Pittsburgh, Carnegie offer alternative homecoming


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city is teaming up with the Carnegie museums and libraries to offer an “alternative homecoming” dance for students who are too shy or otherwise have a school experience that keeps them from attending their school-sponsored dance.

The Nov. 10 event is inspired by a new movie, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” which is set in Pittsburgh and based on a novel by Stephen Chbosky of nearby Upper St. Clair.

The book is about a high school student who finds it difficult to fit in.

Organizers say the dance at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History targets “those who find it difficult or intimidating to attend their own school’s dance” — as well as students who attend cyber schools, are homeschooled or whose schools don’t have a homecoming dance for other reasons.

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