Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyous time to remember those who have passed away. In Mexico, ancient Aztec traditions were combined with Christianity during the Spanish conquest. As a result, each year families construct colorful altars or ofrendas in their homes that essentially welcome the spirit of their loved ones on November 1st and 2nd.
Senior Successes: Katie Hughes Makes a Joyful Noise in the Junior Mendelssohn Choir
For the fifth year in a row, senior Katie Hughes auditioned and was selected to be a part of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. This one-of-a-kind choir showcases some of the finest young singers in the Pittsburgh region.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation Names Six Seniors as Commended Students
The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized six seniors for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
HometownProud dot org recognized Maggie McClain ’14 as a member of the DIII Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Team Gettysburg College.
According to Kerry Miller, HometownProud dot org founder, there were 119 collegiate coaches and/or student-athletes hailing from Pennsylvania high schools who won a national championship ring during the 2017 calendar year. To break it down – 77 males, 42 females, and 96 different high schools were represented, along with 32 out of 67 counties.
HometownProud dot org recognizes coaches and student-athletes who graduated from Allegheny County high schools who earned rings. The site congratulates Maggie, along with four other student-athletes from Allegheny County, who were either on college teams that won a national championship during the 2017 calendar year or won an individual national championship.