Each year, the Pennsylvania Wrestling Association honors the achievements of student athletes both in the classroom and on the mat. For each class, the categories of First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention are created to recognize both academic and athletic success. The committee reviews thousands of applications and creates the All Academic Team based on GPA and the individual’s wrestling record.
Congratulations to our Steel Valley student/athletes that were chosen as members of this years All Academic Team.
In the sophomore class, Tony Salopek, was recognized as being in the top 30 in Pennsylvania when he was recognized as 2nd Team All Academic.
Both Gavin Rosso and Frank Guzzi were recognized as being in the top 50 with their being named Honorable Mention for the junior class.
Steel Valley Middle School and 4th grade students from Park Elementary participated in the 2018-19 Math-A-Thon benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and raised $2,513.92. In addition, the teachers and staff members contributed for “St. Jude’s Jeans Days” and raised $665. This was the 28th consecutive year that the Middle School participated in the event with a contribution of nearly $70,000 to St. Jude to help them with their fight against childhood diseases. The Math-A-Thon is an educationally-based fundraising program; participating students obtained sponsors for the number of math problems they completed in special workbooks or online.
Mrs. Amanda Olson’s 8th grade classes competed against each other. The class that brought in the most donations won donuts for th
Today, TFIM (The Future is Mine) hosted its first of many Career Cafes thanks to a POP grant from the Consortium from Public Education. Josh Taylor, a graduate of Schenley High School and Duquesne University joined us to discuss his career and career path.
Josh works for 93.7 the Fan, has his own Sports Talk Radio show and shared his journey with our students during our third period informal presentation.
Watch out for more opportunities to hear about various careers in the future or see Mr. Goga or Ms. Dunmire-Kuftic for more information! Thanks Josh for a worthwhile morning!
Pictured left to right: Marissa Hoesch (4th runner up), Madison Williams (3rd runner up), Brooklyn Sanders (queen), Hannah Lentz (1st runner up), Jamie Fossick (2nd runner up)
This year’s Steel Valley Homecoming Queen is Miss Brooklyn Sanders. Brooklyn is the daughter of Doreen and Les Sanders of Munhall. She was escorted by Cornell Ford, son of Sharon and Barry Ford of Homestead. Brooklyn’s activities include being a 4-year member of the girls soccer team, 4-year member of Honors Choir, 2-year member of French Club, and 1-year member of Student Council. Brooklyn plans to attend Kent State University with a major in fashion merchandising.
Erin has been called a “leader in education,” for her endless pursuit of learning, her support of her fellow educators, her spirit of collaboration, and her selflessness for the sake of her students. Erin acts as a teacher, a cheerleader, and a friend to her students to ensure their future success. She is also a support system to her peers and shares her classroom strategies with other teachers. In addition to her daily teaching responsibilities, Erin is the student government advisor for Steel Valley Middle School. She has organized efforts to raise $1,200 for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA, donate 500 pairs of socks to local homeless shelters and collect 300 books for elementary school book drives.
Nine students scored a 3 or higher on the AP Biology exam. They are pictured here (l-r): Rob Vinay, Leah Barnett, Megan Collins, Breanna Lewis, Haley Senich, Teacher Michelle Maddigan, Madison Forney, Allena Keller, and Quy Dinh. Not pictured: Taylor Mitchell
Steel Valley Varsity Baseball under the leadership of Coach Pat Loughran earns the title of 2019 WPIAL 3A Baseball Champions. The Ironmen won in dramatic fashion taking the game into extra innings to win 5-4 after trailing for the majority of the game. Way to go IRONMEN!!!!!!