Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2023 Outstanding Young Citizens

Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Young Citizens.


Balaji Alagar

Pittsburgh Milliones (University Prep), 12

Mary Beth and Ravi Alagar

Academic Achievement

AP Scholar with Distinction, Member – 3 Years
National Merit Commended Scholar, Member – 2 Years
National Latin Examination (Gold and Silver medals), Summa and Magna Cum Laude – 3 Years
National Physics Examination (International Academic Competitions), Two Time Top Ten National Placing – 2 Years
US Geography Olympiad (International Academic Competitions), Three Time National and International Qualifier – 3 Years

Extracurricular Activities

High School Varsity Swim Team (4x District and 1x State Qualifier), Captain – 4 Years
High School Varsity Tennis Team (2x State Qualifier), Captain – 3 Years
VEX Robotics (Mechanical & Design Lead), Captain – 4 Years
FIRST Robotics (Mechanical, Design, Business Lead), Captain – 4 Years
Scientific Research, Contributed to 3 Aeronautics and Aerospace Publications through AIAA – 2 Years

Community Involvement

Congressional Award, Gold Medal Recipient, Highest Award given to youth by US Congress – 4 Years
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Member – 6 Years
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Volunteer, Volunteered at East Liberty and Hill District Branches – 5 Years
Volunteer STEM teaching assistant, At Sarah Heinz House and Shadyside Boys & Girls Club – 2 Years
Robotics Team Community Outreach, Planned and Participated in numerous community events to promote STEM in the Pittsburgh region – 5 Years


Although I have yet to make my college decision, I intend to study Mechanical Engineering. This field embodies me: I love solving problems, using CAD software, and operating tools such as mills, lathes, and CNC machines. I enjoy drawing rough sketches of a part, and I take pleasure in designing and constructing functional and useful machines.