• 2008 Halls of Fame Inductees •



  • ACADEMIC  • ARTS  • ATHLETIC
Kelly DoranCamilie HulinLori Harris
Dr. Patricia DunkisKristin McClintock-LeBeauKyra Kaylor
Kathleen KirschTim MeehanKurt Keller
Paul SavidgeDouglas Williams
Carissa Tener


Enjoy some of the moments from the 2008 Halls of Fame Induction!

 


October 10, 2008, was a beautiful warm day with great reason to celebrate at Upper St. Clair High School. The afternoon marked the ninth annual Halls of Fame Induction festivities. Twelve former students and two staff members were welcomed at a reception, recognized at a ceremony, and then honored with a dinner. For the first time, the inductees spoke after receiving their awards and each on gave a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the district.  In the evening, the new members of the Halls of Fame were introduced to the community in a parade of honor prior to the high school football game. In addition, Homecoming Queen Alexandra Davin and King Dan Miller were announced at the ball game. To cap off the evening, the USC Panthers defeated Baldwin 35-0.

The purpose of the Halls of Fame is to identify and to honor those who have distinguished themselves in academics, the arts or athletics at the high school, collegiate or professional level and who, in so doing, have contributed to the pride and prestige of Upper St. Clair High School.

The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, introduced by Dan Holzer, included Lori Harris, Kyra Kaylor, and Kurt Keller.

The Arts Hall of Fame inductees, introduced by Committee Representative Angela Petersen, were Camilie Hulin, Kristin McClintock-LeBeau, Tim Meehan, and Douglas Williams.

The Academics Hall of Fame inductees, introduced by Chair Jane Hollman, were Kelly Doran, Dr. Patricia Dunkis, Kathleen Kirsch, Paul Savidge, and Carissa Tener.

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
 
•  Lori Harris, Class of 1991, was very involved as an athlete and scholar at USC - a member of Student Council, The Montage, and Thespians. She was also a Pantherette, played the French horn in the Wind Symphony, and participated in two musicals. However, it was in athletics that Lori left her mark at USC. She was on the soccer team that won the WPIAL championships in 1990 and 1991, excelled as a member of the track & field teams, and co-captained both the indoor and outdoor teams. She was voted the USCHS Athlete of the Year in 1991 and received numerous other awards. While attending Cornell University, where she was a member of both the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, Lori placed in the Ivy League All-Time Top Ten. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Finance. She has worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co., GE Capital, and Moody's Corporation. Lori has also done some volunteer coaching and has become a professional ski instructor.
 
•  Kyra Kaylor, Class of 2003, graduated from USC with a 4.0 grade point average and was a star on the girls' basketball team, helping lead her varsity team to the 2003 WPIAL Championship. For her efforts, Kyra was awarded a full Division 1 Scholarship to the College of William & Mary.  While she played basketball there, she earned her B.S. and M.S. in Elementary Education and became their All-Time Leading Scorer and Leading Rebounder. In 2005-06 Kyra was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year and the Virginia State Player of the Year. She was named the 2007-08 Lowe's Senior Class Award Candidate and won the Dean Eulers Leadership Award. Kyra is now in her first year as Assistant Coach for the USC girls' basketball team. In addition to her coaching, Kyra does volunteer work for organizations focused on children's issues.
 
•  Kurt Keller, Class of 1979, was an outstanding member of the USC football team. In his football career at USC, he was named to the All-Conference Teams, recognized as the Pittsburgh Press High School Player of the Week, chosen for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All Star Team and the Post-Gazette All Area Football Team. Kurt was also named to the Finest 44 Senior Team and was awarded a Community Relations Award. While at Principia College in Illinois, he earned his B.A. in history and played four more years of football. After graduation, Kurt worked in sales for General Mills and the Tandy Corporation where he was recognized with several sales awards and promotions. He has since formed his own company, Keller-Fisher LLC (KF Sales) Sales Organization.

Arts Hall of Fame Inductees
 
•  Camilie Hulin, Class of 1998, was a USC honors student and a member of the cheerleading squad and dance team for four years. She was a strong student who was a member of the National Honor Society and who graduated with honors. Cami earned her B.S. in Business Management with a minor in psychology. Since 2003, she has attended the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School at the national locations where she has been trained, tested, and certified to teach dance through DMA. When Cami returned to Pittsburgh, she opened and became director of the Dance by Cami Studio in addition to coaching and choreographing for the very successful USC Dance Team. In the summer of 2008, Cami was awarded the Most Valuable Coach by the Universal Dance Association for her work with the team. Now in her sixth year with her studio, she teaches all forms of dancing to students from ages 3 to 18.
 
