Senior citizens visit USC High School
Imagine the surprise and delight when the big, yellow school bus arrived at Upper St. Clair High School and more than 25 senior citizens emerged, single-file down the stairs and out the door. They were not quite as spry as their teenage counterparts, some needing the assistance of a cane, but all came with a great big smile.
Members of the Upper St. Clair United Senior Citizens program, under the coordination of the township’s community programs assistant Chaz McCrommon, visited the high school on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Upon entering the high school, the group was greeted by members of student council as well as high school and district-level administrators.
The program began with a welcome from Dr. Patrick T. O’Toole, superintendent of schools, and Buffy Hasco, school board president. In her comments, Mrs. Hasco suggested that the event become an annual ritual.
“How about we make it monthly!” an enthusiastic attendee retorted.
Students from the music program provided entertainment by performing a few generationally-appropriate song selections that were well received as evidenced by the numerous photos and videos being taken with cell phones.
Following lunch, students led their guests on a tour of the school including stops in the pottery classroom, Innovation Hub and Shop@USC, computer lab, theatre, and guidance suite, which overlooks the library. Guests engaged students in conversation at every opportunity.
The program concluded with a brief performance by the Thai Exchange students.
The Upper St. Clair United Senior Citizens group was loaded on the school bus and ready to go when a member realized she had lost her cell phone. Dr. Louis Angelo, high school principal, quickly reunited the phone with its owner. The irony was unmistakable. Click here
to learn more about the United Senior Citizens program and other programs available for older adults through the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center.