WT Students Earn Gold Medals at the Outstanding Young Citizen Awards

WT Students Earn Gold Medals at the Outstanding Young Citizen Awards

Not one, but two Upper School students were recognized as gold medalists in the Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awards. Of the 489 students nominated and 100 recognized, junior Aria Eppinger and senior Nadine Oury were two of only ten students to receive gold medals for their exemplary character and leadership, community service, and academic excellence.

Aria was recognized for winning the national grand prize in Warren Buffet's "Grow Your Own Business Challenge" and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement at the Broadcom MASTERS Awards, as well as for her extracurricular pursuits as the president of the STEMinist Society and editor-in-chief of Sigma STEM Journal, her swimming, cross country, and track pursuits, and study of the violin.

Nadine earned the gold award for being a National Merit Semifinalist, winning writing awards, for being an Advanced Placement scholar with honors, a 12-year Girl Scout and gold award project leader, and for community service in Morocco. In addition to earning an Outstanding Young Citizen gold medal, Nadine also received the 2019 Girl Scout Humanitarian Award from the Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Council for her Gold Award project, "Get Outside: GO – Explore, Discover, Protect."

Congratulations to both Aria and Nadine!

From left to right, Upper School Computer Science teacher Kate Sickler, Aria, Nadine, and Upper School Dean of Students Matt Bachner at the Outstanding Young Citizen Awards Banquet.

For 26 years, Trib Total Media has recognized the achievements of local high school students with the Outstanding Young Citizen Award. An Outstanding Young Citizen is a junior or senior high school student who shows exemplary character and leadership, goes above and beyond within their community, and excels in the classroom.