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Young Achiever: Kaitlyn Burkett Age: 17Neighborhood: CranberrySchool: Senior at Seneca Valley High SchoolFamily: Marnie and Troy Burkett, and brother Nate, 15.Noteworthy: For her senior project on safe driving, Kaitlyn secured a $2,150 grant through the FOCUS Project through Children’s Hospital of UPMC and the Allstate Foundation for Seneca Valley’s Students Against Drunk Driving organization. The grant will pay for two upcoming projects SADD will host before prom, including a driving safety presentation and creating a mock crash.Hobbies/activities: Swims on the Seneca Valley swim team. She also is a member of the school’s National Honor Society.Quote: 'Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death and disability for teenagers. It’s a very important issue to address, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to increase awareness in my school and the community. Hopefully it will be a safer environment coming out of it.'

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Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

Age: 17

Neighborhood: Cranberry

School: Senior at Seneca Valley High School

Family: Parents Marnie and Troy Burkett; brother Nate, 15.

Noteworthy: For her senior project on safe driving, Kaitlyn secured a $2,150 grant through the FOCUS Project through Children's Hospital of UPMC and the Allstate Foundation for Seneca Valley's Students Against Drunk Driving organization. The grant will pay for two projects SADD will host before prom, including a driving safety presentation and creating a mock crash.

Hobbies/activities: Member of the Seneca Valley swim team and the school's National Honor Society.

Quote: “Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death and disability for teenagers. It's a very important issue to address, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to increase awareness in my school and the community. Hopefully, it will be a safer environment coming out of it.”

— Bill Vidonic

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