Saturday, June 28, 2014

2014 Swissvale Mile

Paul Richard Wossidlo Photography: 2014 Swissvale Mile &emdash; Saturday June 28, 2014 marked the inaugural running of the Swissvale Mile. This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly fundraiser for the Swissvale K-9 unit. For a first-time event, there was a nice turnout (both the two-legged and four-legged variety) and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The walk through the streets of Swissvale was led by Swissvale's K-9 officer, Brando (pictured at left). To see more photos, please click HERE. You can download a free web-sized image from the gallery. If you wish to purchase prints or a full-sized download, use the coupon code "Brando" to save 15% on your order until July 4th.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 ECS Graduation Ceremony

Paul Richard Wossidlo Photography: ECS Graduation 2014 &emdash; Last night my son graduated from 8th grade at the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park.  His class is the first graduating class from the school, which he has been attending since it opened in 2007.  The graduation ceremony was held at Phipps Conservatory, which was a beautiful and appropriate venue for the school to use.  The ceremony was nicely done, with the teachers providing their insights on each of the 58 graduates.  The keynote speaker was Saleem Ghubril (pictured above), the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Promise, who gave one of the most inspiring commencement speeches I've heard (and I've heard a lot, since I photograph a number of college graduation ceremonies every year).

I'd like to thank the teachers and administrators at ECS for all their hard work, and contributing to much to my son's education and growth.  He's become quite the young scholar, and I think they've prepared him well for his future educational experiences.

Photos from the graduation can be found HERE.