Isaiah Trumbull

Pittsburgh Obama (The Barack Obama Academy of International Studies), 11

Sam Trumbull

Academic Achievement

2022 Ballpark Scholarships Inc Essay Contest: 1st Place. $1,000 prize., 1st Place Winner: $1,000 Prize – 1 Year
Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Essay Contest: 1st Place. $250 prize., 1st Place Winner, $250 Prize – 1 Year
Stop The Violence Pittsburgh Black History Student Essay Contest: 3rd Place. $100 prize, 3rd Place Winner Western PA, $100 Prize – 1 Year
Internship at History Department, University of Pittsburgh. Assisted in creating a syllabus for class on Latin American History. Read material and assembled class resources., Member – 2 Years
Virtual courses completed: Honors Geometry and Honors Precalculus with Waterfront Learning. CS50 Intro to Computer Science with EdX., Member – 3 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Purple Eagle Charitable Fund: Lead club with the mission to support Obama Academy. Personally raised over $30,000 to support the school. Wrote and won a grant for $25,000 from Dicks Sporting Goods to support the soccer, swim, and tennis teams including entirely new lane lines for the school pool., President – 3 Years
Student Council: Elected as class co-president junior year. Fundraise, organize, and plan for events such as Homecoming and Prom. Sold over $11,000 worth of tickets for Homecoming 2022. Represent the class and the school at new student nights, school fairs, and open houses. Plan and hold spirit activities such as the Thanksgiving Classic and the Student Vs. Faculty Basketball Game., President – 3 Years
Varsity Soccer Team: Won Rookie of the Year Award starting on varsity as a freshman. Won the Ultimate Teammate Award Sophomore Year. Serve as team captain., Captain – 3 Years
ESSER Student Voice Project: Personally wrote $470,000 to support student needs into the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) for PPS which was approved by the school board. Lead district-wide group of student leaders to allocate the money., President – 2 Years
Varsity Tennis Team: Won PIAA District 8 Doubles Championship as a freshman and advanced to PIAA State Championships for doubles. PIAA District 8 Singles Champion as a sophomore and advanced to PIAA State Championships., Captain – 3 Years

Community Involvement

District 9 Block Grant Project, City of Pittsburgh. Allocated $110,000 to D9 nonprofits with the office of Rev. Burgess., Student Lead – 2 Years
Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Track & Field. Run with athletes from Pittsburgh Conroy Academy., Member – 1 Year
Civic Stage: Serve as Senior Program Director. Organize all students. Plan and develop ‘activations’ around the city to engage the public around civic issues. Currently planning a forum to be held at Obama Academy around student issues., Senior Program Director – 2 Years
Pittsburgh Public Schools Students and Government Council: Senior Advisor. Meet with and host Q&A discussions with legislators for the council. Lead and execute a yearly advocacy project including Student Mental Health and City Budgeting Projects., Senior Advisor – 3 Years
School Newspaper: Cofounded my school’s newspaper The Eagle Times. Serve as digital editor, manage digital presence. Write articles about the school community., Digital Editor – 2 Years


During my remaining time in high school I am excited to continue to support and advocate for students. I also plan to continue to engage with my school and with the school district. I hope to continue my leadership and work to make a positive change in my community. After high school I plan to continue my education at a 4-year liberal arts college and study either economics or political science. I want to be a leader in my field and to do work to better humanity.