Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Stickney, Peter

St. Joseph High School, 11

After high school, I plan to attend college to study environmental science and possibly minor in music. I would like to continue playing disc golf in college as well as Ultimate Frisbee.

Szczepanski, Delayna

Springdale Junior/Senior High School, 12

I plan to major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, specializing in cardiac ultrasound. As I gain work experience, I plan to continue expanding my knowledge and become cross trained in other ultrasound registries. In the future, I hope to take a position as a travel sonographer.

Szuba, John

Quaker Valley High School, 12

Although I am still deciding where I want to go for college, I plan to study Information Science specializing in Cybersecurity. This field matches who I am: I enjoy working with others to solve a problem and I like the exciting and constantly changing field of Computer Science.

Taylor, Sade

Kiski Area High School, 12

My future plana are to attend the University of PennWest Edinboro, majoring in early-childhood education, minoring in speech pathology. While attending college, I and my fellow FLP members, will be working closely with the Winter Guard International (WGI) DEI Committee and Executive Board members in hopes of creating initiatives/programs to build social growth within the arts. I also plan to continue working at Small World Daycare, as it prepares me to have my own classroom someday.

Tepper, Allison

Mt Pleasant Area Junior/Senior High School, 12

I plan to pursue my future goals by attending The Citadel, where I aim to study Business and Management. Alternatively, another option I am looking at is Bloomsburg University, where I will play on the women’s golf team and study Business.

Thatcher, Olivia

Serra Catholic High School, 12

My future plans are attending Saint Vincent College. I will be continuing my athletic career playing for the Saint Vincent Volleyball Team. I will be majoring in Communications, and Minoring in Spanish.

Thimons, Aubrie

Oakland Catholic High School, 11

After graduating next year, I hope to attend a four year university majoring in Biology and minoring in classics. I plan to hopefully start a career in genetics and become a genetic engineer.

Thomas, Drew

Pine-Richland High School, 12

This Fall, I plan to attend Temple University to study Anthropology and History. I hope to continue to work with people in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia that are helping to form new, more empathetic systems of justice, governance, and mutual aid. Professionally, I hope to teach at the collegiate level, although the path forward will probably twist and turn like a dozen more times.

Zavolta, Anthony

St. Joseph High School, 11

I plan to go to college and study physical therapy, I also plan to look into more volunteer opportunities over the summer as well as continuing my current ones. I also plan to take more advanced college credit classes for my senior year.