Category: Student Spotlight

Spotlighting our students and their talents at City Charter High School in Pittsburgh

For a student who loves to make things, City Theatre was a goldmine of opportunity for Kyesi Shackelford.

While at the City Theatre Set Department, Kyesi demonstrated maturity and initiative. As Mr. Ferrieri puts it, “Ky was great. (Also City High’s Alex Jacobs and Deanna Wanek– those three were the best we’ve ever had. Bar none! Very engaged, interested in what they were doing, had initiative. . . and really interested in learning what our process was.” Read more »

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From nature to human nature — Karsen Koah’s internship at Carnegie Museum of Natural History takes her into a new direction.

Karsen’s work on the Air Pollution Plinko game and video helped her to examine how people of different age groups learn and take in new information all while developing her communication skills.

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Once again, internship mentors have a life-changing effect on a City High student.

Through her work with hundreds of animals as an intern at the Western PA Humane Society (now merged with the Animal Rescue League), SaKyah began to learn that her passion for animals could be the basis for a career. That’s because when she graduates, she plans to pursue a degree in pre-vet medicine. Read more »

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Ten days of culturally immersed service learning not only teaches students about Costa Rica, but themselves.

La Carpio We arrived in La Carpio around nine a.m. for day two of our service work in the small community. We were met by friendly greetings from those we were assisting with the paving of an alleyway. Upon putting … Read more »

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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.

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City High’s Jessie Foley gets opportunity of a lifetime — works with emerging technology at the Carnegie Mellon Electrical and Computer Engineering research lab.

Jessie Foley with mentor Dr. Brandon Lucia. Dr. Lucia won the 2015 Bell Labs Prize for his work to make intermittent computer systems operate reliably while using only the tiny amounts of energy that they can “harvest” from their environment, … Read more »

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Student intern Devaun Herzog fights domestic abuse on two fronts: victim services and prevention.

Imagine being 16 and already making a difference in the world. That’s the story of Devaun Herzog. As a City High Junior, Devaun explored a dual internship at the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and 3E Now, a … Read more »

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City High student DeAzia Edmonson learns she has what it takes to do the job at Women’s Center & Shelter.

In a word – “patience”! According to Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, Children’s Advocate II, Anita Hammond, “It takes patience to work with our clients. When you have children who have been exposed to domestic violence, you’re going … Read more »

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Red Cross Honors Jaimere Washington —Youth Hero at Annual Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Honors Nine at Annual Heroes Breakfast—Eight Heroes and a Community Leader Recognized at PNC Park Event. Red Cross Youth Hero—Jaimere Washington Jaimere Washington, a resident of the City of Pittsburgh and a student at City Charter High, has … Read more »

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Theater Major Intern Gets Behind the Curtain Experience at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Indyha Fielder is no stranger to the theater. As a dancer and performer (she’s in the Shona Sharif dance company and the 2016 City High school musical), this talented senior explored the other side of the curtain in an internship … Read more »

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