Senator Sean Wiley Presents Academic Achievement Award to GMHS

Posted on May 19, 2014, in Lancer Life


State Senator Sean Wiley presented an academic achievement award to General McLane High School during the 2014 ‘You Make a Difference” Day at the high school. General McLane High School received state recognition for outstanding academic achievement and the award was presented at the annual school-wide assembly for all 800 students, teachers and staff. General McLane High School was one of only three high schools in Erie County, PA ┬áto score above a 90.

Following the award presentation, the highlight of the event included the distribution of blue ribbons to staff and students who have made a difference in the lives of others at school. Students, teachers and staff were recognized for their efforts to create a position and caring school climate, as well as building positive relationships. Students from the GMHS Principal’s Cabinet have been working on creating a more positive school climate by using data from the Pennsylvania Youth Survey and utilizing the 40 Developmental Assets (protective factors) for positive youth outcomes.

General McLane High School has experienced higher levels of school connectedness and less problem behaviors as a result of the efforts of the students and staff involved.

“You Make a Difference” Day has been sponsored annually by Positive Youth Development of Erie County (Penn State Behrend/Susan Hurt Hagen CORE) and United Way of Erie County.