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Seton-La Salle Catholic High School inducted six new members to its Hall of Fame during the recent Founder's Day Celebration at St. Clair Country Club.

The award honors alumni and faculty of Elizabeth Seton High School (1941-1979); South Hills Catholic High School (1956-1979); and Seton-La Salle (1980-present) who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and service to church, community and the school.

New members are:

Linda Boss, owner of A Boss Optical in Brookline; Elizabeth Seton Class of 1966

Carol Ging Erzen, director of training and staff development at Allegheny Valley School/Northwest Human Services; Elizabeth Seton Class of 1976

Greg Gattuso, assistant head coach for the University of Maryland football team; Seton-La Salle Class of 1980

Sister Louise Grundish of Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill; Elizabeth Seton Class of 1951

U.S. Marine Lt. Leo John "Jack" Kelly, who was killed during Operation Hickey in 1967; South Hills Catholic, Class of 1962. The award was accepted by his sister Janice Kelly.

Brother Patrick Power, 100, who is in his 82nd year as a brother in the Congregation of Christian Brothers. He was a South Hills Catholic faculty member from 1961-1975.

Heather Painter, a graduate of South Park High School and a senior at Washington & Jefferson College, recently placed third in the Think Transatlantic national essay competition, just weeks after she received honorable mention recognition at the Harvard Model United Nations Conference.

A triple major in English, German and political science, Miss Painter's essay focused on the impact of German energy policy on U.S. energy policy. She was recognized at a conference at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., which brought together students from across the country to celebrate Think Transatlantic sponsored by the German Information Center USA.

A Phi Beta Kappa scholar, Miss Painter plans to defer her law school acceptance to become a Mississippi Delta Corps member for Teach for America, which enlists high-achieving college graduates to teach in low-income communities. Teach for America accepts, on average, fewer than 15 percent of applicants.

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