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Young Achiever: Grant Engel

Paul Schofield | Tribune-Review
Upper St. Clair's Grant Engel

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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Age: 18

Residence: Upper St. Clair

Family: Parents Bob and Deborah

School: Senior at Upper St. Clair High School

Activities: Co-captain of the Upper St. Clair varsity golf team. In October, he won the PIAA Class AAA state championship.

Noteworthy: Organized his team's Birdies for a Cause campaign to raise $8,200 for colorectal cancer research at Allegheny Health Network. The campaign raised straight donations and pledges for each birdie the team shot during the golf season.

Background: The campaign began two years ago and initially supported the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Engel said he picked the new beneficiary because colorectal cancer is the second-most diagnosed form of cancer, and his family has a history of the disease.

Quote: “I can't say it was after every birdie, but after every round, I could look back and say, ‘Wow, I shot three birdies, I helped raise another $35 or $40.' That felt good.”

— David Conti

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