An Interim Year and small, conscious and unconscious; paradoxically, they can be both unnerving and critically important. It is a time when uncertainty generates possibility, challenging the norms and habits that may not always be healthy or good. The pandemic thrust us into a massive space of uncertainty from which we are only now emerging, the effects of which may linger for some time to come. Layer on massive economic, social,
and political disruptions and you come to realize the significant importance of this moment in history for our school, our communities, and the world. Read More
Created by longtime English faculty member, Eleanor Burke, who taught at LWHS from 1978-1995, this guide has served as an important writing tool for many LWHS students and alumni. For those who did not have the pleasure of having Ms. Burke as an English teacher, we hope this is one small way to commemorate her legacy among the LWHS community. Read More
It is the question that people will ask themselves for decades to come: "Where were you when the world shuttered in 2020?" As millions of people sheltered-in-place across the globe, everyone had different responses to the cataclysmic change that the world was experiencing. Many LWHS alumni snapped into action to meet needs that they saw in their communities, the nation, and the world. They relied on the LWHS motto of using their heads, hearts, and hands to make a difference. Check out the 2021 edition!
Social justice—in all its forms and ways it has evolved over decades and generations—has been important and close to home to the mission of Lick-Wilmerding High School for some time. As a school that espouses the importance of public purpose, partnerships, giving back, and making a difference, we sought to quantify in some way how LWHS alumni think and act within the large arena of social justice; what it means to them, what paths they have taken, and what advice they want to impart to young people. Check out the 2020 edition!
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A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.