Juniors – Adam Hershberger, trumpet; Abby Alexander, oboe; Brendan Evans, oboe; Anthony Smith, trombone; Landan Perez, trumpet; and Autumn Adamiak, percussion.

The other students going to the competition are: Juniors Reagan Ivanusic, flute, and Brenton Perkins, trumpet; and senior Emily Schreffler, flute; Ellie Gurtner, clarinet; and Aaron Kosmach, alto saxophone.

Junior Beth Satariano, soprano, was also selected through a competitive process to participate in the District 1 Choir of the PMEA. She also got a high score to qualify for the all-state auditions.

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