• Nov. 10, 2017

    Deans' Awardees
    7 students recognized with September Deans’ Awards

    Upper St. Clair High School administrators recognized seven outstanding students with September 2017 Deans’ Awards. The awardees and the teachers who nominated them were honored at a special breakfast on Nov. 8, 2017.

    September 2017 Deans’ Award honorees: 

    • Brendan Crowley (grade 9): nominated by Officer Powell, School Safety
    • Nick Devlin (grade 11): nominated by Mr. Pickell, Fine & Performing Arts
    • Lindsay Moskal (grade 11): nominated by Dr. Frollini, Science
    • Nate Murphy (grade 11): nominated by Mr. Robbins, Wellness
    • Gabe Riberi (grade 11): nominated by Ms. Passodelis, English
    • Daniel Speer (grade 12): nominated by Mr. Edwards, Social Studies
    • Amelia Vasilko (grade 11): nominated by Mrs. Despines, Library

    The monthly Deans’ Awards program was established when there were deans within the Upper St. Clair High School administration. The program is now coordinated by the high school assistant principals, Mr. Dan Beck and Mr. Dan Zelenski. Dr. Louis Angelo, high school principal, as well as members of the district’s central administration also attend the event in celebration and honor of the students recognized.

    Staff members representing each curricular area nominate a student each month for the Deans’ Awards. Students who are nominated receive a commemorative pen and award certificate, and are recognized at the monthly Deans’ breakfast.

    The following are some criteria that guide teacher nominations:

    • Responsibility
    • Diligence/hard working behavior
    • Positive attitude towards classmates as well as staff
    • Kind, empathetic, or helpful behavior to another student
    • Helpful behavior to a staff member
    • Demonstrating student leadership on and off campus
    • Good behavior in structured and unstructured settings