Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Heather Smarick

Norwin High School, 12

Lisa Smarick

Academic Achievement

AP Scholar with Honor, National Award – 1 Year
Excellent Honor Roll, School Award – 4 Years
National Honor Society, Member – 3 Years
Jason Learning Recycling Contest Poster Winner, National Competition – 1 Year
Global Scholar Candidate, State Award – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

Figure Skating, Member and Junior Board Member of Ice & Blades of Western PA – 4 Years
Dance, Student; Ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, lyrical, and composition – 4 Years
Next Gen Group, 1 of ~20 members; subgroup of World Vision (Christian Humanitarian Organization) – 4 Years
Vanderbilt Summer Academy, Student at 2-week program; received 100% on final Data Science project utilizing Python coding and presentation – 1 Year
Assistant Teacher, At Alpha Ice Complex Learn-to-Skate program and The Dance Company for the Performing Arts – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Summer Camp Counselor, 2-week periods, including 45 service hours – 2 Years
Pine Springs Camp Timothy Team, 1 month summer job – 1 Year
VISIONS Service Adventures, Cotuí, Dominican Republic; 40 service hours; Assisted in building school foundations and day camp leader – 1 Year
Babysitting, Cook and care for 2-5 children for up to 7 hour intervals – 2 Years
Tutor, tutor peers and underclassmen in physics, Spanish, biology, and history – 2 Years


In the fall, I’ll be attending college. (I’m still waiting to hear back from a few, but so far have been accepted to University of Michigan, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary!) I plan on studying Anthropology and Earth Science, with a minor in Spanish. I will continue figure skating and dancing at whatever school I end up attending. Beyond college, I intend on pursuing another academic degree and potentially researching in the social science field.