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East Young Achiever

| Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002

Shaquaya Matthews

  • Age: 14

  • School: Shaquaya is a 9th grader enrolled in the childcare technology course at McKeesport Area School District vocational-technical school

  • Residence: McKeesport

  • Family: Mother, Melanee Thomas; sisters Raeshaun Matthews,16, and Sharae Matthews, 16

  • Noteworthy: Shaquaya was the winner of a 1988 Chevy Celebrity that was donated to the school's auto body and mechanics program by Century III Cheverolet in West Mifflin. The car received a fresh coat of paint and mechanical overhaul before being raffled off as part Vocational Technical Week celebrations. Parts for the car were donated by Genuine Auto Parts and States Tire.

  • Quote: "I appreciate the car even though I can't drive, but it's going to stay mine until I learn". She also expressed how much she enjoys the Vocational/Technical Programs at the school and the opportunities they provide.

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