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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Highlands High School will hold its third annual Pink Out during the varsity football game at 7 p.m. Friday in Golden Rams Stadium at the school in Harrison.

Cheerleaders will wear pink uniforms, and band members and football players will support the effort. Pink items will be for sale, and cheerleaders will collect donations to support breast cancer research.

At half-time, student council members and varsity cheerleaders will release pink balloons to honor community members who are fighting cancer.

Also at the game, toys will be collected at the ticket booths for the second annual Secret Santa Toy Drive for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Anyone who brings a new toy to the ticket booth will receive free admission. Highlands High School student Amber Reigard is organizing the toy drive for the third year.

Information: 724-226-1000.

Mars Area

Students in grades 2-8 have raised $10,500 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of the annual Hats for Heroes fundraiser. Students could wear hats in school Oct. 5 in exchange for a donation.

Sports marketing students at the high school also collected more than $200 through a raffle and sale of breast cancer awareness wristbands. The primary center also is sponsoring a Think Pink fundraiser.

The district is a Silver Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

North Hills

The North Hills High School Marching Band will perform its 36th annual Marching Band Stadium Review at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the North Hills Junior High School auditorium, 55 Rochester Road, Ross.

The review consists of the pregame and halftime music from the 2012 football season performed in an indoor concert setting. Letter winners will be recognized.

Those attending are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy or book to benefit the Allegheny County Labor Council's Labor of Love toy drive.

Information on the review: Len Lavelle,


High school theater students will perform "Alice in Wonderland" at 7 tonight and Friday in the school auditorium, 700 Warrendale Road, Pine.

The performance is free and open to the public.

St. Alphonsus

Students, teachers and administrators at St. Alphonsus in Pine wore pink last week and created a video of well wishes for science teacher Nancy Snyder, who is recovering from breast cancer surgery.

Eighth-grader Isabella Seman, student council vice president, came up with the idea of making a video and delivering it to Mrs. Snyder, who was a 2012 Golden Apple Award winner.

Student council members visited each classroom Oct. 16 to film students sending their wishes and prayers to Mrs. Snyder.

Shaler Area

High School students in Ben Shannon's creative writing class will read their original work live at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 on the "Saturday Light Brigade," a nationally syndicated family radio show broadcasting from The Pittsburgh Children's Museum on the North Side.



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