Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Zoe Robertson

Ligonier Valley High School, 11

Melissa Mariotti-Robertson Mariotti-Robertson

Academic Achievement

National Honor Society, Member – 1 Year
French National Honor Society, Member – 2 Years
Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, 2024 Award Recipient – 1 Year
Seton Hill University Women in Science Day Award, 2023 Award Recipient – 1 Year
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (Bronze), 2022 Award Recipient – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

FBLA, Member – 1 Year
Class Cabinet, Vice President – 2 Years
Student Council, Member – 2 Years
Track and Field, Member – 2 Years
Interact Club, Treasurer – 2 Years

Community Involvement

Ligonier Country Market, Employee – 2 Years
Outdoor Odyssey Mentorship, Mentor – 1 Year
Courtyard Beautification Project, Founding Member – 2 Years


After high school, I plan to attend a 4 year university and pursue a degree in engineering. I love chemistry and physics, but space will always have a special space in my heart. I will use my degree to continue space research efforts internationally. Furthermore, I want to be an inspiration to other young women interested in science and math. Philanthropy has also been incredibly important to me; I want to use what I acquire in life to help others.