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Young Achiever: Brandon Tomasic

| Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
Brandon Tomasic, 16, was recognized by the Steel Valley school board for his work creating a film, “Why Invest in the Steel Valley,” with the help of the Future is Mine program and Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Age: 16

School: Steel Valley High School

Family: Parents, Joy and Kevin; brothers, Nathan and Johnny; sister, Cailyn

Background: A junior at Steel Valley, Tomasic is a member of the golf and volleyball teams, a student government representative, part of Students Against Destructive Decisions and a participant in the school musical and honors choir.

Noteworthy: Superintendent Edward Wehrer and the Steel Valley School Board recognized Tomasic at the last board meeting for his work creating a documentary called “Why Invest in Steel Valley.” As a member of The Consortium for Public Education's “The Future is Mine” leadership development program, he worked with Hear Me 101 and Pittsburgh Filmmakers to produce the film showing the community's positive attributes and history.

Quote: “There were some things I never knew about the community. It was cool to see those things and find all the people who really care about the community.”

— Matt Santoni

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