Saturday, May 18, 2013
Dressed in their best, students took to the stage for the annual promenade in the high school auditorium.
Dressed in their best, Quaker Valley students took the stage for the annual promenade in the high school auditorium before heading to the Embassy Suites in Moon to dance the night away at prom, which had the theme “A Night in Versailles.” Sierra Perlik was crowned the prom queen at the start of the promenade. This year's Mr. QV is Johnathan Roppo, who won the annual Mr. QV pageant held on Friday, May 10. Sewickley Patch was there Friday to capture photos of the gorgeously turned out guys and gals as they headed to the annual rite of passage, but we want to see your photos too. Please share your 2013 prom memories by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos" on this article.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Nominations include best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.
Quaker Valley High School's Anything Goes is nominated for eight Gene Kelly Awards. Senior Rachael Houser is nominated for the role of Reno Sweeney. Rachael was also nominated for Best Actress last year for her role of Sarah in “Guys and Dolls.” Also nominated is Peter Heres, sophomore, as Best Supporting Actor for his role of Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Katie Manuel, junior, is nominated as Best Supporting Actress for the role of Erma. The Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater recognizes and encourages musical theater and arts education, according to the CLO website. The organization gives out the annual awards in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards and held at the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with the school colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching and parents of high school seniors are already planning the special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes a novelty, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Even Eat'n Park has gotten in the act with SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's smiling sugar cookie can be ordered online decked out in the Quaker Valley school colors. So, tell us in the comments box below where you have found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your QV Quaker. Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, feel free to share your …
Monday, May 6, 2013
In addition, Josh Szymanski has been awarded athletic and academic scholarships.
A Quaker Valley High School senior has signed a letter of intent to compete in cross country at Southern New Hampshire University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II school in the Northeast-10 Conference. Josh Szymanski has been awarded an athletic scholarship, SNHU’s Presidential Scholarship and he was accepted to the university’s honors program. Josh is a four-year member of the Quaker Valley cross country and track teams. He helped lead the Quakers to three WPIAL cross country team championships and a PIAA state championship in 2011. Individually, he is a three-time qualifier for the PIAA state championships and two-time medalist at the WPIAL cross country finals. SNHU’s cross country team is coached by Joanne Dow, …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Rebecca Silverstein was one of six area high school seniors awarded a scholarship from the Blackwood Theater Organ Society.
Rebecca Silverstein, who plays the flute at Quaker Valley High School, has been awarded a scholarship from the Blackwood Theatre Organ Society, the group said in a statement. Silverstein was one of six area high school seniors awarded a 2013 scholarship. The Blackwood Theater Organ Society is a not-for-profit organization created to encourage students to pursue instrumental music performance careers. Over the past 13 years, the society has awarded more than $201,000 in scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue an instrumental music performance degree in college. This year’s scholarships totaled $22,500. Silverstein performed on both flute and bassoon with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra tour of France and Italy …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Find out where senior Spencer Caravaggio plans to continue competing in college.
A Quaker Valley High School tennis standout has signed a letter of intent to continue competing at the collegiate level. Spencer Caravaggio will attend Division 1 Duquesne University. She signed her letter of intent on April 17. Spencer helped lead the girls’ tennis team to first place finishes in the MAC tournament all four years. In individual play, she was crowned WPIAL champ and PIAA runner-up in both her sophomore and senior years. She placed third in WPIAL competition as a freshman and junior. With a career record of 129-10, Spencer holds the Quaker Valley High School record for total wins in girls’ tennis. Spencer lives in Aleppo Township with her parents Harry and Kay Caravaggio. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check …
Friday, April 26, 2013
One of these ladies and one of the gentlemen will be crowned Quaker Valley High School's prom queen and king.
Quaker Valley High School has announced the 2013 prom court. Candidates for prom queen are four seniors Morgan Felt, Courtney Kroner, Sierra Perlik and Rachel Silverstein. The 11 seniors competing for the title of Mr. QV are: Levi Bowers, Rocco Brown, Ryan Garbee, Roy Hadfield, Andy House, Jack McGarry, Burke Moser, Dante Piccolo, Jake Pilewicz, Johnathan Roppo and Stephen Wei. The annual Mr. QV pageant begins at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Sponsored by the National Honor Society, proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The grand march promenade begins at 5:15 p.m. the following Friday, May 17 in the high school auditorium. That's where …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The ranking was determined by the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2012 divided by the number of graduates that year.
It's the season of school rankings and Quaker Valley has made another top list. Quaker Valley High School is one of only six schools in Allegheny County and 28 schools in Pennsylvania to be ranked in the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools listing. Quaker Valley ranked No. 11 of the 28 Pennsylvania schools on the list. Other Allegheny Schools on the list include: 6. Pine-Richland 9. South Fayette 17. North Allegheny 18. Hampton 27. North Hills Rankings are based on the Challenge Index, which calculates participation in Advanced Placement (AP) exams in order to evaluate the rigor of high school curriculums across the nation. This year’s Challenge Index is calculated by dividing the total number of AP tests taken in …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
'U.S. News and World Report' released its 2013 high school rankings today. Find out where Quaker Valley stands in the state and nationally.
The coveted U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best public high schools in America released today place Quaker Valley High School at the top. The annual list ranks Quaker Valley at No. 14 among Pennsylvania's 687 high schools and 645th out of more than 21,000 public high schools nationwide. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from U.S. News. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for college-level work, according to U.S. News. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The classic musical runs Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13, and it's not too late to get tickets.
Since its debut in 1934, Anything Goes has proven to be one of the most enduring musical comedies of all time. Quaker Valley High School will present the classic musical from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, and it's not too late to buy tickets. Tickets will be sold today in the high school gym lobby from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday at the same time and place. You can download the ticket order form online. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens, with all seats reserved. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If available, tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m. prior to the show. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April…