Students perform for charity


Avonworth’s and Northgate’s spring musicals were featured last weekend, along with cast members representing nine northern Pittsburgh high schools, all who gathered at Memorial Park Church in Allison Park as a fund-raiser supporting North Hills Community Outreach programs. Each school presented one selection from their school shows.

Introduced by Anders Ove, who performs in Avonworth’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Lucas McDonald sang “If I Can’t Love Her,” and Northgate presented “Everywhere That You Are” from “James and the Giant Peach.”

According to NHCO’s director of communications, Jennifer Kissel, the standing-room-only event raised more than $4,000 that will be used to support “People Helping People” programs that range from food pantries to utility assistance to transportation for seniors.

Performing spring musical previews to raise funds for North Hills Community Outreach were Avonworth High School students Lucas McDonald and Anders Ove. (pictured below).