William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009.
Park High School junior David Constantine, 17, was among the first to strap on a life jacket and paddle his handiwork out onto the lake on a muggy spring afternoon. It was the culmination of months of work at Park, where he and four other students built the canoe from scratch.