Above & Beyond

CONGRATS ON A GREAT SEASON The Mt. Lebanon girls basketball team compiled a 27-2 season, clinching the WPIAL championship with a 55-44 win over Upper St. Clair, earning a trip to the PIAA finals, where they lost to Plymouth-Whitemarsh 60-40 in the finals. Head coach Dori Oldaker has helmed four WPIAL and PIAA championship teams in 19 seasons. /Photo courtesy Mt. Lebanon School District

Award winners The Mt. Lebanon High School Science Olympiad team brought home its first-ever first-place trophy from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad. Students competed against 19 other districts in 23 events. The team scored three gold medals, five silver medals, three bronze medals and one fourth-place honorable mention. Mt. Lebanon High School students Trenton Wood and J.T. Westwood took third place in the regional National History Day competition at the Sen. John Heinz History Center with their exhibit, Broken Compromises and Shattered Dreams: The Violation of Native American Rights and Treaties by the U.S. Government.

The National History Day competition judges the quality of historical research and interpretation. Wood and Westwood’s exhibit will compete at the state level this month.

IN MEMORIAM Mt. Lebanon Magazine regrets the passing of Mt. Lebanon High School principal Brian McFeeley, who passed away in March from pancreatic cancer at the age of 49. McFeeley began his career at Mt. Lebanon in 1995 as a middle school math teacher before serving as unit principal at the high school, then principal at Mellon Middle School before taking over as high school principal in 2011. He is survived by his wife, Keary, and sons Colin and Adam.

RUN THROUGH THE WOODS Pinewood, Arrowood, Driftwood, all the ’woods. The Hoover Elementary School PTA fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, June 4. At press time, the race is planned to take place in person, but runners also can run it virtually. Should the live race be cancelled, all participants will be switched to the virtual option and receive the same goodie bag, shirt, and custom finisher medal. Cost is $25 for the live 5K and $20 for the live fun run and for both virtual options. Registration and more information here.

Ken Horoho, Pennsylvania Supreme Court advisor

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has appointed Dixon Avenue resident Ken Horoho to a three-year term on its Committee on Domestic Relations Procedural Rules to advise and assist the court on matters related to the practice of family law in Pennsylvania.

The Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee advises the Supreme Court on matters related to the procedural rules governing actions for divorce, support, custody, paternity and protection from abuse. The primary goal of the committee is to simplify family law practice by recommending new rules or amendments to existing procedural rules relating to family law matters.

Horoho has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Francis University and a juris doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of Gentile, Horoho & Avalli.

Brook Webb, Washington Elementary School principal

Mt. Lebanon School District has named Brook Webb the new principal at Washington Elementary School. Webb comes to Mt. Lebanon from the Grow Academy, a public charter school near Bakersfield, California. She has held school leadership roles in elementary and middle schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union and Rosedale Union school districts, both in California.  Webb holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a masters in educational administration, both from the University of California, Bakersfield. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne, teaching digital literacy,  instructional technology and a senior seminar for elementary education students.


RUN THE RELAY Or walk it, it’s all good. Relay for Life Mt. Lebanon, a fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society, is happening from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Mt. Lebanon High School track.

Join a team, or captain a team, collect some money and walk or run some laps while celebrating cancer survivors and caregivers and honoring those who were lost to the disease. This year’s fundraising goal is $58,000. At press time, the tally was $14,575.


CELEBRATE THE SOUTH HILLS Celebrate the South Hills with South Hills Interfaith Movement from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at their Bethel Park Center, 5301 Park Avenue. Rain or shine, the day will include food, music, raffles and impactful hands-on activities.