Young Achiever: Toni Marie DiPippa

| Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Noteworthy: She was named the Parkway West Career & Technology Center's Student of the Month for October, an honor that was announced earlier this month.

Age: 16

Residence: Dormont

Family: Parents, Anthony and Suzanne DiPippa; twin sister, Samantha

Education: Junior at Keystone Oaks High School

Background: DiPippa, who has a 3.8 grade-point average at Keystone Oaks, is in Parkway's Health Assistant program, which teaches anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. She hopes to one day become a traveling nurse.

Quote: “I'd like to travel someplace warm when I graduate, and the best thing about that profession is that you can do it in Florida and California just as easily as you can in Pittsburgh. I can get up and go wherever I want and explore the world at the same time.”

— Chris Togneri

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