I was sad when I read about Rita M. McGinley's passing ("Teacher, Philanthropist Owned Piece of Steelers," Feb. 16). I was fortunate to be one of the many students she taught at Braddock High School (now Woodland Hills High School).
Because of her teaching, I excelled in her science class (in my other subjects, I just got by with Cs and Ds). The fact that she was raised in, proud of and loved Braddock makes me think of former students who were fortunate to become wealthy who would never acknowledge being from Braddock.
Miss McGinley never had a problem saying where she was from!
MARY MITNIK SLJVA