City High’s Alumni Spotlights & Update!

City High is proud to share their alumni success paths and stories with the incoming class, prospective parents and the community, which is an integral part of City Charter High School.


Class of 2007

Following his passion

Alumni Korey White of 2007, having received a Bachelor’s in Communications with a concentration in theater from Robert Morris University—Class of 2011 is currently working as a Broker’s Assistant & Actor.

Advice: Don’t be afraid to do what you love, but also realize that the more you love it, the harder you’re going to have to work. Your teachers can be your best friends or your worst enemies. Only you can make that distinction. They will, however, always be there for you.


Giving Back

Alumni Brandi Lee of 2007, certified in American Sign Language (ASL) with an Associates of Science degree from Community College of Allegheny County returns the favor as a mentor to City High’s 2017 senior Kayla Wilson at Providence Family Support Center #Givingback #Alumni

Class of 2008

Take every opportunity

Alumni Therezia Alchoufete of 2008, with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Chemistry minor, also holds a Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine from University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus.

Therezia is currently earning a Master’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh to become a registered dietician

Advice: If you can “see” exactly where you will be in 5 years, then you’re limiting yourself. Take every opportunity – especially the ones that are outside of your comfort zone. Thinking outside the box will land you exactly where you need to be.

Class of 2009

Passion—Higher Education

Alumni Tamia Davis of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Lincoln University of PA.
Tamia found her passion in higher education and is now working in the Student Affairs Division of Lincoln University as the Resident Coordinator where she oversees the female freshman residence halls. She also works in the Office of Judicial Affairs. Tamia is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at Shippensburg University and aspires to become the Dean of Students at Lincoln University.


Class of 2010

Giving Back

Alumni Alyssa Brown of 2010, returns to Pittsburgh after earning her degree at Wagner College and finishing multiple internships, including the Staten Island Advance and Oprah’s O Magazine. Now as a Copy Editor & Paginator at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Alyssa is helping to guide Delaja Evans, from City High’s Class of 2017. #Givingback #Alumni


High school is your stepping stone

Alumni Tarilee Walker class of 2010 and a member of the Army National Guard is a Clinical Administrative Coordinator at United Health. Tarilee currently attends the Pittsburgh Technical College for Information Technology


Advice: Use high school as your stepping stone, whether you go right into Military, College or Workforce. If you go into the Military, school is very important as well as getting in shape and staying in shape.


Class of 2011

Don’t be afraid of asking questions or seeking help

Alumni Larry Hailsham of 2011 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Communication Arts from Allegheny College currently works as a staff assistant for Senator Bob Casey
President of Student Government, Community Service Office as a Bonner Service Scholar
Advice: Don’t be afraid of asking questions or seeking help regardless of where you are. Some of the most important people in the world are only where they are because they are willing to admit that they don’t know everything, and seek help. #Alumni

Class of 2012

Working towards a Ph.D. in Child Psychology

Alumni Alyssa Palmer of 2012, graduated with a BS in Psychology with minor in Sociology and Biology from Penn State—Class of 2016.
Alyssa is currently attending the University of Minnesota to acquire a Ph.D. in Child Psychology
Advice: Always try to find out what resources are available to you and then USE THEM. There are people and organizations that are there to support you. By asking for a little bit of help or guidance you can get so much farther then you ever did trying to do it alone. #Alumni

Class of 2015

You are always a representation of your institution on or off campus

Alumni London Pipkins of 2015, majoring in Criminology & Psychology at Chatham University is an Ambassador with Admissions Office and a member of the Volleyball Team

Advice: Manage your time wisely and seek help when you need it. Stay focused on their end goal and make sure that even in college, your actions speak volumes. You are always a representation of your institution whether on or off campus.

Class of 2016

Following his passion

Alumni Nathan Schmidt of 2016 is currently working for Compacting Tooling INC., and is also an on-ice official for Pittsburgh Ice Hockey Officiating, Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America D1.

After high school Nathan went to Penn State Behrend for Engineering but left before graduating to attend an apprenticeship program for Ironworkers and later became an official for NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey. He hopes to be an official for professional hockey

Advice: Try your best to learn everything you can. Apply yourself and you will be rewarded. You can be successful even without going to college.#Alumni

Majoring in Social Work and Sociology

Alumni Ericka Royster of 2016 is now attending Edinboro University, majoring in Social Work and Sociology. Ericka is also president of the Black Student Union Association and is working as a private caregiver for a senior care center.

Advice: Choose WHO you want to be after high school. Live life to the fullest while being accountable for your own actions. After high school, your life will take paths and roads you never thought possible, never give up.

Majoring in Business Adminstration & Marketing

Alumni Alice Maroney of 2016, Student at Lock Haven University, majoring in Business Administration and Marketing with a minor in Environmental Studies. Alice is also involved in the LHU Women’s rugby team, Woman’s Student Union, and Environmental Club
Advice: Choose a college you like not one someone else likes for you. You also should not base your choice off of where your friends are going.#Alumni



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