Archive

ShareThis Page
Concert to benefit scholarship in memory of Penn Hills English teacher | TribLIVE.com
Penn Hills

Concert to benefit scholarship in memory of Penn Hills English teacher

Liz Hayes
| Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 p.m
phpgreenescholarship040314
Submitted photo
Ken Greene was an English teacher in the Penn Hills School District and a member of the Poor Souls.

Penn Hills School District English teacher Ken Greene died in February 2013, but if Bobby Fello of Penn Hills has his way, Greene’s memory will live on through a scholarship.

Fello, bass player for Penn Hills band Katie Hate, has organized an April 11 concert at Penn Hills High School to try to establish the Ken Greene Memorial Scholarship.

Greene, who lived in Unity Township, was a member of the Poor Souls, a Penn Hills classic rock cover band.

Fello said he and Greene found common ground as musicians.

“I never had him as a teacher, but I would always end up just talking with him because we shared an interest in music,” Fello said.

“There were a couple times when I’d bring my guitar up to his classroom, and he’d take time out just to talk with me and show me some things. I had a personal connection with him.”

At Fello’s 2013 commencement, “they really didn’t say anything or have a moment of silence for him, and I’m kind of upset that I didn’t think of it myself,” he said.

When he began to think about what he could do to help preserve Greene’s memory, a scholarship immediately came to mind.

While Katie Hate will not be part of the evening’s lineup, Fello will play as part of a duo with fellow Penn Hills resident Ethan Obenreder.

“He’ll be playing acoustic guitar, and I’ll be on bass,” Fello said.

In addition, Colorblind, Penn Hills residents Dustin Blickenderfer and Mikaila Carter also will perform, and two members of Greene’s former band will be accompanied by a few musically talented Penn Hills School District staff members.

The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Bond Auditorium at Penn Hills High School, 309 Collins Drive. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Fello said he hopes at least 100 people will show up, which will allow him to present a $500 scholarship at the district’s annual scholarship night, set for May 7.

“I’m definitely going to tell people I want to make this an annual thing and get support to do it every year,” he said.

Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or pvarine@tribweb.com.

Categories: Penn Hills
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.