Students Make a Difference at Kane McKeesport


Students from McKeesport High School helped decorate the halls at Kane McKeesport by paintings murals that are hung on every floor.

The murals were painted using pictures of certain items at Kane McKeesport, and each mural is located right outside the elevators on every floor.  The murals also include quotes from famous people, including Mahatma Gandhi and Helen Keller.  Each mural is painted a different color, corresponding to the floor that it is on.

McKeesport High School's Vo-Tech program also brought smiles to the faces of residents when it sent students from a local vocational and technical school to come in to cut the residents' hair and do their nails.

"They cut and styled the residents' hair, which is a special treat for everyone involved," said Ken Schmigel, Recreation Supervisor at Kane McKeesport.

This is not the first time that Kane McKeesport has teamed up with McKeesport youth.  Many of the kids have had family in Kane McKeesport, so they know the layout of the building.  Also, twice per year the children's show choir comes in to sing to the residents, including Christmas Carols around the holiday season.

The students were recently honored by Allegheny County and Kane McKeesport, and were awarded certificates signed by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Kane Executive Director Dennis Biondo.

For more information, contact Bryan Nicodemus, Community Outreach Representative, at 412-422-6773.