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Young Achiever: Stanley Marciniak

| Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, 7:50 p.m.
Stanley Marciniak (on the left), 17, of Ross was recently named one of two North Hills High School Volunteers of the Year as part of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which recognizes outstanding community service.

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Residence: Ross

Family: Parents Colleen and Stanley II, sister Molly

School: North Hills High School

Hobbies/Activities: Stanley serves as National Honor Society president and senior class president and is a member of SADD, Hands for Service Club and Spanish Club. He has been elected as class president all four years of high school and recognized with the Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Award for the past three years. He has volunteered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, assisted athletes at Special Olympics events and participated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk throughout high school. He also organized and co-hosted the It's a Hockey Night in North Hills fundraiser to aid the homeless in Pittsburgh through clothes donations, assisted the Mario Lemieux Foundation through financial gifts and initiated a Pennies for Malaria change collection to purchase mosquito nets for people in danger of contracting malaria in Africa.

Noteworthy: Stanley recently was one of two students named North Hills High School Volunteers of the Year as part of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which recognizes outstanding community service. They will now go on to be considered for the program's state and national level honors.

Quote: “The greatest amount of success arises from total commitment and devotion to one's cause.”

Adam Brandolph

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