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Mary Fritz graduated from Widener University with a masters degree in social work in May of 2021. The daughter of Carl and Tracie Fritz of Washington earned the Hobart Jackson award for excellence in clinical social work practice with ethnic senior minority populations. Fritz obtained a job …

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Trinity High School alumnus Andrew H. Gomez graduated summa cum laude as a Sobey Scholar from Kettering University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. Gomez was the student speaker for the 2021 graduation ceremony. He was president of the Michigan Epsilon-A chapter o…

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Trinity High School alumnus Stephen Day III graduated cum laude from Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain and information systems and a minor in real estate financial analysis. Day held internships with The DuPont Chemical Company…

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Matthias Hirst was named to the spring 2021 dean's list at Washington & Jefferson College. The Bishop Canevin graduate is the son of Deacon Jeff and Susan Hirst of Canonsburg. He is the grandson of Thomas and Betty Hirst of Bethel Park and Joan Calabro of Washington. Hirst is a pre-healt…

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Kaci Alderson was named to the dean’s List at Mercyhurst University for the spring 2021 semester with a 4.0 GPA. Alderson, the daughter of Dan and Tricia Alderson of Houston, plans to double major in English and sports management. She is also a member of the Mercyhurst University softball te…

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Claysville native Shaun O’Hern II, a PA Cyber graduate, was named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at California University of Pennsylvania. He is the son of Michele and Shaun O’Hern of Claysville and the grandson of Mary Ann Andreani of Grindstone. O’Hern is maintaining a 4.0 GPA and is major…

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Josh Pitcock, son of Adam and Jackie Pitcock of Houston, graduated cum laude May 8 from Robert Morris University. He was named to the 2021 spring dean’s list and recognized as a dean’s scholar. He was president of the Robert Morris Band. He majored in communications and information systems. …

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Trinity High School graduate Brenna Beck was named to the Washington & Jefferson College spring dean’s list. She is the daughter of Brian and Jodi Beck of Washington and the granddaughter of Bob and Linda Beck of Washington and the late Jane Maloy of Washington. Beck is a junior accounti…

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Trinity High School graduate Kendle Haught was named to the Washington & Jefferson College dean’s list. She is the daughter of Kristy Capo of Washington and Robbie Haught of Washington. Haught is also the granddaughter of Bob and JoAnn Lloyd of Washington. She is an accounting major, a m…

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Stephen Rydzak was a valedictorian of Washington & Jefferson College’s 2021 graduating class. The 2017 Trinity High School alumnus is the son of Joseph and Deborah Rydzak of Washington. He is the grandson of Joan Anderson of Washington. Rydzak graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of…

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Adam Weinschenker graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. While a student at WVU, he was on the dean’s list three times and president’s list five times. A 2017 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School, he is the son of Amy and Jim Weinschenker of Wa…

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Madison Tournay was named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at California University of Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Katie County of Burgettstown and Brad Tournay of McDonald and is the stepdaughter of the late John C. County of Burgettstown. She is the granddaughter of Gary and Barb St…

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Zachary Ecker was a member of the spring 2021 Allegheny College graduating class. A Trinity High School alumnus, he is the son of Roger and Diane Ecker of Washington. Ecker is the grandson of Alice Shalosky of Houston. He was a biology major, received the Biology Faculty Prize and was awarde…

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Trinity High School graduate Payton Barr was named to the spring 2021 dean’s lost at Alderson Broaddus University. She is the daughter of Lisa and Daniel Barr of Washington. Barr is an elementary/special education major and is treasurer of Kappa Phi Delta Education Association. She is also a…

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Jefferson-Morgan alumnus Erin N. Confortini, the daughter of Sharon and Dean J. Confortini of Mather, graduated from Robert Morris University as a dual major in economics and finance and a master’s degree in business management. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silvana Confortini of …

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Claysville native Shaun O’Hern II, a PA Cyber graduate, was named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at California University of Pennsylvania. He is the son of Michele and Shaun O’Hern of Claysville and the grandson of Mary Ann Andreani of Grindstone. O’Hern is maintaining a 4.0 GPA and is major…

