• Outstanding Young Citizens

    April 25, 2025

    Seven named Outstanding Young Citizens

    Outstanding Young CitizensSeven Upper St. Clair High School seniors were recently selected as 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens by Trib Total Media. Isaac Bernstein, Leona Chen, Boshi Dong, Hunter Maher, Anna Makoul, Liam Park and Mahir Parmar are among the 109 students from 47 area schools honored in this year’s program.

    In addition, Isaac Bernstein has been named one of 10 Outstanding Young Citizen Gold Medalists. Isaac will be presented with his medal during the high school’s annual awards night on May 21.

    “These exceptional students have been selected for their remarkable achievements and their strong commitment to positively impacting their communities,” said Lindsay Bock, Trib Total Media Director of Marketing and Outstanding Young Citizen program coordinator. “The 2024 Outstanding Young Citizens represent the very best of our young leaders. They exemplify the spirit of service, academic excellence, and leadership that the program has celebrated for nearly 40 years.”

    The Outstanding Young Citizens program recognizes high school juniors and seniors from throughout western Pennsylvania for their character and leadership, dedication to community service, and outstanding academic achievement. Nominations can be made by family, friends, school officials, teachers, and members of the community. This year’s nomination deadline was Feb. 11, 2024.

    "This year's awardees set a new benchmark for what young people can achieve in their communities and schools," Ms. Bock said. "We are proud to honor their hard work and dedication with this recognition."

    Nominated students were asked to complete biographies. An independent panel of judges reviewed all eligible biographies and selected the Outstanding Young Citizens and Top 10 Gold Medalists.

    Outstanding Young Citizens will be recognized in the Tribune-Review and all Trib Total Media’s weekly and monthly community newspapers on Thursday, April 25. For more information on the Outstanding Young Citizens program and this year’s honorees, visit oyc.triblive.com.


    Outstanding Young Citizen Gold Medalists

    • Udbhav Akolkar – Pine-Richland High School
    • Isaac Bernstein – Upper St. Clair High School
    • James Brewer – Greensburg Central Catholic High School
    • Clark Ehman – Pittsburgh Obama
    • Kari Ann Leventopoulos – Penn-Trafford High School
    • Sadie Navid – Shady Side Academy
    • Angel Qu – North Allegheny Senior High School
    • Victoria Roccia – Pine-Richland High School
    • Collin Wang – North Allegheny Senior High School
    • Arshia Zaidi – North Allegheny Senior High School