Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Mahir Parmar

Upper St. Clair High School, 12

Kailasben Parmar

Academic Achievement

University of Pittsburgh Health Careers Scholars Academy, Research Paper, Selected attendee, Research – 1 Year
Math Club, American Regional Mathematics League . Qualifier for AMIE in 12th. Top 10 overall scorer Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania , Winner of Calcusolve and Mathcounts, Member – 4 Years
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA – 2 Times National Winner / 2 Times First Place in PA Winner, Member – 4 Years
National Chemistry Olympiad, Regional Winner and selected for National, Member – 1 Year
National Honor Society, Selected for Westinghouse Science Honor, Member – 2 Years

Extracurricular Activities

USC Esports, Founder, President – 4 Years
USC Robotics Club, Team Terabridges Captain, PA Dean’s List Winner, President – 4 Years
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) Member and Competitor. Two times (2024 and 2023) – First Place winner PFEW Alumni BizSim Simulation, Member – 2 Years
Explo Pre College Program – Psychology and Neuroscience , Highly Selective program, Member – 1 Year
PA Bar Association Mock Trial, Expert witness, Defendent, Member – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Medical Center, Volunteer, Student Ambassador – 1 Year
Volunteer at local non-profits. Rainbow Kitchen and Community Center (RKCS) and local nonprofits, South Hills Interfaith Mission (SHIM) and Upper St. Clair and Bridgeville libraries, Volunteer – 6 Years
Kumon Learning Center, Winner of Top 100 in North America, Associate – 2 Years
South Hills Gujarati School, Learn to read, write and speak Gujrati language, Student and Volunteer – 6 Years
Chinmaya Sunday School, Study of Hinduism using scriptures. Study of philosophical text such as Self-Unfoldment, Member – 2 Years


I plan to study Psychology and Neuroscience in order to understand the challenges and see the possibilities for bringing people together. Ultimately, I want to research how we can work to fulfill our need for social interaction. I would study medical treatments for better mental health. We must build strong bridges, healthy relationships to create a system for us to use to reach out when it is the hardest.