Norah Carter

Pine-Richland High School, 12

Joseph Carter
Rebecca Mettee-Carter

Academic Achievement

National Invisalign Changemakers Award – Civil Rights Category, Award Recipient – 2 Years
4-H Diamond Clover Award (highest level of achievement in 4-H, includes a 2 year service learning project. I developed a prevention program to promote development of positive coping skills and resilience in teens and tweens, Award Recipient – 4 Years
The Congressional Award – Gold Medal (Pending Final Approval), includes over 2000 hours of community service, Award Recipient – 4 Years
National Honor Society, Member – 2 Years
Highest Honor Roll, Member – 4 Years

Extracurricular Activities

Pennsylvania 4-H State Council (highest leadership opportunity within 4-H, spokesperson for 80,000 youth, project development, lobby for 4-H interests), Vice President – 1 Year
Equestrian: North Ridge Riders, Hunter Jumper & Miniature Horses, 2021 PA Equine Member of the year, 9X state qualifier, 4X top 10, Reserve Champion in Mini Horse Driving 2018, Vice President – 4 Years
Pittsburgh Girls Choir, Chamber & Concentio Choirs, Tours to Germany & Ireland, Community Service, Member – 4 Years
Politics Club (High School) – organize voter registration campaign, multi-partisan debates, seminars on citizenship and political hot topics, President – 2 Years
Allegheny County 4-H Youth Council: oversee 345 youth, promote 4-H youth involvement, work with adult volunteers to develop goals, President – 3 Years

Community Involvement

Caregiver & Tutor for student with Special Needs, Private Family, Caregiver and Tutor – 3 Years
North Ridge Riders 4-H Volunteer Activities including: (operation xmas child, canned good drives, hba drives for troops, fundraiser fo Riding for the Handicapped of Western PA etc.), Community Service Chairperson – 4 Years
Health Rocks National Youth Ambassador, National 4-H Mental Health Summit Speaker, Student Ambassador – 2 Years
Science of Agriculture Challenge, Technology Pillar Award, Researched and Develop an APP to solve a problem in agriculture and presented it statewide, Group Member, Award Recipient – 2 Years
National 4-H True Leaders in Equity, Student Ambassador – 1 Year


As a young disabled woman, I have a strong passion for disability rights, particularly equal access to health care. I intend to double major in political science and public health. I hope to gain internships in government and public policy. After graduation, I intend to continue my advocacy work in the Peace Corps. Later, I plan to attend law school so I can further prepare myself to take on the challenge of advancing the laws that protect those with physical and mental health challenges.