Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees

 

2022 Outstanding Young Citizens

Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Young Citizens.

 

Bandi, Kush

Winchester Thurston, 12

Through the end of the school year, I plan to continue mentoring within the FIRST program, coaching a FIRST Tech Challenge team and several FIRST Lego League Teams in the area. This summer, I also plan to shadow and intern at a local robotics organization, Argo AI. Finally, I plan on improving my engineering skills by working on a robotics project: a differential swerve-driven robot – a complex mechanism involving countless parts, cumulating my ten years of robotics.

Bell, Jenna

Greater Latrobe Senior High School, 12

My future plans include attending Ohio Northern University to pursue a degree in pharmacy (PharmD) and playing Division III tennis there.

Bires, Brynn

Kiski Area High School, 11

First, I want to make the best of my senior year next year. I plan to apply to Penn State University and West Virginia University nursing programs. I want to Earn a Bachelor Degree in Nursing to become an Registered Nurse. After, I hope to earn a Masters Degree to become a Nurse Practitioner working in Pediatrics

Brown, Shannon

Kiski Area High School, 12

Shannon Brown plans to attend a 4-year university to double major in musical theatre and sociology.

Byers, Hailey

Derry Area Senior High School, 12

I have been accepted to Gannon University in order to receive my Bachelor’s degree in History and Archaeology. I wish to become a curator for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

Cholewa, Morgan

Montour High School, 12

I have a passion for working with children, specifically children with special needs. I would like to use this dedication to pursue a degree in Biology (Pre-Medicine) and become a Pediatric Physician’s Assistant someday. I have created a website that highlights some of my accolades while at Montour High School. These experiences have helped mold me into the person I am today and the individual I hope to become in the future: https://morgancholewa.godaddysites.com/about

Christoff, Nathaniel

Jeannette Senior High School, 12

After high school, I’m enlisting into the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman. I’m putting in 5 years, during that time I’m going to college and work toward my degree to be a radiologist. I would love to work to make this world a better place, and to help those that need this kind of care to save lives.

Ciorra, Julia

Riverview Junior/Senior High School, 12

I plan on attending a four-year university to study Nursing, begin my career in pediatrics, and provide strength to children while they are healing.

Clawson, Zachary

Apollo-Ridge High School, 12

I plan attend Pennwest University, at the Edinboro campus. As of now, I am going to major in computer science.

Coleman, Jack

Kiski Area High School, 12

My future plans include attending a yet undetermined 4 year college. I would like to major in the field of Business of Art and Design. I would like to combine my true passion of art with the business world.

Dalrymple, Alexie

Belle Vernon Area High School, 12

I plan on attending the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. There, I will earn a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. After two years of undergraduate study, I plan on continuing my education for another four years to earn my PharmD. In the future, I plan on managing my own independent pharmacy.

Davis, Julia

Southmoreland High School, 12

To attend a four year university for Exercise Science to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.

Deem, Madeline

Riverview Junior/Senior High School, 12

I plan to attend the University of Kentucky and major in Nursing.

Deller, Garrett

Franklin Regional High School, 12

I plan to attend either Purdue, Iowa State, Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, or Case Western Reserve University, and pursue a major in Mechanical or Computer Engineering. After college, I plan to continue to give back to the community whether it is through community service, or coaching football. I also plan on continuing my community support group, Westmoreland Families Against Hunger, which has raised over 3 tons of food for families in need in Westmoreland County, so far.

Devlin, Charlotte

Oakland Catholic High School, 11

In the near future, I plan to either work in an internship with the Magee Women’s Research Institute over the summer, or attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at CMU. Once I graduate from Oakland Catholic High School, I plan to attend an accredited university and pursue a STEM major. I also am considering to either attend graduate school for a PhD, or to attend medical school.

Dhussa, Sonya

North Allegheny Senior High School, 12

After high school, I plan to attend a 4-year institution to pursue both the business and healthcare fields, followed by attending graduate school to further refine my studies.

Estocin, Erin

Oakland Catholic High School, 12

I plan on attending a 4 year college for Aerospace Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. I have been accepted in all of the 9 schools I applied to for engineering. I have narrowed it down to Pitt, Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

Fedornak, Nathan

Hempfield Area High School, 12

I hope to attend Dickinson College where I would study History and Economics while participating in music ensembles both inside of the college and in the Carlisle area. I would like to then study abroad with Dickinson’s Mansfield Visiting Student Program where I will study at Oxford University. My next step would be down the path of Law School with the goals of one day being a Corporate Attorney or with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Fingers, Maddox

Keystone Oaks High School, 12

I plan to attend either University of Pittsburgh or Duquesne University Honors College. Right now my major is undecided, but I am leaning towards a field of study in Biology / Sciences, potentially Pre-Med. I am also interested in Entrepreneurship with a potential desire to run my own business someday. I plan to remain involved in soccer programs, through recreational play, refereeing and youth development programs.

Finucan, Owen

Keystone Oaks High School, 12

I plan to attend college in the fall of 2022 and my intended major is computer science. I will likely minor in one of cyber security, mathematics, statistics, or robotics. As of now, I would like to end up in cyber security upon graduating from college, but I would be open to any opportunity that presents itself.

Fissore, Meghan

Avonworth High School, 12

After graduating high school, I plan to continue my education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. I hope to be able to continue playing softball for the club team aswell.

Fitzgerald, Madison

Hampton High School, 12

I plan to attend a four-year university and obtain a degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in water science and hydrology. After completing my degree, I intend to work in the water and sewer division of Pittsburgh infrastructural systems. This will both improve human and environmental health in the region.

Foley, Tyler

Leechburg Area High School, 11

I plan to go to college and major in early education with a focus in mathematics.

Gallo, Jillian

Oakland Catholic High School, 11

Upon graduation from high school, I plan to attend a 4 year university and major in pre-medicine in order to attend medical school. Since I have severe food allergies, I am interested in specializing in allergy and immunology in hopes of making advancements to combat these dangerous allergens and provide a safer environment for those in need through research and clinical practice.

Geissler, Raymond (Traye)

Norwin High School, 12

I have been accepted to Purdue University, The Pennsylvania State University, and The University of Akron (decision pending). I plan to study aerospace engineering and participate in a music program like marching band.

I’m interested in space exploration as a way to preserve Earth’s resources and how companies like Blue Origin and SpaceX are recycling the technology used to do so. My goal is to work at one of these cutting-edge organizations in the area of sustainable space travel.