Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees

 

2022 Outstanding Young Citizens

Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Young Citizens.

 

Lucadamo, Briella

Oakland Catholic High School, 11

I plan on attending college studying neuroscience, psychology, or biology on a pre-med track and then moving on to medical school to become a D.O. or M.D. In college I would also like to continue my Spanish education and study abroad. During my residency as well as after receiving my degree, I would like to travel overseas to provide care and help stabilize establish long-term medical resources for people in lower income or less developed areas.

Ma, Eden

Upper St. Clair High School, 12

I plan to graduate from medical school, complete a residency in gynecology, and practice gynecologic oncology after a fellowship.

Maher, Molly

Upper St. Clair High School, 12

After high school, I want to go to college and study neuroscience so that I can become a fetal surgeon. I hope to be able to operate on babies that have myelomeningocele while they are still inside the womb. In addition to my career, I want to become a marathoner as an adult and hopefully qualify for the Boston Marathon one day.

Main, Emily

Derry Area Senior High School, 12

I plan to attend Penn State University and major in biomedical engineering

Marcelli, Sophia

Jeannette Senior High School, 12

After graduating high school, I want to become a forensic pathologist. I have been accepted to, and will attend, Seton Hill University as a member of their Honors program. At Seton Hill, I will pursue bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and forensic science. I hope to get accepted to LECOM’s Early Acceptance Program, and to attend LECOM for my medical training.

Mark, Olivia

North Allegheny Senior High School, 12

I will be attending The University of Western Ontario (UWO) in the fall of 2022 for Business Management of Organizational Studies(BMOS). Western is ranked among the top 1% of Universities in the world. In addition, I received an Advanced Entry Opportunity into the honors program(HBA) within the Ivey Business School at Western. Only 8% of applicants are accepted into this program. My Intent is to apply to the joint HBA and JD program in my 4th year to pursue a career in law.

Mason, Will

St. Joseph High School, 12

I plan on attending a college that I haven’t decided yet to most likely major in biochemistry or bio medical engineering. I also will continuing playing intramural level sports in college. After college I want to pursue a career in laser eye surgery.

Mason, Gabriella

St. Joseph High School, 11

In the future, I plan to go to college and then further my education with law school to be a medical malpractice lawyer or at medical school to be a pediatric oncologist. This year, I am planning on getting a job and volunteering more at my school.

Mastalerz, Madeline

Leechburg Area High School, 11

As of right now, I am undecided on where I would like to go to college. I plan on attending a four year college to obtain a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and sustainability.

Matijevic, Sydney

Jeannette Senior High School, 12

I plan to attend Westmoreland County Community College to major in Education. I plan to become a math teacher. I also plan to pursue a career in modeling.

Miller, Kimber

Derry Area Senior High School, 12

In the fall, I am going to start my journey at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology Pre-medicine, so that I can pursue my dream of becoming a Pediatrician. Through this career I will be able to help others which is most important to me.

Mock, Madison

Oakland Catholic High School, 12

After graduating high school, I will attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in pre-pharmacy. Then, I plan on attending pharmacy school to receive a PharmD. I hope to someday work in either a hospital or geriatric pharmacy setting.

Moracco, Tiana

Derry Area Senior High School, 12

I plan to attend a 4-year college and major in Exercise Science, all while playing basketball of the school I end up choosing. After college, I am hoping to become a physical therapist or even an occupational therapist.

Murray, Julia

Baldwin High School, 12

I will be attending Slippery Rock University in the fall of 2022 to major in Exercise Science: Pre-Occupational Therapy. After completing college, I plan to become an Occupational Therapist. I want obtain a position where I can help people combat difficulties, overcome injuries, and develop skills needed everyday.

Myers, Taylor

Derry Area Senior High School, 12

After graduating high school, I plan to attend Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Here I will major in Psychology to further my eduction. Following this, I hope to attend law school and eventually practice family Law.

Packer, David

Steel Valley High School, 11

Currently, I am working on my earning my Eagle Scout rank by renovating a local veterans’s memorial. I intend to continue my work with my Boy Scout troop as an adult leader after earning my rank. Upon graduating from Steel Center Tech, I hope to join the carpenter’s union.

Pardee, Piper

Greater Latrobe Senior High School, 12

My future plans are to graduate from Duquesne University with honors, earning my doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Once earning this, I would like to open my own practice in Pediatric Occupational Therapy. I would like to accomplish all this while starting a family, traveling all around the world, and being very happy.

Pencak, Ben

Kiski Area High School, 11

I plan to attend a four year college or university to continue my education majoring in engineering.

Piper, Jenna

Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, 12

I plan to attend a 4 year college for a business management or administration degree and then eventually open my own hair salon.

pugliese, vionno

Kiski Area High School, 11

I plan to continue volunteering in my community, Boy Scout troop, and church. In the near future, I will be finishing my Eagle Scout service project, which involves the rehabilitation of the forest environment at Harrison Hills Park. I plan to go to college after high school to study engineering and use the degree that I get to become either a mechanical or civil engineer.

Quattrocchi, Sabrina

St. Joseph High School, 12

I had difficulty deciding between pursuing Engineering or Law, but I discovered I could technically go to school for both. Since a Law degree requires that I first get a Bachelor’s, I intend on first getting a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and then going on to attend Law School. This will open up more opportunities in both fields; so it’s the current plan, but I may end up completely changing my mind in the future!

Ren, Victoria

North Allegheny Senior High School, 12

In the fall, I’ll be heading to Stanford University to study sociology and public policy; with these lessons and experiences, I ultimately hope to work at community development nonprofits, so everyone has lasting support and agency.

Rhodes, Justin

Greater Latrobe Senior High School, 12

I plan on attending the University of Pitt Johnstown and working on getting a degree in civil engineering.

Rohland, Keegan

Baldwin High School, 12

In the fall, I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh to pursue my degree in nursing.

Safran, Cassidy

St. Joseph High School, 11

In my future, I plan to go to UNC Chapel Hill for political science and then go to law school to become a lawyer.