Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2023 Outstanding Young Citizens

Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Young Citizens.


Zander Aird

Yough Senior High School, 11

Melissa Aird

Academic Achievement

Currently ranked 1st in my class, Out of 131 students – 3 Years
National Honor Society, Member – 1 Year
Spanish Honor Society, Member – 1 Year
Student Council, Member – 1 Year
The Future is Mine, Member – 2 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Basketball, Varsity – 3 Years
Soccer, Varsity – 3 Years
Soccer, WPIAL All-Section, County All-Stars Second Team, MVP, and Athlete of the Month (Oct. 2022) – 1 Year
Baseball, Varsity – 2 Years
Baseball, Legion Baseball Honorable Mention – 1 Year

Community Involvement

Yough Youth Basketball Program, Volunteer – 3 Years
Yough Youth Soccer Program, Volunteer – 2 Years


My future plans include the honor of serving in the US military. For this reason, I’m considering either attending a service academy or joining ROTC at a traditional university. I’m in the process of applying to several summer sessions – USCGA, USNA, and West Point – so I can make an informed decision about which will be best for me. I like to be challenged both academically and physically, and either path will provide that. I plan to study business; I have an interest in entrepreneurship.