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A group of junior and middle school families from Shady Side Academy organized a “No Hungry Kids!” Fundraiser to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in December and raise more than $ 5,300.

The Delfyett, Iannetti, Khalil, Walsh and Zureikat families created a video that was shown during the Zoom meetings at both schools and emailed to parents to educate the community about hunger and the importance of diet. The student team raised $ 5,301 from 67 donors.

Students win awards

Several students from Fox Chapel Area High School received awards at two Model United Nations (UN) virtual conferences.

• Model UN Conference of the University of Pittsburgh – The top delegate winners (first place) were Seniors Aidan Ireland and Cecilia Rike, and Juniors Patrick Alexander and Janise Kim. Outstanding winners of the delegates (second place) were the juniors Nathaniel Mueller and Omar Shalaby. The team of Benjamin Rickin Marks, the juniors Janise Kim and Omar Shalaby and the second Ethan Tan received first place by being named the best large delegation. The award for the outstanding small delegation (second place) went to senior Cecilia Rike and junior Sydney Kennedy.

Around 120 students from 13 grammar schools took part in the virtual event.

• UN Conference in Montreal – The winners included Senior Aidan Ireland, Juniors Patrick Alexander and Siddharth Yende, and newcomer Connor Mazzoni, who all received Diplomacy Awards.

Awards are based on qualities of diplomacy, including kindness and good character, empathy, collaboration, charismatic leadership, and positivity.

More than 510 students from schools in the United States, Canada and 38 other nations participated.

The purpose of the Model UN Conferences is to enable students to role-play and simulate the countries of the United Nations. During the conferences, the students discuss and try to solve global problems from the perspective of other countries.

Forensic tournament success

Several students from Fox Chapel Area High School and one student from Dorseyville Middle School participated in virtual forensic tournaments held in December.

• Big Grizzly Invitational Forensic Tournament – Senior Jackson Romero and Junior Ian Mackey-Piccolo’s Policy Debate team was named the tournament’s co-champion. The team was unbeaten with a perfect 6-0 record.

The virtual competition was held December 4th and 5th at Wadsworth High School, Ohio. More than 690 students from 43 high schools in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia participated.

• North Catholic High School Forensic Tournament – Freshman Lilly Friedman won second place in informative speaking at the virtual event on December 12th. A total of 268 students from 27 high schools in four states participated.

• Upper St. Clair High School’s Sparkle Season Charity Tournament – Senior Jackson Romero and Junior Ian Mackey-Piccolo’s Policy Debate team were unbeaten to take first place. In the parliamentary debate, Anthony Nguyen and Silas Owens’ team also won first place. Freshman Lilly Friedman took second place in Impromptu Speaking, and sixth place went to freshman Isabella White in the Lincoln Douglas Debate.

Dorseyville Middle School eighth grader Moonyoung Hwang was awarded sixth place in Impromptu Speaking.

The event virtually took place on December 19 with more than 150 students from 19 schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Kindergarten registration planned

Registration for children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021 is scheduled for March in the Fox Chapel Area school district.

The district also offers various pre-registration events, such as: B. Parent / Guardian Orientations and Stories for Kindergartens in 2021-2022 starting in early February.

All registration forms are completed online.

From February 3rd, parents / legal guardians can start the process at register.fcasd.edu.

To sign up and learn more about programs for incoming kindergarten teachers, visit kdgfcasd.com.

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