Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Yijun Jin

Shady Side Academy, 11

Rui Wang

Academic Achievement

National Colonial Dames Essay Contest Winner, Member – 1 Year
Scholastic Art and Writing Multiple Awards, Member – 3 Years
Girls of Steels Robotics Qualified for the 2024 World Championships; Regional Engineering Inspiration Award, Buckeye Rigional Chairman’s Award; Miami Valley Regional Finalist Award; Innovation in Control Award, Dean’s List Finalist, Media and Mechanic Group – 3 Years
WAICY (World Artificial Competition for Youth) Winner and Judge, Winner and Judge – 2 Years
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing: Winner of Western PA for 2023 and 2024, Member – 2 Years

Extracurricular Activities

High School Art Club, Service Learning Club, member and newspaper – 3 Years
Data Analysis Summer Immersion Program/World Artificail Competion for Youth Judge, Judge / member – 2 Years
Varcity Girls’ Golf, Varcity Girls’ Frisbee, Member – 3 Years
Girls of Steel Robotics FRC Team 3504, Finance and Desin Group; Media and Mechanics Group – 3 Years
HOSA and Science Olympiad in Chemistry and Biology, Member – 1 Year

Community Involvement

Chiapas Service Learning Club, raising funds for children in Chiapas, Mexican and Ukraine, Member – 3 Years
Cooper-Siegel Coomunity Library, Volunteer – 2 Years
Pittsburgh Chinese School Festival Supporter, Organizer – 4 Years
Chinese School Teacher, Teacher – 1 Year
Internship: Outpatient Special Care Support Program, Research Assistant – 1 Year


My future plans are to continue participating in computer science and STEM related courses and activities in her high school years. She will attend a four-year college and wish to double major in computer science and art. She is continuously looking forward to learning and studying in this field and is hoping to obtain her PHD in a STEM related area.