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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Class of Distinguished Alumni

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The Norwin Alumni & Friends Association, in cooperation with the Norwin School District Community Foundation, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Class of Distinguished Alumni. The 2020 class will feature up to 10 alumni who have had careers of distinction since their days at Norwin High School. Nominees must be graduates of Irwin High School, North Huntingdon High School or Norwin High School and have been graduated from high school for at least 10 years.

Norwin Veterans Day 2019 Shirts Now Available: Show your Support

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Help show your support for Norwin veterans this Veterans Day Norwin schools are proud to host annual Veterans Day assemblies to recognize the service of Norwin veterans. This year we are offering these navy blue shirts in both short and long sleeve to help show our support. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds will be donated to veterans organizations.

Support the NSDCF and the Norwin Community through the 2019 Days of Giving

The Norwin School District Community Foundation is sponsoring its 2019 Days of Giving in conjunction with Norwin’s Homecoming Week festivities that include the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday night, the Homecoming Court and football game on Friday night, and the Homecoming parade on Saturday morning. This annual event provides an opportunity for you to give back to your school community through a tax-deductible donation for educational programs and scholarships benefitting Norwin students from Wednesday, September 25th through Sunday, September 29th.

A History of the Norwin School District, Part III

This is the third in a series of articles about the history of Norwin and its school system, written by Dr. Ronald B. Surmacz with original research by C.C. Pearsall.

NAFA Bylaws Revised

The Norwin Alumni and Friends Association (NAFA) Board of Directors approved revisions to the NAFA Bylaws on Monday, August 17, 2019. The revisions addressed two main concerns: Effective immediately, NAFA membership will consist only of Life Members and Annual Members. Sponsor memberships have been eliminated entirely as the Board of Directors felt is was asking too much of the Norwin Business Community to invest in a membership and then also be asked throughout the year to sponsor individual events and/or purchase event program ads.

Congratulations to the 2019 Norwin Community Scholarship Recipients

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The NSDCF oversees over 25 community scholarship funds, in addition to its own Norwin Alumni & Friends Association scholarships. For 2019, we’re proud to recognize the recipients of the James L. Dudley Memorial Scholarship, Richard W. Murdock Scholarship, David J. Nelson Memorial Scholarship, Paul and Anne Smiy Scholarship, and Thomas J.

A History of the Norwin School District, Part II

This is the second in a series of articles about the history of Norwin and its school system, written by Dr. Ronald B. Surmacz with original research by C.C. Pearsall.

Welcome to Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, Norwin's New Superintendent of Schools

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The Norwin School District recently welcomed Dr. Jeffrey M. Taylor as its Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2019. The NSDCF is proud to welcome Dr. Taylor, and looks forward to working with him in the future. Dr. Jeffrey M. Taylor Prior to joining Norwin, Dr. Taylor served the North Hills School District as its assistant superintendent from 2012 to 2019 and Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Technology from 2006 to 2012.

Thank you for our third successful Knight of Distinguished Alumni

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On May 23, 2019, members of the Norwin community and past graduates came together in celebration of the accomplishments of seven Distinguished Norwin Alumni, one Distinguished Friend of Norwin, and our graduating NAFA Scholarship recipient. Those honored included George Koury, Jr. (1977), Heather Newell (1988), John Tirpak (1986), Rebecca Gediminskas (1974), Robin Sleigh Dillon (1973), Ted Kopas (1991), and Tim Kotch (1974).

Congratulations to our Luck & Loot Raffle Winner

The NSDCF would like to congratulate this year’s lucky NAFA Luck & Loot raffle winner, Jude Abraham. Jude was excited to take home $500 along with $100 in instant lottery tickets while helping support NAFA’s mission. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to help fund the Norwin Alumni & Friends Association’s annual scholarships for graduating Norwin students.