We know it's been a weird year for students. Between juggling virtual learning, keeping contact…
On Thursday February 25, 2016, The Challenge Program, Inc. will be hosting its first-ever Young Professionals event at Uptown, Conveniently located across from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Uptown is the beautiful rooftop lounge inside Buford’s Kitchen (formerly Blue Line Grille).
This year’s theme is Throwback Thursday, so we asked some of our committee members to reflect back on their high school days. Meet this year’s Senior Superlatives.
Most Social – Michael W. Mann
Alma Mater (High School): Deer Lakes High School, Cheswick, PA (Bonus point: Current Challenge Program School)
Favorite High School Club/Sport: Student Council and Drama
When He Grew Up, He Became…Regional Business Manager for Dr. Bobbie Lee Hawranko
Biggest Clutz/Most Creative – Sara Deyarmin
Alma Mater (High School): Windber Area High School, Windber, PA (Bonus point: Current Challenge Program school)
Favorite High School Club/Sport: Forensics & Varsity Tennis
When She Grew Up, She Became…Manager of Program Development for The Challenge Program, Inc.
Most Likely To Be a Politician – Joe Nickel
Alma Mater (High School): Penn Hills Senior High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite High School Club/Sport: Spring Musicals and Student Council (President)
When He Grew Up, He Became…Director of Business Strategy, Bridge Connections
Most Animated- Erin Wagner
Alma Mater (High School): Eisenhower High School, Russell, PA
Favorite High School Club/Sport: Marching Band
When She Grew Up, She Became…Center for Philanthropy Associate, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Best Hair – Caitlin Wampler
Alma Mater (High School): Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite High School Club/Sport: Swim team, theater, jazz band
When She Grew Up, She Became…Vice President, Synergy Real Estate
Biggest Bookworm/Most Likely To Travel The World – Kayla Washko
Alma Mater (High School): Central Cambria High School – Ebensburg, PA (Bonus point: Current Challenge Program School)
Favorite High School Club/Sport: Forensics, drama, Spanish Club
When She Grew Up, She Became…Communications Assistant/Grant Writer with The Challenge Program, Inc.
Best Looking/Class Clown – Levi Zsuppan
Alma Mater (High School): East Chapel High School, North Carolina
Favorite High School Club/Sport: Basketball
When He Grew Up, He Became…Relationship Strategist with PNC Wealth Management
Best Team Effort (The Rest of Our Committee Members):
Mamdou Baldé, Nick Brink, Terri Deasy, Mike Devanney, Johnathan Garlow, Eileen Graham, Brittany Holzer, Ethan Keedy, Marc Lambo, David Mulock, Rennick Remley, Diana Rua, James Snow, and Alexis Wilkerson.
Join our Senior Superlatives and the rest of our Young Professionals committee at our Throwback Thursday on February 25th. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now (and CHEAPER than at the door) and include two drink tickets, appetizers, and complimentary valet parking.