Content about Shannon Burns


Among the principal characters of Northgate High School's production of "Bye Bye Birdie" are: front -- Aaron Makatura, Jeremy Deniston, Alison Gusew, Amy Haller; back -- Deanna Douglas, Hannah Reed, Taylor Reed, Leah Mantick, Shannon Burns, Bridgit Walters, Eugene Taylor. Performances are April 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.



Several Northgate-Avonworth swim team members set new school records while participating in the WPIAL championships last Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Hall.

On the first day of competition, the girls' 200 medley relay team consisting of Amanda Silay, Alison Gusew, Bridgit Walters and Shannon Burns placed 25th. Next, the boys' 200 medley relay team of Jimmy Silay, Aaron Makatura, Robert Johnston and Connor Mulligan also finished in 25th place.


By Jimmy Silay

The girls' and boys' Northgate-Avonworth swim teams had a tough time when they faced Hampton at home. Both teams ended up losing, but performed well.

In addition, the teams finally were able to have their Senior Night swim meet against Knoch. The team said goodbye to seven seniors, including Shannon Burns, Alison Gusew, Melanie Kramer, Leah Mantick, Amanda Silay, Jimmy Silay and Kate Ward.

The teams were hoping to give the seniors a win in their last home meet, but the girls' team ended up losing 80-78, and the boys' team lost 78-70.


Northgate students who are conducting Penny Wars to raise funds for relief efforts in Haiti are, from left: top row, Savannah Paladin, Alison Gusew, Shannon Burns; middle, Chloe Quinn, Megan Coleman, Sarah Dunn, Kim Senko, Amanda Silay; front, Emily Sybo, Jimmy Silay, Alex Werley, Aaron Makatura.