Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Leona Chen

Upper St. Clair High School, 12

Kuei-Nuan Lin

Academic Achievement

National Merit Finalist, Awardee – 1 Year
Piano soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, 2023 Steinway Society Concerto Competition, Featured Soloist – 1 Year
2022 PMEA All-State Orchestra, Member – 1 Year
2nd Place, Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, Contemporary Category, Awardee – 1 Year
2nd Place with invitation to Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh International Piano Competition, Awardee – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

Carnegie Mellon University Music Preparatory School Piano Lessons under Luz Manriquez, Piano Student – 4 Years
Girls Who Code, Student Leadership Council, USCHS Club President – 2 Years
USCHS Orchestra, Violinist, Pianist – 4 Years
USCHS Boba Club, President – 2 Years
Math League, Member – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Steel City Codes, Executive Director of Finance, Pittsburgh Regional Director, USC Chapter Head – 2 Years
The Do Re Mi Project, Piano Tutor – 4 Years
Volunteer Pianist at The Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair, Pianist – 8 Years
Lifeguard at Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center, Member – 1 Year


I plan to study computer science in university and possibly minor in business, economics, or piano performance. I aim to pursue a career in software engineering or consulting and hope to work at a startup in the future. I will continue my community involvement with music and STEM advocacy through college and beyond.