Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Gary Farrell

Hampton High School, 12

Gregory & Christine Farrell

Academic Achievement

The Congressional Award, Gold Certificate – 2 Years
Pittsburgh DataWorks – DataJam Competition, Third Place / 21 Teams – 1 Year
College Board, AP Scholar with Distinction – 1 Year
Rochester Institute of Technology High School Awards Program, RIT Computing Award – 1 Year
National Honor Society, Member – 2 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Student Council – Class Treasurer & Student Body Treasurer, Treasurer – 4 Years
Robotics and Computer Science Club, Vice President – 2 Years
Hampton High School PTO, Web Developer / Designer / Tech Support – 3 Years
Hampton Middle School Drama Club, Lead Sound Technician – 2 Years
Competitive Pianist / Performer, National Federation of Piano Teachers Junior Festival – First & Second Gold Cup – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Farrell Drone Photography, Current Employment – Owner – 2 Years
Chipotle Crew Member, Current Employment – Crew Member – 1 Year
Certified Soccer Referee, Employment – 2 Years
Referee in Training Manager, Employment – Manager – 1 Year
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Volunteer, Drone Photographer & Volunteer – 4 Years


I plan to study Statistics and Machine Learning along with an interest in Computer Science or Cybersecurity in college. I have a lifelong love of math and this field will help me combine my love of math with cutting edge advancements in technology. I am interested in exploring study abroad opportunities because I believe it is important to have a global perspective as we work together. I plan to continue my leadership roles in college by being involved in Student Government or other clubs.