Young Achiever: Shannon Masterson
Residence: Observatory Hill
Family: Parents, Mark and Karen Masterson; sister, Erin, 20
School: Masterson graduated in May from Vincentian Academy and is enrolled for the fall semester in the physician's assistant program at Gannon University, Erie.
Activities/interests: She played soccer, basketball and lacrosse in high school and plans to play lacrosse at Gannon. She enjoys painting, sculpture and volunteering in her community.
Noteworthy: Masterson was honored during the Northside Leadership Conference's annual awards banquet with a $1,000 scholarship from Pittsburgh Mercy Health System for volunteering at the Jubilee Soup Kitchen and for neighborhood improvement projects.
Quote: “It truly was an honor to receive such an award for doing something as ordinary as giving back to the community that has given so much to me. It was also great to see the outstanding actions others were taking for the betterment of the North Side.”
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