Mt. Lebanon High School students participated in the 82nd annual state meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science on May 16. Congratulations to Zhen Yu Ding and Julie Raiff who earned first place awards and Nikolas Mustian was awarded a third place award. Julie Raiff was also presented with a scholarship to Penn State's College of Mineral Sciences as well as a scholarship to their College of Engineering both valued at $8000.

Over three thousand students from across the state of Pennsylvania traveled to Penn State University to present their individual research findings.

Mt. Lebanon High School students participated in the 82nd annual state meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science on May 16.

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Elena LaQuatra '10, the reigning Miss Pennsylvania USA 2016, made a surprise visit to her dad's (Mr. Paul LaQuatra) English class today. As she recorded her entrance on Snapchat, the students gave her a big round of applause, clearly glad to see this Lebo grad return to her Alma Mater.

Elena was crowned Miss Pennsylvania USA 2016 last December. As a teenager, she won Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen, a pageant that is part of the Miss America system and finished as second runner-up in the national contest. Then, in the USA pageant system, she won Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA.

On June 5, 2016 Elena will join 52 contestants from around the USA to compete for the title of Miss USA 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. If she wins, it is on to the Miss Universe Pageant. The pageant will be televised on FOX.

A graduate of Point Park University, Elena has said that meeting the first deaf Miss America, Heather Whitestone McCallum, changed her life, since Elena has been deaf since she had bacterial meningitis as a young child. After several operations, she had a cochlear implant, and learned once again how to speak and listen at DePaul School in Pittsburgh. She lives the inspirational message left with her by Miss America who told her, 'Don't let your disability hold you back,' and to do 'whatever you want.' She shares that belief will all, especially those with disabilities. We wish Elena all the best at the Miss USA Pageant in June!

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The Senior Reception, one of the milestone events leading the way to graduation, took place this week in the High School Center Court. Originally called the Senior Tea when it was first held 73 years ago, the Senior Reception gives our seniors and their family members a chance to say thank you to teachers and administrators that have shaped and influenced their lives while students at the high school. It's the first big event that starts the march to graduation. Congratulations to the Class of 2016. Enjoy your remaining days in the high school-stay safe, have fun and best of luck in the future.

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Pennsylvania American Water announced the winners of its 14th Annual "Protect Our Watersheds" Art Contest, with two Mt. Lebanon students earning top spots. The company received several hundred entries from fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders across the commonwealth. Pennsylvania American Water announced the contest winners as part of National Drinking Water Week in May. Jordan Smith, a sixth-grade student from Jefferson Middle School placed second and Clare Jones, a sixth-grader also from Jefferson Middle School placed third. Both students placed at the top of the entries from Western PA. All students will receive gift cards for their winning entries.

Pennsylvania American Water's contest requires that the students accompany their artwork with a short description of how watershed protection affects them personally. After reviewing the entries, a panel of judges selected three top drawings from both eastern and western Pennsylvania.

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Happy Holidays 2015

Happy Holidays from the Mt. Lebanon School District!

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Watch the weather balloon launch by high school students in December.

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Jefferson Middle School students participated in the 82nd annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Science Fair competition on March 16 at Penn State University.

Elizabeth Ly received a first place award and was given a perfect score by the judges. Her project was entitled: "The Effect of Phosphoric Acid on Iron Oxide."

Caroline Brustoloni also received a first place award. Her project was entitled: "The Effects of Microwave Radiation on Organisms." Congratulations to both of these students on this outstanding academic achievement.

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On May 18, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) announced that Mt. Lebanon High School Physics Teacher/Director of the STEM Academy, Mr. Andrew Haberberger, was presented with the 2015-2016 Keivin Burns Outstanding High School Science Teacher Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in teaching of science at the secondary school level. Mr. Haberberger was presented with a plaque and a $1,250 honorarium at the SSP Awards Banquet on May 18. The award is named after Keivin Burns, an outstanding astronomer, spectroscopist, and teacher at the Allegheny Observatory and the University of Pittsburgh.

About the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh

The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP), along with our sister society, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering science education in the Western Pennsylvania region. To that end, with proceeds from Pittcon, we support member education programs, teacher and student awards, a wide variety of educational programs, and grant programs for high schools, colleges, and beginning university professors

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The School Board honored the senior captains of our extremely successful High School Model UN Team at Monday night's Board meeting. Both Vincent Liu and Namandeep Singh have achieved numerous individual awards throughout the year including winning 1st place at the following Model UN tournaments: The University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, the Model European Union sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the University of Delaware. Congratulate to Vincent and Namandeep, their team mates, and their faculty sponsors Mr. George Savarese, Mr. Pete DiNardo and Mr. Adam Lumish on another stellar Model UN season.

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