Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Ryan Scott

Pine-Richland High School, 12

Elise Scott

Academic Achievement

National Honors Society, Member – 1 Year
National Thespian Society, Honor Thespian – 4 Years
Highest Honor Roll, Student – 4 Years
CONNECT Award, FIRST World Championship, Team Member – 1 Year
Engineering Inspiration Award, FIRST Greater Pittsburgh Regional, Business & Outreach Lead – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

BrainSTEM Learning Team 8393 (FIRST Tech Challenge), Business & Outreach Lead – 4 Years
BrainSTEM Learning Team 8393 (FIRST Robotics Competition), Business & Outreach Lead – 2 Years
Musical Theater, Highlights: Aladdin in Aladdin, Eric in The Little Mermaid, Javert in Les Miserables – 4 Years
Music Production, Singer/Songwriter – 3 Years
Amazon FBA and NPO DreamSTEAM, CEO/Entrepreneur – 4 Years

Community Involvement

U-Prep 4 Life: High School to Career Pathway for Students in Allegheny Public Housing, Curriculum Developer – 2 Years
MySTEM Academy, Teacher/Employee – 1 Year
Western Pennsylvania FIRST Lego League Referee and Judge, Voulenteer – 6 Years
Haitian Relief Program and Bingo Fundraiser, Co-Organizer & MC – 1 Year
Robotics and Computer Science Mentor Throughout Pittsburgh, Mentor – 8 Years


My future plans have been anything but definitive: from becoming a filmmaker, to engineer, to a music producer, then programmer, and finally an entrepreneur. However, I am currently planning on pursuing a business-related program at an undergraduate university, and will continue to write music, produce films, create innovative technology, and expand impactful philanthropic programs.