8th grade Honors English and Advanced English 8 students from both schools collaborated in Project S.O.S. Symbols Of the Souls. This project consisted of students planning, organizing, collecting, sorting, and counting shoes, with each shoe representing a Holocaust victim. This project was inspired by Alan Moraweic, the son of Holocaust survivor and teacher in Colorado who started the Holocaust Shoe Project. The students video conferenced with him and each other via Google Hangout on May 24th to learn his father's story. Our initial goal was to collect 550 shoes between both schools. In the end, Fort Cherry collected 936 pairs, and Canon-McMillan collected 1010 pairs, well exceeding the initial goal!
Emily Richard & Connor Ehrgood competed in the State Competition for the Governor's STEM Challenge on May 27 @ Thaddeus Stevens College, Lancaster. They placed 1st in the state with their invention, the SticKey, an adaptive joystick keyboard for individuals with fine motor impairments. Emily & Connor each won $2000 college scholarships.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Children's and Bridge Theater Series
Daniel Safter, a 2007 graduate of Fort Cherry, currently a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study water quality in West Africa
Alum Alex Baker helps to design a water transportation and purification system, which is a water barrel that filters as it rolls