May 11, 2023
USC junior named Parkway Student of the Month
Upper St. Clair High School junior Nate Grabowski was recently named Student of the Month for the Power Motorsports Technology program at Parkway West Career & Technology Center. He was honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Nominated by Mr. Joe McGee, Power Motorsports Technology instructor, Nate is described as truly an exception to the rule. He is always polite, and very eager to learn, which is evident through his engagement during lectures.
Nate has successfully rebuilt two lawnmower engines, performed a complete teardown and evaluation of a Predator go-kart engine, and he has completely overhauled a 25-horsepower engine out of his own zero-turn industrial mower. In addition to his accomplishments in class, Nate was selected by the staff at Parkway to be a Student Ambassador, where he has the opportunity to present the Power Motorsports program to touring students and staff members from schools across the South Hills.
Nate was inducted into the Upper St. Clair High School National Honor Society last month. He is also a member of the USC Saving Animals Club that he helped to establish at the high school this year.
The Parkway West Career & Technology Center offers 16 different programs that aim to prepare students for college and future careers after graduation from high school. Programs include Auto Body Repair; Automotive Technology; Carpentry; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Cyber Security & Networking Technology; Diesel Technology; Electrical Systems Technology; Graphic Arts & Production Technology; Healthcare Occupations Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Power Motorsports Technology; Public Safety Technology; Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Therapy Technology; Veterinary Assistant Technology; and Welding & Fabrication Technology.
Parkway West serves high school students from the Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Cornell, Keystone Oaks, Montour, Moon, Mt. Lebanon, Quaker Valley, South Fayette, Sto-Rox, Upper St. Clair and West Allegheny school districts.