Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Shawn Murray

Hempfield Area High School, 12

Krysta Murray

Academic Achievement

German National Honor Society, Member – 3 Years
Project 18, Member – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

Student Council, Member – 2 Years
Student Council, Secretary – 1 Year
Student Council, President – 1 Year
Men’s Lacrosse Team, Member – 3 Years
Men’s Lacrosse Team, Captain – 1 Year

Community Involvement

Westmoreland Blind Association, Employee – 2 Years
Summer Camp Counselor-Hempfield Parks and Rec, Camp Counselor – 2 Years


I have had the pleasure of having some of the best teachers at Hempfield Area School District, and I plan to pursue a degree in teaching History with a minor in Special Education at Slippery Rock University. I have been a leader both in the school, on the field and while mentoring. My dream is to someday return to my Alma Mater and be able to teach and mentor my students. I would also love to coach Lacrosse and help kids achieve their fullest potential.