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Young Achiever: Carly O'Connor

Thursday, March 22, 2012
 

Age : 18

Residence : Shaler

Family : Parents, Maria and Don O'Connor; brothers Sean and Kevin

School : Senior at Shaler Area High School

Activities/interests: Shaler Area marching band, pit orchestra for the Shaler Area High School musical, National Honor Society, Japanese National Honor Society, Future Physicians of America

Noteworthy : Carly took fifth place in the 2012 National Brain Bee in Baltimore this month. The National Brain Bee is a national neuroscience competition for high school students. Forty-four students participated in the competition. She will attend the University of Pittsburgh in fall with plans to study neuroscience and pre-med.

Quote : "To me, the score I received at the National Brain Bee was a sign of verification. I knew I wanted to study neuroscience and I knew I wanted to study medicine, but also it was the accumulation of the hard work of everyone who had helped me."

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