Senior honored for volunteerism at VA hospital
Upper St. Clair High School senior Aidan Grogan was recently awarded the G. Napier & Ellen T. Wilson Scholarship in recognition of his volunteer efforts at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh.
The scholarship, administered through the Pittsburgh Foundation, recognizes seniors who have served a minimum of 100 volunteer hours at the VA hospital and demonstrate dependability, loyalty, a good attitude and effort. Aidan volunteered more than 200 hours at the hospital for the past two summers.
Aidan, who holds a black belt in Taekwondo, intends to major in biology with plans to attend medical school. He is currently weighing his options in regard to his college/university of choice for the fall.
In addition, Aidan has been involved with Carnegie Mellon University’s Project Ignite, a project-based educational program for local high school students. The student-run outreach program provides an opportunity for students to work in a team and gain hands-on experience planning and executing a project. Aidan and his team built a robotic arm that will be showcased later this month.