Mt. Lebanon

• Each December, more than 20 leading high schools from across Pennsylvania compete at the Model European Union sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.

For the seventh consecutive year, Mt. Lebanon students won the first-place Team Award at the Model EU tournament and captured the most number of individual student honors.

Winning first-place honors were Jack Horrigan and Sam Bailey, representing Germany; Jack Silverman and Nora Kulze, representing the Netherlands; and Raafay Khan and Ben Ash, representing Finland. Taking second place were seniors Ben Brown and Peter Swindal, representing Ireland.

This year’s tournament was conducted online, featuring the topics of “Europe’s Response to Covid-19” and “The Impact of Migration on the EU.”

George Savarese and Adam Lumish coached the Mt. Lebanon students.

• Mt. Lebanon High School English teacher Patricia Shine was named the 2020 recipient of the Henry G. Cram Accreditation Leadership Award by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The association is a voluntary, peer-based, nonprofit organization that performs peer evaluation and regional accreditation of public and private schools.

“The award honors unsung heroes of the accreditation process who devote countless hours and energy to obtain and maintain accreditation of their schools. Recipients are chosen because they have a strong belief in, and deep understanding, of the Middle States accreditation process and a track record of creating and maintaining a school culture focused on continuous school improvement,” according to the association’s website.

Shine has been a leader in the high school’s accreditation process.

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