Share This Page

Newsmaker: Ciara Scanlon Crossey

| Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 11:39 p.m.
Ciara Scanlon Crossey, 19, of Crafton will serve as Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Queen for Pittsburgh's 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Noteworthy: Crossey will serve as Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Queen for Pittsburgh's 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities sponsored by The Irish Society for Education & Charity Inc.

Age: 19

Residence: Crafton

Family: Parents, Gregory and Mary Crossey; brothers, Liam, 20, Aidan, 17, Finn. 14, and Nevan, 11.

Education: Crossey is a Dean's List freshman at John Carroll University in Cleveland.

Background: She graduated in the top 10 of her class at Bishop Canevin High School, where she was president of her Junior Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) division and served as community relations director of the school's St. Ignatius Program. A fourth-generation Irish-American, she is of Irish descent on both sides of her family. Her immediate and extended family are active in a number of Irish organizations including the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Jr. Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Equity and the Daughters of Erin. She began Irish dancing with the Pittsburgh Irish Reelers organization at age 6.

Quote: “For as long as I can remember, the parade, Irish dancing and celebrating my Irish heritage has been part of my life. So this is such an honor.”

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.