Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2023 Outstanding Young Citizens

Congratulations to all of our Outstanding Young Citizens.


Brayden Wisniewski

Avonworth High School, 12

Rachel Wisniewski

Academic Achievement

Junior Achievement, 18 Under 18 Finalist – 1 Year
Avonworth Art & Innovation Pathway, Student Leader, Received two Silver Keys & five Honorable Mentions through Scholastic Art & Writing, and Selected to display in Mirrors of the Mind Student Gallery at The Mattress Factory Museum. – 3 Years
Media & Studio Arts III, Teaching Assistant for Media & Studio Art III and 2nd Round Finalist with Vans Custom Culture Contest – 2 Years
Avonworth School District Student Technology Designer, Senior Class Website Designer and School App Designer – 1 Year
National Art Honors Society, Member – 2 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Avonworth Yearbook, Editor-in-Chief( 2022-2023) and Layout editor(2019-2022) – 4 Years
Key Club, Pennsylvania District Board: Divisional Lieutenant Governor, Member of Board of Trustees, Chair of District Convention Design Committee, Chair of Growth and Sustainment Committee, and Chair of District Convention App Committee. Avonworth Key Club: Treasurer 2021-2022 – 4 Years
Special Olympics, Club President and Bocce Team Member – 4 Years
Student Voter Registration Committee, Founding Member of the Student Voter Registration Committee, Chair of Committee Chartering, and Fellowship – TurnUp Youth Activism and Voter Turnout – 1 Year

Community Involvement

Western Pennsylvania League of Women Voters, Student Member – 1 Year
Allegheny County Board of Elections, Student Poll Worker – 1 Year
The Milkshake Factory, Senior Supervisor at McCandless Store and Corporate Brand Standards Specialist Intern – 1 Year
Rotary, North Boroughs Junior Rotarian, Rotary Youth Leadership Award Attendee, and Recipient of Rotary District 7305 Transformational Leader Award – 2 Years
Artist Image Resource, Student Resident Artist – 1 Year


I plan to become a User Experience (UX) Designer. Next fall, I will attend the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and major in UX Design. This discipline of design is focused on improving a user’s experience with the technology they encounter. I have already been able to join extracurriculars at SCAD from their Joint Enrollment Program. I’m already a part of FLUX, a club focused on UX Design, and SCAD SERVE, which allows students to listen to the needs of their neighbors.