Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Angel Qu

North Allegheny Senior High School, 12

Li Li

Academic Achievement

DataJam Competition – Placed 1st (2023), Member – 1 Year
Princeton Book Award (2023), Designation – 1 Year
Science Bowl – Placed 3rd Regionally (2024), 2nd (2020, 2021), Captain – 3 Years
Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Science Essay Contest – Placed 1st (2023), Designation – 1 Year
Class Rank 1/682, Designation – 2 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Violin – Serves as concertmaster of the school orchestra and line leader at strolling strings events. Volunteered with elementary school strings programs, played at events and weddings, and involved with PMEA orchestra festivals., 2022 PMEA All-State Musician – 4 Years
National Science Bowl – Engages in weekly practices and seeks scientific knowledge outside of the classroom. Placed 2rd regionally in 2020 and 2021, placed 3rd in 2024., Captain – 4 Years
Interact Club – Serving as the current Rotary District 7305 Interact District Governor, representing 170+ Rotary and Interact clubs in SW PA. Organized annual District Conference for 200+ attendees and ran Trivia Competition for 7 teams. Helped organize a poverty simulation with 60+ attendees. Spearheaded a District-wide service project that fulfilled the Christmas wishlists of 71 Ukrainian children orphaned by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Founded 2 EarlyAct chapters inspiring 60+ middle school students to give back to their communities through volunteering and community service, and mentoring a team of 10 students to foster their leadership skills. Serving as the president of NA’s 70+ member Interact Club and helped organize a school-wide fundraiser that raised over $800 for Build-A-Chair, an organization that builds wheelchairs for Tanzanian locals., Rotary District 7305 Interact District Governor, EarlyAct Chapter Founder, President of School Interact Club – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Northland Public Library – Solicits sponsorships and organizes volunteers for annual fundraising events for the second largest public library in Allegheny County. Helped raise $40,000+ at annual Fundraising Gala in April 2023., Fundraising Committee Member – 2 Years
Bank of America Student Leaders Program – Chosen as one of 300 high school students across the US (6% acceptance rate) to participate in an 8-week paid full-time internship program. Worked as an assistant camp educator at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, completed analysis of local and top children’s museums’ social media strategies, and helped film for Failure in Making museum project aiming to support kids’ creative processes. Attended the one-week Leadership Summit in Washington DC., Paid Intern – 1 Year
Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant – Manually entered online orders into computer system, helped customers order food over the phone, took and set up reservations, distributed tables to servers based on head count, settled customer concerns, distributed take-out orders to customers and delivery drivers, and operated the register., Cashier & Hostess – 2 Years
RADcast Internship – Worked as a paid intern at SLB Radio Productions, Inc. Conducted and recorded interviews with leaders of nonprofit organizations supported by Allegheny County’s RAD program. Wrote scripts, recorded, edited, and produced podcast segments to raise awareness of local nonprofits., Paid Intern – 1 Year
Carnegie Science Center – Volunteered weekly with the Demonstration Theaters department to encourage guests to seek to satisfy their scientific curiosities. Set up various science show stages and performed hands-on scientific demonstrations for guests., Volunteer – 1 Year


I plan to attend university (undecided) and major in Public Policy/Public Affairs or Healthcare Management and Policy, depending on the major offerings at the college I attend. Ultimately, I hope to become a physician and pursue a leadership position in the healthcare field (hospital manager, clinic owner, etc) working with underserved communities to promote healthcare equity.