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School News

Nearly 30 Pleasant Hills Middle School students were recognized by the West Jefferson Hills School District Board for a variety of academic, artistic and athletic achievements during the May 21 monthly meeting.

Pictured are PHMS' two PA Champion Future Problem Solving teams, both of which have advanced to the International Future Problem Solving competition in June.

Student Council officers Tessa Obiero and Luca Slebrich read the district’s Mission Statement and introduced the PHMS honorees, who received certificates from principal Dan Como and WJHSD Superintendent Dr. Janet Sardon.

Two PHMS Future Problem Solving teams, one in sixth grade and one in seventh grade, won their divisions at the Pennsylvania State Bowl and advanced to the International Future Problem Solving competition at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. from June 5-9.

Future Problem Solving State Champions:

6th Grade Team: Mila Downs, Nora Graff, Bailey Merrell, Alexa Thomas

7th Grade Team:Eli Doerfler, Austin Hinkle, Ollie Whitsel, Steven Wills

PMEA Elementary District Band:  

Gabriella Bernardi, Jayden Brinker, Gwendolynn Cantley, Evan Giliberto, Ian Luciew, Aislinn Verbanick

PMEA Junior High District Band

Cullen Kesser, Ava Lobaugh,Kaitlyn Luff,Isaac Stiteler

PMEA Elementary String Fest

Leah Davis,Mya Schlott,Daniel Shin

PMEA Junior High District Orchestra

Gabriella Deleel, Alex Lauver

PMEA Elementary Sing Fest:  

Savannah Bell, Amelia Dann, Leighton DePierre, Arya Tilford

PMEA Junior High District Chorus:  

Ainsley Dukes, Giuliana Ziegler 


School Record-Setting Track & Field Team:  

  • Josh Charles (broke the PHMS record in 800 meters; previously set in 2019)
  • Adam Wilson (broke the 110-meter hurdles mark; previously set in 2008)
  • 4x100 meter relay team (Broke the school record three times this season, topped by :47.87: San Aung, Sonal Bhandari, Sam Grogan, Jason Pradhan, Mason Solomon. Jason Pradhan also broke the PHMS triple jump mark).


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