Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Kari Ann Leventopoulos

Penn-Trafford High School, 12

Rebecca Leventopoulos

Academic Achievement

Noble Warrior Award, First Quarter, 2023-24, Recipient – 1 Year
2024 Good Citizen Award, Daughters of the American Revolution, Phoebe Bayard Chapter, Winner for essays, community service, and leadership – 1 Year
Distinguished Young Woman of Westmoreland County 2024, Representing County at State competition where I won First Runner-Up – 1 Year
Certificate of Merit from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Award for outstanding performance on the SAT – 1 Year
Vitalant NextUp Community Service Award, Winner – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

Encore Show Choir, Captain – 3 Years
Science National Honor Society, Penn Trafford Chapter, Sophomore Liaison – 2 Years
Spanish National Honor Society, Penn-Trafford Chapter, Member – 2 Years
Penn-Trafford Marching Band and Indoor Percussionist, Member – 2 Years
Warriorrettes Dance Team, Member – 1 Year

Community Involvement

Panera Bread “Dough-Nation” Volunteer, Collecting unsold bread and pastries once per week for donationto the Jubilee Soup Kitchen in Pittsburgh – 3 Years
Authored and published children’s book “Henry is Hungry” which tells the story of hunger through the eyes of a child; donate copies to schools and libraries and simultaneously hold food drives for local food banks; collected thousands of pounds of food for our local food banks; raising money for charity through the sale of my book on Amazon in and in local bookstores, Volunteer – 3 Years
Created “Plan Before You Post: Shape Your Future Pledge” with co-creator Shape the Sky to help teach children and tweens to use the internet and social media wisely, Volunteer – 1 Year
St. Regis Church Children’s Chimes Choir Assistant Director, Volunteer – 1 Year
Tom’s Turkeys, built a little outdoor food pantry for senior citizen apartment building so senior citizens can have immediate access to food, Volunteer – 1 Year


I have been accepted to the Honors College at Duquesne University where I will study biochemistry and simultaneously earn a Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Secondary Certificate. After college, I plan to attend medical school and become a doctor. I want to become a doctor so I can help people stay healthy and live their best lives. I plan to continue my community service efforts through my personal platform, Feed the Need to End Hunger. I also hope to write another children’s book.