•  Kristin McClintock-LeBeau, Class of 1995, was very involved in Student Council, Pantherettes, Pantheon Choir, and spring musicals while at Upper St. Clair. Kristin was awarded the Jaycees' Service Above Self Award. She went to Miami University of Ohio to become a Music Education Major but, after two years, transferred to Ohio State University where she graduated with a B.F.A. Magna Cum Laude in Dance Performance with Distinction in Dance. While at OSU, Kristin was on the Dean's List and an Honors Student and was selected to the Mortar Board National Honor Society. As a performer, she has danced professionally in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New York City. For the past two years, Kristin has performed for the Attack Theater of Pittsburgh and is currently on the teaching staffs at Winchester Thurston School, Seton Hill University, CLO Academy of Musical Theatre, and Dance Alloy Theatre.
 
•  Tim Meehan, Class of 1998, developed his interest in the arts at USC by taking every architectural drawing, drafting and design, and painting and drawing course that was offered. After graduation, he enrolled in the Pratt Institute in NYC where he studied art and graphic design before leaving to go to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After working on the West Coast, Tim was drawn back to Pittsburgh and became the founder and managing partner of the Academy of the South Side. To encourage and stimulate the development of art in our area, he also became the co-creator and co-curator of the Citywide Salon.
 
•  Douglas Williams, Class of 1976, was awarded a National Merit Letter of Commendation while at Upper St. Clair. He went on to earn a B.A. in Filmmaking from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was invited to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Doug later received his M.F.A. in Cinema Production from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Currently Dougg is an animator at Warner Brothers Animation in Burbank, California. In addition to working in animation, he has written and published several short stories and has freelanced as an editorial cartoonist.

Academic Hall of Fame Inductees
 
•  Kelly Doran, Class of 1998, was a student leader who excelled in a variety of fields.  Kelly went to Harvard where she earned her B.A. Cum Laude in Sociology and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her interest in the homeless began when she served as a director of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and when she founded and coordinated a Woman's Resource Center at Boston Medical Center. She went on to attend the University of Michigan Medical School and was awarded the Dean's Scholarship for all four years. In 2007, Kelly was awarded her M.D. from the university with a distinction in academics and community service. She is currently a resident in New York University Bellevue Emergency Medicine. By focusing her energy on emergency medicine, Kelly hopes to provide the homeless and low-income patients with health care.
 
•  Dr. Patricia Dunkis earned her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, her M.S. from California University of Pennsylvania, and her Ed.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1973, she started in Upper St. Clair School District as a teacher at Baker Elementary School and then moved to Streams in 1983. Two years later, she became the principal at Streams where she served for twelve years. In 1997, Pat moved to Central Office as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the Director of Staff Development until her retirement in 2004. Over her years at USCSD, she achieved many things - developed and coordinated the new teacher inservice induction program, conducted the implementation of the K-12 International Baccalaureate, chaired the committee that developed and adopted the professional supervision and evaluation rubric - but, first and foremost, she was an outstanding teacher.
 
•  Kathleen Kirsch came to the Upper St. Clair High School English Department in 1970 after earning her B.S. is Secondary Education and her M.A. in English from California University of Pennsylvania. She established her niche as the teacher of Honors English 10 and became an integral part of the International Baccalaureate Program as the teacher of the Theory of Knowledge course. In 1999, Kathy became the English Curriculum Leader and, through her rebuilding of the English department, sponsored the New Teachers' Academy. She also accepted the responsibility of many inservice programs in the high school and district. Even though she retired in late 2006, Kathy "consulted" on the Middle States Evaluation in 2007-08 and on the Strategic Planning Committee for 2008-09.
 
•  Paul Savidge, Class of 1978, was president of both the American Field Service chapter and the World Affairs Club while at USC. As a junior, he was an AFS exchange student to Yugoslavia and was the recipient of the Rotary International Scholarship to World Affairs Council International Relations Conferences. His interest in foreign affairs led him to the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 1982, Paul earned a B.S.F.S. with Honors in Government. He then enrolled in the Washington & Lee School of Law from which he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1986. Although Paul has worked in a wide variety of positions all over the world, he is currently a Vice President and Senior Counsel for USC Pharmaceuticals Law & Promotion for Bristol-Myers Squibb, is also an adjunct professor at Temple University, acts as Chairperson of the BMS Go Green environmental initiative, and has become a noted authority on drug law issues.
 
•  Carissa Tener, Class of 1996, was an excellent student at USC, a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council, a starter on the varsity girls' basketball team for four years, and a member of the varsity softball team and volleyball team. After leaving USC, she went to Cornell where she majored in chemical engineering and also played varsity basketball. Carissa was on the College of Engineering Dean's List and earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2000. In May, 2003, she earned her Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. In 2004, Carissa moved to Los Angeles to join the Sidney Austin LLP as an associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice group.





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