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Josh Pitcock, son of Adam and Jackie Pitcock of Houston, graduated cum laude May 8 from Robert Morris University. He was named to the 2021 spring dean’s list and recognized as a dean’s scholar. He was president of the Robert Morris Band. He majored in communications and information systems. …

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Trinity High School graduate Brenna Beck was named to the Washington & Jefferson College spring dean’s list. She is the daughter of Brian and Jodi Beck of Washington and the granddaughter of Bob and Linda Beck of Washington and the late Jane Maloy of Washington. Beck is a junior accounti…

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Trinity High School graduate Kendle Haught was named to the Washington & Jefferson College dean’s list. She is the daughter of Kristy Capo of Washington and Robbie Haught of Washington. Haught is also the granddaughter of Bob and JoAnn Lloyd of Washington. She is an accounting major, a m…

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Stephen Rydzak was a valedictorian of Washington & Jefferson College’s 2021 graduating class. The 2017 Trinity High School alumnus is the son of Joseph and Deborah Rydzak of Washington. He is the grandson of Joan Anderson of Washington. Rydzak graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of…

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Adam Weinschenker graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. While a student at WVU, he was on the dean’s list three times and president’s list five times. A 2017 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School, he is the son of Amy and Jim Weinschenker of Wa…

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Madison Tournay was named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at California University of Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Katie County of Burgettstown and Brad Tournay of McDonald and is the stepdaughter of the late John C. County of Burgettstown. She is the granddaughter of Gary and Barb St…

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Zachary Ecker was a member of the spring 2021 Allegheny College graduating class. A Trinity High School alumnus, he is the son of Roger and Diane Ecker of Washington. Ecker is the grandson of Alice Shalosky of Houston. He was a biology major, received the Biology Faculty Prize and was awarde…

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Trinity High School graduate Payton Barr was named to the spring 2021 dean’s lost at Alderson Broaddus University. She is the daughter of Lisa and Daniel Barr of Washington. Barr is an elementary/special education major and is treasurer of Kappa Phi Delta Education Association. She is also a…

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Jefferson-Morgan alumnus Erin N. Confortini, the daughter of Sharon and Dean J. Confortini of Mather, graduated from Robert Morris University as a dual major in economics and finance and a master’s degree in business management. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silvana Confortini of …

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Central Greene School District be holding kindergarten registration by appointment only for the 2021-22 school year. Registration appointments will be from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Parents are to call the school to select a time on the following days: Students with last name…

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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year in the Avella School District has been scheduled for April 8 and 9. A child must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2021, to enter kindergarten. During registration, children will be assessed in the following areas: developmental scre…

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Canonsburg resident Lily Tarwater, a senior at Dickinson College, has been selected as a Baird Sustainability Fellow for advancing sustainability goals on or beyond the Dickinson campus through excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Tarwater is a graduate of Peters Township High …

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Central Christian Academy, 145 McGovern Road, Houston, will hold kindergarten screenings March 29. Students must turn five by September 1. Parents or guardians should bring a copy of immunization records and a birth certificate. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit 724-…

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I’ve always had a bit of difficulty navigating my own racial identity. It shouldn’t be confusing, and it isn’t for some people, but being both African American and white in a world where everything is very black and white is a little conflicting. People make such a big deal about the color o…

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Washington High School graduate Paige Laci Smith was named to the fall 2020 Waynesburg University dean’s list. She is the daughter of Andre and Lisa Smith of Washington. Smith is a chemistry major. She is treasurer of the American Chemical Society, Waynesburg Student Chapter and is outreach …

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Waynesburg Central High School graduate Madison Brooks was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Valerie and Carl Brooks Of Waynesburg and the granddaughter of Mary and Terry Hendershot of Fairview, W.Va. Brooks is an early childhood…

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Josh Pitcock, son of Adam and Jackie Pitcock of Houston, has been named to the Robert Morris University School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences fall 2020 dean’s list. He is the grandson of Joe Folkens and the late Joan Folkens, and Bob and Andrea Pitcock. He is majoring in comm…

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Dusty Morrison was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Clarion University. A Canon-McMillan graduate, he is the son of Cindy and Harold Morrison of McDonald. Morrison is the grandson of Joe and Connie Ropos of Oakdale. He is a communications major and is pursuing a minor in history.

