Leah Moushey, of Shaler, a graduate of Shaler Area High School received a fellowship to study in Mozambique for a year. She graduated in May summa cum laude from Syracuse University.
• Steven Massaro, vice president of business development for Massaro Corporation in Pittsburgh, has been elected chairman of the La Roche College board of trustees. Kathryn A. Jolley, principal of DRS Architects in Pittsburgh and a 1981 La Roche graduate, was elected vice chairwoman. Jesse Campayno, founder and owner of Campayno Consulting Services in Oakmont, has joined the board.
• St. Sebastian sixth-grader Anastasia Michlik finished first in the Junior Academy of Science state competition for her project, Antimicrobial Effects of Streptomycin, Herbs and Spices. Second-place awards were won by Lauren DuPlessis, Mark Faller, Kaylee Moskala, Ruth Mustovic, Melina Owens and Natalie Santucci.
• Joann Urbaniak, a gifted program teacher at North Allegheny Intermediate High School, received the Roy A. Hunt Foundation Award for Commitment to Education in the Arts and Humanities bestowed annually by The Frick Art and Historical Center. She received $3,000 for field trips and enrichment activities for North Allegheny students.
• Five North Hills lacrosse players were recognized for their performance on the field and in the classroom. Seniors Emily Jamison and Stephanie Mueller and juniors Autumn Dzadovsky, Angela Kryl and Emma Weaver were named Academic All-Americans for 2012. Lacrosse Academic All-Americans are recognized for making significant contributions of service to the school or community. This is Emily's second year to receive Academic All-American status.
• Two North Allegheny Senior High School students received national recognition for their original paintings in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program. Junior Emma Munson, of McCandless, received a National Gold Medal and senior Hannah Volpe, of Marshall, received the American Visions Medal in the national "Best of Show" art competition.
• Roy Navid, of Fox Chapel, an eighth grader at Shady Side Academy Middle School, placed fourth at the Pennsylvania MathCounts competition and qualified for the national competition in Orlando, Fla.
• Pine-Richland Middle School students were selected for Allegheny Intermediate Unit Board Convention Art Display. Both seventh-graders, John Anthony Michel was picked for his Native Australian dot drawing, and Elizabeth Wymard, for her water color "Still Life." Also selected was eighth-grader Kylie Manuppelli for her linoleum block elephant print.
• Saint Joseph High School junior Alex Trefelner, of St. Margaret Mary parish in Lower Burrell, won third place in a music composition contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Piano Teacher Association. Alex plays alto and tenor saxophone in the St. Joseph music ensemble.
• Mars Area seventh-grader Carli Sicher was a grand finalist in The Alliance (Against Highly Addictive Drugs) Seventh Grade Anti-Drug Poster Campaign. Classmates Noah Gengler and Amber Lisman received honorable mentions.neigh_north