Building Bonds around the Table



Peaceful piano music and a delicious meal were in great abundance at this year’s Senior Appreciation Luncheon. This year, over 300 community members had time to sit back, relax, and catch up with friends, neighbors, and old classmates.  Some came to reminisce on high school memories while enjoying the meal and music the school offered to members of the community. Student council and school staff work every year to make sure that the senior luncheon is a success and that members of the Greater Latrobe community have a delightful experience that keeps them wanting to return year after year.  

Eleanor and Girard Smith Highschool sweethearts, Eleanor C’56 and Girard C’58, are glad to be back at the high school and thoroughly enjoyed their time dining in. In regards to the luncheon, Eleanor said, “We’ve been coming every year and it just keeps getting better and better.” The luncheon leaves a lasting impression on the couple, and leads them back almost every year. The two of them expressed their honest joy in being able to come back to the place they first met. Shortly after they both graduated from Greater Latrobe, they welcomed their first child in Japan, while Girard was serving in the United States Air Force and Eleanor was living there. She was with him during the two years they spent outside of the country. All in all, they look back fondly at their time spent in high school and the future they were able to create together. Written by, Sara Majorsky


Roberta Henry & Paul Kirkland
Graduate of Latrobe C’54, Roberta Henry and Hempfield graduate Paul Kirkland are happy to be apart of the Latrobe community. This is a memorable moment for the two, especially Roberta, because the building she once graduated from was not the current building in which the high school stands. The former Latrobe Elementary School Building, prior to the newly constructed building in 2018, used to be the high school for students. As she steps into the high school now, she describes the artwork and culture of the school as a beautiful place. Henry and Kirkland both said, “The students were so pleasant and happy to serve us and the food was really good.” This is their second year attending the luncheon and joining other residents of the Greater Latrobe School District. “We enjoy spending time with each other and you’re never too old to find love,” said Henry. The two look forward to coming back next year and for as long as it is hosted. Written by, Anne Dalton