Young Achiever: Elizabeth Mamros

| Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Age: 16

Residence: McMurray

Family: Parents Rita and Mark; brother, Matt

Activities: Elizabeth plays violin and flute in the Peters Township High School orchestra and marching bands.

Notable: Elizabeth was one of 15 students around the country to win Mylan Specialty L.P.'s “Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge,” aimed at helping kids understand the potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Her proposal for an Anaphylaxis Awareness Week would have different activities and dress codes for each day, like a “busy bee” day where students dress in black and yellow and talk about bee-sting allergies. She will receive a $2,000 college scholarship.

Quote: “I used to help out at an asthma camp over the summer, and those kids felt like their condition made them different. Kids with severe allergies can feel the same way.”

— Bill Vidonic

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