Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Arshia Zaidi

North Allegheny Senior High School, 11

Saba Zaidi

Academic Achievement

DECA 4th at the International Career Development Conference 2023, President – 1 Year
DECA 1st at states conferences 2023 and 2024, President – 2 Years
HOSA 2nd Biomedical Debate 2022 and 2023, President – 1 Year
3-time Carson Scholar, recipient – 3 Years
Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award, recipient – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

North Allegheny HOSA – served as the president of HOSA, a club which hosted many service projects like creating cards for patients, invite guest speakers from the healthcare field, and prepare students to compete at the state leadership conference, President – 3 Years
PENN HOSA – was recently elected to serve as the state regional vice president of PENN HOSA, Vice President – 1 Year
North Allegheny DECA – serve as president of DECA, an organization which prepares students to be future leaders in the business field, teaching students skills like public speaking, President – 3 Years
Junior Classical League – a club dedicated to sharing a love of Latin and Roman mythology, President – 4 Years
North Allegheny Rowing Association, Member – 4 Years

Community Involvement

Crumbl, employee – 1 Year
Salvation Army bell ringing, Member – 4 Years
Adopt a Highway trash clean up – organized a group of people to go out once a month and pick up trash along the road, Member – 4 Years
Teen Leadership Coalition – started t=a youth board of the North Hills Community Outreach which is made up of students from multiple schools and organizes collection drives and fundraisers at schools, President – 1 Year
Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden – volunteered to grow fresh produce that fed over 1500 families, Member – 4 Years


I hope to combine my love for science and service in my future. Throughout the rest of my high school journey, I will continue volunteering at hospitals and working with the Teen Leadership Coalition, a youth board of a local nonprofit that I serve as chair of, to plan drives and fundraisers at schools. I have a deep love for helping those around me, and I believe pursuing a career in healthcare will be perfect for me. I hope to become a doctor and focus on making healthcare more accessible.