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Bentworth graduate Jenna Vito was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at West Virginia University. She is a daughter of Jennifer and Tony Vito of Bentleyville, and a granddaughter of Carol Vito of Bentleyville. She is a chemical engineering major with a 4.0 GPA and was named to the president’…

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Kaci Alderson was named to the dean’s List at Mercyhurst University for the fall 2020 semester with a 4.0 GPA. Alderson, the daughter of Dan and Tricia Alderson of Houston, plans to double major in English and sports management. She is also a member of the Mercyhurst University softball team…

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Darren Kuhn of West Alexander graduated from Logan University, College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Mo., on Dec. 19. The 2012 graduate of McGuffey High School received dual degrees in 2017: an associate degree in specialized studies from CCBC (magna cum laude) and a Bachelor of Science deg…

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Bethlehem-Center alumnus Daniel Hosack, the son of Donna and Robert Hosack of Scenery Hill, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech University. Hosack is the grandson of the late Wilbert “Duzzy” and Lois J. Bercosky of Marianna and the late Ard M. and Doris Hosack of Florida, formerly o…

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Peters Township graduate Kate Hondru was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Delaware. Hondru is a sports management major in the Lerner School of Business. She is also a member of the University of Delaware’s softball team and serves as a team representative …

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Carly Zofchak was named to the Slippery Rock University dean’s list for the fall semester. Zofchak, the daughter of David and Lisa Zofchak of Houston is majoring in recreational therapy with a double minor in animal assisted interventions/gerontology. She is a 2017 graduate of Chartiers-Hous…

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Trinity graduate Payton Barr was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Alderson Broaddus. She is the daughter of Lisa and Dan Barr of Washington and is an elementary/special education major. Barr is treasurer of the Kappa Phi Delta Education Association, a member of the GMAC Academic All Con…

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Canon-McMillan alumna, Rebecca Linn Turney graduated from Eastern Michigan University with highest honors, summa cum laude, with a bachelor of science in nursing in December. Turney is the daughter of William and Lori Turney of North Strabane. She was on the dean’s list every semester of her…

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Zachary Thomas Stiffler graduated with a master of philosophy in technology policy from the University of Cambridge, England. A 2014 graduate of Trinity High School, Stiffler has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University, where he was awarded the 20…

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Steven Caldwell graduated cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor of arts degree with distinction in chemistry, and a minor in biology and mathematics. He was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and received the Royal Society of Chemistry Excellence Award. He als…

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Carly Croft was named to Washington & Jefferson College’s spring and fall semester dean’s lists. The Trinity High School graduate is the daughter of Karen and Dennis Croft of Washington. She is a public policy major and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

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Jordan Smith of South Fayette Township recently graduated from La Roche University with a degree in marketing and management and a minor in finance. While at La Roche he was sports editor for the school newspaper and was on the executive boards of the Marketing and Finance clubs. As the pand…

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Lauren McGavitt was placed on the Dean’s List and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Waynesburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Lauren is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and is working at Washington Health System as a registered nurse. She is the daughter …

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Brianna Gallagher, daughter of Bob and Judy Hollick of Washington, graduated with a juris doctorate in law and a doctorate in pharmacy from Duquesne University. She was a member of of the Duquesne University law review, is a member of Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, preside…

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Margaret McIlvaine was named to the fall and spring 2020 dean’s list at Wake Forest University. The Trinity High School graduate is the daughter of Jill and Andrew McIlvaine of Washington. She is a history and German major, and is pursuing a minor in politics and international affairs.