Caracci continues to serve


Lauren Mullen

WITH THUMBS UP, custodian Dave Caracci shows his appreciation to the student section as they shout “We love Dave!”

The Homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 14 was a special night for most. The Black Hawks beat the Shaler Titans, 42-7. At halftime, the student body had the opportunity to watch the Homecoming court winners receive their crowns.

Perhaps, though, the night was most special for BPHS custodian Dave Caracci. Caracci was awarded the Service Award for the amount of time he has worked for the Bethel Park School District.

Lauren Mullen
ALL SMILES, Dave Caracci proudly holds his service award along with teacher Mrs. Williams, who was awarded the faculty spirit award, and seniors Rosie Dailey and Mason Bussard, who were presented with the student spirit awards.

Take a walk through the cafeteria or hallways during the school day, and you will always be greeted by a heart-warming smile and a “how ya doing?”  

Caracci has worked for the school district for over 30 years, and the students all have an immense amount of respect and love for this man who represents all of what Bethel Park stands behind: hard work and integrity.

When asked what was the highlight of this magical Friday night on the 14th, Caracci said, “Standing out on the 50-yard-line as the entire student section was cheering ‘We love Dave!’ is what really made my night. I appreciate everything Bethel Park does for me.”

About Caracci, Senior Luke Surunis said, “It doesn’t matter how bad your day is going, seeing Dave can turn your day right around.”

Whether he is cleaning as hard as he can or bringing a smile to everybody’s faces, his works truly will never go unnoticed.