Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Piper Anke

Derry Area Senior High School, 12

Jodee Harris

Academic Achievement

Carson’s Scholar, Recepient – 2 Years
National Society of High School Scholars, Member – 4 Years
Spanish Honors Society, Member – 4 Years
PMEA All State Choir, Member – 1 Year
St. Vincent College, Spanish Student – 4 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Marching Band, Member – 2 Years
High School Musical Cast, Member – 4 Years
Class Officer, Secretary – 2 Years
Class Officer, Vice President – 1 Year
Ensemble, Member – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Latrobe Miss 4th of July, Queen – 1 Year
Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce, Banana Split Princess Pageant Committee – 5 Years
Virtual Holly Jolly Christmas in Latrobe, Video Host – 1 Year
Hometown Holiday, Vlog Host – 1 Year
Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce, Membership Coordinator – 1 Year


My dream is performing, to encourage young people to follow their dreams. It all started when I was just five years old in the cushy seat of a Broadway theater, I sat feeling endless excitement. While I don’t remember much, I remember how I felt, it sparked my love for performing. Once I finally had the chance to try it, I have never looked back. My dream is to inspire even just one kid to try something new, regardless of fear, just like someone did once for me.