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Young Achiever: Raeanna Wohlfarth

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Raeanna Wohlfarth, 17, of Shaler, won essays as part of Phipps' Fairchild challenge.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Age: 17

Family: Parents, Kim and Mark Wohlfarth; sister Alyssa, 15

Residence: Shaler

Noteworthy: A senior at Shaler Area High School, Wohlfarth won first-place awards with two essays as part of the Fairchild Challenge, an education outreach program through the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The first essay was on life without technology, while the second was a profile of 17th century artist-naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian.

Hobbies/interests: Wohlfarth plays ice hockey for the Mt. Lebanon Hornets hockey team.

Quote: β€œIt's very rewarding. I feel a sense of accomplishment. (The essays) are based on diversity and improving our environment, so knowing I helped is rewarding.”

β€” Bill Vidonic

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