Elite Top 100


2021’s Elite Top 100 Outstanding Young Citizens!


Justin Gaines

Pittsburgh Obama (The Barack Obama Academy of International Studies), 12

Anna Gaines
Derrick Gaines

Academic Achievement

Elected Student Body Council, Treasurer – 2 Years
Academic High Honor Roll, Received highest honor roll awards throughout all four years of high-school education – 4 Years
American Mathematics Competition 10 2nd Place Award, School-wide mathematics competition 2nd place winner – 1 Year
WPIAL 3A Soccer All-Section Honorable Mention Award, Recognized for athletic perfomance – 1 Year
Class Valedictorian Candidate, 1st place academic ranking in high-school class, candidate for class Valedictorian – 4 Years

Extracurricular Activities

High School Varsity Soccer, Captain – 1 Year
High School Varsity Baseball, Captain – 1 Year
After school Youth and Government Club, Judicial Party Member – 3 Years
After school World Affairs Club, Leader of small learning group – 2 Years

Community Involvement

Tree Pittsburgh Community Service, Member – 2 Years
Alta Via Italian Restaurant, Host – 1 Year
Morningside Community Athletics Association, Volunteer – 5 Years


I have been granted admission to and plan on attending either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the University of Pittsburgh Honors College program. I also plan on majoring in the Pre-Medicine field at either university after hopefully graduating as Valedictorian of my senior high-school class.