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®).
WPIAL Champions!!! Gentlemen you deserve this championship because of your willingness to prepare, to execute, to handle the ups and downs of a championship game between two excellent teams, and your focus at the end to close out the game!
This was a great high school game which would not be possible without a quality opponent in OLSH. Both teams made plays, went on runs and showed great composure in a big time atmosphere. We had two players with double doubles: Nate Ridgeway had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Isiah Warfield had 16 points and 10 rebounds. One of our newspapers chose Nate as player of the game, and it is difficult to argue with that selection.
Isaiah Smith led us with 4 steals and 14 points, and played great defense all night. Dave Groetsch scored 11 points, 5 rebounds and no turnovers despite serving as a ballhandler much of the night. Jett Roesing found the opportune time to hit a three pointer in the fourth quarter and then a few plays later fed Nate for an important bucket. His hustle play in the second half somehow turned a sure OLSH fastbreak opportunity into two SA points.
Isiah led us with 4 charges taken while Will Nocito took one charge to go with his four rebounds.
At the end of the game our guys made 7 straight free throws in pressure situations to ice the game. Isiah, Isaiah, and Dave were clutch at the foul line that sealed the victory!!!