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SRU Good News for March 17, 2009


SRU student joins St. Patrick's Day festivities


At least one Slippery Rock University student got a head start on celebrating today's St. Patrick's Day with gusto. Hailiegh McGuire, an SRU freshman from Zelienople, served as Miss Smiling Eyes 2009 for last Sunday's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Pittsburgh.

            In addition to riding in a horse-drawn cart for the parade, McGuire appeared last Friday on "Pittsburgh Today" seen on WPXI, Channel 11. 

            McGuire submitted her resume and photo along with details of her Irish heritage and her volunteer work in the community to the Pittsburgh chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a community organization for those of Irish descent.

            "It was exciting to ride in the parade and to attend the AOH Communion breakfast with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. I also got a behind-the-scenes look at how the city functions. On Friday, Dan Onorato, Allegheny County chief executive, handled the crowning at a Three Rivers Club luncheon.," McGuire said.

            As for her plans for today - St. Patrick's Day - McGuire said she would be playing a gig with the Keltic rock group Adam and the River Blackwater Band in Cranberry. The band's leader is Adam Valenti, an education major from Cranberry Township.

            Erin go braugh (Ireland forever).


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