Join Our Mailing List!
Latest News:
Peters Township Recreation Center Upcoming ... -- "The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, ..." -- 30 September 2019
Local Volunteers To Be Honored Oct. 17 By Mon ... -- "Davis, Food Bank Will Receive Regional Awards From Community Development ..." -- 30 September 2019
Headstones Of American History – The Whiskey ... -- "WCCF Grant Helps Preserve and Restore Tombstones of the Six “Whiskey ..." -- 29 September 2019
‘Harvest Fest’ Event Slated at South Hills ... -- "South Hills Assembly of God Church, 2725 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park will ..." -- 29 September 2019
BVA Student Organizes Relief Drive for the Dorian ... -- "Journey Evelyn, a 15-year old Belle Vernon Area High School student, has ..." -- 29 September 2019
38th ANNUAL CARPATHO-RUSYN CELEBRATION IN ... -- "The 38th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration will take place on Sunday, October ..." -- 29 September 2019
South Park Friends Dedicate Bench in Honor of ... -- "On Saturday September 7, 2019, the Linda Yee Memorial bench was dedicated to ..." -- 29 September 2019
South Park Women’s Club to Hold Second Meeting ... -- "The South Park Women's Club will hold their meeting for October on Monday, ..." -- 29 September 2019
PT Library Hosts Nationally Recognized Genealogist -- "Full-Day Workshop Which Explains DNA Testing, Results, And Health Reports Are ..." -- 29 September 2019
MVH to Hold Uniontown Career Fair -- "Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) ..." -- 29 September 2019

The Toast To Our Stars Club of North Charleroi recently hosted its 69th Annual Achievement Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 28th at the Charleroi Elks.

Founded in 1951 by a group of civic minded residents, the organization promotes and recognizes the participation, achievements and success of high school students from the community in academics, athletics and the arts.

This year’s featured guest speaker at the banquet was Belle Vernon Area and Penn State football standout Bill Contz. Mr. Contz was a three-year letterman and the starting offensive tackle on Penn State’s 1982 National Championship football team. He later went on to play professionally for seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints. Most recently, he has written the book “When The Lions Roared” detailing the 1982 season and the experience of playing for legendary coach, Joe Paterno.

This year’s list of student honorees included:

Jehmal Jordan - Baseball
Eric Muchesko - Soccer
Chloe Pordash - Basketball (Serra Catholic)
Noah Weston - Baseball

Hunter Hyatt-Golf
Brianna Hartman - Band

Amanda Cook - Track
Ryley Skibicki - Football
Emma Valla-Volleyball

Kristen Cole - Band
Tristan Lantz - Band
Liz Muchesko - Band
Mary Sismondo - Band
Ian Williams - Football

In addition to the 14 honorees recognized for their participation in arts and athletics, 2 outstanding athletes and 1 outstanding scholar were recognized.

Outstanding Athletes:
Emma Valla - Volleyball All Conference Team
Ian Williams - Football All Conference Team

Outstanding Scholar:
Liz Muchesko - 4 year member of the Executive Committee, Show Choir, School Musical and Marching Band serving as Drum Major her Junior and Senior years. She was also on the Year Book Committee for 2 years and in the History Club for 1 year.

The evening’s festivities concluded with the presentation of nearly $5,000 in educational financial awards. For the first time ever, Liz Muchesko, this year’s Outstanding Student was presented with every award including the TTOS Brad Pelzer Memorial Award, TTOS Cliff Nickisher Memorial Award, John Buberniak Memorial Award, Dorothy & Emil Hyk Memorial Award, Alfred “Aggie” Agamedi Memorial Award and the Richard “Frenchy” Pireaux Citizenship Award.

The TTOS also announced that it will be hosting its 9th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Riverview Golf Course in Bunola, PA (near Elizabeth). Information, registration and Tee Sponsorship opportunities are available

Bill Contz, former Belle Vernon Area High School and Penn State Football standout was the guest speaker.

EmmaValla.jpg - AND -- IanWilliams.jpg
Outstanding Athlete Award recipients Emma Valla (left) and Ian Williams (right)

Liz Muchesko, this year’s Outstanding Scholar was also presented with every award available.

Click on gallery to see photos of our stars




Pizza Station


Mon Valley Hospital

  • Prev
  • Featured Advertisers
Scroll to top