Outstanding Young Citizen Awardees


2024 Outstanding Young Citizens

will be announced Thursday, April 25!

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens.


Drew Thomas

Pine-Richland High School, 12

Lance/Lauren Thomas

Academic Achievement

National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalist – 1 Year
Principal Advisory Committee, Student Ambassador – 1 Year
Scholastic Honor Roll, Member – 3 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Model United Nations, President – 2 Years
Students Against Sexual Harassment, Social Media Coordinator – 3 Years

Community Involvement

Abolitionist Law Center Court Watcher, Volunteer – 1 Year
Northern Tier Regional Library, Volunteer – 1 Year
Anchor & Eat Poke, Team Member – 1 Year
Narcisi Winery, Host/Hostess – 1 Year


This Fall, I plan to attend Temple University to study Anthropology and History. I hope to continue to work with people in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia that are helping to form new, more empathetic systems of justice, governance, and mutual aid. Professionally, I hope to teach at the collegiate level, although the path forward will probably twist and turn like a dozen more times.