MCKEESPORT PAST AND PRESENT—The organization McKeesport Past and Present is celebrating 14 years in existence this year, and scholarships were handed out to 2020 graduates Dashaiylah Konik, in the top photo, and Jamya Fulmore, in the bottom photo. (Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello)
The McKeesport Past and Present reunion has taken place for the last 13 years for the purpose of keeping an extended family closer together. It’s in honor of Barbara Jean Price, a teacher who graduated from McKeesport with honors and studied history at Lincoln University and also studied in Washington, D.C.
She lived her adult life in D.C., but would often charter buses of McKeesport students to D.C. to visit various D.C. landmarks, and she also sponsored a community picnic in Isbir Manor in McKeesport.
When Ms. Price died in 2006, families began the now-annual tradition of fellowship in McKeesport, along with a scholarship presentation, community picnic, dinner dance, custom-made T-shirts, bands and a church service.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS JAMYA FULMORE AND DASHAIYLAH KONIK, with, from left, James Fulmore, James Fulmore Jr. and Jean Graves. (Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello)
THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS with the McKeesport Past and Present Committee.