Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: Hempfield Area High School Jazz Ensemble

April 24, 2021 – 10:35 am | 99 views
Trumpet-1 From 04/24/2021: The Hempfield Area High School Jazz ensemble under the direction of Mr. Brian Tychinski and David Emanuelson.

Youth Express: STEM Coding Lab

April 24, 2021 – 10:05 am | 89 views
Stem-Coding From 04/24/2021: Casey Mindlin and 4th grader Teddy Glass of Environmental Charter School discussing opportunities for students in Grade K-12 at STEM Coding Lab.

Youth Express: EdCorps, Real World Scholars

April 17, 2021 – 10:05 am | 80 views
From 04/17/2021: Layla Spearman (5th grade), Brandon Esek (5th grade), Ethan Green (6th grade), and Kristy Frohliger (instructor) from Whitehall Elementary, Tim Barnes (teacher) from West Greene Jr. Sr. High School, Megan Patton (teacher) from Carmichaels Area School District, and Christen Dunn from Real World Scholars talk about the businesses set up through the EdCorps program.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

April 3, 2021 – 10:05 am | 46 views
From 04/03/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Kathryn Mi (10th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), Beatrice Alba (9th grade, Davidson Academy), Jessica Daninhirsch (11th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), and Faith Nguyen (12th grade, North Allegheny Senior Hish) share excerpts of their work.

Youth Express: 2021 Scholastic Writing Awardees

March 27, 2021 – 10:05 am | 50 views
wpwp_logo From 03/27/2021: Scholastic Writing Awards honorees Natalie Cohen (12th grade, Commonwealth Charter Academy), Grace Fritsch (11th grade, North Allegheny Senior High), Emma Noss (8th grade, Avonworth Middle School), Samantha Podner (11th grade, North Allegheny Senior High) and Leo Rickard (9th grade, Shady Side Academy) share excerpts of their work.

Youth Express: Inori Sakai

January 9, 2021 – 10:05 am | 44 views
Violin From 01/09/2021: Inori Sakai, Rice University graduate student and violin performer, provides an update on her recent work and performances after her 5/2/2009 performance on the Saturday Light Brigade.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Trios

December 5, 2020 – 10:05 am | 83 views
Winter-cello From 12/05/2020: From the Center for Young Musicians, live performances from The Sewickley Trio featuring Sewickley Academy 9th graders Abby Bojalad (piano), Andrew Caridad (cello) & Alena Gurevich (violin) and The Wexford Trio featuring 8th graders Clara Yuo (piano, Providence Heights Alpha School), Yazan Alissa (cello, Winchester Thurston) & Alexa Bronkaj (violin, Mary Queen of Apostles, New Kensington).

Youth Express: EdCorps, Real World Scholars

November 28, 2020 – 10:05 am | 155 views
BW-Creations From 11/28/2020: Youth business owners from Whitehall Elementary School, South Saint Marys Street Elementary School, and Carmichaels Area School District talk about their work with the EdCorps program of Real World Scholars, including products they'll have for sale at Handmade Arcade, a virtual artisan marketplace,11/28 to 12/6

Youth Express: Haley Swauger

October 24, 2020 – 10:05 am | 101 views
chain-fist-from-booklet From 10/24/2020: Haley Swauger (9th grade, Burrell High School) shares an original song about the abolishment of slavery in the U.S.

Youth Express: CLP Teen Media Awards, Amital Leibovich

September 26, 2020 – 10:45 am | 84 views
Amital From 09/26/2020: Amital Leibovich talks about Against the Algorithm, her award-winning entry in the fashion category of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Media Awards.