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Mt. Lebanon Students and the Class of 1962 Learn From Each Other
September 30, 2012
Members of the Class of 1962 who participated in Lebo 50/50.

The Mt. Lebanon High School Class of 1962 returned to the high school on September 28 to join current students for an event called Lebo 50/50. The Class of 1962 is celebrating their 50th reunion and wanted to find a way to give back to their high school and the students who are here 50 years later. The Class of ‘62 thought that sharing their career expertise and the path that led them to their life work would be a valuable experience for our students. A group from the Class of 1962 worked over the past year with the high school administration to plan for the event.

The event began with a kick-off where the Class of 1962 participants introduced themselves to the students by sharing the world they lived in when they were students in the high school. Last spring, the Class of 1962 and the Class of 2013 took  surveys. A profile of each class was developed to show the similarities and differences between the two classes. Some of the results were shared during the kick-off.  The students  moved on to the Lifework Round tables facilitated by 18 members of the Class 1962. These sessions were designed around students’ career inclinations covering a wide variety of fields.  The alumni who led the sessions have impressive resumes and academic credentials and shared their backgrounds and the path that led them to their careers with the students. Students met and networked with a labor economist and professor at George Washington University, the Director of the Lick Observatory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Rhodes Scholar with a background in engineering and management, an entrepreneur and author, and many others.

The morning concluded with the Lebo 50/50 Forum where KDKA reporter Jon Delano moderated a panel discussion between the Class of 1962 and the Class of 2013.  The Class of 1962  concluded the day by joining students for lunch following the Forum in the high school cafeteria.

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