Lauren Byrne, who graduated from Ellis in 2002, was interviewed recently on WESA-FM public radio about her "dream job" as executive director of Lawrenceville United. In the interview, Lauren describes how she and other millennials thrive through hard work and passion for helping others.
Ellis seniors and student council officers Julia DiPietro, Eliza Jimenez, Ellie Muse, and Nepheli Raptis had a taste of real city government today when they opened the March 4, 2014 City of Pittsburgh Council meeting downtown. The girls led the formal recitation of the pledge and were introduced in City Council chambers. The girls, who were guests of City Councilman Dan Gilman, also met City Council members Corey O'Connor and Darlene Harris.
As part of the School’s focus on introducing girls to cutting edge technology and innovation, the Ellis 4th grade recently took part in a Q&A with Dr. Andrew Watson, Ellis parent and Trustee, using telepresence technology like those used by UPMC and other international medical organizations. Dr. Watson, who was at his UPMC office downtown, spoke with Ellis 4th graders via a telepresence monitor, which transmits two-way video and audio conversations.
All the world's a stage! Congratulations to Ellis 6th grader Lela Krackow, Class of 2020. Lela was among the talented finalists in the Shakespeare Monologue and Scene contest which took place Monday, February 17 at the O'Reilly Theater downtown. Leila and a friend performed a scene from As You Like It. We can't wait to see what she does next!