Eric Schott, Author at ShalerJournal.com

Author: Eric Schott


Holtz completes journey from WPIAL to NFL
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April 1, 2020
by Dominic DiTommaso With the Dallas Cowboys up 7-0, on Thursday Night Football, the Chicago Bears had the ball, first-and-ten, at Dallas’ 39-yard line at the start of the second quarter. The Bears threw a screen pass to Shaler Area graduate JP Holtz, who roared his way inside the ten-yard line. The Bears went on […]

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Shaler Area muscial the product of hard work by many
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April 1, 2020
by Ashley Llaneza, Shaler Area High School Every year, Shaler Area High School puts on its annual spring musical. The show is always well-prepared and is an occasion that many people look forward to. Nonetheless, there is an abundance of work that is put in by the cast and crew in the months leading up […]

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Perrotto shares stories from years of covering Pirates and MLB
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April 1, 2020
by Dominic DiTommaso, Shaler Area High School Watching a World Series on TV is special enough for me, but imagine going to one. How about 24? How about I throw in a couple of Super Bowl trips? John Perrotto has done all of that and more. “I’ve covered 24 World Series,” Perrotto said. “I covered […]

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State reps detail life in Pa. political world
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April 1, 2020
by James Engel, Shaler Area High School Mike Turzai sits at the helm of Pennsylvania politics, representing the 28th district of the state, which includes several sections of northern Allegheny County, including McCandless and Pine Township, since 2001. In 2015, Turzai was elected as the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a position he […]

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Student resource officer brings diverse background to Shaler Area
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February 12, 2020
by Stephanie Bodner, Shaler Area HS The Shaler Area School District has made it known that security in its schools has become a number one priority. This year, along with a few more security guards, another police officer was added to our staff. Officer Brennan Jackson was added to the staff as a student resource […]

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Love of science turns into teaching career
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February 12, 2020
by Ashley Llaneza, Shaler Area HS Shaler Area AP Biology teacher Mrs. Emily Mohr is a favorite among students and staff. Not only does Mohr take pride in her work, but she also values being a mother and putting energy into her favorite hobbies. Born in a naval hospital in New London, Connecticut, Mohr moved […]

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War reporter shares stories from the front lines
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February 12, 2020
by James Engel, Shaler Area HS “Most trips, in the few days before I’m about to leave, I don’t sleep, I don’t eat, and I imagine everything that could possibly go wrong. I’ve had some real close shaves with IEDs, and snipers, and ambushes, and gunfights. Looking back over the past years, I think I’m […]

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Shaler Area senior achieves Eagle Scout rank
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February 12, 2020
by Julia Falgione, Shaler Area HS Shaler Area senior Jacob Ishman has recently been awarded the title of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. The rank of Eagle is the highest achievement possible in Boy Scouts and takes a huge amount of effort and time to achieve it. Ishman started Boy Scouts when […]

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Anti-Flag drummer shares thoughts on music, politics, activism with Shaler Area students
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December 5, 2019
by James Engel, Shaler Area High School Pat Thetic is the drummer for Pittsburgh punk rock band Anti-Flag. He is a graduate of Shaler Area High School and still practices in Shaler.  Anti-Flag is a politically motivated band, often incorporating social issues and human rights into its music. The band has toured throughout North America, […]

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Shaler Area girls prepare for PowderPuff football
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November 25, 2019
by Max Robinson, Shaler Area High School November. A time to get together and give thanks, go shopping through the dead of night, and, of course, football. Speaking of which, there’s a riveting football game every November at Shaler Area High School. The annual Powderpuff game, a Junior vs. Senior showdown, is like something straight […]

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Shaler Area students, local groups help make rain garden a reality
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November 21, 2019
by James Engel, Shaler Area High School Next to the greenhouse, in the rear of the school, students will find a new feature to Shaler Area High School. The high school GATE program, along with Girty’s Run Watershed Association and Deco Resources, has installed a rain garden for the benefit of the school’s environment. This […]

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Shaler Area graduate running for Congress
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November 12, 2019
by James Engel, Shaler Area HS Jerry Dickinson graduated from Shaler Area High School in 2005. Since then, he has done much with his life. From Pittsburgh, to South Africa, to New York, to Philadelphia, and back to Pittsburgh, Dickinson has compiled an impressive reputation. With a unique background that helps to shape his policies, […]

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