CHS adds to alumni walls
The Carrick High School Alumni Association has added 100 names on engraved bricks and tiles to its three unique memorials at Carrick High along Parkfield Street: the Carrick High Alumni Veterans Wall, the Carrick High Alumni Walk and the Carrick High Sports Wall of Fame.
The Veterans Wall and Alumni Walk were constructed eight years ago in 2003. The Sports Wall of Fame was added in 2009. All three have added bricks and tiles almost annually. More than 3,000 names are now displayed.
The most recent group of engraved bricks on the Veterans Wall includes a memorial brick honoring U.S. Marine Sergeant Ryan H. Lane, a 2002 Carrick High graduate, who was killed in action on July 29, 2009 in Afghanistan. The brick was donated by the alumni association and paid for through the association's Alumni Fund.
The Veterans Wall also includes a 1945 Bronze Plaque which honors the 57 Carrick High graduates and former students who lost their lives during World War II and two bronze replicas of World War II battle scenes taken from the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. The replicas are part of the numerous WW II sculptures fashioned by distinguished alumnus Raymond Kaskey, a 1961 graduate of Carrick High. Mr. Kaskey is also the sculptor of signature works across the nation including the Art Rooney statue at Heinz Field.
Carrick High graduates who are interested in adding their names to any of the three memorials should contact Carrick High Alumni Association Director Paul Harrison '48 at 412-366-3331 or by e-mail at Carrickalm@aol.com. A colorful brochure is available explaining how to order an engraved brick or tile.