Important information about the 2023 Senior Recognition Ceremony

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April 19, 2023

Dear Senior Parent(s)/Guardian(s):


May 30, 2023 – 7:00 P.M.

LaRoche College
Kerr Sport and Fitness Center
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Senior Recognition is a positive experience that requires the combined efforts of the career center with parent(s)/guardian(s) as we celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding students. A. W. Beattie Career Center administration is requesting that the following be reviewed with your student.

Appropriate dress is required for students attending senior recognition. Students are not permitted to wear jeans, shorts, casual sandals (flip-flops), tennis shoes or t-shirts. Please note that high-heeled shoes are not recommended for students, as the procession and seating for students will be on the basketball court with steps to the stage. Students are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior and respect for parents, classmates and others in attendance.

Students will receive four tickets for family and friends to attend the event. Tickets are limited to four per family due to the occupancy rating of the facility and parameters set forth by the fire marshal.

If you do not plan to use all four tickets, please have your student return extra tickets to the main office. This will allow Beattie to redistribute those unused tickets. If you need additional tickets, please reach out to Ann Wasielewski, Administrative Assistant at 412-847-1900 to inquire about ticket availability. Please note that extra tickets may not be available upon your request.

Seniors are expected to report to the Zappala Student Center Square by 6:15 P.M. to receive their cap, gown, and tassel. Students will stage at the student center, then proceed to the sports complex. Students are reminded not to leave valuables unattended on LaRoche property during the ceremony. Students must return their gowns prior to leaving the sports complex but are permitted to keep their tassel and cap.

We look forward to a successful and joyful celebration on May 30, 2023.Thank you for your cooperation, support and understanding. If you have any questions in regards to the ceremony, please contact Susan Hughes, administrative assistant at or 412.847.1902.


Dr. Jason Watkins

Assistant Director/Principal

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